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Frequently Asked Questions
About Horse Riding Tours
Horse-riding Tours are available and popular all across Iceland. You will conduct the tours riding the unique Icelandic horse breed, well-known for its fifth gait and intelligence. Both beginner and expert riders are welcome to join and you can choose from multiple tours tailored to your skill level.
1. How long is the actual horse riding time?
It depends on the tour you choose, please contact your travel planner for further information.
2. Is there a weight limit for a horse riding tour?
The Icelandic horse can carry an adult without difficulty. However, the maximum weight depends on what kind of tour you choose. Please contact your travel planner for further information.
3. What should I wear on a horse riding tour?
Warm and waterproof layers, good shoes (such riding boots or hiking shoes), gloves and a thin hat to wear under your helmet.
4. Is the tour cancelled in case of rain?
Tours are usually not cancelled due to rain but if you are worried about cancellation, you can check with your tour provider on the day of your tour.
5. How old do you have to be to go on a horse riding tour?
It depends on the tour, for shorter tours the age limit is usually between 7-8 years.
6. Do I need any riding experience?
For some tours you do, but you can also find numerous tours which will accommodate inexperienced riders.
7. Do I need to bring any equipment for horse-riding?
Only warm clothes and good shoes. Helmets and overalls will be provided on site.
8. What gaits will I experience?
This depends on the tour. At very least, you will experience the walk, the trot and the Icelandic horse’s unique tolt.
9. What do Icelandic horses like to eat? Can I bring them a treat?
You should not feed the horses without asking the owners or tour guides, since the horses are well fed and should not have their diet abrupted. If you wish to bond with your horse by feeding it, simply pick up some grass or hay from the ground and see if they feel like a snack.
10. Do Icelandic horses only exist in Iceland? Does Iceland have any other horse breeds?
The Icelandic horse is an isolated and protected breed. No other species of horse are allowed into Iceland, but the Icelandic horse may be exported, although the animals that leave can never return.