Horse Riding Tour from Akureyri

Horse Riding Tour from Akureyri
When horse riding from Akureyri, expect stunning North Iceland landscapes all around you.
The Icelandic horses are small, sturdy and friendly, making them the ideal choice for young riders.
Flying through the landscapes of North Iceland on horseback is a thrilling adventure.
A beautiful Icelandic horse rolling around in the morning dew of North Iceland in the summer.
Icelandic horses are renowned for their charming personalities and friendly manner.
Icelandic horses are cuddly and friendly and love to be petted on the snout.
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Go horseback riding on the sturdy and friendly Icelandic horse in the beautiful nature of North Iceland. This adventure is the ideal choice for horse lovers, families and groups wanting to experience the Icelandic landscape on horseback, just as the Icelandic people have done since the Age of Settlement.

Your tour begins as you get picked up from your accommodation in Akureyri, and brought to the stables located close to town. Here, you will meet your experienced local guides and get acquainted with Iceland's favourite animal.

Once you have been assigned to a trusty steed that fits your profile, get ready to saddle up and begin your easy, one-hour trail ride through North Iceland's stunning landscapes. You will be on the actual tour, riding the horse for 1 full hour. We do not count the time getting prepared, helmets, and safety talk as part of the actual tour time, so you will have lots of time to enjoy riding around on the horses!

Not only will you befriend the small, shaggy Icelandic horses who are famed for their smooth gait, but you will take in the breathtaking mountain vistas and wide fields of grass waving by the lakeside path of your journey.

One of the quintessential pleasures of getting to ride an Icelandic horse is their fourth additional gait called tölt, an exceptionally smooth riding style with all the speed of a canter, but the comfort and sleekness of a walk.

These horses have also been isolated on the island since the days of the country's settlement, resulting in the famed mellow temper of the species, as well as their noteworthy affluence in befriending their human riders.

This excursion is designed for riders of all levels of experience, meaning that no matter whether you are a beginner or an expert, you are sure to have a wonderful time connecting with your horse in the North Icelandic countryside.

Don't hesitate in booking your Icelandic horse riding adventure now, to enjoy the most essential of local experiences; meet and ride Iceland's favourite animal on this relaxing and adventurous tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Oct.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Activities: Horse Riding, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: North Iceland, Akureyri
Pickup information:
  • Pickup 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.
  • Pickup in Akureyri

  • Expert local guidance in English

  • Riding gear

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Sturdy shoes with good soles

  • Swimsuits and towels if you would like to jump in to our hot tub

Good to know:

Icelandic horses aren't vaccinated, which means that all riding gear brought from abroad is not allowed to come in contact with the horses in Iceland.

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The horseback riding tour was incredible! The scenery was so beautiful. We had little to no experience with horseback riding but were given great instruction and re assurance that took all our nervousness away. The horses are well cared for and everyone we came across were so friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking for a horseback riding tour.
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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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