Horse Riding Tours

Icelandic horses are a breed renowned for its reliability, intelligence, small stature and friendly character.
Horse riding tours allow you to intimately connect with this fascinating creature while experiencing the lush ambience of the Icelandic countryside.

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Horse Riding Tours

Icelandic horses are a breed renowned for its reliability, intelligence, small stature and friendly character.
Horse riding tours allow you to intimately connect with this fascinating creature while experiencing the lush ambience of the Icelandic countryside.
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5 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

See all the main attractions in Iceland, including Reykjavík, the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. And travel all the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in the East, through the South Coast of Iceland first. This tour is for everyone who would like to relax on their vacation and let us take care of the details of planning the perfect trip to Iceland. This tour is all-inclusive, making the most of your stay in Iceland. It includes accommodation for 4 nights, all transportation and tours of all the best locations. You can also opt to hike on a glacier with a gorgeous view of the South Coast before you reach Jökulsárlón and the Diamond beach.You'll see plenty of waterfalls, a black sand beach, glaciers, and volcanoes. You'll also have the chance to explore Reykjavík and you can add on extra options during your day on the famous Golden Circle route if sightseeing at some of the most popular places in the nation isn't exciting enough.You can, for example, go horseback riding through a geothermal field near Gullfoss waterfall. For more action, go snowmobiling on top of Langjökull glacier. Or, for some real geological excitement, snorkel in Silfra gorge and float between two Continental plates, exploring the mysteries of the deep blue waters.You'll make your home in the city center of Reykjavík for 3 nights, spending another night in Vatnajökull National Park so that you can fully embrace nature. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy the hiking trails in the countryside, just as much as the art galleries, museums,  and cafés in the capital. Enjoy the long summer days and explore all the best the country has to offer on this perfect 5-day itinerary! Reserve now to save on costs and choose a date to check for availability. 
4.8
41 reviews
Duration:
5 days
Available:
Mar. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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The Golden Circle Day Tour | With Horse Riding in a Geothermal Area

Roll two essential Icelandic experiences into one on this incredible day tour; ride one of the nation's charming and sturdy horses, and marvel over the three famous sites of the Golden Circle.You will be picked up from Reykjavík in the morning, and head straight to the farm of Vellir. Here, you will meet your horse-riding guide and your steed for the morning.Icelandic horses are incredibly special animals. You’ll first notice that they are much smaller than most other breeds, but after a few minutes, you’ll see that that is the least interesting thing about them; they are also noticeably friendlier, smarter, and more curious than other horses. Riding them is an absolute delight, even for the novice rider.For up to two hours, you will travel with your group through the beautiful, verdant countryside, with views over mountains and up to the ocean. The pace is nice and slow for beginners.Following an invigorating ride, you will have lunch, before setting out on the Golden Circle. Your first stop on this popular trail is the Geysir Geothermal Area. Here, you can see a geyser named Strokkur erupt every 10 minutes or so, to a height of up to 40 m (131 ft). The now largely inactive Geysir can also be seen, as can many other bubbling hot springs and steaming fumaroles.The next stop will be the ‘golden waterfall’, otherwise known as Gullfoss. Here, the Hvíta river pours down two tiers into an ancient plunging valley. When the ground is not too icy, it is possible to reach a viewing platform right where the water starts to drop, allowing you marvel over its awe-inspiring power.The final site of the Golden Circle is Þingvellir National Park, a place famed for its fascinating history and geology. The only UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Icelandic mainland, Þingvellir was the original site of the world’s longest-running, ongoing representative parliament, formed in 930 AD and now based in Reykjavík.Þingvellir is also located in the rift valley that runs all the way through Iceland, marking the boundaries of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. In no other part of the country are the edges of these continents so obvious, and their presence has led to some incredible geological features. Combined with the verdant forests, creeping moss and crystal clear rivers that cover the park, Þingvellir is home to some spectacular views.Once you have made the most of the beautiful Golden Circle, you will return to Reykjavík in time to enjoy your evening.Don’t miss your chance to ride the incredible Icelandic horse and to see the famous sites of the Golden Circle. Book your tour now. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
17 reviews
Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Book this self-drive tour and visit Iceland's most famous attractions, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and many of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Having your own car gives you the freedom to explore the most popular destinations of Iceland the way you would like, without having to worry about a tour guide or others in your group.You'll travel in full comfort throughout your trip. All lodgings will have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast will always be included, so you will be able to rest comfortably between your days of adventure. On the first day, collect your car and head to the capital city, Reykjavik. You'll have the evening to decompress from your flight and settle in. If you like, you can relax at the world-famous Blue Lagoon before you go ahead to the city. You'll begin the proper adventure on the second day, by driving around the Golden Circle. You're in the driver's seat, so spend the day doing what you'd like. Visit the foundation of Icelandic history, Þingvellir, see the geysers, and enjoy the famous Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss.Further along on your trip, you will travel alongside the infamous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull, and past the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. The highlight of the South Coast is the otherworldly Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can sail among great icebergs, and walk along where they have stranded at the nearby Diamond Beach.A boat trip around the glacier lagoon is just one option you can add to your stay. You can also go horse riding, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and even on a trip inside the ice caves. All these adventures are at your fingertips, and if reserved with the tour booking, they come at a special, discounted price, to help you add more excitement to your arctic holiday. We understand that you are visiting Iceland to experience nature at its best, and to escape the city and its crowds. That is why we have included hidden gems and spectacular attractions not known to many others on this tour. The itinerary we'll provide you with will ensure you don't miss a thing.So don't hesitate; jump on this opportunity to see some of Iceland's best attractions in just five days! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
22 reviews
Duration:
5 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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8 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle Of Iceland Camping Trip

Book this tour for an incredible camping trip all around Iceland. If you have always dreamed of completing the ring road, love to immerse yourself in nature, and are on a bit of a budget, then this is the perfect tour for you.You'll circle Iceland and explore the whole country. As the driver, you can go where you like and ignore a set schedule, without worrying about tour guides or other group members.Quality camping facilities with plenty of amenities are all around, and you'll be surrounded by spectacular nature no matter where you pitch up your tent. Along the way, you can explore popular spots like the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, Skaftafell Nature Reserve, the Lake Mývatn Area and the waterfalls of the West. To guarantee that you have a selection of the most popular locations with some more private areas to enjoy, Guide to Iceland has chosen a few unique attractions to guide you to. These sites are listed in a personal itinerary you will receive after you book, allowing you to revel in the natural landscapes Iceland is famous for without the crowds. The itinerary also sends you to as many geothermal hot springs as possible, to ease the tension built from full days of adventuring.This tour can be added to with various activities along the way. Snorkelling, snowmobiling, glacier hiking, ice caving, whale-watching and a boat tour on the glacier lagoon are all options you can choose to make this holiday everything you could want it to be.Reserve this camping trip now for an affordable self-drive tour to see the best attractions in Iceland! Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
5
1 review
Duration:
8 days
Difficulty:
Easy
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Countryside Riding Adventure | 7 Days of Summer in East Iceland

