Imagine spending long Scandinavian summer days riding five-gaited Icelandic horses through the countryside, followed by relaxing dips in Iceland's famous geothermal pools.

Then picture moving on for a visit to Norway and finally to Sweden to tour stables dating back to the 17th century and several modern horse farms.Utah State University Associate Professor Larry Slade will be leading just such a study tour from Aug. 15 to Sept. 3 and is accepting registration now.

In addition to touring beautiful and interesting parts of Iceland, Norway and Sweden, students will learn about the Scandinavian horse industry. The trip will qualify students to receive four to eight upper division credits from the USU department of animal, dairy and veterinary sciences.

The estimated cost for the trip is $1,750, plus air fare and meals. Round trip air fare from Salt Lake City is approximately $1,000. Slade added that people may also travel on their own following the course and visit other parts of Scandinavia, Europe or the Soviet Union.

The trip is limited to eight students and the deadline for registration is May 1.

For more information write Dr. Larry Slade, department of animal, dairy and veterinary sciences, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-4815, or call (801)750-2152.