Horse Riding Tour on a Beach

Don't let the chance fly away, hop on the Icelandic horse and ride along the soft black sand beach in the south of Iceland. 

The adventure starts in the morning where you will be picked up in Reykjavík and driven to the base camp in the municipality of Ölfus. Once there, customers will be equipped with the necessary riding gear and assigned to their tour horse.

If you are travelling along the South  Coast, you can meet us on location, just remember to show up approximately 20 minutes before. 

The 25-kilometre long ride typically starts at the beach, down at the Þorlákshöfn village. After riding for about 3 kilometres by the coastline, you'll continue through the area of Hraun where the short lunch break will take place.

 After strengthening up, we move on and head to Ölfusengjar pastures. Along the way, you'll cross a couple of wild rivers (Varmá and Gljúfurá) several times. You will also travel through meadows which are all covered with blue lupine flowers and are the home of a variety of wild birds. This experience allows the customers to get in touch with Iceland's majestic and dramatic nature - both flora and fauna. 

The ride continues to Arnabæli farm where the customer is given an opportunity to take pictures of a breathtaking scenery of central Ölfus: the beautiful grassy fields and mountain. After the short break, the ride continues until we reach back to the base camp. 

Due to the long distance of the tour, the customer is ensured to experience 4 out of 5 gates of an Icelandic horse: walk, trot, the famous tölt and gallop and so medium or expert level of horse riding skills are required.

After the tour, the customer is offered to enjoy coffee, snacks as well as warm traditional homemade soup at our farm. 


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Oct.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Languages: English, German, Icelandic, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Ölfus, Þorlákshöfn, Arnarbaeli
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 08:00

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.
Included:
  • Included Pickup and drop off at your hotel in the Reykjavík area

  • Outdoor clothing

  • Helmets

  • Light refreshments.


What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Good shoes


Good to know:

Please note that medium or expert level of horse riding skills is required.



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