Experience Icelandic nature to its fullest while riding the charming Icelandic horse. The authentic and cosy Wilderness Center is the base for this tour. It has excellent access to a variety of riding paths in the beautiful and peaceful Fljótsdalur valley and the surrounding area.You will have six days of horseback riding, light hiking, visiting informative and engaging exhibitions as well as relaxing in the hot springs and old-style sauna at the Wilderness Center. This area is rich, both in nature and history, as well as being known as “old Iceland,” with small family-run farms, historical places, museums, hiking paths, canyons, forests, and rivers.One of the many charms of this place is the wild reindeer roaming the area, and the access we have to visit local farms means there will be plenty of interesting things to see and do. While at the Wilderness Center you will get a taste of local food made from ingredients from the valley. It is cooked in front of the guests and served in a home-style kitchen. Your accommodation is a “sleep in a museum” concept, with beautiful decor in the style of the former residents of the farm. Your hosts have been passionate riders from childhood, and they have guided riding tours for many years, bringing riding experience, local knowledge and personal service to the excursion. The friendly horses are fit for both less experienced riders as well as more experienced guests.This tour is the perfect way to bond with the charming horses as well as experiencing the nature, history, and culture of the place. Take this time to get a break from your busy life and enjoy the moment. It's ideal for couples, families, groups or just anyone who appreciates outdoors activities. Check out the calendar for departure dates and guarantee your spot on this active and yet relaxing experience. 
Duration:
7 days
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Horseback Riding in the Lava Fields

Come along on a fabulous tour of the Icelandic countryside on the back of a purebred Icelandic horse. This tour is ideal for anyone looking for a personal experience with the Icelandic environment and suits all riders, from beginners to masters.Before the tour starts, you'll be matched with a mount who is perfect for your skill level, allowing you to just sit back and enjoy the ride. Groups on this tour are kept to 20 people or fewer, as well, to ensure personal attention from your guide and a truly special riding experience in the countryside.You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavik – or you can drive yourself – to the nearby Riding Centre, for a relaxing amble about well-marked riding trails.Lava fields through which you'll be riding were created when an eruption scrapes the plains clean of plant life, resemble a pebbled, craggy riverbed, filled with huge chunks of rocks. As you ride, look for different shapes and figures in the rock formations, a pleasant pastime for local riders.Some lava fields are in the process of being reclaimed by plant life, covered in spongy blankets of moss, prickly scrub brush or delicate purple lupine. The environment is just as fantastic as your mount.The Icelandic horse is a national treasure. Fiercely guarded by the Icelandic people, these shaggy horses are descended from the horses of the first settlers, imported from Norway in the 9th century.After that, there were attempts to breed them with European stock, which led to the decline of the hardy qualities which make the Icelandic horse so valuable to the harsh lifestyle of historical Iceland.For this reason, the Icelandic parliament banned the importation of horses into Iceland by the end of the 10th century. Today, the Icelandic horse has been protected for more than 1,000 years.The Icelandic horse has been preserved in legends and sagas as well. A horse named Skalm was mentioned in the famous Book of Settlements, written in the 12th century. Her owner decided to make his home at the place she chose: when she stopped walking and lay down, he founded his settlement.What secret messages will your horse reveal on this tour? Reserve your place now to find out! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
36 reviews
Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Volcanic Landscape Horse Riding Tour

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. 
4.9
58 reviews
Duration:
2,8 hours
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Horse Riding in Reykjadalur Valley | Hot Springs Day Tour

Step right up to meet the famously friendly Icelandic horse, take a ride through a geothermal valley and relax away your troubles in a natural hot river in the valley of Reykjadalur.Icelandic horses are descended from those brought to Iceland by the very first settlers, and so they are a fiercely protected breed not often seen outside of Iceland. They are also renowned for their easy gait and ability to cover large distances while keeping their rider in comfort – a handy thing in pre-modern Iceland, when the horse was the main method of transportation. You'll spend about 6 hours riding today, covering about 19 km (almost 12 miles)!You’ll start out a short distance in the countryside with a ride through the mountainous Hengill area. This volcano is still active, causing heated water to bubble up in a variety of fumaroles and hot springs here. In fact, Hengill provides much of the hydrothermal energy for the southern part of the country. A series of picturesque trails will take us into the rocky valley of Reykjadalur, where you will cross another steamy geothermal area.The horses will rest as you relax in one of the warm rivers here, surrounded by waving green grasses and foreboding mountains in the distance. Don’t forget your bathing suit and towel.Please note that there are no changing rooms in the valley near the river and no toilet facilities.After you’ve dried off, you’ll mount up again for a ride past Hveragerði village and the surrounding farmland all the way to the land’s end. On a clear day, you might be able to view the Westman Islands off the coast.Your ride will continue through the colourful geothermal Guðudalur valley, an area which expanded dramatically during an earthquake in 2008. The path then takes you through a green forest, along the slopes of Reykjafjall mountain and back to the farm, where you’ll enjoy some coffee and homemade cake.Take advantage of two of the most favourite activities in Iceland: riding through the countryside and relaxing in a hot spring! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
6 reviews
Duration:
9 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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2-Hour Horse Riding | Heritage Tour

Hop on the saddle with this picturesque horse riding tour and experience the incredible wealth of Iceland's beauty from on top your own Icelandic horse!Your 90-minute tour will begin with a hotel pickup from Reykjavík capital area in the morning, or, if you prefer sleeping in, in the afternoon. You'll be taken to the village of Hveragerði, more specifically, to the Eldhestar farm. At the stable, you will gear up and be introduced to the basic principles of horse riding. One of your friendly and experienced guides will choose a horse to fit your skill level.For this tour, you will need to bring a pair of sturdy shoes, sneakers or hiking boots. It is also recommended to bring a comfortable pair of pants (riding pants are not necessary), a pair of gloves and a thin hat to wear beneath your helmet. If you would like to bring small items such as a camera, it is advised to wear a waist bag. Backpacks are not allowed on horseback.Soon, you will be riding through some truly gorgeous countryside; dried lava plateaus, farmlands and rivers, all surrounded by a stunning vista of volcanic mountains. You will experience the famous 'tölt', a special gait unique to Icelandic horses, and will quickly realise the intelligence, loyalty and playfulness of the breed. Passing by a number of farmsteads, you will also have the opportunity to see firsthand how agriculture has developed across the region.At the end of your tour, you can sit back and relax with a hot cup of coffee and some delicious home baked cake before it is time to return to the city. So don't delay! Book this brilliant and accessible horse riding tour and you too can make some fantastic holiday memories with some of Iceland's most famous four-legged residents. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.6
11 reviews
Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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3-Hour Horse Riding & Hot Springs Tour

