Scenic 2,5-3 Hour Viking Horseback Tour with Transfer from Reykjavik

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3 hours
English, German, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
All year
Minimum age
12 years old


Jump in the saddle for a long afternoon ride with the Icelandic horse. This tour is recommended for strong, experienced riders who are comfortable on horseback and able to be in control at all paces.

This tour is limited to 20 or fewer people to ensure that every person gets sufficient attention from your guide and is able to enjoy the surroundings as much as possible.

After being picked up at your accommodation in Reykjavik, you’ll join your tour group at the Riding Centre in the nearby countryside. If you like, you can start the afternoon with lunch at the stable. After learning a bit about the history of the Icelandic horses, you’ll be matched with a horse and will be ready to go.

We will ride toward Heiðmörk, a gorgeous nature park where millions of trees have been planted in a community effort to restore Iceland’s woodlands. The most common tree here is the spruce, but wildflowers bloom in abundance, and many birds flock to the pools of water and lush vegetation.

Ask your guide to point out the night trolls, three rock formations on top of a distant mountain. Supposedly, these three trolls journeyed to a nearby beach to fetch the meat of a whale who had washed ashore. After arguing all night with other trolls who had come to eat whale, these trolls were caught by the light of the morning sun and turned immediately to stone.

Don't miss this chance to canter, trot, and tölt through the beautiful countryside on the back of an Icelandic horse. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Pick-up at your accommodation in Reykjavik
Guided tour on horseback
Riding equipment (helmet)
Outerwear if needed (rubber boots, rain gear, warm outer clothing)
English-, German- and Scandinavian-speaking guide

What to bring

Clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather
Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

Good to know

Children must be 12 years old and up to ride, with good experience riding in open terrain.

The weight limit for all tours is 110 kg (240 lbs).

If you are traveling on your own to Íshestar Horse Riding Center, please be there at least 30 minutes before tour departure.

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