Photo story: the autumn ritual of wild horse herding in Iceland's Kolbeinsdalur Valley

The snow is falling lightly in the Kolbeinsdalur Valley. Everyone is waiting; anticipation lies heavy in the air. A distant rumble of hoofs breaks the silence and over the horizon, right on cue, a herd of more than 500 wild horses thunders into view. Welcome to Laufskálarétt, Iceland’s biggest annual horse round-up.

Stories from the Arctic Coast Way, Iceland's epic new road trip

Trace the very edge of the world on a new road trip around Iceland’s northernmost reaches. Here, long summer days spent exploring element-blasted peninsulas and fjords rich in marine life are teamed with stays in cosy fishing towns swirling with stories.
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Iceland uncovered: An Interview with Óli Ólafsson

Winter is a magical time to explore Iceland, a country with incredible landscapes and ice formations, as well as the world’s most beautiful natural light display. Guide to Iceland expert, Ólafur Ólafsson, talks through his ultimate winter road trip.

How the Icelandic are embracing the island's native ingredients

The people of Iceland are embracing their natural larder like never before, creating everything from traditional skyr to birch sap to vegan sausages

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With a landscape packed with volcanoes, glaciers, lava fields and hot springs, Iceland is a paradise for nature nuts — and these activities fit the outdoorsy bill

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