Grab the reins with both hands for this incredible 3-hour horse riding tour through the steaming geothermal landscapes of Iceland. This tour is suitable for both beginner and experienced riders, as well as all those looking to explore Iceland from a truly unique perspective.You will be picked up in the morning and driven a short distance east of Reykjavík. At the stables, you will begin your tour with an easy introduction to horse riding, ranging from how to correctly use the reins to how to slow and speed up your steed.Your knowledgeable, friendly and experienced horse riding guide will also be quick to share with you their first-hand knowledge of this unique horse breed, as well as provide a little background colour on the surroundings in which you will explore.Horse riding in Iceland is unique not only because of the country’s fantastic natural scenery but because of the horse itself. Icelandic horses are a particularly special breed, capable of five gaits and able to withstand outside temperatures at which much larger horses would cower.On the tour, you will ride gorgeous trails along the picturesque slopes of Mt. Reykjafjall, as well as through a dense green forest (a rarity in Iceland). Following that, you will trot past numerous steaming hot-springs in the geothermal area of Gufudalur Valley, located just above the town of Hveragerði. Along these hilly, volcanic paths, riders will observe sweeping panoramas of green plateaus and even the mighty volcano, Hengill.Given the length of this tour, you will be taking a break at local stables to learn more about the area and indulge in some light refreshments and snacks. When everybody is ready, you will make a pleasant return journey back to where you started, before boarding a bus heading to Reykjavík.So don't wait! Gallop your way onto this tour, and you too can experience Iceland’s hot springs, geothermal valleys, forests and plateaus, all from atop your own Icelandic horse. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.7
27 reviews
Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Family Nature Horseback Riding Tour | From Reykjavik

Join this tour for an afternoon of easy riding and fun for the whole family. This tour is for any level of rider, and is a wonderful experience for animal lovers, families or groups or anyone who loves the Icelandic countryside. Tours are kept to 20 people or fewer, in order to ensure that all riders get personal attention and all the relaxation they could want.You'll be picked up in Reykjavik and brought to the spacious Riding Centre just outside the city. The grounds feature a large paddock and barn, along with dogs, cats and bunnies for guests to pet.To start the tour, you’ll learn about the history of the Icelandic horse, a hardy breed brought to Iceland by the first settlers. Then, you’ll be matched with a horse that suits your experience level and mount up.The tour will go slowly so that all riders feel comfortable and safe. Your guide will lead you through well-kept trails in the fields around the riding center. You’ll see the craggy lava fields, filled with creeping moss, thorny bushes and rock formations that make a perfect backdrop for a keepsake photo. The beautiful Bláfjöll mountains loom in the distance.The Icelandic horse is a gentle, friendly breed known for its bushy hair and thick, wiry winter coat. These sturdy animals are built to survive through the Nordic winters. What you may not know by looking at them is that the horse has a silky-smooth gait, known as the tölt.The tölt is designed for the speed and comfort of the rider crossing long distances, a helpful trick for the Viking who needs to cross a fjord in a single day.Don't miss your chance to take a relaxing saunter through the countryside on an Icelandic horse. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.6
5 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Meet the Icelandic Horse | Hafnarfjordur Horse Farm Visit

Meet the friendly Icelandic horse on this short and affordable tour to a local horse farm, where you can attend to these beautiful creatures and be led around the stables without holding the reins yourself. This adventure is ideal for those who want the chance of a close encounter with this incredible breed without embarking on an actual riding tour. Your excursion begins in the town of Hafnarfjörður within the Capital Region of Reykjavík. There, the stables are located, and you’ll arrive in the morning to take part in the daily routine of grooming and attending to the Icelandic horses that call the farm their home. The Icelandic horse is truly a unique breed, known throughout the world for its friendly temperament and vibrant personality. These animals arrived at the island with the very first settlers. Having adapted to their environment with no natural predators around, they are not easily spooked. If you always wanted to meet and greet these beautiful animals, but aren’t sure how you feel about riding them, here is your chance of easing in. After plenty of time interacting with the horses and taking pictures to your heart’s content, you can opt for giving riding a try within the paddock. All riding gear will be provided for you, including a safety helmet, riding boots and rainwear. Once you have been led around the stables, you will enjoy a briefing on the fascinating history of these amazing creatures, as told by your certified local guide. Then, you can enjoy some coffee or tea, before saying your goodbyes and heading back to Reykjavík City. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity in meeting the Icelandic horse, and trying out riding fit for absolute beginners. Check availability by choosing a date. 
5
3 reviews
Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Horse Riding Tours

Icelandic horses are a breed renowned for its reliability, intelligence, small stature and friendly character.
Horse riding tours allow you to intimately connect with this fascinating creature while experiencing the lush ambience of the Icelandic countryside.

4.8

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1149 reviews

Horse Riding Tours

Icelandic horses are a breed renowned for its reliability, intelligence, small stature and friendly character.
Horse riding tours allow you to intimately connect with this fascinating creature while experiencing the lush ambience of the Icelandic countryside.
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5 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

See all the main attractions in Iceland, including Reykjavík, the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. And travel all the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in the East, through the South Coast of Iceland first. This tour is for everyone who would like to relax on their vacation and let us take care of the details of planning the perfect trip to Iceland. This tour is all-inclusive, making the most of your stay in Iceland. It includes accommodation for 4 nights, all transportation and tours of all the best locations. You can also opt to hike on a glacier with a gorgeous view of the South Coast before you reach Jökulsárlón and the Diamond beach.You'll see plenty of waterfalls, a black sand beach, glaciers, and volcanoes. You'll also have the chance to explore Reykjavík and you can add on extra options during your day on the famous Golden Circle route if sightseeing at some of the most popular places in the nation isn't exciting enough.You can, for example, go horseback riding through a geothermal field near Gullfoss waterfall. For more action, go snowmobiling on top of Langjökull glacier. Or, for some real geological excitement, snorkel in Silfra gorge and float between two Continental plates, exploring the mysteries of the deep blue waters.You'll make your home in the city center of Reykjavík for 3 nights, spending another night in Vatnajökull National Park so that you can fully embrace nature. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy the hiking trails in the countryside, just as much as the art galleries, museums,  and cafés in the capital. Enjoy the long summer days and explore all the best the country has to offer on this perfect 5-day itinerary! Reserve now to save on costs and choose a date to check for availability. 
4.8
41 reviews
Duration:
5 days
Available:
Mar. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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The Golden Circle Day Tour | With Horse Riding in a Geothermal Area

