Incredible 5-Hour Horse-Riding Tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Two horses and riders, viewed from the horse behind as they walk across a beach on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
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Stóri Kambur, Snæfellsbær, Iceland
5 hours
May. - Sept.
Minimum age
13 years old


Explore the beauty of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on horseback when you book this incredible guided riding tour. Those eager to discover the mountains and beaches of this stunning area should book this horse-riding tour now.

Your excursion starts in Snaefellsbaer, where you'll meet your experienced tour leader at the Stori Kambur stables. The guide will introduce you to the horse you'll ride during the tour and give you all the safety gear you need, including a helmet, boots, and weather-proof clothing. 

Your ride begins with a beautiful mountain backdrop as you go to Budir, a small coastal village. With its remote location and breathtaking surroundings, Budir offers tranquility and natural beauty.

The village is best known for its iconic black church, Budakirkja, a striking 19th-century wooden structure set against rolling hills and lava fields. You'll stop here for a short while for the horses to rest — you can enjoy the views as they regain their energy. 

Next, you'll go to Longufjorur, one of Iceland's awe-inspiring beaches. Icelanders love this beach for its incredible scenery. Stretching over 12 miles (about 20 kilometers), this remote beach offers a breathtaking panorama of rugged cliffs, rolling dunes, and the vast expanse of the North Atlantic Ocean. It's also the longest beach in Iceland.

The beach's remote location and untouched nature make it a haven for solitude seekers and nature enthusiasts. Its terrain is perfect for horses and riders, making it a highly sought-after riding destination.

As you ride along the clay-rich sands, you'll get to know your horse and can try a few different gaits. Icelandic horses have a couple of unique gaits, but probably the best-known is the tolt.

The tolt offers a smooth ride over the rugged landscapes Iceland is known for. Unlike other horse gaits, it allows for a wide range of speeds, from a leisurely walk-like pace to an impressive, high-speed stride. It's comfortable for the rider and the horse, and you won't experience this anywhere else.

Once your ride on the beach has finished, you'll return to Budir. Here, you'll see the famous black church before continuing to the Budarhraun lava field. You can dismount here and explore the Budarhellir lava tube cave.

On the way back to the stables, you'll ride on another beach, Hraunlandarif, before the tour finishes.

Don't miss this incredible experience, exploring the beautiful beaches of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on horseback. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Experienced guide
Helmets, weather-proof clothing, and boots


Horse Riding

What to bring

Warm, comfortable clothing that isn't slippy and doesn't make a rustling sound
Snacks or a packed lunch
Reusable water bottle
Fully charged camera

Good to know

As the weather in Iceland can be unpredictable, the tour may be canceled at short notice for your safety.

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