Volcanic Landscape Horse Riding Tour

Based on 15 traveller reviews

The authentic way to experience Iceland is to ride a wonderful, pure gaited Icelandic TÖLT horse in the spectacular wild and volcanic landscape. Enjoy the mountain view surrounding Reykjavik on a horseback.

Suitable for beginners and experienced riders. Licensed tour guide on every riding tour - good introduction before the riding tour makes the riding tour more enjoyable. Join this best value horse riding trip from Reykjavík to experience the Icelandic horse on a personal level.


Pick up is between 8:45 and 9:15 (morning tour) or 13:15 and 13:45 (afternoon tour). The tour is about 2,5 hours (more or less in total) - thereof about 1,5 hours on the horse - there is a introduction/lesson from local licensed guide before the riding starts and then we meet the horses and go on a riding tour. Afterwards the drop off is about 12:40 - 13:10 (more or less) for the morning tour and 17:00 - 17:40 (more or less) for the afternoon tour.

See the volcanic landscape from the back of one of Iceland's incredible horses. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Dec.
  • Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes
  • Activities: Horse Riding
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • Languages: English, Icelandic, Danish, Faroese, French, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Bláfjöll, The Geothermal Energy Exhibition, Kópavogur, Surtlugata, Lake Ellidavatn
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 08:45, 13:15

Pick up 8:45 - 9:15 for morning tour (9:30) and 1:15 - 1:45 pm for the afternoon tour (2 pm) - it's important to be on a lookout for pick up and ready in downstairs/lobby/outside at pick up time
  • Riding helmets

  • Rain gear

  • Some boots if needed

  • Gloves

  • Photos from the tour

  • Pick up and drop off

What to bring:
  • Please be ready for outdoor activity in Iceland

Good to know:

Please dress according to weather and ready for outdoor activity.


Average rating 4.9 / Number of reviews 15

Was a great experience from pickup to drop-off. Our guide (Orsi) was very knowledgeable and helpful to riders of all abilities! I would definitely recommend this tour! You will not be disappointed!

really enjoyed this tour. Felt alot shorter than i imagined it would be. but the horses mostly walked or trotted, didnt run so it was relaxing.

This was a good introduction to Icelandic horses. The horses: They are pony size, super adorable, yet very resilient and spirited. The guide: The main leader speaks very fluent English and is very personable when she gave us a 20 min introduction on the history of Icelandic horses and general techniques on how to ride. The actual ride: We spent about 1.5 hours on the horse. The "tolt" (special gait that is unique to Iceland horses, somewhere between a gallop and a trot) can be pretty scary and bumpy and was my least favorite part, but when the horses slowed down it was very pleasant. The landscape is very Martian (infact, some of the rocks can only be found on Mars), which gives it a cool extraterrestrial feeling. The horses are quite spirited so you have to be confident to ride them comfortably. I would recommend this for the free spirited person who's not afraid of a little unpredictability, but would not recommend if you are faint at heart.

Icelandic horses are gentle and lovely, our guide is reliable and knowledgable. We had a good time. Safe for beginner because the guide have a briefing of horse riding, and walking through the vocano landscape is so amazing.

A very great horse riding experience. Horsey (apologies if I misspell his name) explained every horse riding technique very clearly and really calmed down my nerves as I have never ridden a horse before. The people at the stable are very professional and I can feel that they are very passionate about horse riding. The horses are really lovely and friendly to people! I rode with Gramann, a short sturdy white horse and I feel really safe on the horseback as he is not bumpy at all. This tour is suitable for people who have never ridden a horse before. Highly recommend this tour.

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