Roll two essential Icelandic experiences into one on this incredible day tour; ride one of the nation's charming and sturdy horses, and marvel over the three famous sites of the Golden Circle.You will be picked up from Reykjavík in the morning, and head straight to the farm of Vellir. Here, you will meet your horse-riding guide and your steed for the morning.Icelandic horses are incredibly special animals. You’ll first notice that they are much smaller than most other breeds, but after a few minutes, you’ll see that that is the least interesting thing about them; they are also noticeably friendlier, smarter, and more curious than other horses. Riding them is an absolute delight, even for the novice rider.For up to two hours, you will travel with your group through the beautiful, verdant countryside, with views over mountains and up to the ocean. The pace is nice and slow for beginners.Following an invigorating ride, you will have lunch, before setting out on the Golden Circle. Your first stop on this popular trail is the Geysir Geothermal Area. Here, you can see a geyser named Strokkur erupt every 10 minutes or so, to a height of up to 40 m (131 ft). The now largely inactive Geysir can also be seen, as can many other bubbling hot springs and steaming fumaroles.The next stop will be the ‘golden waterfall’, otherwise known as Gullfoss. Here, the Hvíta river pours down two tiers into an ancient plunging valley. When the ground is not too icy, it is possible to reach a viewing platform right where the water starts to drop, allowing you marvel over its awe-inspiring power.The final site of the Golden Circle is Þingvellir National Park, a place famed for its fascinating history and geology. The only UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Icelandic mainland, Þingvellir was the original site of the world’s longest-running, ongoing representative parliament, formed in 930 AD and now based in Reykjavík.Þingvellir is also located in the rift valley that runs all the way through Iceland, marking the boundaries of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. In no other part of the country are the edges of these continents so obvious, and their presence has led to some incredible geological features. Combined with the verdant forests, creeping moss and crystal clear rivers that cover the park, Þingvellir is home to some spectacular views.Once you have made the most of the beautiful Golden Circle, you will return to Reykjavík in time to enjoy your evening.Don’t miss your chance to ride the incredible Icelandic horse and to see the famous sites of the Golden Circle. Book your tour now. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
17 reviews
Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Book this self-drive tour and visit Iceland's most famous attractions, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and many of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Having your own car gives you the freedom to explore the most popular destinations of Iceland the way you would like, without having to worry about a tour guide or others in your group.You'll travel in full comfort throughout your trip. All lodgings will have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast will always be included, so you will be able to rest comfortably between your days of adventure. On the first day, collect your car and head to the capital city, Reykjavik. You'll have the evening to decompress from your flight and settle in. If you like, you can relax at the world-famous Blue Lagoon before you go ahead to the city. You'll begin the proper adventure on the second day, by driving around the Golden Circle. You're in the driver's seat, so spend the day doing what you'd like. Visit the foundation of Icelandic history, Þingvellir, see the geysers, and enjoy the famous Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss.Further along on your trip, you will travel alongside the infamous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull, and past the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. The highlight of the South Coast is the otherworldly Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can sail among great icebergs, and walk along where they have stranded at the nearby Diamond Beach.A boat trip around the glacier lagoon is just one option you can add to your stay. You can also go horse riding, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and even on a trip inside the ice caves. All these adventures are at your fingertips, and if reserved with the tour booking, they come at a special, discounted price, to help you add more excitement to your arctic holiday. We understand that you are visiting Iceland to experience nature at its best, and to escape the city and its crowds. That is why we have included hidden gems and spectacular attractions not known to many others on this tour. The itinerary we'll provide you with will ensure you don't miss a thing.So don't hesitate; jump on this opportunity to see some of Iceland's best attractions in just five days! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
22 reviews
Duration:
5 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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8 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle Of Iceland Camping Trip

Book this tour for an incredible camping trip all around Iceland. If you have always dreamed of completing the ring road, love to immerse yourself in nature, and are on a bit of a budget, then this is the perfect tour for you.You'll circle Iceland and explore the whole country. As the driver, you can go where you like and ignore a set schedule, without worrying about tour guides or other group members.Quality camping facilities with plenty of amenities are all around, and you'll be surrounded by spectacular nature no matter where you pitch up your tent. Along the way, you can explore popular spots like the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, Skaftafell Nature Reserve, the Lake Mývatn Area and the waterfalls of the West. To guarantee that you have a selection of the most popular locations with some more private areas to enjoy, Guide to Iceland has chosen a few unique attractions to guide you to. These sites are listed in a personal itinerary you will receive after you book, allowing you to revel in the natural landscapes Iceland is famous for without the crowds. The itinerary also sends you to as many geothermal hot springs as possible, to ease the tension built from full days of adventuring.This tour can be added to with various activities along the way. Snorkelling, snowmobiling, glacier hiking, ice caving, whale-watching and a boat tour on the glacier lagoon are all options you can choose to make this holiday everything you could want it to be.Reserve this camping trip now for an affordable self-drive tour to see the best attractions in Iceland! Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
5
1 review
Duration:
8 days
Difficulty:
Easy
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Countryside Riding Adventure | 7 Days of Summer in East Iceland

Experience Icelandic nature to its fullest while riding the charming Icelandic horse. The authentic and cosy Wilderness Center is the base for this tour. It has excellent access to a variety of riding paths in the beautiful and peaceful Fljótsdalur valley and the surrounding area.You will have six days of horseback riding, light hiking, visiting informative and engaging exhibitions as well as relaxing in the hot springs and old-style sauna at the Wilderness Center. This area is rich, both in nature and history, as well as being known as “old Iceland,” with small family-run farms, historical places, museums, hiking paths, canyons, forests, and rivers.One of the many charms of this place is the wild reindeer roaming the area, and the access we have to visit local farms means there will be plenty of interesting things to see and do. While at the Wilderness Center you will get a taste of local food made from ingredients from the valley. It is cooked in front of the guests and served in a home-style kitchen. Your accommodation is a “sleep in a museum” concept, with beautiful decor in the style of the former residents of the farm. Your hosts have been passionate riders from childhood, and they have guided riding tours for many years, bringing riding experience, local knowledge and personal service to the excursion. The friendly horses are fit for both less experienced riders as well as more experienced guests.This tour is the perfect way to bond with the charming horses as well as experiencing the nature, history, and culture of the place. Take this time to get a break from your busy life and enjoy the moment. It's ideal for couples, families, groups or just anyone who appreciates outdoors activities. Check out the calendar for departure dates and guarantee your spot on this active and yet relaxing experience. 
Duration:
7 days
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Horseback Riding in the Lava Fields

