Who are we, and why are we doing this?

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Not a simple story, (and not required reading either). But, people do ask.
We still place a high value on clients who come to us via the web even though we've matured past a major web prescence.

Greenland- Brad, David, Holly  and a few of the dogs from Ilulssat

Ilulisat, Greenland. Almost Dawn.

Brad and Holly with David and some of his dogs November '06, Ilulissat, Greenland

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We are in Iceland several times most years. We can't blend in as tourists any more, but by now we can critically assess what our clients will find on their travels and make sure we match travelers to tours and facilities.

20 years ago Holly set up her first group tour to Iceland among friends. In a short time she was encouraged (with advice and a little money) by Einar Gustafsson ot the Iceland Tourist Board, and Michael Brown of Icelandair, to start in at the business of sending travelers to Iceland.
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A more contempoary look at Iceland Adventure and Horses North finds us and staff working out travel details for clients on spreadsheets, talking to guides, outfitters and travel suppliers and (just occasionally) riding the Icelandic horses we've brought home.

 

 

Not Iceland

Morocco, Erg Chebbi. 1994

Cafe Yasmina is just behind the edge of the dune, center left on the photo, fine service, excellent food, bring your own wine.

Holly is working her way up to the top of the dune, to watch a beautiful sunset this evening. We had watched a beautiful sunrise this morning at Merzouga, then rode our horses north along an old caravan trail, reaching Cafe Yasmina in the early evening.

Our first experience in horse touring had started three days before. We were in Morocco at the invitation of a friend who rounded up a dozen of her friends for a special birthday celebration. So... this is adventure travel...

Everyone on the trip had a great time and decided to consider another trip.

The next trip was to Iceland. We discovered Icelandic horses. And realized what horse back riding treks on gaited horses could be like.

The rest is history.

And we'll tell you a bit of it...

... if you insist

What else... Where else...?

We've looked at a lot of places, with and without horses; canal boats in Ireland, sailing in the Aegean. Other lands; Estonia, Finland, Ireland, etc..etc.

We keep coming back to Iceland (and Greenland, too). The horses and the riding and the landscapes are certainly unique. The travel industry has started to mature there lately, but we believe that Disneyland Iceland is very far in the future, and the little bit of slickness slipping in at the edges is more than offset by those aspects of travel and exploration that may never get polished up for the masses.

We had a few great excursions in Greenland. Greenland has many unique qualities that seem to suit us in other ways. (Brad built, and altered designs and rebuilt classical Greenlandic kayaks during Summer 03). It's easiest to get to G'land through I'land so we plan to keep exploring both islands and offering travelers options that look good. And of course the East Greenland Sailing trip for this summer is very special.eg

 In The Office

When you call or email about going on a tour you'll probably talk to one of us, Holly or Brad, who have spent a lot of time in Iceland. You can get a lot of first hand-help in choosing your activities, dates, lodgings and details for your trip. If we're attending to someone's needs or inquiries at that moment you won't get an automatic e-mail response that says virtually nothing and our voice mail may pick up if our phone is busy. You will be answered by someone with a lot of travel-time in Iceland, and a bit in Greenland.

During the business day there are as many as six of us in the offices - keeping the records straight, the old computers humming and dealing with necessary minutiae. Since our offices are in the former railroad hotel that we call home we'll often answer the phone or email at night or weekends - call when the spirit moves you.

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2 sheep at Polar Hestar's farm Grytubakki were named Holly Nelson and Brad Vogel by (then) 4 year old Simon after our Thanksgiving visit in 2003.
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