from 12.000 ISK
Discover the hidden gems of South Iceland on this authentic Icelandic horse riding excursion and spend quality time with your family or friends! Discover the southern region of Iceland and experience equestrian tourism.
This tour is perfect for families, friends or solo travelers.
Why you’ll love this tour
- You will have the opportunity to meet the Icelandic horse and take an exciting and scenic ride.
- This gentle horse riding tour takes you on an unforgettable adventure along amazing back-country trails with beautiful scenery.
- No matter if you are an experienced rider or a beginner, your guide will find a horse that matches your skills for the riding tour.
- You will have the opportunity to try the famous ‘tölt’, a gait unique to the Icelandic horse breed.
- This day tour includes a complimentary transfer service from Reykjavík.
- Many of our guests have told us that this unique day tour is one of the most memorable experiences of their entire Iceland vacation.
Activities and gear
✔️ Guided horse riding tour
✔️ All necessary riding equipment
✔️ Complimentary transfer from Reykjavík
Staff & experts
✔️ English speaking local expert guides and drivers
❌ Meals not included
Riding the amazing Icelandic horse
Experiencing nature from horseback
Gljúfurá river area
* Sights can vary according to the passengers’ fitness and the conditions.
This horse riding tour is a great option for the entire family. No matter whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, you’ll discover the very best the Icelandic countryside has to offer on horseback. The tour is about 7-10 km and 1,5 – 2 hours, depending on the riding experience of the riders, but your experienced guide will adapt the route and the riding pace so everyone can enjoy the tour to the fullest.
You will meet your friendly, professional guide who has plenty of experience in horse riding. For your comfort and maximum safety, you will be provided with a helmet, warm jumpsuits, water- and windproof riding jackets, boots, and gloves.
The tour either takes place through rugged and rocky terrain, alongside the Ingólfsfjall mountain or along the Gljúfurá river, where you will experience the excitement of crossing a mountain river on horseback. You will have the opportunity to try the famous gait called Tölt, that is unique to the Icelandic horse breed.
The right horse will also always be allocated to the rider by matching temper, character and your riding experience.
Free pickups are offered from hotels, guesthouses and the BSI Bus Terminal in Reykjavik. You can also meet your guides onsite at the horse farm in Ölfus.
The following is important information applicable to our tours. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!
This tour is operated by our trusted partner.
Please note that we offer pick-up service from authorized pickup points in Reykjavik downtown area. We can unfortunately not offer pick-up service from Airbnb or private apartments, nor Keflavik Airport for our tours. If your pick-up location is not on our pick up list in the booking form then we kindly ask you to locate the closest pick-up point to your accommodation. It might take up to 30 min for our guides to reach your pick-up point, so please wait patiently for us to arrive. As much as possible be prepared and ready to go.
Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply your message as soon as possible.
All prices are per person. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.
Tour itinerary changes:
At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.
What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes, warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer-layers. Jeans are not suitable clothing; waterproof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are highly recommended. It’s best to wear waterproof boots. Bring some snack or packed lunch. Bring your personal daily medications if required.
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.
Payment and cancelation:
Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place. We require 24 hrs notice of cancellation for a refund. Any cancellation made within less than 24 hours prior to departure will be fully charged.
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