Come along on a fabulous tour of the Icelandic countryside on the back of a purebred Icelandic horse. This tour is ideal for anyone looking for a personal experience with the Icelandic environment and suits all riders, from beginners to masters.Before the tour starts, you'll be matched with a mount who is perfect for your skill level, allowing you to just sit back and enjoy the ride. Groups on this tour are kept to 20 people or fewer, as well, to ensure personal attention from your guide and a truly special riding experience in the countryside.You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavik – or you can drive yourself – to the nearby Riding Centre, for a relaxing amble about well-marked riding trails.Lava fields through which you'll be riding were created when an eruption scrapes the plains clean of plant life, resemble a pebbled, craggy riverbed, filled with huge chunks of rocks. As you ride, look for different shapes and figures in the rock formations, a pleasant pastime for local riders.Some lava fields are in the process of being reclaimed by plant life, covered in spongy blankets of moss, prickly scrub brush or delicate purple lupine. The environment is just as fantastic as your mount.The Icelandic horse is a national treasure. Fiercely guarded by the Icelandic people, these shaggy horses are descended from the horses of the first settlers, imported from Norway in the 9th century.After that, there were attempts to breed them with European stock, which led to the decline of the hardy qualities which make the Icelandic horse so valuable to the harsh lifestyle of historical Iceland.For this reason, the Icelandic parliament banned the importation of horses into Iceland by the end of the 10th century. Today, the Icelandic horse has been protected for more than 1,000 years.The Icelandic horse has been preserved in legends and sagas as well. A horse named Skalm was mentioned in the famous Book of Settlements, written in the 12th century. Her owner decided to make his home at the place she chose: when she stopped walking and lay down, he founded his settlement.What secret messages will your horse reveal on this tour? Reserve your place now to find out! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
36 reviews
Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Volcanic Landscape Horse Riding Tour

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. 
4.9
58 reviews
Duration:
2,8 hours
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Horse Riding in Reykjadalur Valley | Hot Springs Day Tour

Step right up to meet the famously friendly Icelandic horse, take a ride through a geothermal valley and relax away your troubles in a natural hot river in the valley of Reykjadalur.Icelandic horses are descended from those brought to Iceland by the very first settlers, and so they are a fiercely protected breed not often seen outside of Iceland. They are also renowned for their easy gait and ability to cover large distances while keeping their rider in comfort – a handy thing in pre-modern Iceland, when the horse was the main method of transportation. You'll spend about 6 hours riding today, covering about 19 km (almost 12 miles)!You’ll start out a short distance in the countryside with a ride through the mountainous Hengill area. This volcano is still active, causing heated water to bubble up in a variety of fumaroles and hot springs here. In fact, Hengill provides much of the hydrothermal energy for the southern part of the country. A series of picturesque trails will take us into the rocky valley of Reykjadalur, where you will cross another steamy geothermal area.The horses will rest as you relax in one of the warm rivers here, surrounded by waving green grasses and foreboding mountains in the distance. Don’t forget your bathing suit and towel.Please note that there are no changing rooms in the valley near the river and no toilet facilities.After you’ve dried off, you’ll mount up again for a ride past Hveragerði village and the surrounding farmland all the way to the land’s end. On a clear day, you might be able to view the Westman Islands off the coast.Your ride will continue through the colourful geothermal Guðudalur valley, an area which expanded dramatically during an earthquake in 2008. The path then takes you through a green forest, along the slopes of Reykjafjall mountain and back to the farm, where you’ll enjoy some coffee and homemade cake.Take advantage of two of the most favourite activities in Iceland: riding through the countryside and relaxing in a hot spring! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
6 reviews
Duration:
9 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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2-Hour Horse Riding | Heritage Tour

Hop on the saddle with this picturesque horse riding tour and experience the incredible wealth of Iceland's beauty from on top your own Icelandic horse!Your 90-minute tour will begin with a hotel pickup from Reykjavík capital area in the morning, or, if you prefer sleeping in, in the afternoon. You'll be taken to the village of Hveragerði, more specifically, to the Eldhestar farm. At the stable, you will gear up and be introduced to the basic principles of horse riding. One of your friendly and experienced guides will choose a horse to fit your skill level.For this tour, you will need to bring a pair of sturdy shoes, sneakers or hiking boots. It is also recommended to bring a comfortable pair of pants (riding pants are not necessary), a pair of gloves and a thin hat to wear beneath your helmet. If you would like to bring small items such as a camera, it is advised to wear a waist bag. Backpacks are not allowed on horseback.Soon, you will be riding through some truly gorgeous countryside; dried lava plateaus, farmlands and rivers, all surrounded by a stunning vista of volcanic mountains. You will experience the famous 'tölt', a special gait unique to Icelandic horses, and will quickly realise the intelligence, loyalty and playfulness of the breed. Passing by a number of farmsteads, you will also have the opportunity to see firsthand how agriculture has developed across the region.At the end of your tour, you can sit back and relax with a hot cup of coffee and some delicious home baked cake before it is time to return to the city. So don't delay! Book this brilliant and accessible horse riding tour and you too can make some fantastic holiday memories with some of Iceland's most famous four-legged residents. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.6
11 reviews
Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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3-Hour Horse Riding & Hot Springs Tour

Grab the reins with both hands for this incredible 3-hour horse riding tour through the steaming geothermal landscapes of Iceland. This tour is suitable for both beginner and experienced riders, as well as all those looking to explore Iceland from a truly unique perspective.You will be picked up in the morning and driven a short distance east of Reykjavík. At the stables, you will begin your tour with an easy introduction to horse riding, ranging from how to correctly use the reins to how to slow and speed up your steed.Your knowledgeable, friendly and experienced horse riding guide will also be quick to share with you their first-hand knowledge of this unique horse breed, as well as provide a little background colour on the surroundings in which you will explore.Horse riding in Iceland is unique not only because of the country’s fantastic natural scenery but because of the horse itself. Icelandic horses are a particularly special breed, capable of five gaits and able to withstand outside temperatures at which much larger horses would cower.On the tour, you will ride gorgeous trails along the picturesque slopes of Mt. Reykjafjall, as well as through a dense green forest (a rarity in Iceland). Following that, you will trot past numerous steaming hot-springs in the geothermal area of Gufudalur Valley, located just above the town of Hveragerði. Along these hilly, volcanic paths, riders will observe sweeping panoramas of green plateaus and even the mighty volcano, Hengill.Given the length of this tour, you will be taking a break at local stables to learn more about the area and indulge in some light refreshments and snacks. When everybody is ready, you will make a pleasant return journey back to where you started, before boarding a bus heading to Reykjavík.So don't wait! Gallop your way onto this tour, and you too can experience Iceland’s hot springs, geothermal valleys, forests and plateaus, all from atop your own Icelandic horse. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.7
27 reviews
Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Family Nature Horseback Riding Tour | From Reykjavik

