Scenic 1-hour Horseback Riding Tour from Gasir Farm in Northern Iceland

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Gásir, Dagverðareyrarvegur, Iceland
1 hour
English, Icelandic
All year
Minimum age
16 years old


Saddle up and explore the breathtaking areas near Akureyri in Northern Iceland on the back of a beautiful Icelandic horse with this one-hour horseback riding tour. Those who want to experience riding the famous Icelandic horse while enjoying the stunning views of Iceland's countryside should book this tour now.

You'll meet your horse at the family-owned Gasir farm, just 8 miles (13 kilometers) from Akureyri town. This area was once the central trading post in Northern Iceland during medieval times.

At the farm, you'll meet your friendly and knowledgeable guide, who will introduce you to your horse and give tips on how to ride safely. Remember to wear warm, comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes with good soles, and don't forget to bring your camera to take photos of your memorable experience.

Once you're set, it's time to mount your horse and begin your riding adventure!

You'll gallop across breathtaking landscapes while passing by rivers, meadows, and mountains as you explore this rural part of Iceland.

Your guide will instruct you to ride in a straight line. A guide will lead the group in front, while one is stationed at the rear to keep everyone safe and intact.

During the ride, you'll bond with your Icelandic horse as you explore the beautiful surroundings together.

The Icelandic horse is a one-of-a-kind breed known worldwide for its miniature size and unique stride. Compared to other breeds, the Icelandic horse can perform five gaits instead of three or four. This beautiful creature gracefully touches its legs to the ground simultaneously, creating a more stable pace. Icelanders refer to this exceptional gait as "tolt."

Because of this unique movement, the Icelandic horse can steadily carry the rider on its back. Thus the rider will enjoy a more comfortable ride.

The Icelandic horse will also amaze you with its shaggy winter coat, which varies in color and pattern. Some of these horses even have stunning light blue eyes.

Amateur riders are welcome to join this horseback riding excursion. The Icelandic horse is friendly, well-behaved, and well-trained, making it a perfect riding partner for those without enough riding experience.

This tour runs in winter and summer, so depending on which season you'll book your ride, the views you'll encounter will differ. In wintertime, the roads and mountains will be covered in snow. Whereas, during summer, you'll see verdant meadows and mountains.

Finally, after an hour of riding and exploring, you'll head back to the Gasir farm to return your horseback riding equipment and say goodbye to your newfound friend.

Take advantage of this chance to see the incredible northern countryside of Iceland while riding on a beautiful Icelandic horse. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Horse and equipment needed for the horseback riding activity
Tour guide
Free parking space




Horse Riding

What to bring

Warm clothes, sturdy shoes with good soles. 
Food and drinks

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If you wish to book a ride for a longer duration, please get in touch with us by email.

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