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
A 10 minute drive from Selfoss, where we stayed. The show was well done and a great lesson on the importance of the Icelandic Horse. We were able to ask questions of the riders and go to the barn to meets the horses. After the...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
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
We stopped here as part of a tour group. Upon entry into the building, they have a very nice restaurant and a duty-free gift shop with some unique items. The desserts in the display case looked amazing! Another thing to check out is their bathroom....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.
We arrived for the 430pm Show which is 15 minutes. The kids were very much looking forward to it at the end of the golden circle route! The show started a 1/2 hour late as they were waiting for a tour bus. I think it...More