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Icelandica is dedicated to the annual summer trips I have been taking to Iceland and all the women I have traveled with and all the Icelanders whom we have startled. Part journal, part travelogue, part scrapbook, and full of crazy love for horses and all things Iceland, these are the tales, the adventures, the times and the people.

News Update: I have written a travel memoir of Iceland loosely based on this blog. I had the miraculous good fortune of being represented by a great agent (at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency) and a talented editor to acquire it at Pegasus Books (New York). Release Date: May 2019.

Stay tuned for more adventures!

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  1. I LOVE IT! What wonderful memories are evoked at the sites and memoirs. I am so hoping I can go back with you all next year and for the 10th year anniversary!

  2. That looks like a field of Bluebonnets! You only need to come down here to Texas for Horses and wide open fields of bluebonnets!! Looks really cool, though!

  3. Wonderful blog about Iceland¡ I have never been there but since I knew Sigur Ros music I am really looking forward to discover those amazing and magical lands 🙂

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog, which allowed me to get to know yours! It has been sweet reading your posts, and I look forward to reading more in the future. Greenland is kind of a viking country too – maybe one day you should visit here too! Cheers from Tanny in Greenland.

  5. WOW! What an incredible experience. I too have a passion for the north and travel, as I spend my summer in the yukon of northern Canada and the winter’s teaching english abroad. I also have a love of horses and have a furry beast of my own back in Canada. Thanks for sharing your journey! 🙂

  6. Hi thanks for stopping by my blog! I am very pleased to find yours. I think it’s really cool of you to share your adventures and if I had any doubts about going to Iceland I think I am sold 100% now 🙂 Cheers from Switzerland x Julia

  7. This is such a beautiful blog. Your writing is elegant and effortless and I am looking forward to reading more. Thank you for helping me explore Iceland.

  8. Thank you so much for liking my post on my blog. I am looking forward to browsing around here and reading your posts. I had no idea Icelandics have fjord blood in them…

  9. I am not much of a cold weather person but those horses in that field of flowers make it look so inviting. I don’t think I’m qualified to go since I am pretty far from being a wild or a woman and no longer have a horse. Heck, I never even used a saddle, bare back all the time. That’s as wild as I ever got. Well, that and the horse and I racing freight trains alongside the tracks.

      1. Think of me if there are any cancellations. Ready, willing and able.
        Will share personal history should the opportunity arise. Lorelle

  10. Hi there! I was planning on doing a lil history tour of Iceland. Im fascinated by Agne’s story and was wondering how if you knew how I could actually get to these different places featured in the book?

    1. So Tjorn church, where Agnes and Fridrick are buried, is on the Vatnsnes peninsula. You want to get off Route 1 at Hvammstangi and head north. It’s about half way up the peninsula. A little before you get to the church you will find Natan’s farm. Illugastaðir. It’s a duck eider sanctuary now. Then to get to Thristapar, where the beheading took place, head back to Route 1 going toward Blonduos. The sign for Thristapar is right on the Ring Road, route 1. Just about 20 minutes before Blonduos. You just hike in for five minutes to the site marker. Sorry I don’t have more exact directions. We were led there.

      1. Thanks much for the Agnes Fridrick trail information. The book was what initially inspired me to travel to Iceland and now I can retrace the story on my third trip coming up in less than three weeks. Your blog is a delight and a pleasure to read.

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