Breathtaking 60-Minute Horseback Riding Tour from Gasir Horse Farm in North Iceland

A group exploring the surroundings of Akureyri during a horseback riding tour.
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Gásir, Dagverðareyrarvegur, Iceland
1 hour
English, Icelandic, Danish
All year
Minimum age
7 years old


Explore the surrounding areas of Akureyri during this breathtaking 60-minute horseback riding tour from Gasir horse farm. Those who want a unique way to enjoy Iceland should join this sightseeing tour on the back of a horse. 

Your tour begins at Gasir, which was once the central trading post in Northern Iceland during medieval times. From here, you'll meet your guide, who'll go over the tour and give you some tips about horse riding. Before leaving and as part of your preparation, your guide will also help fix the horse's stirrup before you ride off. 

For the tour, wear warm clothes, as it can be cold while riding and exploring North Iceland. As for your footgear, wear sturdy shoes with good soles as you ride a horse. Bring a camera, too, to take amazing pictures of your surroundings when you stop during the ride. 

The tour will last one hour and is open to adults and kids as young as seven-years-old. A prior horse riding experience is unnecessary, and there'll be guides who'll ride with you along the way. 

Once you and your group are ready, you'll head off one by one and ride in a straight line. There'll be a guide in front, at the back of the group, and another in the middle for bigger groups. Make sure you don't ride in front of your first guide to stay safe and not get lost. 

During the tour, you'll bond with your horse and ride on a special path beside the road until you reach some trees. You'll also pass by some rivers, including Horga, and explore other parts of the Northern countryside of Iceland. Upon reaching some trees during your tour, you'll have the chance to take beautiful photos of the surrounding landscapes. 

Depending on the season you choose, the things you'll see during the tour may differ. For example, during winter, you'll see ice-covered roads and mountains. Meanwhile, you'll see green and brown mountains with hints of ice at the peak and unfrozen rivers during other seasons. 

After an hour of exploration and horseback riding, you'll return to the Gasir farm, where you can say goodbyes to your horses and helpful guides. 

See the beautiful surroundings of Akureyri, from rivers to picturesque mountains, when you join this thrilling horseback riding tour from Gasir. Check tour availability now by choosing a date.   

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1-hour riding tour near Gasir farm
English-speaking guide
Small group tour (maximum of 8)




Horse Riding

What to bring

Warm clothes
Sturdy shoes with good soles

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- Bookings canceled in less than three days will have a cancellation fee of 20%.

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