Icelandic Horses Riding Tour Amidst Scenic Lava Landscapes of Reykjavik
Iceland, a land of fire and ice, is indeed a magnet to the travel seekers, adventure enthusiasts and environmentalists from around the world. The staggering waterfalls, geysers, and massive lava fields and not to forget the aurora borealis, the magnificent and colorful dancing ribbons against the black sky, all of these make Iceland a dream destination for sure. But there is one more thing that is sure to bring a huge smile on anyone who loves horses, or loves to spend quality time amidst the natural beauty and it is the Horse-Riding Tour. Reykjavik Red Lava Horse Riding Tour is one thing that should be there in your travel itinerary when visiting Iceland, you will find out why? Let’s dig in more and find out about the horse-riding tour in Iceland.
Up and Close with Nature on Friendly Icelandic Horse
Even if you have never been for horse riding or never had a chance to ride a horse, then, it is the time to make yourself more comfortable on the saddle. Icelandic horses are gentle and friendly; don’t go by the size, these horses are known for their sure-footedness and their ability to travel and cross rough terrains way too easily. The Icelandic horses are the only breed that shows five different types of gaits – trot, walk, tölt, pace, and gallop. Thus, often known as the five-gaited breed. There is an import ban on these Icelandic horses and this is the reason, the horses have remained true to their original breed. If you are planning to visit Iceland then, having a comfortable horse-riding experience with your family is a must.
Reykjavik red lava horse riding tour is approximately a 5-7 km tour that takes around 2 hours in total but depends on the experience of the riders. Don’t worry if it’s your first time, tour guides will help you throughout, which makes it suitable for the beginners and experienced riders too. The route will take you to the smooth-riding path of the Redhills and by the Rauðarvatn, with your furry friends. Experience the stunning and massive lava landscapes, pseudocraters, and magnificent mountain views. This is surely going to be one of the most beautiful expeditions. Additionally, don’t forget to carry the essentials along with you, warm clothes, and of course sturdy shoes to ensure complete comfort.
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What to bring
Good to know
- Dress according to weather.
- Pick up from Reykjavik is available and included in the tour price.
If you ask for pickup, we will be at your pickup place 60 min before set riding time.
If you have your own car, please be at our location 30 min before set riding time.
- The total duration of the tour is 2,5 hours. You will be spending 1,5 – 2 hours horse riding.
- It is possible to book this tour on other times upon request. Please contact us for more information.
- It is possible to book this as a private tour. Please contact us for more information.
- This tour is ideal for single travelers, groups, families and children.
- No previous horse riding experience is required on this tour.
- This tour offers small groups and personal service.
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Most frequent questions and answers
The meeting point is at Surtlugata in Reykjavik.
The driving distance from Reykjavik is around 13 kilometers – 16 minutes.
The driving time from Reykjavik to the meeting point is approximately 45 minutes (53 kilometres) in good road condition.
You should schedule to be at our departure point at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure.
This tour is available with a pick up from Reykjavik. The pick up is included in the price of the tour.
You will be picked up in Reykjavik 60 minutes before the tour starts.
We offer pick up from ION Adventure hotel for extra fee of ISK 7.000. The pick up starts 60 minutes before set riding time.
You will be on the horse for 1,5 – 2 hours.
This is a 5-7 kilometres horse riding tour.
This tour is ideal for beginners.
If the tour gets cancelled due to weather you can choose between rescheduling the tour for another departure or receiving a full refund.
- 2 days notice: 100% charge
- 6 days notice: 70% charge
- 8 days notice: 0% charge
Yes, and you definitely should! The setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.
We do not recommend horse riding tours for pregnant women.
There are plenty of free parking lots next to the meeting point of the tour.