Midnight Horse Riding Tour | Departure from Thorlakshofn

Midnight Horse Riding Tour | Departure from Thorlakshofn
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Ride the Icelandic horse through beautiful landscapes during midnight, in spectacular twilight colours.

This Midnight Riding Tour runs from May 1st until July 21st when the days stretch into the nights in Iceland, and you'll never experience complete darkness. In the space of only four hours, you will be able to watch both the sunset and the sunrise, from the best seat - on top of an Icelandic horse.

Icelandic horses are best-known for two things: their friendly and even temperament, and their additional gait that other horses around the world do not possess. Icelandic horses have five gaits: walk, trot, canter, flying pace, and their unique tölt. You will go at a speed that suits the group, thus this tour is enjoyable for both beginners and experienced riders.

For the entire time, you'll get to enjoy Iceland's countryside charm, lava landscapes and views out to sea in the beautiful glow of the twilight. The sun doesn't ever completely set in late June, as it starts rising as soon as it's started to creep below the horizon.

Where you will go depends on the weather, but you might head towards the sea and ride along black beaches, or head further inland towards lava regions or grassy fields where you'll have great views towards the ocean and towards the nearby mountains.

The riding tour begins an hour before midnight and ends at 3 o'clock at night. You will start riding out from the small town of Þorlákshöfn, a 45-minute drive away from Reykjavík.

A pick-up from Reykjavík is offered for free, leaving the city at 22:15 and returning at 4 o'clock the following morning.

Don't miss your opportunity to marvel over the midnight sun by horseback. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Aug.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 22:15.

Free pickup.
  • Snacks and beverages

  • All equipment

  • Pick Up and Drop Off from & to your accommodation in Reykjavík

What to bring:
  • Warm and comfortable clothes

  • Good shoes, sneakers or boots

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Free cancellation
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Midnight Horse Riding Tour | Departure from Thorlakshofn
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