Majestic Icelandic Horse To Get Museum - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Majestic Icelandic Horse To Get Museum

Published November 24, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
Photos by
Natsha Nandabhiwat

Hveragerði City Council have agreed to turn a plot of land into a museum dedicated to the Icelandic horse, reports Vísir.

“A great idea,” wrote the mayor of Hveragerði, Aldís Hafsteinsdóttir in her blog. “I don’t doubt it will be very popular among tourists, both Icelandic and foreign.”

A common and furry sight in the bleak Icelandic landscape, the Icelandic horse is a small and scrappy breed. The Icelandic horse displays two gaits in addition to the typical walk, trot, and canter/gallop commonly displayed by other breeds which is – in equine circles – a pretty big deal.

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