The Icelandic horse in Skagafjordur

Icelandic horse in Skagafjordur Hotel North Iceland

The cradle of Icelandic horsemanship

Skagafjörður is a top destination for those interested in the Icelandic horse, so considerable numbers of people attend the region’s numerous equestrian events. The most famous annual event is the Laufskálarétt roundup, attended by some 3,000 people per year. Every few years, the National Horse Festival occurs at Vindheimamelar, Skagafjörður, and receives up to 10,000 visitors.

A number of operators in the vicinity of Varmahlíð offer guided trips of different lengths on horseback, while some offer informative and entertaining riding displays or a chance to become acquainted with the work of breeding farms.

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