Easy 1 Hour Family-Friendly Horse Riding Tour in Iceland’s Lowlands

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Minimum age
12 years old


Make your Icelandic adventure a little bit more awesome by meeting the friendly Icelandic horse and taking an exciting ride!

This customised 1-hour-long riding tour is suitable for everyone, be it first-time riders to passionate horse enthusiasts. Families with children are more than welcome! The 1-hour tour is specially designed to make riding accessible to everyone, promote the region Ölfus, and to do what your guides love the most: share with you their our passion for the Icelandic Horse. 

Your guide will teach you about the origins of the breed and traditions surrounding riding, breeding and keeping horses in Iceland. All the while you will be surrounded by nature in the beautiful south lowlands of Iceland, circled by majestic mountains, rolling hills and extensive grasslands.  

Trained horses, appropriate riding equipment and the supervision of your professional guides ensures safety, delivers quality service, and creates an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

Your guides adapt the pace to your riding level and choose the route to best serve the needs, wants and demands of each group. During the ride, visitors are ensured to have the opportunity to try the unique Tölt gait, which is breed-specific to the Icelandic horse. 

This tour takes place in the lowlands in the south-west of Iceland known as Ölfus. The rides often run alongside the Ingólfsfjall Mountain, through the rocky and rugged terrain.

There is far more to riding a horse than one might expect. The open-air has a bracing effect on the mind as it creates immense enjoyment, strengthens mental fitness, and works as a terrific therapy and an excellent stress reliever. 

This is a great opportunity to establish a connection between you, your horse and nature. Experience the beauty of Iceland in this unique way, accompanied by the most loved local of them all: the Icelandic horse. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Horse Riding

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Warm and Waterproof clothing
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Icelandic weather can be cold and unpredictable, even in summer. Please dress accordingly.

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