1 heure de balade à cheval vers Fludir
Rejoignez cette balade d'une heure à cheval sur ces chevaux islandais aussi petits que robustes !
Cette sortie est idéale pour les familles, groupes et voyageurs indépendants qui veulent tester les chevaux islandais qui ont la particularité d'avoir naturellement 5 allures dans un paysage d'exception. Les chevaux islandais sont connus pour avoir notamment l'allure qu'on appelle le 'tölt' que peu de chevaux possèdent.
Vous évoluez le long d'une rivière sur un joli sentier en profitant des paysages dans les environs de la ferme Syðra-Langholt située à seulement une heure de Reykjavik, dans le Sud de l'Islande.
L'âge minimum est de 5 ans et les jeunes enfants de moins de 7 ans sont guidés par notre guide qui tient le licol du cheval.
Rejoignez-vite cette balade à cheval d'une heure en Islande à proximité de Reykjavik ! Cliquez sur "choisir une date" pour vérifier la disponibilité.
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- Disponible: Fév. - Déc.
- Durée: 1 heure
- Activités: Balade à cheval
- Difficulté: Facile
- Âge minimum: 6 ans
- Langues: English, Icelandic
The stratovolcano Hekla in the south of Iceland is undoubtedly one of the island's most famous and active volcanoes, with over 20 eruptions since settlement.
Hekla is part of a 40 kilometers long volcanic ridge but the most active part is the fissure Heklugja, considered the volcano proper. Hekla has produced one of the largest amounts of lava of any volcano in the world. Last time Hekla erupted was in 2000.
In the Middle Ages Hekla was considered to be the gateway to Hell, and it continues to inspire. It’s referenced in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, poet and artist William Blake banishes Winter to Hekla in his poem Winter and Icelandic composer Jon Leifs, inspired by Hekla’s power, composed one of the loudest pieces of classical music ever, Hekla Op 52.
Travelers from all over seek out Hekla and it is a popular hiking place. In addition to hiking you can ski there in the spring, summer offers easy mountaineering routes and you can snowmobile to the top in winter.
The glacier volcano of Eyjafjallajokull (1651 m) is located at the borders of the South Icelandic highlands. It featured prominently in world news in 2010 when ash from its eruption halted air traffic in Europe.
An ice cap of about 100 km with several outlet glaciers covers the caldera of Eyjafjallajökull that stands at the height of 1651 meters. The diamaeter of its highest crater is around 3-4 km2 wide and the rim has several peaks.
Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano lies north of Skogar, and to the west of Myrdalsjokull glacier and the massive volcano there; Katla.
Eyjafjallajokull is thought to be related geologically to Katla in Myrdalsjokull and eruptions in the former have often been followed by eruptions in the latter.
The 2010 eruptions
The end of 2010 saw some small seismic activity that gradually increased and resulted in a small eruption in March of 2010, characterized by a flow of alkani-olivine basalt lava.
This first stage lasted until April 12th and created the volcanic craters Magni and Modi at the Fimmvorduhals trail. They are so far Iceland's newest vocanic craters, and still eminate steam with lava glowing under the surface.
However it was the second phase of the eruption that started on April 14th that created the huge ash cloud that rose about 9 km into the skies.
This eruption halted air traffic in Europe for days, and its estimated that as many as 107.000 flights may have been cancelled during the week it lasted.
The ejected tephra measured around 250 million cubic meters. This ash cloud lasted for six days and some more localized disruption continued into May. The eruption was officially declared to be over in October 2010, as the snow on the glacier had ceased to melt.
Future volcanic developments?
Eyjafjallajokull erupted in years 920, 1612 and again 1821-1823.
Its latest eruptions were the two that occurred in 2010.
Future volcanic developments remain unclear. The area is still highly active and can be quite unpredictable. It continues, however, to be closely monitored by The Icelandic Meterological Office.
Stora-Laxa is a 90 km long fresh water river, located at Hreppar in South Iceland. It is renowned for its salmon and widely considered one of Iceland‘s most beautiful rivers.
The river has its source south of the Kerlingafjoll mountains in the South Highlands and falls into the river Hvita, itself home of the famous Gullfoss, on the border of the Gnjupverjahreppur and Hrunamannahreppur counties.
The landscape of Stora-Laxa is particularly impressive. Most renowned are the Laxargljufur canyons, where the river has dug its way deep into the the several million years old bedrock. The canyons will become as deep as 100-200 m and about 10 km long. Sandstone and tuff have been easily shaped and carved by the river, and the variety in cliffs and pillars, along with colourful vegitation, make these canyons among the most beautiful in the country.
Fishing & Accommodation
To fish in the river you must apply for a fishing permit.The fishing season is from June 20th to September 30th.The average catch is 700 salmons per season for 10 rods. When fishing in the river, bear in mind that the only bait allowed is fly and that all salmons over70 cm shall be released. Injured salmon will be given the benefit of the doubt.
For fishing, the river is divided into four areas, but fishing licences for areas 1 and 2 are sold together and share the same fishing lodgings. Separate fishing lodgings accompany licences for areas 3 and four. These three self catering lodges each come with double bedrooms, a shower, a toilet, a well equipped kitchen and a comfortable living room.
Excellent lodgings, stunning scenery and great opportunities for salmon fishing: All these factors come together to make fishing in Stora-Laxa one of the best fishing experiences to be had in Iceland.
In 2012 the energy company Landsvirkjun applied for a research permit to irrigate the river, but this became a matter of debate between Orkustofnun (The National Energy Authority), fishing associations and the government at the time. The same year Orkustofnun gave Landsvirkjun a research permit for their plans to irrigate the upper part of the river. The matter nevertheless continues to be debated.
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Syðra-Langholt 3 845 Flúðir
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