As you travel from the south coast of Iceland, a garrison of emerald-topped sentinels rises dramatically from the North Atlantic.  The Westman Islands lie roughly seven miles south of the Icelandic mainland, an isolated outpost of hearty fishermen, puffin colonies, and volcanic fury.  This archipelago of 15-18 islands (depending on the tide) are among the youngest land masses on earth […]

The Westman Islands

However disruptive and destructive Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano may be, you’ve go to admit that it is amazing to look at. A perfect example of the raw power and beauty that you’ll find on Iceland, the volcano certainly does its job of making one feel very small and insignificant compared the forces of mother nature. Here are some of the best […]

Photos of the Iceland Volcano

In a land full of natural wonders – waterfalls, geysirs, glaciers, and volcanoes – it seems somehow right than even the horses are special. Short, stocky, and strong, they’re unique among other breeds for their fifth gait, the tölt. They’re also just about the the cutest and friendliest animals on the planet. Icelandic horses played a big role in encouraging […]

The Incredible, Adorable Icelandic Horse