Horseback Riding from Reykjavík

  • Availability

    All year

  • DURATION

    2-4 Hours

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

  • Pickup

    At additional cost

  • Minimum Age

    7 Years

  • Price

    ISK 11.900

Tour Highlights:

  • The Icelandic Horse
  • Icelandic Nature

Included:

  • Experienced Guide
  • Helmet
  • Raingear / Winter Overalls
  • Boots

The Horseback riding from Reykjavík tour

The horseback riding from Reykjavík tour is a great addition to a perfect day in the city. The Icelandic horse is known for its five gaits, and of course, it’s friendly nature. Its gentle spirit makes a horseback riding tour a great activity that everyone over the age of 7 can enjoy. Come and spend a few hours on the city’s countryside, and see for yourself why Reykjavík is known for being “next to nature”.

This tour begins at a beautiful, well-established horse farm on the outskirts of Reykjavík. Here you will meet the welcoming owners and meet up with your buddy for the day, a friendly Icelandic horse! After chatting with your guides, they will choose the perfect companion for you based on your prior experience. The Icelandic horse is famous for its five gaits, and during the tour, you will learn more about this unique quality. If you are interested, you can also learn more about farm life in Iceland.

Depending on the day and the weather, your guides will select one of three stunning routes to ride. This can either be the lush valley the farm is located in or a riverbank route that crosses the steam many times. Yet another option is a hillside behind the farm that leads up to a beautiful waterfall. Each route has its own beautiful characteristics, so you are sure to have a stunning ride whichever route you take.

After the tour, you will either be driven back to Reykjavík or you can continue your exploration of Iceland with your rental car.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are pick up and drop off included in this tour?

No, but you can add pickup and dropoff in Reykjavík but you can add it to your booking.

The price for transfer to and from Reykjavík is 1,500 ISK per adult and 1,000 ISK per child from 7-12 years of age.

Is there a weight limit for this tour?

Yes, for the comfort of the horses the weight limit for this tour is 120 kg (approx. 240 lbs).

Is the age limit on this tour flexible?

Yes, exceptions can be made on the age limit for this tour if the child has previous riding experience.

If you have a child younger than 7 years of age and would like to join this tour, please email us at info@iat.is before booking the tour.

What equipment is included in the tour?

All riding equipment (saddle etc.) are included in the tour.

Also included are:

  • Boots to use while riding
  • Helmet (mandatory)
  • Rain gear or winter overalls, depending on the weather

Can I bring my used riding clothes on this tour?

You can wear your usual riding clothes on this tour, but please take note of the following:

Icelandic horses are not vaccinated and are therefore susceptible to infectious agents from abroad. Visitors are asked to adopt strict biosecurity measures!

Importing the following equipment is strictly prohibited:

  • Used riding equipment, such as saddles, bridles, nosebands, pads, rugs, whips, etc.
  • Used riding gloves

Cleaning and disinfection:

  • Used riding clothes and boots should be washed in a washing machine or dry cleaned prior to entering the country
  • Used riding clothes and boots that cannot be placed in a washing machine or dry cleaned should be washed and disinfected as follows:
    • Rinse thoroughly with detergent
    • Dry
    • Spray with 1% VirkonS® (10g per liter of water)
    • Store for at least 5 days prior to bringing the clothes into contact with horses in Iceland

Some people in my group have previous riding experience, will they still enjoy this tour?

Yes, absolutely! On each tour there a few guides so both beginners and more experienced riders can enjoy this tour.

The tours typically start out slowly while everyone gets used to their horses and then the pace picks up. Depending on the group, it is then stretched out or split it up entirely if there are riders that only wish to walk.

I'm pregnant, can I join this tour?

Unfortunately, we do not recommend this tour for pregnant women.

Are meals included on this tour?

No, meals are not included on this tour but you can buy light refreshments at the farm’s saloon.

What is the cancellation policy for this tour?

Reservations can be canceled 48 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to departure are non-refundable.

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@iat.is.

Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 48 hours before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).

If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible. 

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