Free Range Icelandic Horses

The horses in Iceland live a very different life to many domesticated farm animals. They spend most of their lives roaming wild in the highlands. Once a year, towards the end of the summer, they are corralled down from the mountains and brought back home.

Roaming Wild

This unconventional part-time freedom doesn’t appear to make them weary of humans. Quite the opposite in our experience. We often found it a struggle to take photos of them without being crowded out by wet noses pushing up against the lens or some curious equine tugging at your hat.

Here are a few of the photos that I liked best. I’d be honoured if you would use the buttons below to share with your friends.

Akureyri, Iceland - An Icelandic horse in front of stormy clouds.
An Icelandic horse in front of stormy clouds.

Akureyri, Iceland - A horse silhouetted against the evening sun.
A horse silhouetted against the evening sun.

Akureyri, Iceland - An Icelandic horse in front of stormy clouds.
An Icelandic horse as the snow falls.

Akureyri, Iceland - Two Icelandic horse running up the mountainside.
Two Icelandic horse running up the mountainside.

Akureyri, Iceland - A close up of two Icelandic horses.
A close up of two Icelandic horses.

Akureyri, Iceland - An close up of an Icelandic horse.
A close up of an Icelandic horses with light blue eyes.

Akureyri, Iceland - Brei and some of the Icelandic horses.
Brei framed by some Icelandic Horses

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