Get to Know More About the Elves While Riding Icelandic Horses
Iceland is a dream destination for travel enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and the environmentalists across the world. It is indeed a place of fire and ice and is known for the brutal yet serene nature, and is sure to make you feel the power of nature. The captivating cloud-covered mountains along with the roaring waterfalls, hot springs, and steaming geysers will make your jaw drop. Iceland’s beauty is something unexplainable but there is one more thing that will surprise you for sure! Yes, if you want to make the most of your Iceland’s trip, then, don’t miss out on the Horse riding and Elves tour. Let’s find out more about this!
Icelandic Horse and Elves Tour
If you are amidst those curios travelers who wish to see the beautiful countryside of Iceland on the Icelandic horses and simultaneously would want to know more about the ancient folklore then this tour is ideal for you! This fantastic horse-riding tour is perfect for nature and animal lovers and to those who wish to see how Icelandic culture has shaped over the years.
Icelandic folklore is completely filled with the mythical being such as the Elves – and the ‘hidden people’ and on this tour, you will get to witness such places occupied by them while riding on the Icelandic horses. Fret not about riding the horse, this Icelandic five-gaited breed is known for their sure-footedness and their ability to cross the rough terrain very smoothly. So, make yourself comfortable on the saddle and go ahead for the tour to explore more about the Elves. You will be provided the most suitable horse as per the age and the level of experience.
Elves are considered the most important creatures in Iceland. This tour will take you through the small cleft Alfakví and the old sheep’s house. From here onwards, you will be taken through the Skjólklettur rocks, which is said to be an elven church. If you are fortunate enough, then you will hear the musical elves, as singing is often being heard near the Skjólklettur. From here onward, before reaching the elven hill Einbúi, here you can also test the Icelandic horse’s capabilities and try the unique gait tölt. This is going to be a lifetime experience, riding on the friendly Icelandic horse while embracing the natural beauty and knowing more about the Icelandic folklore. Apart from this, don’t forget to carry out the essentials along with you. Warm clothes and reliable boots will work for you.
1,5 – 2 hours horse riding
Light lunch – soup & bread
Riding & Safety equipment
Professional English Speaking horse riding guide
Free pick up from Reykjavik
Álfakví – home of the elves
Einbui – Elfin hill
Skjólklettur – Elves Church
What to bring
Warm & waterproof clothing
Gloves & Buff
Good to know
- Dress according to weather.
- You do not have to bring riding pants on the tour.
- Lunch at the horse farm is included in the tour. Please let us know if there are any dietary needs like if there are allergies or vegetarians.
- If you bring a camera, please bring a small waist bag as backpacks cannot be taken on horseback.
- The weight limit for riders is 120 kg.
- Pick up is available from Reykjavik at 8.00 – 8.30.
- Pick up is available from Hafnarfjörður, Mosfellsbær, Kópavogur & Seltjarnarnes from 7.45.
- Return to Reykjavik is around 13.00
- You will be spending 1,5 – 2 hours on the horse.
- This tour is ideal for single travelers, groups & families.
- No horse riding experience is required for this tour.
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Most frequent questions and answers
Hotel pick-up in Reykjavík at 08:00 (- 08:30). The pick up in Hafnarfjörður, Mosfellsbær, Kópavogur and Seltjarnanres starts at 7:45.
Return to Reykjavík at around 13:00.
You will be on the horse for 1,5 – 2 hours.
If the tour gets cancelled due to weather you can choose between rescheduling the tour for another departure or receiving a full refund.
We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before event.
Yes, and you definitely should! The setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.
Note that you have to bring a small waist bag to carry the camera as backpacks cannot be taken on horseback.
We do not recommend horse riding tours for pregnant women.
This tour is ideal to experience Tölt.