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More accurately, surrounded by Icelandic Horses. And it looks like heaven.

By Leslie Potter | June 1, 2016

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YouTube user Rob’s Iceland Trip uploaded a simple-yet-fantastic video last week that has us booking our trip to Iceland. Rob (presumably) is standing in the middle of a field when a herd of curious horses surrounds him to check out what he’s doing. Maybe they’re wondering if he brought snacks. Maybe they like posing for tourist cameras. Maybe Rob just seemed like an interesting guy.


Iceland has strict rules about importing horses to the island. Basically, you can’t do it, so the stout, naturally gaited Icelandic Horse breed is the only horse in the country. Rob’s equine friends here probably aren’t wild; owners do turn the horses they aren’t using out on the land to graze in the spring and summer, then round them back up in early fall.

Icelandic Horses

We try not to play favorites here at HorseChannel, but we’ll admit that we think Icelandic Horses are among the coolest breeds out there. Read more about them:

Escape to Iceland
Video: Herd in Iceland
Video: Gaits of the Icelandic Horse
Meet the Icelandic Horse

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Alicia    Somewhere, CT

10/2/2016 5:37:14 AM

Beautiful county side with a pretty herd of horses!

Patty    Somewhere, NJ

7/27/2016 3:58:09 AM

Very nice herd of Icelandic Horses, and beautiful scenery too!

Alicia    Somewhere, CT

7/9/2016 5:27:56 AM

Felt good to see a nice herd of ponies and some cooling snow capped mountains! LOL!

Sandy    Somewhere, PA

6/14/2016 6:15:51 AM

Love the thick bushy manes and forelocks! Nice looking herd of Icelandic's!

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