The first museum dedicated to the Icelandic horse will be built in in Hveragerði, in south Iceland.

Icelandic horses.

Icelandic horses. Image by Patrick Nouhailler / CC BY-SA 2.0

The hardy, sure-footed breed is a common sight in the country, and is famous for having five gaits – as well as the walk, trot and canter or gallop, they have an ‘ambling gait’ and ‘flying pace’. Hveragerði sits on a very active geothermal field, and its vents attract tourists and heat hundreds of greenhouses. Read more: