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The Folklore of Lakes and Waterfalls in Iceland

The Folklore of Lakes and Waterfalls in Iceland

Emily Goodheart November 20, 2021 0

Iceland’s many lakes and waterfalls are steeped in myth and legend—ancient tales of fairy folk, hidden treasure and Norse gods surround these watery realms. Iceland’s folklore has been recorded since the 12th century, and

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Taking on the Tolt on an Icelandic Horse

Taking on the Tolt on an Icelandic Horse

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 31, 2021 0

Small but strong, with a thick tail and a gorgeous, flowing mane, an Icelandic horse always inspires dreams of gracefully galloping over an ice- and snow-encrusted landscape on the back of a beautiful and

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Traveler Voices: What Guests are Saying About Their Recent Adventures

Traveler Voices: What Guests are Saying About Their Recent Adventures

Natural Habitat Adventures August 12, 2021 0

A year and a half of lockdowns and delayed plans have left many of us dreaming of our next great adventure. With countries across the globe now open to Americans, Nat Hab travelers are

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The Most Beautiful Countries in the World Have Two Problems

The Most Beautiful Countries in the World Have Two Problems

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 9, 2021 0

Almost a year ago, before the COVID-19 pandemic raced around the world, I thought of writing to you about the countries that seem to perpetually be on annual lists of the “most beautiful in

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Feel Like Screaming? Iceland Wants to Help.

Feel Like Screaming? Iceland Wants to Help.

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 21, 2020 0

Shelter-in-place orders. Mask-wearing edicts. Quarantine guidelines. Social-distancing rules. Flatten-the-curve requirements. Temperature-taking regulations. Public-health travel restrictions. In-person, back-to-school mandates. The coronavirus pandemic, with all the unwanted stressors it’s brought into your life, can sometimes make

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See World Heritage Sites with Natural Habitat Adventures

See World Heritage Sites with Natural Habitat Adventures

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 21, 2020 0

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) defines world heritage as “our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and

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Video: Iceland at Its Most Elemental

Video: Iceland at Its Most Elemental

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 22, 2019 0

There’s a myth that Iceland got its name because Viking settlers didn’t want people flocking to their verdant island. They wanted to make sure that their descriptor for the place would deter interlopers and

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Travel Tale: The Environmentalist Elves of Iceland

Travel Tale: The Environmentalist Elves of Iceland

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 21, 2019 0

My guide was dead serious—or, at least, he seemed to be. He told me that there are elves in Iceland. He made this surprising statement while we were in his van, driving to Thingvellir

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