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Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

1. Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

Soak up the dramatic volcanic landscapes of the red lava fields of Iceland on this horseback tour. After being collected from your Reykjavik accommodation, you will be driven to the tour starting point where you will meet with your horses. Alternatively, you may wish to meet directly at the stables if you have your own transportation. Your tour will be between 5-7 kilometers depending on the experience of the riders, with this tour suitable for beginners and those with more experience too. After setting off, you will ride along a beautiful and smooth path along the Redhills. For groups of more experienced riders, you will ride by Rauðarvatn. On both routes, you will enjoy natural riding paths and a wonderful setting for horseback riding where you will get to know these friendly Icelandic horses. Enjoy a total of 1.5-2 hours of horseback riding. You will be provided with rain clothing during your tour if required, and there will be complimentary tea and coffee on hand for your comfort. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to the stables or to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

From Reykjavík: Icelandic Horse Riding Tour in Lava Fields

2. From Reykjavík: Icelandic Horse Riding Tour in Lava Fields

Seeing Iceland’s volcanic fields on a horse, with local guides who know the area like the back of their hands on this 1.5-2 hour horse-riding excursion from Reykjavík, with optional hotel transfers. Enjoy friendly horses on excellent riding paths at the Íshestar Stables in Hafnarfjörður. Ride through lava fields and along beautiful green hillsides. Look for different rock formations in the lava while experiencing the special gait of these horses, known as tölt. The Íshestar Stables are unique in Iceland with fantastic facilities set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Hafnarfjörður, about a 20-minute drive from Reykjavík. The facilities and the fascinating area provide endless opportunities for riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities. The changing room of the Stables is well-equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, rain gear, riding boots, and helmets in their sizes. The Íshestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs, as well as secure the safety of everybody.

From Reykjavik: Small-Group Horse Riding Tour with Pickup

3. From Reykjavik: Small-Group Horse Riding Tour with Pickup

Start with pickup from your hotel in Rekjavik and travel to a small family-owned farm outside the city. Get acquainted with your horse, suited to your previous riding experience. After a short riding lesson and safety briefing, head out on a ride over the hills surrounding Reykjavik. Enjoy beautiful views over the volcanic mountains, lakes, and the city. Make your way through the Hólsmheiði forest and arrive at a stunning red lava rock field called Rauðhólar. Make several stops along the way to take photos and enjoy the scenery. During the journey, you will get to ride Tölt, the super comfortable 4th gait of the Icelandic horse, and learn how Icelanders have traveled across their country for centuries. Be returned to Rekjavik in the early afternoon to enjoy the rest of your day.

Reykjavik: Silfra Snorkel Tour and Horse Ride with Photos

4. Reykjavik: Silfra Snorkel Tour and Horse Ride with Photos

Start your day snorkeling in Silfra Fissure - one of the top dive sites in the world. You can choose between a drysuit or wetsuit for the more daring participants and depending on the season. After the tour you will enjoy a hot chocolate and your guide will show you how to access your underwater photos after they have been uploaded. Then head back to Reykjavik area where you can quickly grab a bite before getting picked up for your horseback riding in the beautiful rugged landscape. After your ride you will be dropped off back in Reykjavik.

From Reykjavik: Full-Day Horse Riding & Golden Circle Tour

5. From Reykjavik: Full-Day Horse Riding & Golden Circle Tour

This tour is a combination of the Viking Horse Riding Tour and Golden Circle Express Tour, and is perfect for visitors to Iceland who don’t have a lot of time to spare but want to make the most of a day. In the morning you’ll enjoy a ride on an Icelandic horse through the idyllic landscape of Laxnes, located just out of Reykjavik city. The Icelandic horse is a breed that has remained virtually unchanged since the Vikings brought it to Iceland in the 9th century. The riding tour is suitable for all ages and experience levels, from beginner to expert. After your morning ride and a short break you’ll head out on the afternoon portion of the tour, to Þingvellir National Park. Admire its remarkable geological features and see Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament. Iceland’s Parliament is the oldest still-functioning parliament in the world, and was founded on this site in 930 A.D. Visit the impressive Gullfoss glacial waterfall, the geothermal area around Geysir, and Strokkur with its spouting geysers. You’ll pass through fertile agricultural areas before heading back to Reykjavik over Hellisheiði mountain heath.

