Midnight Sun Horse Riding Tour from Reykjavik

Midnight Sun Horse Riding Tour from Reykjavik
The pseudocraters of Rauðhólar in the Heiðmörk Nature Reserve.
Ride the Icelandic horse through the countryside within the greater Reykjavík area.
The Icelandic horse is known for his friendly nature and his unique gait of tölt
The best and most authentic way to experience the Icelandic countryside is from the back of a horse
A happy rider on the back of an Icelandic horse in the Heiðmörk Nature Reserve.
The stables of Heiðmörk on a sunny day in the Icelandic summer.
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Make the most of the long days of the Icelandic summer and join us on an evening riding tour through the stunning crimson landscapes of Heiðmörk Nature Reserve. This tour should not be missed by any animal lovers looking for an authentic midnight sun experience in Iceland.

The tour starts with a pickup in Reykjavík early in the evening. You will then be brought to the stables to meet your local guide and your animal companion for the night, the friendly and good-tempered Icelandic horse.

Icelandic horses are known throughout the world for their unique gait called ‘tölt’ that is renowned for its combination of excellent speed and supreme comfort. You will learn all about this amazing quality of the breed, as well as anything else you might want to know about this magnificent animal.

Then, it is time for a golden riding tour of the red hills of Rauðhólar within the Heiðmörk Nature Reserve, conveniently located within the greater capital area. The landscapes at hand are characterised by remnants of a cluster of pseudocraters over 5000 years-old from the lava fields of Elliðaárhraun.

Before, much of the red gravel that made up the craters got mined for road building, but today, this unique landscape is protected as a part of the nature reserve that is Heiðmörk.

During the heights of the Icelandic summer, the sun doesn’t set but instead keeps shining through the night, meaning you can fully enjoy the scenery even though the tour takes place during the evening hours.

The ride will last a couple of hours, after which you will be dropped off again close to your accommodation in Reykjavík City, leaving you ample time to explore the streets of the capital come nightfall.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness stunning Icelandic landscapes in the midnight sun from the back of an Icelandic horse. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 2,8 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic, Danish, Faroese, French, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Reykjavík, Heiðmörk, Rauðhólar
Pickup information:

    Pick up is between 19:15 - 19:45 for the evening tour. 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 at your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly. 

    • Pickup and drop-off

    • Helmet (obligatory)

    • Gloves, Boots, Overalls, Rain Clothes (if requested)

    • Dinner

    What to bring:
    • Warm clothes

    Good to know:

    Please note: Icelandic horses are not vaccinated and therefore susceptible to infectious agents from abroad. That means that used riding gear such as leather boots, gloves and alike, which have been in touch with horses abroad, are not accepted on tours.

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