Horse Riding in Reykjavik - Riding Tour in a Volcanic Landscape


Horse Riding in Reykjavik – Riding Tour in a Volcanic Landscape

Iceland is a popular tourist destination for several reasons. Two of them are the volcanic landscapes as well as the infamous Icelandic horses. Now, our guests have the chance to combine those two, in an unforgettable experience: a horseback riding tour in a volcanic landscape. A few members of our team here at Iceland Unlimited participated in one of these tours last winter and want to share the experience with you! Here is what you can expect from this horseback riding tour, just outside Reykjavik:

horseback riding icelandYou get picked up from your accommodation in central Reykjavik, for a short drive to the outskirts of Reykjavik. In this area of breathtaking landscape, you will meet the friendly tour staff, who will teach you a few things about the Icelandic horse. This is an important introduction that will really make you appreciate the Icelandic horse and make you realize its uniqueness compared to other breeds. Also discussed, are practical horse riding matters, crucial for all participants, but particularly those who do not have much or any experience riding a horse.  

After this short introduction, it is time to meet your new friends for the day! Depending on your riding experience, the staff will match you with an appropriate horse, and give you some time to meet and pet them until they are familiar with you. After a few minutes, you should be ready get up on your horse, and start the tour!

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Horse riding in Reykjavík – Experience the Volcanic Landscape

As soon as you leave the stables behind you, you enter an amazing (often full of snow during winter) landscape that will make you feel like you are suddenly in the middle of a movie set. You ride the horse in the snow(in winter), under and over bridges, through dry and/or watery land, cross a small river and finally, you will arrive at the red pseudo craters, where you will stop for great photo opportunities . The staff will be happy to snap photos of you, riding or standing beside your beautiful horses, in this amazing landscape. What a great souvenir to take home with you!

Horse riding in Reykjavík – Receive your own Photo on the Horse

After the short photo shoot, you will ride the horses back to the stable. There you get to see them play with each other, graze, or lay down in the grass/snow for a while, if they are tired.
Before you leave, don’t forget to provide your email to the staff, so they can send you the amazing photos taken on the tour.

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Sotiria Prodromiti
Posted in June 2017


Do you want to go on this tour? Book your horse riding in Reykjavik here:

Season: All year
Departure Days:
Duration of the Tour: Total duration approximately 2.5 hours (approx. 1.5 hours on the horse)
Included: Pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavik, guided horse riding tour for 1.5 hours, experienced guide, necessary gear for the horse riding
Requirements of the tour: We recommend to bring warm clothes, hat and cloves, minimum age 12 years
Start of the tour: From Reykjavik

Please contact us if you have any question regarding this tour. This horse riding in Reykjavik is operated by one of our reliable partners.


During summer, the landscape looks slightly different. Especially riding next to the red volcanic pseudo craters makes this tour very special. 

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