Iceland: Cute Horses and Sheep

Four Icelandic Horses

Four Icelandic Horses

Baby Icelandic Horse and Buttercups

Baby Icelandic Horse and Buttercups

Thick Mane of Icelandic Horse

Thick Mane of Icelandic Horse

Icelandic Sheep and Buttercups

Icelandic Sheep and Buttercups

Cute Twin Lambs

Cute Twin Lambs

Icelandic Sheep and Lupines

Icelandic Sheep and Lupines

One of the fun things about driving through the Icelandic countryside was seeing the adorable horses and sheep. Icelandic horses look like small ponies, and first arrived with the Vikings. They have a unique gait (tolt) that lets them move smoothly over rough terrain. Icelandic sheep are world famous for their wool. No other breeds of horse or sheep are permitted in Iceland. The pure bloodlines of these hardy animals have been around for over 1,000 years. We were especially fortunate to visit in June – there were lots of baby horses and lambs in the meadows.

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

10 Responses to Iceland: Cute Horses and Sheep

  1. mrsbearfoot says:

    Such gorgeous and healthy-looking animals!

    • Pam says:

      Yes they seem to thrive in their environment. And so friendly too. I loved pulling off the road and watching the horses come right over to say hi.

  2. elisa ruland says:

    Pam, it looks like your having a marvelous trip! I love your pics!

  3. Aquileana says:

    Hi Pam,

    Such a cute and gorgeous post.
    Thanks for sharing…
    Best wishes, Aquileana 😀

  4. FeyGirl says:

    Just wonderful! How amazing that you’re in this fairyland place….

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