Friendly horse I met in Þjórsárdalur

This sweet, friendly horse was half-in/half-out of his winter coat and consequently looked like he’d had a run-in with a faulty lawnmower. By summer-time he will be all sleek and glossy.

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I met this friendly horse in Þjórsárdalur, on the way to the replica Viking farmhouse, hydroelectric power station and Hjálparfoss waterfall:


He was still partly wearing his winter coat and looked shaggy and unkempt. This didn’t stop him from posing for the camera:


The rest of the heard didn’t even lift their heads when I approached:


In the background you can see Gaukshöfði, a small headland that once jutted out into the river. It can be climbed from a road on the mountain-side behind it. The view is supposed to be fabulous, but I didn’t climb it because I get vertigo when the landscape in front of me drops off into the vertical.

There will be more photos of Gaukshöfði tomorrow.