Scenic 5-Hour Horseback Riding & Icelandic Heritage Tour with Transfer from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
5 hours
All year
Minimum age
7 years old


Embark on a 90-minute horse riding journey, where the serene Icelandic terrains and the renowned Icelandic horses provide an unforgettable adventure. Travelers who yearn for a blend of natural elegance and spirited exploration should book this tour now.

Your experience begins with a pick-up from your hotel in the Reykjavik area, easing you into a day of exploration and excitement. A short, scenic drive takes you to the Eldhestar farm, nestled in the charming village of Hveragerdi, a place where the natural beauty of Iceland is always at your fingertips.

At the farm, the aura of anticipation is tangible. Here, you'll gear up and absorb essential riding instructions from your experienced guides, ensuring every moment of your journey is safe and enjoyable. The process of matching every rider with a horse that suits their skill level underscores the personalized nature of this experience.

As you mount your horse, the adventure unfolds, leading you through awe-inspiring landscapes. Dried lava plateaus narrate volcanic tales of old, while farmlands and rivers whisper the ongoing sagas of life and growth. Volcanic mountains, silent and beautiful testaments to Iceland's dynamic terrains, frame every view.

The Icelandic horse is known for its intelligence, loyalty, and playful spirit. As you explore the terrains, experiencing the unique 'tolt' gait, the horse's responsive and gentle nature becomes evident. Each step unveils another layer of the Icelandic soul, woven into the very essence of this noble breed.

Traditional farmsteads dot the landscape, each a chapter in Iceland's agricultural evolution. The silent stories of generations, innovations, and traditions echo in the walls of these establishments. As you pass, a narrative of resilience and harmony with nature unfolds, offering glimpses into the Icelandic way of life.

Your ride, though infused with adventure and discovery, is also a journey of serenity. Each landscape, each horizon touched by the soft trot of Icelandic horses, invites a moment of reflection. It's a dance between the untethered spirit of adventure and the tranquil embrace of nature.

As you return to the Eldhestar farm, the hospitality is as warm as the landscapes are cold. A hot cup of coffee and a slice of homemade cake await, moments of comfort that offer a gentle conclusion to an exhilarating journey. 

Wrap yourself in the refreshing blend of serene landscapes, the unique 'tolt' of Icelandic horses, and inviting farm hospitality on this 2-hour tour from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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1.5-2 hours on horseback
Helmet, overalls and rain gear
Coffee and cake at the end of the tour




Horse Riding

What to bring

Sturdy shoes or hiking boots
Comfortable pants (riding pants aren't necessary)
A thin hat to wear beneath your helmet

Good to know

This tour is suited both for beginners and experienced riders. Horses are selected according to riding experience. Guiding is available in other languages on request.

Pick-up times are between 08.00-08.30 a.m. Pick-up is also available from Hafnarfjordur, Mosfellsbaer, and Kopavogur, with a departure time of 07.45 a.m. Return to Reykjavik is at approximately 1:00 p.m.

Please wear a waist belt if you want to bring a camera or other small items. Backpacks cannot be worn on the tour.

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