2-Hour Horse Riding | Heritage Tour

2-Hour Horse Riding | Heritage Tour
A horse will be chosen for you that matches your size and experience.
There are more Icelandic horses in the country than people.
This horse-riding tour is open to children over 7.
Icelandic horses come in all different sizes.
Your horse-riding tour will be led by an experienced, knowledgeable, friendly guide.
The bitter cold of Iceland's winters is no issue to the Icelandic Horse.
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Hop on the saddle with this picturesque horse riding tour and experience the incredible wealth of Iceland's beauty from on top your own Icelandic horse!

Your 90-minute tour will begin with a hotel pickup from Reykjavík capital area in the morning, or, if you prefer sleeping in, in the afternoon. You'll be taken to the village of Hveragerði, more specifically, to the Eldhestar farm. At the stable, you will gear up and be introduced to the basic principles of horse riding. One of your friendly and experienced guides will choose a horse to fit your skill level.

For this tour, you will need to bring a pair of sturdy shoes, sneakers or hiking boots. It is also recommended to bring a comfortable pair of pants (riding pants are not necessary), a pair of gloves and a thin hat to wear beneath your helmet. If you would like to bring small items such as a camera, it is advised to wear a waist bag. Backpacks are not allowed on horseback.

Soon, you will be riding through some truly gorgeous countryside; dried lava plateaus, farmlands and rivers, all surrounded by a stunning vista of volcanic mountains. You will experience the famous 'tölt', a special gait unique to Icelandic horses, and will quickly realise the intelligence, loyalty and playfulness of the breed. Passing by a number of farmsteads, you will also have the opportunity to see firsthand how agriculture has developed across the region.

At the end of your tour, you can sit back and relax with a hot cup of coffee and some delicious home baked cake before it is time to return to the city. 

So don't delay! Book this brilliant and accessible horse riding tour and you too can make some fantastic holiday memories with some of Iceland's most famous four-legged residents. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 7 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Hveragerði
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00. 13:00,

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • 1.5-2 hours on horseback

  • Helmet, overalls and rain gear

  • Coffee and cake at the end of the tour

What to bring:
  • Sturdy Shoes

  • Gloves

Good to know:

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

Morning pick-up times are between 08.00-08.30. For afternoon tours, pick-up is from 13.00-13.20. Pick-up is also available from Hafnarfjörður, Mosfellsbær and Kópavogur, with a departure time of 07.45. Return to Reykjavík is at approx 13.00 or 17.15, depending on whether you partook in the morning or afternoon tour.

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The horse farm is really big and filled with cute Icelandic horses! they are just too cute to mention. the overall experience is amazing. The guide is very nice and helpful, she take cares of everybody. The horse riding route is easy for beginners, all of us can handle it very well. The Icelandic horses are very calm and easy to control. no matter what age are you, you should be able to handle this tour without hardness. It's a very nice experience after all. We had a great afternoon time.
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We had an amazing time! I have ridden for years but most on this tour were first timers and everyone had a great time. The staff takes time with each person going to make sure they are doing ok, then comes back through as the tour goes on checking to make sure things are going smoothly. We couldn't have asked for a better afternoon in Iceland!
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Most stuff is very nice and kind, I am very grateful to those who helped me a lot.
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Very friendly guide and patient horses! My friends and I have almost no experience on horse riding, but it was not a problem at all. It was challenging in the beginning but we enjoyed the nice scenery of country side, and some times tolt. If you are not sure about horse riding, there is tour that is shorter. Horse riding in Iceland is definitely something you wanna try out!
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It's a good experience for me. It's the first time for me to ride the horse that's why I was a little nervous. The staffs in the racecourse are very nice. Even though we were late to be the racecourse, they were still patient to us.
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