When your country’s really an island and floats in the middle of some of the planet’s most challenging seas, adapting to the environment is pretty much an essential for man and beast. The tough, short-legged, shaggy maned and absolutely adorable Icelandic Horse is a perfect example.
Go riding with the local beauties on Ingólfsfjall Mountain and along River Gljúfulá. The scenery’s stunning, kids get to dictate the pace on smooth paths and guiding gentle steeds through the next best thing to absolute wilderness might very well be best Iceland experience of all.
Just beware, these friendly little ponies inspire great love, and leaving them at the end of the day can be a bit of a moment for little equestrians.