The Icelandic horse Power and Purity

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The Icelandic horse

The Icelandic horse is world famous for its five gaits, endurance and fine temperament. The Icelandic horse is a hard worker and has been both a true friend of Icelanders and their trustiest helper over the past centuries. They have often made all the difference in all our tasks and have been of the greatest importance for survival in the countryside and in the towns here in Iceland. The Icelandic horse was the main form of transport in Iceland for centuries, as Icelanders had no other option for travelling than the horse or their own two feet.

Recreation in connection with the Icelandic horse is extremely popular, and you will not find as diverse equine-related activities as in Rangárþing ytra. Guests can chose between long and short horse rides, horse exhibitions and visits to stables. These options are available throughout the year. There are few experiences that come close to enjoying magnificent Icelandic nature from horseback!

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South Iceland

Towns & Villages

The south of Iceland has several towns and villages, each with its own style, charm and points of interest. Selfoss is the largest town and has a variety of shops, services, many restaurants and fast food places. Most towns are close to the main route, making them accessible and enjoyable.

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