These beautiful creatures are yet another reason to love Iceland. There are approximately 80,000 Icelandic horses in a country with a human population of 300,000. It is not uncommon to see many scenes of horses standing in front of awe-inspiring landscapes, bathed in magical northern light ... that is, until you return home and you realize how very special it was.
"Iceland is green and Greenland is ice." So how did Iceland get it's name? Flóki Vilgerðarson was one of the first Norwegian Vikings to settle the country. After a good summer, but having poorly prepared for winter and desperate for the arrival of spring, he climbed a high mountain for a better view of the surroundings. In the distance, he saw a fjord full of ice. He called the fjord Isafjordur (Icefjord) and gave the country a new name 'Island' (Iceland).
2014 desk calendars are ready and shipping! I have created a super special section in my Etsy shop just for them. The pages are 5x7" in size and the images are 5x5". The calendar pages are printed on the same photographic paper as my fine art prints. The only exception is the Eye Poetry calendar. It is printed on 15 pt heavy card stock for those who prefer more rigid pages.
If you prefer a wall calendar, I have created two of them. They measure 13.5" x 19" and are printed on premium paper with either a gloss or linen finish. They are available for ordering on Lulu.com: