Dedicated horse museum to be built in Iceland

The first museum dedicated to the Icelandic horse will be built in in Hveragerði, in south Iceland.

Icelandic horses.

Icelandic horses. Image by Patrick Nouhailler / CC BY-SA 2.0

The hardy, sure-footed breed is a common sight in the country, and is famous for having five gaits – as well as the walk, trot and canter or gallop, they have an ‘ambling gait’ and ‘flying pace’. Hveragerði sits on a very active geothermal field, and its vents attract tourists and heat hundreds of greenhouses.

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