We ride in small groups and offer personal and friendly service. It is suitable for beginners and for those with more experience.
Join us for a fantastic horse riding tour through the lava fields outside of the city of Reykjavik. We will either ride on a beautiful and smooth riding path along the Redhills or, for a group of more experienced riders, we 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 the friendly Icelandic horse. Total tour duration is 2,5 hours,1,5-2 hours riding. for beginners and experienced riders.
Icelandic horses are well known for their spirited temperament as well as their large personalities but despite this they are very friendly and approachable, these horses that live in Iceland can all trace their heritage back to the original horses and ponies that the viking settlers brought with them.
Experience Icelandic nature up close and personal
Icelandic horses have a rich heritage and history with Icelandic people. The horses that live in Iceland can have their heritage traced back to the original horses brought to the island by the vikings. Thanks to lax breeding rules they come in a wide variety of shapes and colours. These animals, though short in stature, are capable of 5 separate gaits including the famous Tölt, a four beat gait in which one hoof is always in contact with the floor.
Your horse riding adventure begins with getting ot the stables! You can do this either by making use of the fast efficient pick up service that the stable provides or by driving there yourself. Please Note For Self Drive: Solhestar horse rental reykjavik (google map)
Once you arrive the rest of the day is quite flexible as there are a number of different routes that the guides can take you on depending on the speed in which you wish to ride and your riding experience. The guides will also assist you in finding a horse who will best suit you based on your previous riding experience and height.
Based on the route you take this tour can have anywhere between 1.5 to 2 hours of riding time with the total tour time being around 2.5 hours including a brief amount of instruction before you ride on the best practices.
Once you ride is over you will be taken back to the city if you selected the pick up option.
Please Note: If you need pickup then Pickup start 60 min before set riding time.
Arrive Time For Self Drive: 30 min Before Set Riding Time
If you have any clothing that may have come into contact with horses outside of Iceland we kindly ask you not to wear or bring these with you. Horses in Iceland are rarely vaccinated and exposure to horses from outside of Iceland can cause illness.
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