Private 2-Hour Horse Riding Tour for 5 People or More Departing from Reykjavik

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Íslenski Hesturinn - The Icelandic Horse, Vatnsveituvegur, Reykj
2,2 hours
All year
Minimum age


Explore breathtaking volcanic landscapes with an exciting horseback ride in the Reykjavik countryside. Travelers keen to discover the friendliness of Icelandic horses while enjoying beautiful rural surroundings should book this private tour now.

This private tour is for bookings of five or more people. There are no age restrictions as long as children are ready for a two-hour riding experience. The tour leaders will create a personalized experience, adapting to the needs of your group.

Your excursion begins when you meet your tour guides at their riding school on the outskirts of Reykjavik. The meeting point is approximately 6.9 miles (11.1 kilometers) from central Reykjavik. 

You can drive your rental car, take a taxi, or use public transportation. Bus number two stops approximately 546 yards (500 meters) from the property.

You’ll meet your knowledgeable local guides when you arrive, ready to offer you an immersive experience. Your riding instructors will share insights about Icelandic horses and the area’s environment and culture.

The tour begins with a short introduction to horseback riding. You’ll learn about the unique gaits of the Icelandic horse, the tolt, and the flying pace. Today you’ll experience the tolt, a distinctive and smooth gait with an effortless feel.

As soon as you meet the horses, you’ll notice how friendly they are. Icelandic horses are known for being approachable, and your riding instructors will guide you in interacting with them. These gentle animals are also very hardy and well-adapted for easily thriving in harsh Icelandic weather and traversing challenging terrain.

After your introduction, it’s time to head out and appreciate the fantastic scenery in the area. Your group will ride rugged trails across the gorgeous volcanic landscapes of rural Reykjavik. There you can marvel at the contrasting colors of brown and red-toned rocky hills against the dark grey underfoot terrain and green of the grass and trees.

Feel yourself glide along while riding the tolt, a four-beat gait that’s something like a quick walk. Your pace can be slow or fast during the tolt, allowing for a customized experience you can enjoy to its fullest.

You’ll have plenty of time to stop and take pictures with the horses in your natural surroundings. Because this is a private tour, your guides will tailor the route and pace to meet the needs of your group.

Your afternoon excursion lasts about two hours, but you should allow a little longer because the tour could start later than expected. Therefore, ensure you don’t have other commitments to rush back for so you can have a relaxed ride.

After an enjoyable time traversing the countryside and interacting with the horses, your group will return to the starting point. Then you can go back to Reykjavik or onward to your next adventure.

Don’t miss this two-hour private horse riding tour in the Icelandic countryside near Reykjavik. It offers you the chance to enjoy beautiful nature and learn why horses hold a special place in the hearts of the Icelandic people. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Two-hour horse riding tour


Horse Riding
Self drive

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Tours run from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Please do not book other commitments immediately afterward in case there is a delay to the start and finish time.

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