söndagen den 4:e september 2011

Excursion into Northwestern Iceland

Lördagen reste vi med ett propellerplan upp till nordvästra hörnet av Island och besökte en av landets största  lantgårdar Thingeyrar med enorma jordegendomar, som idag lever mest på hästar. Dvs att föda upp, träna och försälja de färdiga hästarna till Norden, Tyskland, USA osv. En stor och imponerande strukturerad buisiness. Slogs som alla en första gång av sagolandskapet med de utsträckta vidderna, de dramatiska himlarna, islandshästarna, fåren, fälten. Våra värdar Ingimundur och Valgerdur Sigfússon, ägare av farmen gjorde vår resa oförglömlig.

Thanks to our wonderful hosts, we were given the opportunity to travel up to the Northwestern corner of Iceland, where they own a lot of land around one of the largest farms in Iceland Thingeyrar, where we were guided through the Icelandic sagas, to the Thingeyrar Monestary Church, to salmon fishing, and to the most fascinating of all, The Hore Farm, led by the Horse breeder and trainer Helga Thorodssen. An impressive undertaking and business to handle around 100 horses per year, to bring them up, feed them, train them and then to sell them around the world after some 5-6 years when they are ready. I was of course amazed by this saga landscape, with the dramatic skies, the sheep, the horses, the vast land with hardly no trees. 

Our host Ingímundur Sigfússon showing us the route on the map


Horse breeder and trainer Helga Thoroddsen of Thingeyrar


The farm in the middle of nowhere with enormous lands around



Inside the Thingeyrar Monestary Church - altar from 16th century









Many groups come yearly to the lodges to fish salmon - sucessful business
Some other farms spread out in the valley















Redigera HTML





Inga kommentarer: