Anonymous asked: Couple of quick questions for you! #1) Who/where is the best place to go to for riding the Icelandic horses. I know the restrictions on the gear being brought in (have to sterilize, etc) but is there a particular company/place to go that you recommend? #2) Despite the fact that most people speak English, will knowledge of Norwegian help me at all and will people be able to understand me if I say something in Norwegian to them? Thanks!
#1. I’m no specialist on riding tours, but if you are aiming for some long tour (multi-day) check out something like Íshestar and their tour around Hópið. I’ve heard good things about that. For short day tours I would absolutely recommend some small local company out in the country. If you are travelling around the country you’ll find plenty of farms offering riding tours.
#2. Knowing Norwegian, with a little effort, positive thinking and some practice you should be able to read some Icelandic. That can always help. Yes, people can also understand you somewhat if you speak Norwegian although I bet it’ll be easier to communicate in English. Might be more fun in Norwegian though.