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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... odd but I guess the terrain here required special machinery. One of the things that had me laughing was a switchboard and some really old phones. Arnold said that when he came here in the sixties, these were still in use in Iceland! We even saw parts of a generator run by the thermal power plants of old. With this much easily accessible thermal power, they don’t have to worry about water running low like we do at our power plant in Ketchikan. The trucks they had ...
... go. I hop in and we head to the next stop. We had to wait a while as the herd took longer than we expected but they got there and let the horses graze as we enjoyed some sandwiches, drinks, and cookies. We again made a human paddock and saddled up the horses. I am back in for the rest of the ride!
Back onto the highway with less tourists then before but still plenty of cameras. I have to say that Icelandic people have to be the nicest, most patient people I have ...
So, our first ride of the day is going to be about 4 hours straight up into the mountains of Thorsmork to see the backcountry. This ride is being led by none other than Mummi himself. His real name is Goodmunder or something like that. Since we had trouble with the real name and some of us thought it sounded more like Goodmother, we figured Mummi works just fine. Mummi is the owner of the farm, Skalakot, we are staying at and very knowledgeable of the area since ...
Another day on the farm; another hardy breakfast. We have been told that today we will be moving a herd of horses to Thorsmork. At this point, I'm thinking they are going to have us take a few horses a mile down the road and then say there, now you are Icelandic cowboys. You know; the same typical tourist thing they do to tourists everywhere else. Well, was I wrong! It turns out we are moving about thirty to forty horses including some young unbroken horses from ...
... for riding into the deep part of the river. She was very good-natured about it and kept saying she had just crossed at that spot the day before. That’s when Mummi, the farm owner, told her that he is the one that dug out that spot with the backhoe!
After lunch our next ride will be up the mountain right behind the farm. This will mostly be walking, as it looks pretty tough to get up there. Siri says it should be about an hour and a half ride. Not all of ...