Horseback Riding from Husavik | Experienced Riders Tour

Pick up some speed on this experienced riders tour in North Iceland.
The verdant countryside and spectacular seascapes of North Iceland can be appreciated on horseback in summer.
The ever-changing weather of North Iceland is no problem for the resilient Icelandic horse.
Try out the different gaits of the Icelandic horse in North Iceland, including the tölt and gallop.
Horse-riding tours from Húsavík are generally in more remote nature than around other major towns.
Icelandic horses watering in a fantastical location in North Iceland.

Feel the wind in your hair as you race through the landscapes of north Iceland aback an Icelandic horse. This tour is perfect for those eager to go horseback riding without having to wait around for beginners.

This tour begins at the stables of Hraunkot, near the town of Húsavík, where your guides and steeds are waiting for you. After a brief introduction, you’ll be provided with all necessary equipment, before being allowed to mount up.

Icelandic horses are delightful creatures and very different to their counterparts across the world. Firstly, they are shorter, sturdier, and in their winter coats, a lot shaggier. Secondly, they are smarter, more curious and more playful than other breeds, traits that will become apparent very quickly on this tour.

The trip will begin by following the banks of a river through verdant countryside and fields of wildflowers. Here, you will begin to try out the different gaits of the Icelandic horse, one of which is unique to them, the tölt. As there are no beginners on this excursion, you don’t need to worry racing ahead; everyone on this tour should be able to keep up.

You will then move into a lava field, and subsequently a black sand ‘desert’, where you will be able to hit your highest speed yet by practising the flying pace. There are few more exhilarating ways to experience the surrounding nature than on the back of a racing Icelandic horse; you will feel somewhat like an early settler going into a clan battle.

You’ll maintain the flying pace all the way from the lava desert back to the farm, where you will dismount buzzing with the exhilaration of your journey.

Experienced riders should not miss this tour. Book now to reserve your space. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Oct.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic, Norwegian
  • Highlights: North Iceland, Highlands, Húsavík
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:00

You meet us at the departure location.
Hraunkot 1, 641 Húsavík
  • Helmet

  • Guide

  • All riding gear

What to bring:
  • Warm, waterproof clothes

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Horseback Riding from Husavik | Experienced Riders Tour

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