Cat skiing

cat-skiing

CAT skiing is one of the options that we can do here in Ólafsfjörður. If our chopper can't fly because of bad weather then it's easy to access the mountain Múlakolla with a cat. Múlakolla is 984m/3228ft and there you can enjoy the amazing view of Ólafsfjörður, Tröllaskagi (the Troll peninsula), Eyjafjörður, Hrísey, Grímsey,The Atlantic Ocean and nearby nature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ocean Adventure

Do you want to explore North Atlantics wild life? 
Ólafsfjörður and Eyjafjörður are known for being full of wild life. If you want to see whales then there is great change
to see humback whales, white beaked dolphins or a mink whale. In our area they often travelin in big groups. You can 
also go sea angling for cod, haddock or any of the many species that life under water. You will see a lot of different 
birds on and maybe some seals. Experiencing Iceland from the arctic ocean and the wild life it has to offer,can be 
a life changing experience.

 

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Mývatn Nature baths

In Mývatn in North Iceland you will find the great Nature baths. The lagoon itself is a man-made construction, the bottom is covered by sand and gravel. The characteristics of the water are unique in many ways. It contains a large amount of minerals, is alkaline and well suited for bathing. The water temperature is about 130°C when it flows into the huge basin beside the lagoon itself and forms an impressive, man-made hot spring. Altogether, the lagoon and the basin contain around 3.5 million litres of water with a temperature of 36 – 40°C.

The inhabitants of the Mývatn region have been enjoying healthy bathing in the hot geothermal springs ever since Iceland was settled by the vikings. There is heat in the earth, hot springs sizzle in the fissures all around and nowhere else in Iceland does such pure steam rise from the earth, free from sulphur vapours or any other pollution.

 

 

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After a busy day in the mountains, there is nothing better than flying over to Skagafjörður and relax in the natural pool of Grettislaug. t is named after Grettir "the strong" Ásmundarson after he bathed there in 1031 after swimming from the island Drangey to get firewood. The water in Grettislaug is approximately 40°C. There is something adventurous about taking a dip in one of the historic pools in Iceland. After the bath we fly back to Siglufjörður where our master chef will prepare a delicious dinner.

 

119449791Horseback riding tours
Experience Iceland's unique wilderness on horseback. If there is any energy left in our skiers after a hard day in the mountains, we will go to an old Icelandic horse farm in Eyjafjörður.

The Icelandic horse is a five-gaited breed, famous for its smooth tölt or flying pace. It is known for its sure-footedness, strength and ability to cross rough terrain, as well as its kind nature. The Icelandic horse has served the Icelandic people well throughout the ages ever since the vikings first set foot on Icelandic soil.

In recent years, breeding, taming and trading the Icelandic horse is no longer only the main hobby of many Icelanders but has grown into a profitable industry as the horse's qualities and distinctive characteristics has gained popularity amongst horse enthusiasts in northern and central Europe.

 

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