Riding Tour

Based on 2 traveller reviews

This short, 1-hour tour will give you a taste of horseback riding on the sturdy and friendly Icelandic horse. This tour is ideal for horse lovers, families, groups and guests who want to experience the Icelandic landscape on horseback as our forefathers did. There's nothing like it, and the expert horsemen and –women of Skjaldarvik Travel and Tourist Service couldn’t agree more!

They will share their wealth of riding experience with you as you prepare to embark on a trail ride unlike any other. Not only will you befriend the small, shaggy Icelandic horses who are famed for their smooth gait, but you will bask in the breathtaking mountain vistas and wide fields of grass waving by the lakeside path.

Tours leave twice per day, so choose the time which is best for you and embrace this experience.

You may meet up with the tour group at Skjaldarvik Guest House (located on Road 816, 601 Akureyri) at least 30 minutes before your tour begins, or you can request to be picked up at your accommodation in Akureyri instead. It could not be easier to take advantage of the sea air and sunshine … all on the back of a gently tölting horse!

This tour is for riders of all experience levels from beginner to expert. Children must be at least 12 years old to join this tour.

Meet and ride Iceland's favourite animal on this relaxing and adventurous tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Nov.
  • Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 09:30, 13:30, 16:30

Pickup starts at 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 16:30, or 19:30. Please be at your pickup location in time. 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.
  • Expert guides

  • Riding helmet and other safety gear

  • Pick up and drop off from Akureyri (on request)

What to bring:
  • Comfortable clothing

  • Sturdy shoes with good soles (not heels, as they may get caught in the stirrup)


Average rating 5 / Number of reviews 2

Wonderful experience, I would love to join this tour again! We were greeted by friendly staff and started riding along the meadow then along the ocean. Up the hill, down the hill, the scenery was changing constantly and I enjoyed the amazing view of the fjord, mountains, grassland, and forests. The horses are very friendly too! The farm is located only a short distance from Akureyri, and I definitely recommend this tour!

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