Family Horseback Riding Tour | From Reykjavik

For your horseback ride in Iceland, you will want warm clothing including gloves.
Icelandic horses have a winter coat to help them get through the cold months with ease.
Icelandic horses are great to ride for the whole family.
Fields of lupins cover Iceland from Spring, and horseback is a great place to admire them from
This horseback riding tour will take you through greenery many don't even know that Iceland has.
Icelandic horses, saddled up and ready to go.
Based on 2 traveller reviews

Join this tour for an afternoon of easy riding and fun for the whole family. This tour is for any level of rider, and is a wonderful experience for animal lovers, families or groups or anyone who loves the Icelandic countryside. Tours are kept to 20 people or fewer, in order to ensure that all riders get personal attention and all the relaxation they could want.

You'll be picked up in Reykjavik and brought to the spacious Riding Centre just outside the city. The grounds feature a large paddock and barn, along with dogs, cats and bunnies for guests to pet.

To start the tour, you’ll learn about the history of the Icelandic horse, a hardy breed brought to Iceland by the first settlers. Then, you’ll be matched with a horse that suits your experience level and mount up.

The tour will go slowly so that all riders feel comfortable and safe. Your guide will lead you through well-kept trails in the fields around the riding center. You’ll see the craggy lava fields, filled with creeping moss, thorny bushes and rock formations that make a perfect backdrop for a keepsake photo. The beautiful Bláfjöll mountains loom in the distance.

The Icelandic horse is a gentle, friendly breed known for its bushy hair and thick, wiry winter coat. These sturdy animals are built to survive through the Nordic winters. What you may not know by looking at them is that the horse has a silky-smooth gait, known as the tölt.

The tölt is designed for the speed and comfort of the rider crossing long distances, a helpful trick for the Viking who needs to cross a fjord in a single day.

Don't miss your chance to take a relaxing saunter through the countryside on an Icelandic horse. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Dec.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English, German, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Highlights: South Iceland, West Iceland , Reykjavík, Reykjanes, Bláfjöll, Hafnarfjörður
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 11:30

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Pick-up and drop-off

  • Guided tour on horseback

  • Riding equipment (helmet)

  • Outerwear if needed (rubber boots, rain gear, warm outer clothing)

  • English-, German- and Scandinavian-speaking guide

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather

  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

Good to know:

Children must be 8 years old and up to ride. The weight limit for all tours is 110 kg (240 lbs).


Average rating 4 / Number of reviews 2

Perfect tour Get to pet the horse and ride for a hour Only thing can be improved is the waiting time We waited for one hour after arriving the Ranch

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Family Horseback Riding Tour | From Reykjavik

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