This horse-riding tour is perfect for beginners who want to go on an adventure through some untouched Icelandic nature. This coupled with the fact that it takes place on the kind of horses that Vikings would have ridden, due to Iceland’s geographical isolation, ensures that it is a fascinating tour that everyone is bound to enjoy. Icelandic horses are famous for their unique gait, which is known as the tolt and ensures that one of the hooves is always in contact with the ground.
It begins when we drop you at the stables and you meet your friendly guides, they will provide you with all the equipment that you need and then we will head out into the unspoiled Icelandic countryside. We will then proceed at a slow and steady pace on well-kept riding paths, flanked by craggy moss-carpeted lava fields on one side and the towering Bláfjöll Mountains. The entire journey will take around an hour and we promise that it will provide you with memories that you will treasure forever.
Once we return to the stables, we will provide you with complimentary refreshments, such as coffee, tea or hot chocolate and you can ask our expert staff about the iconic Icelandic horse. We are proud of the service that we offer and guarantee that your riding group will be below 20, ensuring that you get the most out of our guide’s experience. If you want to see Iceland’s gorgeous countryside on the back of an Icelandic horse, then this is the perfect tour for you!
Departures: Daily at 13:00 all year, on location. You can also book a pickup in Reykjavik, which begins at 11:30. Transfers back to hotels and guest houses start at 14:30. Address for Meet on location: Sörlaskeið 26, 220 Hafnafjörður. Please note Yo...)
Departures: Daily at 13:00 all year, on location. You can also book a pickup in Reykjavik, which begins at 11:30. Transfers back to hotels and guest houses start at 14:30.
Address for Meet on location: Sörlaskeið 26, 220 Hafnafjörður.
You cannot take backpacks or bags with you on the ride. There are safety boxes at the Riding Center where you can store your valuables whilst on the tour.
Maximum weight for a rider is 110kg/242lb
Yes, the weight limit for this adventure is 110 kg / 242 lbs. This is of course with the welfare of the horses in mind.
Normally we do operate the tours if it’s raining. Excellent waterproof jackets and trousers are available, as well as gloves. The Icelandic horses are used to rain and wind.
This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.
Here you should wait for your guide.
Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.
View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.
Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.
After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.
Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).
Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our super jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.
Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.
No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.
The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.
Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.
For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.
We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.
The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.
Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.