2-Hour Horse Riding Tour | Elves & Mysteries

The Icelandic horse wading a stream.
Icelandic horses in front of a cave where elves are said to live.
Although this animal seems to be cautious, Icelandic horses are usually not shy at all.
The Icelandic horse relaxing after a good day
An Icelandic horse in the foggy nature.
Icelandic horses relaxing in their natural environment.
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Take the reins and ride through the legendary Icelandic countryside. This fantastic horse riding tour is perfect for those who wish to see spectacular scenery and learn about the ancient folklore that has shaped the Icelandic culture throughout the ages.

Icelandic folklore is filled with mythical being such as elves and ‘hidden people’. On this tour, you’ll visit some of the places said to be populated by these special creatures, and you’ll do so while riding the friendly Icelandic horse.

In the morning, you’ll be picked up in Reykjavík and driven to southwestern Iceland where you’ll find the stables. The Icelandic horse is both friendly and gentle, and so this tour is suited for both first-time riders and expert alike. Your guide for today will select the perfect horse for you, one that matches your temper and riding capability. 

Once you’ve mounted your steed, you’ll head on out to the stunning countryside as your local guide tells you all about Icelandic folklore, specifically the elves. 

You’ll ride through a green valley on your way to your first mystical location, the small cleft Álfakví and the old sheep pen that cannot be moved due to mysterious forces. From there you’ll ride to Skjólklettur rocks, a place said to be an elven church. Singing has often been heard near Skjólklettur, so keep your ears peeled for musical elves.

Before you arrive at your next enchanted location, the elven hill Einbúi, you’ll get to test the Icelandic horse’s capabilities by trying its unique gait tölt. Tölt is a smooth gait, where you’ll hardly feel the horse’s hoofs touch the ground, giving you a feeling like you are soaring through the air. 

After spending about 2 hours on your horse, you’ll stop by at the local hotel for a light lunch before you board a vehicle heading back to Reykjavík city.

Travel around the magical countryside on an Icelandic horse and try and spot some mystical elves on the way, with this fun-filled day tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 7 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Hveragerði
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. 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.
  • 1.5-2 hours on horseback

  • Lunch

  • Helmet

  • Rain gear or warm overalls

  • Transfer to and from Reykjavík

What to bring:
  • Sturdy shoes

  • Gloves

Good to know:

This tour is suited both for beginners and experienced riders, horses are selected according to riding experience.


Very nice experience with the friendly Icelandic horses. I had so much fun!!

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