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The Icelandic Horse Park Fakasel

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So cool!

We were brought here at the end of one of our tours. They brought us out to the middle of the arena... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Providence, Rhode Island
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Must see!

This country is very proud of their horses. And by the way, do not ever call them ponies, they are... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Germantown, Maryland
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A UNIQUE ATTRACTION CLOSE TO REYKJAVIK Visiting The Icelandic Horse Park, you will be introduced to the unique story of the Icelandic horse, its distinctive features, and its important role in Icelandic history and culture. You will also enjoy great...more
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Ingolfshvoll | South-Region, Thorlakshofn 816, Iceland
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

I'm reading the reviews and realizing that there are many options as to what you see here. I think perhaps our tour group was scheduled in at the last minute because of weather or something, because we didn't get to see any horses in the...More

Thank travelmakesUrich
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We booked online & arrived to find out the show was cancelled. Once everything was sorted out, we were able to see the show another day. We had to be picked up by the bus as we no longer had the car rental. Once we...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We were brought here at the end of one of our tours. They brought us out to the middle of the arena and brought the horses out and they ran around us. We were able to pet them while the guide gave us the history...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This country is very proud of their horses. And by the way, do not ever call them ponies, they are horses. The demonstration was awesome, and the ponies or I mean horses, were very friendly.

Thank randyb386
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on a Gray Line tour. We watched a short film on what makes the Icelandic Horse different. Short muscular stature, thick hair, 5 gaits and brought over by the first Viking. No other horse breeds have been introduced to Iceland and are...More

Thank 48lisas48
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A 10 minute drive from Selfoss, where we stayed. The show was well done and a great lesson on the importance of the Icelandic Horse. We were able to ask questions of the riders and go to the barn to meets the horses. After the...More

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This was a scheduled stop for us as part of a coach tour. I don't mind horses, and they were cute enough with very thick fur. But there were only 3 out for general viewing, to see more or get close you had to pay...More

Thank Georgette J
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Visited the horse park en route to Hella. We watched a horse show for about half an hour then went to see the Icelandic horses in the stables and chatted to some of the riders. The show was very well done. After something to eat...More

Thank Kirstievyv
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This was one of the things we had learned about while in Iceland and requested tickets. It is the Icelandic horse show just 30-minutes from Hotel Grimsborgir (which is not far in Icelandic standards). We loved it. It’s a great show that tells the story...More

Thank GinaRubel
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Visited as part of our Golden Circle tour. Had an informative learning session, then went to the barn to see the horses. Take the time to learn about the horses while visiting Iceland, they are not just workhorses. You can also take rides, which we...More

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Response from GinaRubel | Reviewed this property |
I am so sad to learn that Fakasel has closed for business. It was one of our favorite experiences during our visit in December. We wish you all our very best.
26 February 2017|
Response from Suzanne S | Reviewed this property |
It might be. They don't just do the show; they also are heavily involved in the local show circuit. Since Iceland is pretty new at this whole tourism thing, stuff like this happens. I would have your hotel or tour agent (if... More