Wonderful 4-Hour Horseback Riding Tour and Traditional Seasonal Lunch with Transfer from Reykjavik

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Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland
5 hours
Sept. - Apr.
Minimum age
7 years old


Experience South Iceland as the Vikings once did and soak up the stunning landscape on this horseback riding tour with lunch. Visitors with an adventurous spirit looking to connect with the area's natural beauty from a unique perspective should book this guided riding tour today! 

This tour includes transportation from your hotel and all the riding and safety equipment you'll need for your day with Icelandic horses. Plus, enjoy a delicious traditional Icelandic lunch, included in the price.

Your excursion lasts four hours, with a total riding time between 90 minutes to two hours. The riding tour will pick you up at your hotel in Reykjavik, Hafnarfjordur, Mosfellsbaer, Kopavogur, or Seltjarnarnes. 

The riding route depends on the weather and level of horseback riding experience within each tour group. Icelandic horses are well suited to the rough terrain found in South Iceland and will safely carry you across the moors and lava fields.

Once your riding tour of the Icelandic countryside is complete, and your group has said goodbye to the horses, it is time to enjoy a traditional Icelandic meal. The menu depends on the time of year, as the prepared dishes reflect the specialty of each season. 

From September to December, your group will enjoy the autumn specialty, hangikjot. Hangikjot is Icelandic smoked meat, most commonly lamb or mutton, traditionally served with potatoes and green peas in a special sauce with thin slices of bread. 

Tours happening from January to April will feast instead on traditional Icelandic favorites eaten for Thorrablot. Thorrablot is a boisterous Icelandic winter festival that provides locals with the perfect opportunity to enjoy daring Viking cuisine. 

At any time of year, vegetarians can breathe a sigh of relief. Modern alternative vegetarian dishes are also available upon request. 

You will need to bring sturdy shoes such as narrow hiking boots or a solid pair of sneakers, a thin hat to wear underneath your helmet, and comfortable pants. The weight limit for tour participants is 265 pounds (120 kilograms). 

Consider bringing a small bag that secures around the waist to carry additional items, like your camera, since you cannot wear a backpack on horseback. On particularly cold or rainy days, you might want to wear extra clothing for protection from wetness during the outing. 

After the riding tour in the Icelandic countryside and lunch are complete, your driver will take you back to your hotel in the early afternoon. 

Those looking to ride the beloved Icelandic horse and try traditional Icelandic food should book this combination tour today. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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1.5-2 hour horseback ride
English speaking guide




Horse Riding

What to bring

Sturdy shoes

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This tour is suited both for beginners and experienced riders. Horses are selected according to riding experience.

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