My husband and I just returned from a trip to Iceland for my 40th birthday. We were lucky enough to be in Iceland during a somewhat-rare solar storm that made the Northern Lights much brighter and more active than usual, and since that's what I really wanted to see during our trip I was thrilled. One of my favorite things about the country was its beautiful Icelandic ponies. They're about 3/4 the size of a typical horses, standing about 52-56 inches tall and weighing in at 700-850 pounds, with an endearing curiosity and sweet disposition.
I especially liked the ponies with the striking blond mane and tail like this one, who found himself really sleepy after my husband gave his ears a good scratching. I didn't know what to expect from Iceland, but from its rugged landscapes and unique geothermal activity to its brilliant Northern Lights and beautiful ponies, the country certainly did...
Its a long haul from San Francisco, but so magical when you arrive you almost forget how long you've been in the car.
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