Spend a relaxing day in the countryside where you ride an Icelandic horse through the stunning nature in the morning, and soak in the warm waters of Hveragerði’s geothermal pool in the afternoon. Those who wish to immerse themselves in Icelandic traditions and culture should not miss this tour.
For centuries, the Icelandic horse has been vital to this nation’s survival. It was the only mean of transport as its small and sturdy stature could easily traverse the harsh volcanic environment. On this tour, you’ll get to follow in the footsteps of ancient ancestors and travel around the countryside on the back of this loyal servant and friend.
You’ll be picked up in Reykjavík in the morning and driven south to the stables, just outside the town of Hveragerði. There, you’ll meet your horse which will be carefully selected based on your riding experience. The Icelandic horse is very friendly and gentle, and so this tour is perfect for both beginners and expert riders alike.
You’ll spend around 2.5-3 hours in the saddle, riding through the farm’s surrounding area, through both dark lava fields and green meadows. You’ll then make your way to the local hotel where a light lunch will be waiting for you.
After a fun-filled ride and lunch, you will be taken to Hveragerði’s excellent swimming pool where you can uphold another time-honoured Icelandic tradition, relaxing in a hot tub. The warm geothermal water of the tubs is perfect to soothe aching muscles after a day in the saddle. You can also swim a few laps if you are still feeling energetic or try out the sauna.
Before you head back to Reykjavík, you will stop again at the stables to say goodbye to the horses and get some hot coffee and home-made cake from your guides.
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This tour is suited for inexperienced and for experienced riders, we select horses according to riding skills and every participant gets to try "tölt", the special smooth gait of the Icelandic horse.