Iceland general information and map
Getting there: Flights to Iceland with Icelandair arrive at Keflavík International Airport located 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of Reykjavík city centre. The airport is small and convenient with Flybus and taxis waiting to transfer you to the city centre.
Passports / Visas: All visitors to Iceland require a passport valid for at least three months beyond their intended stay. British citizens require a valid passport, but no visa is required if holding a British passport endorsed British Citizen, British National Overseas or British Dependent Territories Citizen. In all other cases, a visa is required.
Time: Same as GMT
Try not to miss: The stunning Northern Lights can often be seen in autumn and early winter in northeastern Iceland. This is also the time when the sun doesn’t break above the horizon and there are 24 hours of darkness. Visit the Great Geysir in the Haukadalur valley to see the spectacular sight of the hot springs erupting up to 60 metres in the air. As well as the Great Geysir, the nearby Strokkur geyser erupts more regularly, to a height of about 20 metres. Also nearby is the Gullfoss double-tiered waterfall.
The Icelandic horse is the breed, which is best known for its four-beat smooth gait, the tolt, which is very comfortable for the rider, especially on a longer ride. Riding an Icelandic horse in its native habitat is an authentic riding experience. Herding along free running horses is the traditional way of travelling in Iceland, since horses are changed at least once a day on longer rides so you will get to ride a variety of horses.
Iceland is the least densely populated country in Europe, with pure, unpolluted and truly magical landscapes. Also in Iceland you can find hot spring oasis featuring hot pools and geothermal hot springs that are perfect for relaxing after a long day riding.
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