Viking Horseback Tour | Heidmork

Viking Horseback Tour | Heidmork
Ride an Icelandic horse through a winder wonderland.
Ride an Icelandic horse like a viking through snow covered terrain.
Horseback ride though Iceland's beautiful trails.
Fields of lupins add to the beauty of horseback riding in Iceland.
Your horseback riding guides are very experienced, and there are options to be led by German or Scandinavian language speakers.
Horseback riding is an incredible way to expose yourself to the beauty of Iceland's nature.
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Jump on this opportunity to test the strength of the Icelandic horse as you make your way through lava fields, rivers and around mountains. This tour is for experienced riders who would like to take advantage of their sure-footed mount by going off-road. You should be experienced enough to remain in control at all paces, firm seat, comfortable in the saddle for up to 7 hours.

Each tour is limited to 20 or fewer people in order to ensure comfort for all and personal attention from your guide. This way, you can really enjoy the experience of putting the Icelandic horse through its paces.

First crossing lava fields covered with softly creeping moss, you’ll ford Kaldá river, a popular spot for salmon and char fishing in Iceland.

Up next is a longer trek around Heiðmörk Nature Park, a huge conservation area in Iceland. More than 4 million trees have been planted since 1950, and it is home to many species of migratory birds and colorful wildflowers.

The choice of routes and trails depends on the season and weather, so no two riding tours are the same.

The tour kicks off with an introductory ride in the morning. After lunch at the Riding Centre, you’ll head out again and try the different gaits of the Icelandic horse. Be prepared to ride at a trot, tölt or a canter and really experience the versatility of the Icelandic horse. For this half of the tour, you'll join up with the Viking Express Horseback Tour who will ride in the afternoon, to meet more fellow equestrians.

Take this opportunity to see what the Icelandic horse can do! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English, German, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian
  • Highlights: South Iceland, East Iceland, Reykjavík, Heiðmörk, Reykjanes, Helgafell
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00.

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.

  • Pick-up at your accommodation in Reykjavik

  • Drop-off

  • Guided tour on horseback

  • Riding equipment (helmet)

  • Outerwear if needed (rubber boots, rain gear, warm outer clothing)

  • Lunch at the Riding Centre

  • 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 arriving by car, please be at the Riding Centre 30 minutes before the start of the tour. Please note that it is not allowed to ride with backpacks or bags but Íshestar provides complimentary safety boxes at the stables for valuables.

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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