Stuck in Greenland

We are stuck in Greenland, for our fifth day in a row. Appropriately, we broke thru some sea-ice to get unstuck from the harbour and sail around some icebergs to enjoy another day in arctic paradise.

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Photo Highlights: A Summer of Riding in Iceland

the calm before the storm - an empty sheep coral waits for the round up to arrive in Oxafjordur, Iceland

the calm before the storm – an empty sheep coral waits for the round up to arrive in Oxafjordur, Iceland

After 7 week-long tours and 2 sheep round up weekends, my summer of riding in Iceland has come to an end. It’s a bittersweet moment, since my butt and back are surely happy to not spend another hour in the saddle, but as soon as the last ride is over, I already start to miss the horses.

the lose herd is one of Iceland's signature horse tour characteristics

the lose herd is one of Iceland’s signature horse tour characteristics

Here are a few photos from a summer of riding Kjölur, Mývatn, The Golden Circle, Þveráhlíð and Melrakkasletta.

a rider poses over Jökulsá á fjöllum glacier river

a rider poses over Jökulsá á fjöllum glacier river

If you´re looking to book a riding tour in Iceland next summer, check out Ishestar´s long list of short and long tours on offer (some are even available all year round!).

Heading into Mývatnssveit

Heading into Mývatnssveit

Other operators that I´d also highly recommend are Exploring Iceland, Riding Iceland, and Hestasport in Skagafjordur, North Iceland.

my second Kjölur group

my second Kjölur group under Langjökull glacier

Photo Highlight: Leaders of the DPRK

The image of current leader Kimg Jong Un won’t be seen until after he passes away… but his father and grandfather, previous leaders and the liberator of North Korea, are present absolutely everywhere. In every village, on every highway, and behind every square, one can find their larger-than-life portraits and people regularly bowing down to them to pay their respects. Even I was forced to do it twice.

Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il

Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il

This photo was taken from my Instagram – please follow @nomadic_cosmopolitan to see more North Korea photographs!