Horses in the Midnight Sun | East Iceland Riding Tour

Horses in the Midnight Sun | East Iceland Riding Tour
A rider and a horse, preparing to head out for the day.
Resting between travels under the watchful eye of a black steed.
Time for sandwiches! Remember to give your horse some bread too!
Riding in the highlands, near the mountain snow.
Resting in the green fields surrounded by horses is the most calming feeling possible.
Give us a kiss! Icelandic horses are very close to humans, and remarkably intelligent.

Experience the bright Icelandic nights in the east Icelandic highlands, in touch with nature, from a horseback. Riding the Icelandic horse on a sunny night is an experience to remember.

This midnight ride is headed for the abandoned farm Kleif. Once we are there, we will take the time to bask in the beautiful surroundings and to take a look inside the old farmhouse. While there, we will hear stories of the people who used to live at the farm. 

The tour begins at the Wilderness Center, a peaceful hideaway at the edge of the Highlands. There you will meet your guide for the day and get introduced to the horse you will be riding for the next hours. 

Even if you've never ridden before you have nothing to worry about—all of the guides are passionate and qualified. Icelandic horses are famous for their reliability and docile nature. Horses are chosen out specifically for each rider, and we will provide you with all of the riding gear necessary for your trip. 

Near the farm, there is a traditional cableway-cart. Those who have an adventurous spirit can try their hand at winching themselves across the glacier river Jökulsá. With the river streaming below, it is sure to give you a thrill. 

To ride an Icelandic horse is something you have got to experience at least once in your life. Travelling on horseback through the wilderness is for those who want a real feeling of exclusive freedom.

When your trip is over, you will return to the Wilderness Center where you are welcome to try some authentic Icelandic food at our homestyle restaurant or visit the Wilderness Exhibition where you can experience the life and travel at the edge of the wilderness back in the days. The choice is yours.

So don't hesitate! You too can experience the joys of riding a horse through Iceland's gorgeous countryside. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Jul.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: East Iceland, Egilsstaðir, Wilderness Center
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 21:00.

Wilderness Center, Iceland

Please be on location in good time for your tour start.

  • Fully guided tour

  • Horses and riding gear

  • Rain gear if needed

  • Pick-up and drop-off

  • Meals and refreshments

What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Good shoes/rubber boots

  • Warm Clothes

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Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees