Horseback riding in Iceland
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1,571 reviews
1,571 reviews
Departs from reykjavik

Tour highlights

  • Meet, learn about and ride the beautiful Icelandic horses
  • Experience scenic lava landscapes, pseudo craters and mountain views
  • Small group experience, only 14 people per tour
  • Pick up included!

Tour Details

  • Availability:
    Every day! Choose between morning tour at 9:30 or afternoon at 14:00
  • Age limit:
    12 years age limit
  • Duration:
    About 2,5 hours, inclusive introduction, preparation and riding. Approx. 1,5 hours on horse back
  • Pickup:
    From Hotels within Reykjavik downtown and nearby. Morning tour pick up between 8:45 and 9:15 – afternoon pick up between 13:15 and 13:45.

Tour description

Are you ready to make new furry friends? Meet the beautiful Icelandic horses (ponies) and enjoy a scenic horse back riding tour in the Icelandic nature. Only 15 minutes from down town Reykjavik you can experience the best of the Icelandic horse & our untouched nature at the same time.

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1,571 reviews
Made our holiday!

Myself and my partner had the pleasure of Begga And Sveinn’s company on Sunday 1st March. Begga is an incredible woman who explained things so clearly to a newby rider like myself. She was kind and most of all caring. You could see how much love she has for her horses and animals and that shone through. I would recommend this to everyone and anyone who will listen!! Xx

Best part of our visit to Iceland

Begga and her team were helpful, educational and fun. We were a group of 8 and all agreed this was the highlight of our trip. Do it if you can

Hannah M
Unbelievable experience!

My boyfriend and I absolutely loved this experience. We did a few other activities in Iceland but this was our favourite. Riding through the snow was magical and we couldn’t stop smiling the whole time. Begga and Pim were so friendly and really informative. The horses were fantastic; very cute and well behaved. The whole experience was incredibly relaxing and we were out at ease by all the staff. I have horses but have never ridden an Icelandic before and this was the perfect place to do that. My boyfriend has very limited riding experience and this tour was perfect. I now want to get an Icelandic horse: I’m converted to the tolt!

Frequently Asked Questions

    Duration of tour

    Morning tours, about 9:30 – 12:00. Afternoon tours, about 14:00 – 16:30. More or less 2,5 hours horse experience – the time on the horse back is about 1,5 hours. Pick up and drop off is not included – usually 15-45 minutes before and after. Tours can take shorter or longer time depending on group size and how much preparations is needed, for example it can take slightly more time to prepare in the winter time than summer etc.

    Pick up for tour

    We have pick up and drop offs at hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik downtown and nearby, as well as from Cruise ships docking in Reykjavik. Pick up takes place before the tour starts, for the morning tours it’s approx. between 8:45 and 9:15. For the afternoon tours pick up is approx. between 13:15 and 13:45. Pick up and drop off are inclusive in the price. Please be prepared – there might be other people waiting.

    Drop off for tour

    We usually drive from the stables about 12:15-12:30 and are usually back in town with the guests between 12:40 and 13:00 (more or less) and from about 16:45 – 17:00 and are usually back in town with the guests between 17-17:30 (more or less) for the afternoon tours.


    We ride in sun, rain, snow and other regular weathers here in Iceland. We cancel rarely, but when we do it’s usually because of high winds, which can be unsafe for riding. In case of weather cancellation on our behalf, we would let you know as early as possible (sometimes it can be in the last minute, as the weather can be unpredictable here in Iceland) and we would try to find a solution for a reschedule or refund.


    It’s required to use helmet and helmets are provided at the premises.

    Weight limit

    The weight limit for one person is about 120 kg (approx. 264 lbs).

    Age limit

    The age limit is 12 years for the tours and children up to 16 years old must always be accompanied by riding adults. If younger experienced children would like to join the tour, please contact us for further info.

    Clothes and shoes

    We have overalls and rain clothes if that should be necessary. We also have some gloves and boots which can be borrowed. But over all, visitors should dress according to weather. Most of our visitors have sneakers or boots on, and that’s in most cases just all right, but especially in the wintertime it can in some cases be good to have something more appropriate on.

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Price: 14.500 ISK