Excellent 2.5 Hour Horse Riding Tour of the Volcanic Raudholar Countryside & Transfer from Reykjavik

The friendly Icelandic horse is one of the most alluring parts of Iceland.
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2,5 hours
English, German, Icelandic, Danish, French, Norwegian, Swedish
May. - Mar.
Minimum age
12 years old


Saddle up and discover the unique volcanic landscape at the outskirts of Reykjavík on the back of a horse. Ride around the countryside and get to know the friendly Icelandic horse on this exciting tour, perfect for those who wish to immerse themselves in the Icelandic nature without leaving the city.

The Icelandic horse is very gentle, so this tour is perfect for both beginners and expert riders alike. Children from 12 years old are always welcome, and if you’d prefer a private tour, for either an individual or a group, you can contact the tour provider, and they will set it up.

On this tour, you will be picked up in Reykjavík and driven to the stables near Lake Rauðavatn on the edge of the city. Once there, you will get to meet your horse for the day. The expert guides at the stables know their horses well, and they will pair you up with a steed that matches your character and riding skills. 

The Icelandic horse arrived here on the Viking ships of the settlers over a thousand years ago. Since then, it has adapted to the harsh environment, resulting in a special breed unique to this country.

At the stables, you will learn about this amazing animal; its unique ‘tölt’ gait, small stature, and spirited but friendly temperament. You will be provided with all the necessary riding equipment, such as a helmet, boots, gloves and warm overalls. After that, there is nothing left but to mount your steed and head on out to the wild Icelandic nature.

You’ll be riding through the idyllic and dramatic countryside near Rauðavatn Lake, travelling past black lava fields and rolling hills. All the while you’ll be accompanied by a professional, highly trained and multilingual guides who will inform you about the unique landscape and its history.

So do not hesitate. Discover the Icelandic countryside the same way the Vikings did; on the back of a horse. Book now to secure your spot on this fun-filled tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 

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Reykjavík Pickup and drop off
Outdoor clothing
Riding boots/shoes


Horse Riding

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothes
Good shoes

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Icelandic weather can be cold and unpredictable, even in summer. Please dress accordingly.

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