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The Icelandic Horse Park Fakasel

#1 of 8 things to do in Thorlakshofn Features Animals
Ingolfshvoll | South-Region, Thorlakshofn 816, Iceland
+354 483 5050
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Interesting Show and Beautiful Horses

We booked online & arrived to find out the show was cancelled. Once everything was sorted out, we... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Jessie M
Parry Sound, Canada
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
Heather R
St. Petersburg, Florida
via mobile
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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 Icelandic food at the restaurant. Our 45-minute show, Legends of Slepnir, employs large-scale multimedia and special effects to weave together history, old Norse mythology, and exhibition riding to demonstrate the Icelandic horse's beauty and uniqueness. The result is a magical theatrical experience that emphasizes the Icelandic horse's special features and pays tribute to its historical relationship with humans throughout Iceland's history. At the end of the show we offer a behind the scenes guided walking tour through our equestrian facility with knowledgeable local guides. You will visit the barn and backstage of our horse theatre to see our operation in action. Then you will meet the horses up close and see how they each have their own unique characteristics.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ingolfshvoll | South-Region, Thorlakshofn 816, Iceland
+354 483 5050
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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

Thank Jessie M
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

Thank Heather R
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 Lisa S
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

Thank nboutot
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped by this farm on 2 separate tours. The first time was a short break and to pet the outdoor horses. The second tour we were taken into the arena for a movie and then left to go in and pet the horses and...More

Thank Stacey P
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HI want to come see your place...will you be open in July? Should we make reservations? Thanks!
29 March 2017|
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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.
Bradley B
Is it closed for the month of March? It is impossible to find an available booking in March.
26 February 2017|
Response from wishfrog | 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
Aleks S
How easy is it to get to Fakasel from Reykjavik if I have to rely on public transport?
21 January 2017|
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Response from Kathy S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delayed response. We had a rental car so we drove there but I'm pretty sure Reykjavik excursions has a bus that will take you there. its really beautiful to see the horses and the show well worth the visit. if... More