1-Hour Horse Riding in North Iceland


1 Hour


May - October



Minimum Age

12 years


Giddy-up and get on down with this brilliant horse riding tour that sees guests explore the wilds of the North Iceland countryside from the saddle of their very own steed. Any visitor travelling North, or spending time in Akureyri town, will not want to miss this grand wildlife adventure that sees you take the reins.

If you have chosen the pick-up option, a driver will collect you from your accommodation in Akureyri, the largest town in Iceland’s north. When you arrive at the stables, you will be greeted by your guide for the day, who will quickly show you the ropes of horse riding and hand out all the safety equipment you need.

When it comes time to choose your mount, your guide will make sure to pair you with a horse that suits your skill level. Fear not; Icelandic horses are incredibly friendly and intelligent and are more than used to meeting new people daily.

When everyone is saddled up and ready to go, it’s time to trot out and discover the beauty of the North Iceland countryside. The quaint rural surroundings in which you find yourself riding stand in stark contrast to the distant mountains and fjords that characterise this region; a wild and far-flung place, as it is closer to the Arctic Circle than anywhere else in Iceland.

You will be riding for roughly one hour, which is more than enough time to soak in the beauty of your surroundings. After your time exploring is over, you are free to shower off and take a soothing dip in the on-site hot tub. As any Icelander will tell you, there’s no better way of reflecting on the fun and adventures you’ve just had than soaking in warm geothermal water.

So don’t delay any longer! Fulfil your fantasy of riding through the wilderness atop a stunning Icelandic horse with this fantastic tour that’s perfect for anyone visiting Iceland’s North.


  • Riding equipment and helmets 
  • An experienced horse guide to lead your journey 
  • Pick-up/drop-off from Akureyri 
  • Free access to the hot tub

Not included

  • Photos 
  • Snacks and refreshments

Good to know

  • This tour is open to both experienced horse riders and newcomers to the activity. All are welcome!

What to bring

  • Warm and waterproof clothes
  • Comfortable shoes (riding boots not required)
  • Swimsuit and towel if you want to use the hot tub
  • Your camera

From 11,900 kr. /pp.

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