Experience the beauty of Iceland by taking a guided horseback riding tour. If you want to get to know the unique Icelandic horse, enjoy the fresh air, and learn about horses and the history of Iceland, then this is the tour for you.
Between Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, and Þingvellir National Park is an established horse farm. Here, you’ll meet your guide, who will tell you a little about Icelandic horses, their characteristics and how they have helped shape the history and culture of Iceland.
The guide will also give you a short lesson on how to ride horses. Don’t worry if you’ve never ridden one before; Icelandic horses are very gentle. They are also intelligent and strong but very small. In fact, they are pony-sized, though they are not classified as ponies.
You will get all the gear needed for your excursion at the farm. These include helmets, boots, and rain clothes. In addition, if you visit in the winter, you’ll get warm overalls to keep you nice and toasty.
Your guide will pair you with a horse matching your skill level and personality. You’ll then hop into the saddle, a feat that is usually not too difficult given the horse’s size. Then, with the reins in your hand, you’ll head out of the corral and into the countryside.
The route you’ll take depends on the weather and time of year. For example, you might ride through a luscious valley or along a riverbank towards the ocean. Alternatively, you could head up a hill towards a small waterfall. Along the way, the guide will tell you about the area’s rich history and folklore.
After your ride, you’ll end up back at the farm, where you can give your horse a pat for a job well done or purchase refreshments. If you haven’t booked transportation, we recommend you continue your adventure and head to Þingvellir National Park, one of the sites that make up Iceland’s Golden Circle.
Spend a day enjoying Iceland’s nature with this fantastic horse riding tour. Book now to secure your spot on this excellent adventure.
- English-speaking guide
- Use of riding gear such as helmets, boots, and rain gear or winter overalls
- Pick up and drop off (can be added during the booking process)
- Meals and refreshments
Good to know
- Refreshments can be bought on site.
- This tour is not suitable for pregnant people.
- Note that there is a weight limit of 120 kg (240 lbs).
- If you plan on bringing your own riding clothes, they must be disinfected before. Note that used tack or riding gloves are not permitted on site.
- Please be at the meeting point no later than 30 minutes before departure time.
- With pick-up and drop-off, the duration of this tour can take up to 4 hours. Pick-up starts an hour before the tour’s set departure time, please be ready at your pick-up location in good time. Check our voucher for further information.
What to bring
- Warm and waterproof clothes
- Good shoes
From 14,900 kr. /pp.