Horse Riding in Iceland's Nature | 5-Hour Tour

Horse Riding in Iceland's Nature | 5-Hour Tour
Your ride amidst Icelandic nature will take approximately 5 hours.
Icelandic horses are known for their small stature, intelligence and five unique gaits.
Iceland's landscapes are open and wide, perfect for horse riding.
Much of your tour will take place beneath Hekla volcano.
Horse Riding is a fantastic chance to better get to grips with Icelandic nature.
You will pass grazing horses during your tour.

Bag yourself an unforgettable experience by joining this horse-riding tour in South Iceland, perfect for nature enthusiasts and experienced riders. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced riders who not only want to meet an Icelandic horse, but also experience Iceland’s landscapes from a unique and unforgettable perspective. 

Your tour begins at the farm Skeiðvellir in the south of Iceland. Upon arrival, you will meet your friendly, knowledge and experienced horse riding guide who, after a few practical preparations, will proceed to hand out all necessary equipment. 

Your guide will also brief you on the activities ahead, then take you to the riding-hall where they will match you with an Icelandic horse who fits with your ability. Here you can also practice a bit, and get to know your horse, before departure.

Once you’re ready, the group will be transported to an area of wide-open fields near the base of Hekla. Once there, you will mount your horse and begin your journey travelling deep into Iceland’s nature. You will travel across lush fields and through water, following picturesque trails with mountainview that will also lead you past herds of grazing horses. 

There will be breaks during the tour, allowing you to appreciate your surroundings, have free photographs taken and indulge in a bite to eat. A lunch box is included within the price of this tour and includes a sandwich, a soft drink and a sweet snack. Vegetarian options are available, upon request. 

Throughout the duration of your tour, you will have the chance to ride at different speeds, allowing you to get to grips with the power and strength of Icelandic horses. Your riding time will last for approximately five hours, after which you will be driven fifteen minutes back to the farm, Skeiðvellir. There, you can enjoy a hot drink and share your experiences of the tour. 

Total duration of this activity: 6 hours

Don’t miss your opportunity to partake on this fabulous horse riding tour exploring Iceland’s stunning nature. Check availability by choosing a date. 


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Sep.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Activities: Horse Riding
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English, German, Icelandic, Swedish
  • Highlights: Hekla, Eyjafjallajökull, South Coast, Tindfjöll
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:30.

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

  • 5 hours of riding

  • Hot drink

  • Lunch box with soft drink

  • Helmets

  • Gloves or/and buffs

  • Overalls or/and rain gear

  • Free photos

  • Pick Up


What to bring:
  • Warm Clothing

  • Closed Shoes


Good to know:

The age limit for this tour is 10 years old. The weight limit is 110 kg/240 lbs. Please note that this tour requires a certain level of riding experience and stamina.



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No credit card fees
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