Small-Group 2-Hour Horseriding Tour in Reykjavik

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Íslenski Hesturinn - The Icelandic Horse, Vatnsveituvegur, Reykj
2,2 hours
All year
Minimum age
12 years old


Explore the unique volcanic landscape around Reykjavik on horseback by booking this incredible two-hour horseriding excursion. Those eager to ride Icelandic horses and learn more about them should book this small-group tour now.

At the beginning of the tour, you’ll meet your experienced guide and the rest of the group at the Icelandic Riding Center, just outside Reykjavik. The tour leaders, Begga and Sveinn, are based locally and are highly knowledgeable about Iceland, its horses, and its culture. 

The tour begins with a short introduction to horseriding and a quick safety briefing. This horseriding experience is a small-group tour, meaning the itinerary can be tailored to the group’s abilities. This tour is suitable for all levels of riders, from beginners to experienced riders.

You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to ask any questions during the tour and get lots of interaction with the horses. The Icelandic horse is significant in Icelandic culture. They arrived in the country with the first Norse Viking settlers, who selectively bred horses for the best characteristics. 

Icelandic horses are smaller than other breeds, with shorter legs and a stockier build. They have a warm and friendly nature, making them patient enough for beginners, but they can also provide more of a challenge for experienced riders.

Icelandic horses can walk, trot and canter like other horses, but they also have two unique gaits: the tolt and the skeid. The tolt is where one foot is always in contact with the ground, providing a smoother ride than other gaits. You’ll be able to experience the tolt during this tour as you enjoy a ride on one of these majestic creatures.

From horseback, you’ll be at a unique vantage point to discover the volcanic landscape around Reykjavik. Marvel at the natural beauty surrounding you as you take in the snow-capped mountains in the distance and the sparkling waters of the lakes and streams in the valleys. 

The scenery is spectacular, and exploring Iceland’s rolling hills and verdant valleys on horseback is a great way to discover it.

At the end of your unforgettable riding adventure, you’ll return to the Icelandic Riding Center and say goodbye to your horse. It’s just a short journey back to Reykjavik, so you can easily continue your adventure with another tour or enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the city.

Don’t miss this incredible horseback riding experience, exploring the volcanic landscapes that the country is famous for on a friendly Icelandic horse. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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All equipment needed for riding
Expert, English-speaking guide



Horse Riding

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Good hiking shoes

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Keep in mind that tours may be slightly delayed, so it's best to not schedule any tight commitments afterward.

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