Pointing or pinning down Iceland’s most beautiful spots is no easy task—practically every square inch of the country is stunning. Iceland is one of the most beautiful places on the face of the planet due to its diverse landscape, including glaciers, geothermal hot springs, spectacular ice caves, stunning waterfalls, and black sand beaches.
Although we can only imagine it through pictures and videos, Iceland-based photographer Petra Marita Leifsdóttir can actually enjoy the experience and blend in with its nature. To share this dreamland, Petra shoots stunning images of this landscape. But this article brings you something cooler than the landscapes of Iceland.
Yes, those are Icelandic horses in Iceland!
How cool is that? Well, Petra Marita Leifsdóttir captures this amazing new series of photos, “Icelandic Horse,” through her lens.
Horses of mixed ancestry were originally brought to Iceland with the Vikings, but due to their isolated homeland with no other horse breeds, today the Icelandic horse is considered the purest and oldest horse breed in the entire world. Did you know that the reason is that no horse has entered Iceland for over 1000 years?
So scroll down and enjoy the pictures of this beautiful breed from the volcanic island of Iceland.
More info & Photo courtesy: petramarita.is
The Icelandic horse is a unique breed of horse that may not be very large in size but is very powerful. The Icelandic horse has adapted to the harsh climate and is undoubtedly an important part of the Icelandic landscape and local culture. Horses have played a central role in the daily lives of Icelanders for centuries, and even in modern times, they hold a very special place in the hearts of Icelanders.