Join this tour for an afternoon of easy riding and fun for the whole family. This tour is for any level of rider, and is a wonderful experience for animal lovers, families or groups or anyone who loves the Icelandic countryside. Tours are kept to 20 people or fewer, in order to ensure that all riders get personal attention and all the relaxation they could want.You'll be picked up in Reykjavik and brought to the spacious Riding Centre just outside the city. The grounds feature a large paddock and barn, along with dogs, cats and bunnies for guests to pet.To start the tour, you’ll learn about the history of the Icelandic horse, a hardy breed brought to Iceland by the first settlers. Then, you’ll be matched with a horse that suits your experience level and mount up.The tour will go slowly so that all riders feel comfortable and safe. Your guide will lead you through well-kept trails in the fields around the riding center. You’ll see the craggy lava fields, filled with creeping moss, thorny bushes and rock formations that make a perfect backdrop for a keepsake photo. The beautiful Bláfjöll mountains loom in the distance.The Icelandic horse is a gentle, friendly breed known for its bushy hair and thick, wiry winter coat. These sturdy animals are built to survive through the Nordic winters. What you may not know by looking at them is that the horse has a silky-smooth gait, known as the tölt.The tölt is designed for the speed and comfort of the rider crossing long distances, a helpful trick for the Viking who needs to cross a fjord in a single day.Don't miss your chance to take a relaxing saunter through the countryside on an Icelandic horse. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.6
5 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Meet the Icelandic Horse | Hafnarfjordur Horse Farm Visit

Meet the friendly Icelandic horse on this short and affordable tour to a local horse farm, where you can attend to these beautiful creatures and be led around the stables without holding the reins yourself. This adventure is ideal for those who want the chance of a close encounter with this incredible breed without embarking on an actual riding tour. Your excursion begins in the town of Hafnarfjörður within the Capital Region of Reykjavík. There, the stables are located, and you’ll arrive in the morning to take part in the daily routine of grooming and attending to the Icelandic horses that call the farm their home. The Icelandic horse is truly a unique breed, known throughout the world for its friendly temperament and vibrant personality. These animals arrived at the island with the very first settlers. Having adapted to their environment with no natural predators around, they are not easily spooked. If you always wanted to meet and greet these beautiful animals, but aren’t sure how you feel about riding them, here is your chance of easing in. After plenty of time interacting with the horses and taking pictures to your heart’s content, you can opt for giving riding a try within the paddock. All riding gear will be provided for you, including a safety helmet, riding boots and rainwear. Once you have been led around the stables, you will enjoy a briefing on the fascinating history of these amazing creatures, as told by your certified local guide. Then, you can enjoy some coffee or tea, before saying your goodbyes and heading back to Reykjavík City. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity in meeting the Icelandic horse, and trying out riding fit for absolute beginners. Check availability by choosing a date. 
5
3 reviews
Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Icelandic horses are a breed renowned for its reliability, intelligence, small stature and friendly character.
Horse riding tours allow you to intimately connect with this fascinating creature while experiencing the lush ambience of the Icelandic countryside.
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5 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

See all the main attractions in Iceland, including Reykjavík, the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. And travel all the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in the East, through the South Coast of Iceland first. This tour is for everyone who would like to relax on their vacation and let us take care of the details of planning the perfect trip to Iceland. This tour is all-inclusive, making the most of your stay in Iceland. It includes accommodation for 4 nights, all transportation and tours of all the best locations. You can also opt to hike on a glacier with a gorgeous view of the South Coast before you reach Jökulsárlón and the Diamond beach.You'll see plenty of waterfalls, a black sand beach, glaciers, and volcanoes. You'll also have the chance to explore Reykjavík and you can add on extra options during your day on the famous Golden Circle route if sightseeing at some of the most popular places in the nation isn't exciting enough.You can, for example, go horseback riding through a geothermal field near Gullfoss waterfall. For more action, go snowmobiling on top of Langjökull glacier. Or, for some real geological excitement, snorkel in Silfra gorge and float between two Continental plates, exploring the mysteries of the deep blue waters.You'll make your home in the city center of Reykjavík for 3 nights, spending another night in Vatnajökull National Park so that you can fully embrace nature. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy the hiking trails in the countryside, just as much as the art galleries, museums,  and cafés in the capital. Enjoy the long summer days and explore all the best the country has to offer on this perfect 5-day itinerary! Reserve now to save on costs and choose a date to check for availability. 
4.8
41 reviews
Duration:
5 days
Available:
Mar. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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The Golden Circle Day Tour | With Horse Riding in a Geothermal Area

