Volcanic Landscape Horse Riding Tour

Volcanic Landscape Horse Riding Tour
The Icelandic horse is world renowned as a trusty companion.
The horses that take you through Volcanic Landscape Horse Riding Tour are well kept and their well being is always a high priority.
The Volcanic Landscape Horse Riding Tour suits riders of all skill levels.
The Icelandic horse is very friendly and easy to handle.
The Icelandic horse holds a special place in the hearts of the locals.
The Icelandic horse is a loyal servant and friend to the people.
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Enjoy the mountain view surrounding Reykjavík while riding the gentle Icelandic horse. Meet these incredible animals and ride through the country’s volcanic landscape on this amazing horse riding tour. It is the perfect tour for all animal lovers who want to add a little twist to their sightseeing. 

The Icelandic horse holds a special place in the hearts of the locals. It arrived here, over a thousand years ago, on the very first ships of the settlers. From that day it has remained a loyal servant and friend to the people.  

The tour starts when you are picked up in Reykjavík and driven to the outskirts of the city where you will meet your horse. The Icelandic horse is very friendly and easy to handle, so this tour is suitable for beginners and experts alike.  

Your tour guide will give you all necessary information about riding as well as tell you a little bit about the magnificent Icelandic horse: its small stature, gentle demeanour and the five unique gaits. 

When you are ready, there is nothing left but to mount your horse and head on out to see the beautiful volcanic landscape around Reykjavík. You’ll ride past mountains and a beautiful lake. This tour will take you to the red pseudocraters and black lava fields of this otherworldly area.  

Throughout the ages, the Icelandic horse was vital to the people’s survival as it was the best way of transportation. Although with new roads and means of transport, the Icelandic horse is still an important part of people’s daily lives as farmers still use horses for sheep-herding in the highlands. 

So, don’t hesitate. Experience the country the authentic way; on the back of the Icelandic horse, and make some amazing holiday memories on this fun-filled tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Dec.
  • Duration: 2,8 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic, Danish, Faroese, French, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Bláfjöll, Kópavogur, Elliðavatn
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:45, 13:15.

Pick up starts at 8:45 for morning tours and 13:15 for afternoon tours. Please note that the pick up can take up to 30 minutes. 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. Please be on the lookout for your pickup vehicle.

Included:
  • Riding helmets

  • Rain gear

  • Some boots if needed

  • Gloves

  • Photos from the tour

  • Pick up and drop off

  • Meals and refreshments


What to bring:
  • Warm clothes


Good to know:

Please dress according to weather and be ready for an outdoor activity



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I’m so glad I chose this tour. It started with detailed explanation about controlling and motivating the horse, what to expect on the ride and other really cool and important information. Even though I rode horses before, I still learned a bunch of great stuff. But the actual ride was totally amazing! The horses knew exactly what to do once we were on their backs. They were so smart, careful and responsive. They were also lively and super fun. The staff of this place is friendly and welcoming. The lava landscape is beautiful. Do not miss the Tolt!
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Loved it! Wonderful, unique experience.
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Great ride with great guides! We had a marvelous time learning to tölt in the snow. The horses were lovely and Salka and Pim gave us great insights into the horses and Iceland. Recommended to my friends :)
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Loved every second of the horse riding tour! The tour itself was amazing and getting to ride the Icelandic horse through picturesque terrain was awesome! My advice is to check the fine print, this tour is with The Icelandic Horse - aka that name will be on the bus to pick you up. Check this with your hotel to make sure you know where to go for pickup and drop off for a fun filled adventure with no hassle!
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This was an excellent tour. The guides were great, the horses were friendly, and the scenery was beautiful. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in horse riding!
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We knew nothing about horse riding and were very worried. Luckily, the instructors were extremely kind and taught us the basics of horse riding. It was fun riding Icelandic horses as they have a unique gait called Tölt. Riding a horse to explore the wild of Iceland is surely one of the most memorable experience in our trip!
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I booked a week in Iceland at Christmas for my daughter and I. Guide to Iceland handled all the details so I didn’t have to. Made our trip the best ever.
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Superb tour, happy horses and such friendly and welcoming staff. Thank you!
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Begga was the best guide ever! She was funny, explained about the history of the Icelandic Horses and showed us the proper and safe way to ride. The horses were so gentle, the ride was as smooth as ever and the scenery was breathtakingly beautiful beyond words. We had the best experience ever!
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For non-experienced horse rider, it’s very easy to have a horse riding after some introduction from them. Also Icelandic horses are very friendly, no need to worry about lacking of exp.
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