Monday, November 19, 2012

Have Icelandic Will Travel

Photo: Cornell University Library
In the early years, the Icelandic horse was the sole form of land transportation for goods and riders in fair weather and bad, across ice and lava fields.  They carried mail, timber, hay, and trade goods by horse pack. 

Taken around 1900, the first photo shows an Icelandic pack train crossing the bridge over Elliðaá, near Reykjavík.

The second photo shows Ponies Fording a River in Iceland.  

From Alex-Tweedie, E. (1894). A Girl's Ride in Iceland,

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