Roll two essential Icelandic experiences into one on this incredible day tour; ride one of the nation's charming and sturdy horses, and marvel over the three famous sites of the Golden Circle.You will be picked up from Reykjavík in the morning, and head straight to the farm of Vellir. Here, you will meet your horse-riding guide and your steed for the morning.Icelandic horses are incredibly special animals. You’ll first notice that they are much smaller than most other breeds, but after a few minutes, you’ll see that that is the least interesting thing about them; they are also noticeably friendlier, smarter, and more curious than other horses. Riding them is an absolute delight, even for the novice rider.For up to two hours, you will travel with your group through the beautiful, verdant countryside, with views over mountains and up to the ocean. The pace is nice and slow for beginners.Following an invigorating ride, you will have lunch, before setting out on the Golden Circle. Your first stop on this popular trail is the Geysir Geothermal Area. Here, you can see a geyser named Strokkur erupt every 10 minutes or so, to a height of up to 40 m (131 ft). The now largely inactive Geysir can also be seen, as can many other bubbling hot springs and steaming fumaroles.The next stop will be the ‘golden waterfall’, otherwise known as Gullfoss. Here, the Hvíta river pours down two tiers into an ancient plunging valley. When the ground is not too icy, it is possible to reach a viewing platform right where the water starts to drop, allowing you marvel over its awe-inspiring power.The final site of the Golden Circle is Þingvellir National Park, a place famed for its fascinating history and geology. The only UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Icelandic mainland, Þingvellir was the original site of the world’s longest-running, ongoing representative parliament, formed in 930 AD and now based in Reykjavík.Þingvellir is also located in the rift valley that runs all the way through Iceland, marking the boundaries of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. In no other part of the country are the edges of these continents so obvious, and their presence has led to some incredible geological features. Combined with the verdant forests, creeping moss and crystal clear rivers that cover the park, Þingvellir is home to some spectacular views.Once you have made the most of the beautiful Golden Circle, you will return to Reykjavík in time to enjoy your evening.Don’t miss your chance to ride the incredible Icelandic horse and to see the famous sites of the Golden Circle. Book your tour now. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
17 reviews
Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Book this self-drive tour and visit Iceland's most famous attractions, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and many of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Having your own car gives you the freedom to explore the most popular destinations of Iceland the way you would like, without having to worry about a tour guide or others in your group.You'll travel in full comfort throughout your trip. All lodgings will have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast will always be included, so you will be able to rest comfortably between your days of adventure. On the first day, collect your car and head to the capital city, Reykjavik. You'll have the evening to decompress from your flight and settle in. If you like, you can relax at the world-famous Blue Lagoon before you go ahead to the city. You'll begin the proper adventure on the second day, by driving around the Golden Circle. You're in the driver's seat, so spend the day doing what you'd like. Visit the foundation of Icelandic history, Þingvellir, see the geysers, and enjoy the famous Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss.Further along on your trip, you will travel alongside the infamous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull, and past the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. The highlight of the South Coast is the otherworldly Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can sail among great icebergs, and walk along where they have stranded at the nearby Diamond Beach.A boat trip around the glacier lagoon is just one option you can add to your stay. You can also go horse riding, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and even on a trip inside the ice caves. All these adventures are at your fingertips, and if reserved with the tour booking, they come at a special, discounted price, to help you add more excitement to your arctic holiday. We understand that you are visiting Iceland to experience nature at its best, and to escape the city and its crowds. That is why we have included hidden gems and spectacular attractions not known to many others on this tour. The itinerary we'll provide you with will ensure you don't miss a thing.So don't hesitate; jump on this opportunity to see some of Iceland's best attractions in just five days! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
22 reviews
Duration:
5 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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8 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle Of Iceland Camping Trip

Book this tour for an incredible camping trip all around Iceland. If you have always dreamed of completing the ring road, love to immerse yourself in nature, and are on a bit of a budget, then this is the perfect tour for you.You'll circle Iceland and explore the whole country. As the driver, you can go where you like and ignore a set schedule, without worrying about tour guides or other group members.Quality camping facilities with plenty of amenities are all around, and you'll be surrounded by spectacular nature no matter where you pitch up your tent. Along the way, you can explore popular spots like the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, Skaftafell Nature Reserve, the Lake Mývatn Area and the waterfalls of the West. To guarantee that you have a selection of the most popular locations with some more private areas to enjoy, Guide to Iceland has chosen a few unique attractions to guide you to. These sites are listed in a personal itinerary you will receive after you book, allowing you to revel in the natural landscapes Iceland is famous for without the crowds. The itinerary also sends you to as many geothermal hot springs as possible, to ease the tension built from full days of adventuring.This tour can be added to with various activities along the way. Snorkelling, snowmobiling, glacier hiking, ice caving, whale-watching and a boat tour on the glacier lagoon are all options you can choose to make this holiday everything you could want it to be.Reserve this camping trip now for an affordable self-drive tour to see the best attractions in Iceland! Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
5
1 review
Duration:
8 days
Difficulty:
Easy
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Countryside Riding Adventure | 7 Days of Summer in East Iceland

Experience Icelandic nature to its fullest while riding the charming Icelandic horse. The authentic and cosy Wilderness Center is the base for this tour. It has excellent access to a variety of riding paths in the beautiful and peaceful Fljótsdalur valley and the surrounding area.You will have six days of horseback riding, light hiking, visiting informative and engaging exhibitions as well as relaxing in the hot springs and old-style sauna at the Wilderness Center. This area is rich, both in nature and history, as well as being known as “old Iceland,” with small family-run farms, historical places, museums, hiking paths, canyons, forests, and rivers.One of the many charms of this place is the wild reindeer roaming the area, and the access we have to visit local farms means there will be plenty of interesting things to see and do. While at the Wilderness Center you will get a taste of local food made from ingredients from the valley. It is cooked in front of the guests and served in a home-style kitchen. Your accommodation is a “sleep in a museum” concept, with beautiful decor in the style of the former residents of the farm. Your hosts have been passionate riders from childhood, and they have guided riding tours for many years, bringing riding experience, local knowledge and personal service to the excursion. The friendly horses are fit for both less experienced riders as well as more experienced guests.This tour is the perfect way to bond with the charming horses as well as experiencing the nature, history, and culture of the place. Take this time to get a break from your busy life and enjoy the moment. It's ideal for couples, families, groups or just anyone who appreciates outdoors activities. Check out the calendar for departure dates and guarantee your spot on this active and yet relaxing experience. 
Duration:
7 days
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Horseback Riding in the Lava Fields

Come along on a fabulous tour of the Icelandic countryside on the back of a purebred Icelandic horse. This tour is ideal for anyone looking for a personal experience with the Icelandic environment and suits all riders, from beginners to masters.Before the tour starts, you'll be matched with a mount who is perfect for your skill level, allowing you to just sit back and enjoy the ride. Groups on this tour are kept to 20 people or fewer, as well, to ensure personal attention from your guide and a truly special riding experience in the countryside.You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavik – or you can drive yourself – to the nearby Riding Centre, for a relaxing amble about well-marked riding trails.Lava fields through which you'll be riding were created when an eruption scrapes the plains clean of plant life, resemble a pebbled, craggy riverbed, filled with huge chunks of rocks. As you ride, look for different shapes and figures in the rock formations, a pleasant pastime for local riders.Some lava fields are in the process of being reclaimed by plant life, covered in spongy blankets of moss, prickly scrub brush or delicate purple lupine. The environment is just as fantastic as your mount.The Icelandic horse is a national treasure. Fiercely guarded by the Icelandic people, these shaggy horses are descended from the horses of the first settlers, imported from Norway in the 9th century.After that, there were attempts to breed them with European stock, which led to the decline of the hardy qualities which make the Icelandic horse so valuable to the harsh lifestyle of historical Iceland.For this reason, the Icelandic parliament banned the importation of horses into Iceland by the end of the 10th century. Today, the Icelandic horse has been protected for more than 1,000 years.The Icelandic horse has been preserved in legends and sagas as well. A horse named Skalm was mentioned in the famous Book of Settlements, written in the 12th century. Her owner decided to make his home at the place she chose: when she stopped walking and lay down, he founded his settlement.What secret messages will your horse reveal on this tour? Reserve your place now to find out! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
36 reviews
Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Volcanic Landscape Horse Riding Tour

