Ended Sunday in snow & continued the next 2 days across Northern Iceland stuck in the same weather pattern.

After a late start from Mývatn, visited Goðafoss (waterfall of the Gods) and a traditional turf farm, Laufás – before reaching Akureyri, Iceland’s 2nd largest city (approx 18,000 population).  Highlight: Arctic Char at Rub 23.

 

Woke early Tuesday, destination: the Icelandic horses of Skagafjörður.  Watched a horse demonstration & listened to Icelandic folk songs at Varmilækur, a horse farm nestled beneath multiple volcanic mountains in Iceland’s far North.

Skagafjörður is the only county in Iceland where horses outnumber people.

After a day filled with music, trip favourite was the Riding Song sung by our guide Ingi Gunnar Jóhannsson, a former Iceland Eurovision finalist (2nd place – 1988).

WATCH: Ridum Ridum (Icelandic riding song)

 

Finished the day with a quick hike UP Grábrók, a 3400 year old volcanic crater.

Actually, didn’t just hike UP but ran the loop twice 🙂  AMAZING view, AMAZING day!

 

 

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