From Reykjavík: Viking Horseback Tour in Hafnarfjörður

6. From Reykjavík: Viking Horseback Tour in Hafnarfjörður

The Íshestar Stables is set in the lovely countryside just outside the town of Hafnarfjörður, which is around a 10-minute drive from Reykjavík. The facilities and the surrounding area provide endless opportunities for horse riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities. The Centre welcomes individuals, families, and groups of all kinds who want to enjoy themselves outdoors. The Viking Tour Express horse riding excursion is offered daily at 13:00, throughout the year. This 5-hour trip is only recommended for strong intermediate riders. Riders need to be comfortable and in control at all paces. The amount of actual riding time is around 2.5-3 hours, including stops. The minimum age for participation is 12 years. All guests are provided with warm overalls, raingear, riding boots, and helmets in the appropriate size. The Íshestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs as well as ensure the safety of all participants. Please note that backpacks, bags, or large cameras cannot be taken with you on the ride, but there are safety boxes at the Riding Centre where you can store valuables. For your safety please note that anyone under the influence of alcohol or intoxicating drugs will not be permitted on the riding tour. Also, due to possible damage to an unborn child in the case of an accident, pregnant women are not permitted on the tour. All guests join the riding tour of their own free will and inform the tour guide of any conditions that might affect their ability to participate in the tour. If a group is divided during the ride parents must stay in the same group as their children. Weight limit for the tour is 110 kilograms or 250 pounds.

From Reykjavik: Evening Horseback Tour with Transfer

7. From Reykjavik: Evening Horseback Tour with Transfer

Riding in the evening sun through beautiful green nature: Hólmsheiði hills, Stallion Valley and the red and magnificent lava formations of Rauðhólar. We start with a short riding lesson and end the tour with light refreshments at our Viking Horses stables, including deep-fried sweetbread “kleina”, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Viking Horses is a family-run company offering unique horse riding adventures in small and private groups. Mountains, beautiful green nature and the spectacular volcanic landscape of Rauðhólar surround our stables just 15 minutes from Reykjavik. Enjoy a warm, personal and professional service, well trained, happy horses and high-quality riding equipment – for an unforgettable horse riding experience in Iceland!

From Reykjavík: Full-day Horse Riding & Golden Circle Tour

8. From Reykjavík: Full-day Horse Riding & Golden Circle Tour

Combine two essential Icelandic experiences is one fun-filled day with this horseback riding and Golden Circle bus tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Reykjavík. Take in the natural beauty of the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir, and the Thingvellir National Park. Hop aboard a comfortable bus that picks up at many hotels and stops in the downtown area of Reykjavik. Relax on the drive to the Laxnes Horse Farm where you will be introduced to Icelandic horses, a unique and docile horse-breed. See for yourself why these horses are prized for their smooth ride, extra gait and diminutive size. Your instructor will select the perfect horse for your and get you set up with the necessary riding gear. Ride for 1.5-2 hours over hills and through lush fields, and make an easy river crossing. After your horse-riding tour, get back on the bus for your Golden Circle tour. Admire Iceland´s most popular natural wonders like the UNESCO World Heritage site Thingvellir National Park. Venture to the 6500 year old volcanic crater lake at Kerið, the world famous Geysir, and Gullfoss, one of the country´s most powerful and impressive waterfalls. Return to the city tired but happy, having experienced two distinctive tours in just one day.

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Wir machten sehr gute Erfahrungen mit dieser Tour. Die Pferde werden sehr gut behandelt, sind in sehr guter Verfassung und auch die Guides waren sehr freundlich und bemüht. Mein Freund saß noch nie auf einem Pferd und konnte aber ohne Probleme mit den Anweisungen der Guides reiten - heißt also auch für unerfahrene Menschen absolut empfehlenswert! Die Guides haben sich Mühe geben, dass richtige Pferd je nach Reiterfahrung auszusuchen und haben verständlich erklärt, wie man das Pferd behandelt und reitet (vor allem auch für unerfahrene Reiter). Die Gruppe wurde nach kurzer Kennenlern-Tour in die schnellere und langsamere Gruppe getrennt und beim schnelleren reiten wurde auch zum Wohl des Tieres eine kurze Pause eingelegt. Tolle Tour, hat uns sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Kann ich nur empfehlen!

I can neither pronounce nor spell my horse's name but she was a trooper, and very patient with me. We had excellent guides who showed us what to do, and gave us choices as well as wonderfully warm all in one weather protective gear. The trek time was optimal, and we were offered hot chocolate once we were back indoors. All in all a fantastic experience.

Lovely experience. Left the stables in the dark, got to watch the sunset come up on horse back! Was a shame there was no cantering but was still absolutely stunning! All staff are very friendly and the horses are well looked after with good temperaments

Super nice experience and great teaching. We di it with a lot of snow. It was fantastic.

Fabulous and magical experience riding in the snow today. Staff are amazing