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. 
4.9
58 reviews
Duration:
2,8 hours
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Horse Riding in Reykjadalur Valley | Hot Springs Day Tour

Step right up to meet the famously friendly Icelandic horse, take a ride through a geothermal valley and relax away your troubles in a natural hot river in the valley of Reykjadalur.Icelandic horses are descended from those brought to Iceland by the very first settlers, and so they are a fiercely protected breed not often seen outside of Iceland. They are also renowned for their easy gait and ability to cover large distances while keeping their rider in comfort – a handy thing in pre-modern Iceland, when the horse was the main method of transportation. You'll spend about 6 hours riding today, covering about 19 km (almost 12 miles)!You’ll start out a short distance in the countryside with a ride through the mountainous Hengill area. This volcano is still active, causing heated water to bubble up in a variety of fumaroles and hot springs here. In fact, Hengill provides much of the hydrothermal energy for the southern part of the country. A series of picturesque trails will take us into the rocky valley of Reykjadalur, where you will cross another steamy geothermal area.The horses will rest as you relax in one of the warm rivers here, surrounded by waving green grasses and foreboding mountains in the distance. Don’t forget your bathing suit and towel.Please note that there are no changing rooms in the valley near the river and no toilet facilities.After you’ve dried off, you’ll mount up again for a ride past Hveragerði village and the surrounding farmland all the way to the land’s end. On a clear day, you might be able to view the Westman Islands off the coast.Your ride will continue through the colourful geothermal Guðudalur valley, an area which expanded dramatically during an earthquake in 2008. The path then takes you through a green forest, along the slopes of Reykjafjall mountain and back to the farm, where you’ll enjoy some coffee and homemade cake.Take advantage of two of the most favourite activities in Iceland: riding through the countryside and relaxing in a hot spring! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
6 reviews
Duration:
9 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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2-Hour Horse Riding | Heritage Tour

Hop on the saddle with this picturesque horse riding tour and experience the incredible wealth of Iceland's beauty from on top your own Icelandic horse!Your 90-minute tour will begin with a hotel pickup from Reykjavík capital area in the morning, or, if you prefer sleeping in, in the afternoon. You'll be taken to the village of Hveragerði, more specifically, to the Eldhestar farm. At the stable, you will gear up and be introduced to the basic principles of horse riding. One of your friendly and experienced guides will choose a horse to fit your skill level.For this tour, you will need to bring a pair of sturdy shoes, sneakers or hiking boots. It is also recommended to bring a comfortable pair of pants (riding pants are not necessary), a pair of gloves and a thin hat to wear beneath your helmet. If you would like to bring small items such as a camera, it is advised to wear a waist bag. Backpacks are not allowed on horseback.Soon, you will be riding through some truly gorgeous countryside; dried lava plateaus, farmlands and rivers, all surrounded by a stunning vista of volcanic mountains. You will experience the famous 'tölt', a special gait unique to Icelandic horses, and will quickly realise the intelligence, loyalty and playfulness of the breed. Passing by a number of farmsteads, you will also have the opportunity to see firsthand how agriculture has developed across the region.At the end of your tour, you can sit back and relax with a hot cup of coffee and some delicious home baked cake before it is time to return to the city. So don't delay! Book this brilliant and accessible horse riding tour and you too can make some fantastic holiday memories with some of Iceland's most famous four-legged residents. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.6
11 reviews
Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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3-Hour Horse Riding & Hot Springs Tour

Grab the reins with both hands for this incredible 3-hour horse riding tour through the steaming geothermal landscapes of Iceland. This tour is suitable for both beginner and experienced riders, as well as all those looking to explore Iceland from a truly unique perspective.You will be picked up in the morning and driven a short distance east of Reykjavík. At the stables, you will begin your tour with an easy introduction to horse riding, ranging from how to correctly use the reins to how to slow and speed up your steed.Your knowledgeable, friendly and experienced horse riding guide will also be quick to share with you their first-hand knowledge of this unique horse breed, as well as provide a little background colour on the surroundings in which you will explore.Horse riding in Iceland is unique not only because of the country’s fantastic natural scenery but because of the horse itself. Icelandic horses are a particularly special breed, capable of five gaits and able to withstand outside temperatures at which much larger horses would cower.On the tour, you will ride gorgeous trails along the picturesque slopes of Mt. Reykjafjall, as well as through a dense green forest (a rarity in Iceland). Following that, you will trot past numerous steaming hot-springs in the geothermal area of Gufudalur Valley, located just above the town of Hveragerði. Along these hilly, volcanic paths, riders will observe sweeping panoramas of green plateaus and even the mighty volcano, Hengill.Given the length of this tour, you will be taking a break at local stables to learn more about the area and indulge in some light refreshments and snacks. When everybody is ready, you will make a pleasant return journey back to where you started, before boarding a bus heading to Reykjavík.So don't wait! Gallop your way onto this tour, and you too can experience Iceland’s hot springs, geothermal valleys, forests and plateaus, all from atop your own Icelandic horse. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.7
27 reviews
Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Family Nature Horseback Riding Tour | From Reykjavik

Join this tour for an afternoon of easy riding and fun for the whole family. This tour is for any level of rider, and is a wonderful experience for animal lovers, families or groups or anyone who loves the Icelandic countryside. Tours are kept to 20 people or fewer, in order to ensure that all riders get personal attention and all the relaxation they could want.You'll be picked up in Reykjavik and brought to the spacious Riding Centre just outside the city. The grounds feature a large paddock and barn, along with dogs, cats and bunnies for guests to pet.To start the tour, you’ll learn about the history of the Icelandic horse, a hardy breed brought to Iceland by the first settlers. Then, you’ll be matched with a horse that suits your experience level and mount up.The tour will go slowly so that all riders feel comfortable and safe. Your guide will lead you through well-kept trails in the fields around the riding center. You’ll see the craggy lava fields, filled with creeping moss, thorny bushes and rock formations that make a perfect backdrop for a keepsake photo. The beautiful Bláfjöll mountains loom in the distance.The Icelandic horse is a gentle, friendly breed known for its bushy hair and thick, wiry winter coat. These sturdy animals are built to survive through the Nordic winters. What you may not know by looking at them is that the horse has a silky-smooth gait, known as the tölt.The tölt is designed for the speed and comfort of the rider crossing long distances, a helpful trick for the Viking who needs to cross a fjord in a single day.Don't miss your chance to take a relaxing saunter through the countryside on an Icelandic horse. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.6
5 reviews
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