Horse Riding Tour | Departure from Thorlakshofn

Horse Riding Tour | Departure from Thorlakshofn
Around Þorlákshöfn in South Iceland there are beautiful beaches to go for a horseback ride.
Ride a horse by the Icelandic surf by the town of Þorlákshöfn.
Icelandic horses are known for being sturdy but friendly.
Enjoy the surrounding landscapes on a horseback riding tour in Iceland.
Ride along some of Iceland's stunning beaches on a horseback riding tour!
The beaches surrounding Þorlákshöfn in South Iceland are both dark and bright, with green and tall grass banks by their sides.

Experience Iceland in a new way, by horseback riding in the Icelandic countryside.

This fun and easy tour is available all year round and accessible both for beginners and experienced riders. Your tour guides will adjust the journey to the abilities of the group and make sure they never go faster than the slowest rider in the group, so no-one will be left behind.

Iceland's horses have developed over centuries, and there are very few diseases in Iceland. For that reason, no horses can be imported to the country, and if an Icelandic horse leaves the country, it can never return. For the same reason, riders are asked not to bring any horseriding gear they've used on horses abroad.

The Icelandic horse is famous for being sturdy but friendly, having 5 walking/running gaits (as opposed to 3 in other horse breeds) and being rather small. It's still a horse though, and not a pony! You'll be able to try the Icelandic 'tölt' - a famous gait that is very smooth for the rider.

You will ride in the surroundings of the small fishing village Þorlákshöfn (Thorlak's Harbour) and explore the Icelandic nature. Þorlákshöfn is located on Iceland's South Coast, situated 30 km (19 miles) away from Reykjavík, or only a 45-minute drive. You can choose between driving to the starting point yourself, or you can arrange for a pick-up service from Reykjavík for an extra fee of 2,500 ISK per person.

The route you'll take while on the horse will depend on the weather and season, but the surrounding nature of Þorlákshöfn is stunning, including some beautiful beach views, tall green grass banks, lava fields and beautiful mountains.

This 3-hour tour provides you with a unique way to enjoy what Iceland has to offer and to create some unforgettable memories.

Don't miss your chance to get to know the Icelandic horse. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Nov.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:15.

Pickup price 3,500 ISK.
  • 3 hour horseback riding tour

  • All equipment

  • Snacks and beverages

  • Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavík (available for an extra fee)

What to bring:
  • Warm and comfortable clothes

Good to know:

The minimum age for this tour is 12 years old, but if your child is younger than that and comfortable on a horse for a lengthy time, then it may be allowed on the tour.

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Horse Riding Tour | Departure from Thorlakshofn
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