Horseback Riding in the Icelandic Countryside | 2-Hour Tour

Horseback Riding in the Icelandic Countryside | 2-Hour Tour
A herd of wild Icelandic horses.
Your will be provided with all necessary equipment for your horse riding experience.
Prepare to experience the Icelandic countryside like never before.
Horseback Riding is one of the most memorable activities in Iceland.
You will be provided with free photographs after your tour.
Icelandic horses that leave the country are forbidden to return.

Join this wonderful horse riding experience discovering the beauty of Iceland’s countryside! This is a fantastic opportunity for the riders with some experience looking to sightsee from a unique perspective.

You will begin the tour at the farm Skeiðvellir where you will meet your friendly and experienced guide. They will then proceed to teach you about basic Icelandic horse riding technique, as well as provide you with all of the necessary equipment. Afterward, your guide will pick out the best Icelandic horse to fit your experience level.

When everyone is ready, you will mount your horse and begin an unforgettable journey across the stunning Icelandic landscape. You will traverse the wilderness, following country trails that bring you within range of not only glaciers and mountains, but also through herds of Icelandic horses.

Icelandic horses are one of the purest breeds on earth, having lived isolated in Iceland for approximately 1000 years. Because of this, any horse that leaves Iceland is forbidden to return. They are also famed the world over for their small, yet muscular stature and five unique gaits, some of which you can try during your ride.

At one point during your horse riding experience, your guide will stop the group to both take photos and allow the horses to take a break. Overall, your experience will last approximately 2 hours, during which time you will get a better understanding of the Icelandic horse, as well as witness the beauty of Iceland’s countryside firsthand.  

Once you return to the farm, you will finish off together in the cafeteria to enjoy a hot drink and discuss your highlights from the trip. Given the wealth of natural sights and sounds you’ve just experienced, don’t be surprised to find yourself full of adrenaline.

Total duration of this activity: 3 hours.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to go horseback riding in the Icelandic countryside. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Oct.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Hekla, Eyjafjallajökull, Langjökull, Tindfjöll
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:30, 13:30.

Skeiðvellir
Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
Included:
  • Instruction and try-out in the riding hall

  • 2 hours riding

  • Hot drink

  • Helmets

  • Gloves and/or buffs

  • Overall and/or rain gear

  • Free photos

  • Lunch/Dinner

  • Pick Up


What to bring:
  • Warm Outdoor Clothing

  • Sturdy Shoes


Good to know:

The age limit for this tour is 10 years old, and the weight limit: 110 kg/240 lbs. Please make sure to dress according for the weather.



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Horseback Riding in the Icelandic Countryside | 2-Hour Tour