ICELAND – THE MAJESTIC WILDERNESS

Reconnect with your forn nordic heritage, the power and sagas of the land. Listen to the ancient song in your blood while travelling in the majestic wilderness of northern Iceland…

Come with us on horseback into the Icelandic powerful scenery. We will meet the ancient memory keepers the Humpback Whales and visit power places and waterfalls. You will learn how to draw and paint expressive landscapes and animals, keeping a painted and drawn diary during the week. We will also work intuitively to connect with the horses and do some yoga sessions, adapted to riders.

Iceland holds many secrets. When building roads, the state makes great efforts not to make the little people irritated. You can easily connect with other realms when travelling the land on horseback and meditating on the power places of old.

In the first or second week of June 2020 me and dutchborn horselady Marjolein van Leusen will hold a 8 day and 7 nights journey to majestic Iceland. We will stay in the beautiful north of the island around Akureyri at Sandra Marin Stefánsson’s horsefarm. Sandra will assist us during the week on horseback, whalespotting and visiting the enchanted land.

Bring your paint, brushes, sketchbook and riding gear and join us on an unforgettable journey!

This one week journey will include:

  • 3-4 days on the lively icelandic purebred horses, spread out over the week (depending on the weather)
  • Whale spotting excursion
  • Visiting the magical lake area Mývatn with waterfalls and hot springs
  • Akureyri towntrip with shopping and visiting the Art Museum
  • How to connect intuitively with your horse
  • Easier yoga sessions for riders
  • Painting sessions outdoors and indoors
  • Visiting sacred power places where we connect with our forn nordic heritage, our past life lineage and other realms
  • Music evening at the farm

Preliminary Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival Reykjavik, transfer to domestic airport and 45 minutes flight to Akureyri in the north. Settle at farm, walks in the majestic surroundings. Mingling, information and welcome dinner.

Day 2: Horseback adventure, 3-4 hrs ride depending on weather. Lunch outdoors. Painting and drawing in the studio afternoon. Evening meditation.

Day 3: Whalespotting, 45 min busdrive to the northeast coast. Lunch outdoors. Afternoon painting and drawing in the studio. Chilling out at the farm.

Day 4: Horseback adventure, 3-4 hrs ride depending on weather. Music night at the farm with local musician.

Day 5: Visit to the area of Myvátn. Meditation, chanting, painting. Full day.

Day 6: Horseback adventure, 3-4 hrs. Painting, meditation and chilling out at the farm.

Day 7: Akureyri with shopping, lunch and visiting the Art Museum. Painting in the afternoon or evening.

Day 8: Goodbye breakfast. Flight back to Reykjavik and home.

Itinerary open to changes depending on the weather.

We stay in shared double rooms at the nearby neighbour farm B&B where we also have our temporary studio space. More information coming soon.

If you feel the pull, please contact me for prices and more details here:

Den varsamme gästen,
som till gille kommer
tiger under lyssnande tystnad;
med öronen hör efter,
med ögonen skådar,
så spanar var klok och spejar.

From Hávamál, attributed to Odin,
Icelandic lore from 900, written down in 1270
Translated into Swedish

Sceneries from Iceland

Humpback whale spotting, photo by Ilse Orsel on Unsplash
Photo by Davide Cantelli on Unsplash
Photo by Marjolein van LeusenPhoto by Marjolein van Leusen
Photo by Marjolein van Leusen
Photo by Tetiana Syrova on Unsplash
Photo by Marjolein van Leusen
Photo by Adam Jang on Unsplash
Photo by Marjolein van Leusen
The Stefánsson horsefarm in the north of Iceland. Photo by Marjolein van Leusen
Photo by Marjolein van Leusen