Iceland Day Tours: Unforgettable Horseback Riding Adventures in Reykjavik

Experience the thrill and beauty of Iceland through the lens of a horseback riding tour. Explore stunning landscapes, immerse yourself in Icelandic culture, and forge an unbreakable bond with these majestic creatures. Reykjavik Sightseeing offers a range of horseback riding tours that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Join us as we embark on an unforgettable adventure through the land of fire and ice.

Horseback Riding Tours in Iceland

Welcome to the land of fire and ice, where breathtaking landscapes and unique experiences await at every turn. If you're looking for an extraordinary way to explore Iceland, why not hop on the back of an Icelandic horse? Reykjavik Sightseeing is proud to offer a range of horseback riding tours that will take you on an unforgettable journey through the heart of this enchanting country.

The Magnificent Icelandic Horses

A Breed Apart

At the heart of our horseback riding tours are the magnificent Icelandic horses, a breed apart from any other. These sturdy and sure-footed creatures have been an integral part of Icelandic culture for centuries, and their unique characteristics make them the perfect companion for exploring the rugged terrain of Iceland.

Icelandic Horse Heritage

The history of the Icelandic horse is deeply intertwined with the history of Iceland itself. Brought to the island by the Vikings in the 9th and 10th centuries, these horses have remained relatively unchanged for over a thousand years. Their isolation from other breeds has allowed them to develop distinct traits that set them apart.

Unique Characteristics

One of the most remarkable features of the Icelandic horse is its unique gait, known as the tölt. This smooth and comfortable four-beat gait allows riders to cover long distances effortlessly. Additionally, Icelandic horses are known for their gentle temperament, making them suitable for riders of all levels, from beginners to experienced equestrians.

Horseback Riding Tours from Reykjavik Sightseeing

Reykjavik Sightseeing offers a variety of horseback riding tours that showcase the beauty and diversity of Iceland's landscapes. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, there's a tour for you. Let's explore some of the options available.

Exploring the Golden Circle on Horseback

Embark on a journey through Iceland's most iconic sights on the Golden Circle horseback riding tour. Ride through the stunning Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and witness the meeting point of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Marvel at the power and beauty of the Gullfoss waterfall, and experience the geothermal wonders of the Geysir geothermal area.

Riding Along the Black Sand Beaches

Experience the raw beauty of Iceland's black sand beaches on the horseback riding tour along the South Coast. Ride along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, with the mighty waves crashing against the volcanic cliffs. Admire the famous Reynisfjara beach, with its unique basalt columns and sea stacks. This tour offers a truly unique perspective of Iceland's rugged coastline.

Discovering the Majestic South Coast

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Iceland's South Coast on this horseback riding tour. Ride through vast lava fields, cross glacial rivers, and witness the power of the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. This tour offers a perfect blend of adventure and natural beauty, allowing you to explore some of Iceland's most iconic landmarks from a unique perspective.

What to Expect on a Horseback Riding Tour

Safety First

Your safety is our top priority. Before each tour, our experienced guides will provide you with a thorough safety briefing and ensure that you are comfortable and confident on your horse. We carefully select our horses and maintain their health and well-being to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all riders.

Suitable for All Levels

Whether you're a seasoned rider or have never been on a horse before, our horseback riding tours are suitable for all levels. Our guides are experienced and knowledgeable, and they will adapt the tour to match the abilities of the riders in the group. So, whether you're a beginner or an experienced equestrian, you can join us on an unforgettable adventure.

Gear and Equipment

We provide all the necessary gear and equipment for your horseback riding tour. From helmets to riding boots, we have everything you need to ensure a comfortable and safe ride. Our horses are well-trained and accustomed to carrying riders of various sizes, so you can rest assured that you'll be matched with the perfect steed for your adventure.

Booking Your Iceland Horseback Riding Tour

Easy Online Reservations

Booking your horseback riding tour with Reykjavik Sightseeing is quick and easy. Simply visit our website and choose the tour that suits your preferences. Our online booking system allows you to select your desired date and time, and you can even add additional services or customize your tour to make it truly unique.

Flexible Schedules

We understand that travel plans can change, which is why we offer flexible schedules for our horseback riding tours. If you need to reschedule or cancel your tour, simply contact our customer service team, and they will assist you in making the necessary changes. We want to ensure that your experience with us is as convenient and hassle-free as possible.

Expert Guides

Our guides are passionate about Icelandic horses and their homeland. They have extensive knowledge of the local flora, fauna, and history, and they are eager to share their insights with you. From pointing out interesting landmarks to teaching you about the unique Icelandic horse breed, our guides are committed to providing you with an informative and engaging experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Ride an Icelandic Horse if I'm a Beginner?

Absolutely! Our horseback riding tours are suitable for riders of all levels, including beginners. Our guides will provide you with a thorough safety briefing and ensure that you are comfortable and confident on your horse before the tour begins. They will also adapt the tour to match the abilities of the riders in the group, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

What Should I Wear on a Horseback Riding Tour?

We recommend wearing comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing for your horseback riding tour. Dress in layers, as the Icelandic weather can be unpredictable. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with a small heel to ensure a secure grip in the stirrups. Don't forget to bring a waterproof jacket and pants, as well as gloves and a hat to protect yourself from the elements.

Are There Weight Restrictions for Riders?

For the well-being of our horses, we have a weight limit of 110 kg (242 lbs) for riders. This is to ensure the comfort and safety of both the rider and the horse. If you have any concerns or questions about weight restrictions, please don't hesitate to contact our customer service team, and they will be happy to assist you.

Customer Reviews: Stories from the Saddle

Unforgettable Experiences

"Riding through the Icelandic landscapes was like something out of a fairytale. The horses were well-trained and easy to ride, and the scenery was simply breathtaking. I can't wait to come back and do it all over again!" - Sarah, USA

Knowledgeable and Friendly Guides

"The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and shared fascinating facts about Icelandic horses and the surrounding nature. They made sure everyone felt safe and comfortable throughout the tour. I learned so much and had a fantastic time!" - Michael, UK

A Bond with Nature

"There's something truly magical about exploring Iceland on horseback. The connection you feel with the horse and the stunning nature that surrounds you is unlike anything else. It's an experience I will cherish forever." - Emma, Australia

Saddle Up for an Adventure in Iceland

Embark on a horseback riding tour with Reykjavik Sightseeing and discover the beauty and wonder of Iceland from a unique perspective. Whether you choose to explore the Golden Circle, ride along the black sand beaches, or discover the majestic South Coast, you're in for an unforgettable adventure. Book your Iceland horseback riding tour today and create memories that will last a lifetime.