Fákasel is a Horse Park in South Iceland, only a 30-minute drive from Reykjavík, where you can meet the Icelandic Horse, daily in a live Horse Show. The Riding Hall offer’s unique experience in complete with a panoramic screen showing natural images from Iceland. The show itself takes about 15 minutes and after the show all guests are able to meet the friendly horses, pet them, and take photographs and selfies with them.
The Icelandic Horse is the only horse in the world with five gaits so you are in for a treat.
The restaurant at Fákasel Horse Park offers an authentic Icelandic gourmet menu with a variety of delicious foods, featuring the freshest locally grown ingredients. Groups and parties can also be accommodate in the restaurant, group menu is available with three-course meals. In addition to the restaurant, there is also a café offering a wide selection of pastries and coffee beverages.
The restaurant and café are open daily from 12:00 to 22:00, year round.
One of Iceland’s most extensive privately-owned collections of geological treasures, including stones, fossils, minerals, and more can be found at Fákasel. For four generations, a family has travelled and collected these beautiful earthly gems, which they have generously shared with the public in this exhibition. After you’ve viewed the collection, make sure to stop by the gift shop where you’ll find unique keepsakes to remember your experience.
What people are saying
We stopped here on a Gray Line tour. We watched a short film on what makes the Icelandic Horse different. Short muscular stature, thick hair, 5 gaits and brought over by the first Viking. No other horse breeds have been introduced to Iceland and are...More
Visited as part of our Golden Circle tour. Had an informative learning session, then went to the barn to see the horses. Take the time to learn about the horses while visiting Iceland, they are not just workhorses. You can also take rides, which we...More
Visited the horse park en route to Hella. We watched a horse show for about half an hour then went to see the Icelandic horses in the stables and chatted to some of the riders. The show was very well done. After something to eat...More
This country is very proud of their horses. And by the way, do not ever call them ponies, they are horses. The demonstration was awesome, and the ponies or I mean horses, were very friendly.
This was one of the things we had learned about while in Iceland and requested tickets. It is the Icelandic horse show just 30-minutes from Hotel Grimsborgir (which is not far in Icelandic standards). We loved it. It’s a great show that tells the story...More
We booked online & arrived to find out the show was cancelled. Once everything was sorted out, we were able to see the show another day. We had to be picked up by the bus as we no longer had the car rental. Once we...More