when the Vikings were settling Iceland, over 1,000 years ago they brought with them their best horses. They needed the best to get around the rough terrain. It was outlawed to import any further horses in the year 930 A.D. and if a horse is taken off the island it can never return. This law stands today so any horse in Iceland can be traced back to the originals and called an “Icelandic Horse”. These beautiful horses dot the incredible landscape that is uniquely “Iceland”.