Ride a beautiful Icelandic horse through lava landscapes and birch forests on this excellent riding tour. No experience is needed to take this exciting and immersive trip, making it a perfect adventure for children and adults alike.
You will meet the horses and your guide at the farm Hraunkot, near the town Húsavík in North Iceland. You’ll be paired with a steed that fits your size and experience most; there are eighteen on the site so you can be assured of a good match.
Once you have put on your gear and listened to a quick briefing, you will mount up, and spend about ten minutes getting comfortable in the paddock. As soon as you and your horse are acquainted, your guide will lead you off the farm, and into the beautiful nature of North Iceland.
As you start your ride, it will become apparent why Icelanders love their horses so much. While initially, the only difference between them and other breeds seems to be their diminutive size, you will soon take note of their strikingly curious and social behaviour. Having been isolated for a thousand years on this island, they have evolved into a unique and special creature, markedly intelligent and perfectly adapted to their conditions.
Your ride will take you through a variety of the beautiful landscapes for which Iceland is renowned. You will trot through woodlands of native birch, cross stretches of haunting lava from historic eruptions, and walk in the shadows of some beautiful mountain peaks.
Feel free to ask your guide any questions as you travel. They are more than happy to talk about the country, the folklore, and of course, the history and character of the Icelandic horse.
After an hour’s ride, you will return to the farm. The beauty of the nature and the charm of your steed will no doubt make this a tour to remember, and you can head on with your vacation knowing that you’ve enjoyed an essential Icelandic experience.
Mount up and join this excellent horse-riding tour, fit for the whole family. Check availability by choosing a date.
Icelandic horses are protected as a breed and therefore not vaccinated. Therefore, any riding gear from abroad is forbidden to use when riding an Icelandic horse.