Easy 3 hours horse riding tour

Tour starts

Þorlákshöfn

Duration

3 hours

Difficulty

Easy

Languages

English

Available

All year

Minimum age

12 years old

Experience Iceland in a new way, by horseback riding in the Icelandic countryside.

This fun and easy tour is available all year round and accessible both for beginners and experienced riders. Your tour guides will adjust the journey to the abilities of the group and make sure they never go faster than the slowest rider in the group, so no-one will be left behind.

Iceland’s horses have developed over centuries, and there are very few diseases in Iceland. For that reason, no horses can be imported to the country, and if an Icelandic horse leaves the country, it can never return. For the same reason, riders are asked not to bring any horseriding gear they’ve used on horses abroad.

The Icelandic horse is famous for being sturdy but friendly, having 5 walking/running gaits (as opposed to 3 in other horse breeds) and being rather small. It’s still a horse though, and not a pony! You’ll be able to try the Icelandic ‘tölt’ – a famous gait that is very smooth for the rider.

You will ride in the surroundings of the small fishing village Þorlákshöfn (Thorlak’s Harbour) and explore the Icelandic nature. Þorlákshöfn is located on Iceland’s South Coast, situated 30 km (19 miles) away from Reykjavík, or only a 45-minute drive. You can choose between driving to the starting point yourself, or you can arrange for a pick-up service from Reykjavík for an extra fee of 3,500 ISK per person.

The route you’ll take while on the horse will depend on the weather and season, but the surrounding nature of Þorlákshöfn is stunning, including some beautiful beach views, tall green grass banks, lava fields and beautiful mountains.

This 3-hour tour provides you with a unique way to enjoy what Iceland has to offer and to create some unforgettable memories.

Don’t miss your chance to get to know the Icelandic horse. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

  • 3 hour horseback riding tour
  • All equipment
  • Snacks and beverages

What to bring

  • Warm and comfortable clothes

Good to know

The minimum age for this tour is 12 years old, but if your child is younger than that and comfortable on a horse for a lengthy time, then it may be allowed on the tour.

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