In Iceland, Icelandic horses have no natural predators. This makes them extremely friendly towards strangers. Over the years, they have become a popular tourist sighting. To protect their well-being, farmers have started putting up posts where treats can be purchased by visitors. These treats are healthier and safer for the horses instead of random snacks tourists tend to pack.
I named this one Caramel, after the ice cream I had earlier. She was my favorite Icelandic horse cause she nuzzled real close to sniff the cheeseburger sauce I dripped on my jacket when I visited the geysers.
You can clearly see by the grin on my face how ecstatic I was to befriend one of these incredible Icelandic horses. These stubby, chubby, furry creatures were the highlight of The Golden Circle Tour for me. You can find them almost everywhere in Iceland outside of Reykjavik.
It took me a while to take a decent photo of Caramel. There was one annoying kid who wouldn’t stop petting her – although I can’t really blame him. I wait so long for the kid to stop petting her that everyone in my tour group was waiting for me on the bus. The tour guide was kind enough not to rush me even though everyone was eager to end the trip with a dip in The Secret Lagoon.
But not before visiting one of the three most popular waterfalls in Iceland – the Gullfoss Waterfall!