2-Hour Horse Riding | Black Sand Beaches, Birdlife and Beauty.

2-Hour Horse Riding | Black Sand Beaches, Birdlife and Beauty.
Horse riding is one of the best ways of experiencing Iceland's black sand beaches.
Who knew these would be the Icelanders you'd befriend?
Throughout your 2-Hour Horse Riding tour, you will be privy to some truly stunning landscapes.
Icelandic horses are a much smaller breed than typical of horses elsewhere in the world.
Icelandic horses are famed for their loyalty and intelligence.
Horse riding is one of the most popular tour excursions in Iceland.

Prepare for the ride of your life with this fantastic horse riding tour down some of Iceland’s most idyllic black sand beaches. This is an amazing opportunity for riders, new and experienced, looking to see the very best of Icelandic nature, all the while getting to know one of its most famous residents; the Icelandic horse!

You will begin at a farm in northern Iceland which has been owned by the same family for generations, and now houses over seventy horses. Isolated in the countryside, with a truly stunning backdrop, you will feel closer to the authentic Icelandic culture than ever before. While at the farm, you will be introduced to your guide and noble steed and will have a quick rundown of safety protocol whilst horse riding.

Icelandic horses are famed the world over as one of the more unique breeds; slightly smaller than a usual horse, they are capable of five gaits and are known for their loyalty and intelligence. The breed is so protected that any Icelandic horse that leaves the country is forever forbidden to return.

Throughout most of the year, you will also have the opportunity to ride through an area abundant in birdlife, once again getting you up close and personal with this country’s fascinating wildlife. You will also have the opportunity to ride on one of Iceland’s black sand beaches, depending on weather conditions and the time of year of your visit.

More experienced riders will often ride out toward a different stretch of land where it is easier to ride your horse faster; this may be beside a freshwater lake, through the countryside or down at the beach.

Don’t delay any longer! Jump to the saddle and take part in this thrilling horse riding tour through the Icelandic countryside, including on its gorgeous black sand beaches. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Dec.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding, Cultural Activity, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English, German, Danish
  • Highlights: North Iceland, West Iceland
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 11:00 15:00,

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
Langhus farm, 570 Fljót, Iceland
  • All riding equipment

  • Horse Riding Guides

  • Safety Lesson prior to riding

  • Snacks and Beverages

What to bring:
  • A wind-tight jacket

  • Comfortable gloves

  • Sneakers or sport shoes or light walking shoes (shoes wider than 4.5 inches or 11.5 cm. can be unsafe)

  • Your Camera

Good to know:

English speaking guide as a default. f you want to be sure to have a German-speaking or Danish/Scandinavian speaking guide, please inform us of that when you book, so we have the right guide ready for your tour.

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2-Hour Horse Riding | Black Sand Beaches, Birdlife and Beauty.
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