Icelandic horses have long been linked to the Skagafjördur region. The first horse to be mentioned in the Sagas landed at Kolkuós in Skagafjördur. It was a mare named Fluga -- a fine horse whose days came to a tragic end in the Blönduhlíd marsh (now called Flugumýri). The people of Skagafjördur enjoy the reputation of being the best of Iceland's horse breeders.
|A contrast in farmland. The only thing constant in the scenery were the bales of hay. [dwb] [jwz]|
|The farmhouse where we stayed. |
Wonderful food. [jwz]
|View of the Akureyri Fjord from the farmhouse. [dwb]|
|A nearby farm. [dwb]||Close up -- its hay is collected. [jwz]|
|Another beautiful midnight sun set. [jwz]|
|Audrey and Jim with friends. [jwz]|
[jwz] Jim Ziebol, [dwb] Dave Bray.
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