Volcanic Landscape Horse Riding Tour

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Based on 22 traveller reviews

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: All year
  • Duration: 2,8 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • Languages: English, Icelandic, Danish, Faroese, French, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Bláfjöll, Kópavogur, Elliðavatn
Pickup information:
  • Starting 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



Reviews

Average rating 5 / Number of reviews 22

It was wonderful experience. I like Begga she is so funny and enthusiastic!! The horses are cute and friendly. I got very nice free post cards after as well. Highly recommend! Thank you.

It was a good Icelandic horse riding with owner Begga. Like the gait "Tölt" this most!

Was well organized from pick-up to drop off. Horses were matched to riding ability and the landscape scenery was beautiful. Orsi was knowledgeable and kept an eye on everyone and offered tips and assistance if needed. Would highly recommend this tour

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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