Meet the Icelandic Horse | 1-Hour Riding Tour

Meet the Icelandic Horse | 1-Hour Riding Tour
On a horse riding tour your guide will teach you about the unique Icelandic horse breed and the customs surrounding riding in Iceland.
The Icelandic horse breed is unique and these animals are known for being mild tempered.
Your experienced guides ensure that your horse riding experience in Iceland is as pleasant as possible.
During most horse riding tours, you have the opportunity to experience Tölt gait which is unique to Icelandic horses.
Riding the Icelandic horse is a family friendly activity that is accessible to everyone.
Horse riding tours in Iceland take you through incredible natural landscapes.
Based on 1 traveller reviews

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.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Dec.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Activities: Horse Riding
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, German, Icelandic, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Highlights: Ölfus, Ingólfsfjall
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 16:00.

Sólhestar Farm, Ölfus

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure, a minimum of 30 minutes. If you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly. The tour starting time is listed on your voucher, please be at the horse riding base camp 20 minutes before that timing. Ölfus is located between the towns Hveragerði and Selfoss. To get to the horse riding base camp, drive road no. 1 towards Selfoss, then turn on road 374.

  • Outdoor clothing

  • Helmets

  • Riding boots/shoes

  • Transfer to and from the farm

What to bring:
  • Warm and Waterproof clothing

  • Good shoes

Good to know:

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

Loading best prices
Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees
Meet the Icelandic Horse | 1-Hour Riding Tour
Real Time Analytics