Reykjavik Horse Riding Tour

The Reykjavik Horse Riding Tour takes you past the Rauðhólar pseudo craters on the outskirts of the capital.
On the Reykjavik Horse Riding Tour you will be paired with an animal that suits your character and riding skills.
The outskirts of Reykjavík are lined with numerous horse riding trails.
The Reykjavik Horse Riding Tour is perfect for those who wish experience Icelandic nature without leaving the capital.
On the Reykjavik Horse Riding Tour you’ll be accompanied by highly trained and experienced guides.
On the Reykjavik Horse Riding Tour you will ride past lava fields and rolling red hills.
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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. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Dec.
  • Duration: 2,5 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English, German, Icelandic, Danish, French, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Heiðmörk, Rauðhólar, Hólmsheiði
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00 13:00,

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.

  • Reykjavík Pickup and drop off

  • Outdoor clothing

  • Helmets

  • Riding boots/shoes

What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Good shoes

Good to know:

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


We were in Iceland for 6 days and this was our last day and final trip. We were picked up on time by a lovely girl who shook our hands and introduced herself. All communication from this firm was first class as we did experience problems with every other tour we booked but this tour was flawless and the service was excellent. The girls from the stables were lovely and patient and described everything to us in detail. I was very apprehensive about getting on a horse again as I had previously had a horrible accident on a horse riding trip in Egypt. These icelandic horse were beautiful, so well looked after with a placid nature. The trip itself through the red and black lava fields was fantastic with spectacular scenery, I had the best time ever especially when we picked up the pace. The guides on the tour were also fantastic and made sure we were comfortable at all times. I highly recommend this trip and this company, they were excellent from start to finish and I will remember this trip as one of my highlights of Iceland .....I've regained my confidence in horse riding so I may even take up riding again now that I'm back in Scotland..... 5 star trip

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