May 21, 2007

Iceland - Animals

Icelandic horses (NOT ponies) - It is a major faux-pas to refer to Icelandic horses as "ponies" but it is OK to acknowledge that they are very cute.

Icelandic sheep - The inner fibres are fine, soft, and highly insulating. The outer fibres are long, glossy, and water-repellent. Icelandic literature claims that Icelandic sheep have been isolated from other breeds for over a thousand years and therefore they are one of the purest breeds in the western world.

We saw reindeer just as we drove away from Jokulsarlon.

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