Horseback Riding Tours


When in the North of Iceland, a stop in the region Skagafjörður is a true “must do”! Skagafjörður, also called the “Cradle of the Icelandic horse” is known for its horses and horsemen. A stunning landscape, history in every corner and a representative agricultural life merge into an attractive destination. On this Iceland horse riding tour you will not only meet the Icelandic horse but will also learn more about  Iceland’s history and the hard life in the old days.


HB-05 – North Iceland Horse Riding Tour & Heritage

horse riding iceland and and heritageThe horse farm Lýtingsstaðir has dedicated to present the Icelandic horse to visitors in a very special way. During this horses and heritage tour you get to know many interesting facts about the role the horse played for the settlement in Iceland and how horses have been kept and used in the old days.

Join this Iceland horse riding tour and visit the Old Stable, a lovely reconstructed horse stable made from turf. Experience the atmosphere between the damp turf walls and listen to stories about horses and men in the past. Get to know how turf houses were built and why there are only a few left. The turf buildings at the farm are a true masterpiece of on old horseback riding in icelandhandcraft.

Afterwards you will join a short horse riding tour (40 to 60 minutes) and at the end, everybody is invited to enjoy coffee, tea and some homemade pastry. This horse & heritage visit is an ideal choice for anyone who wants to find out more about the Icelandic horses and its strong bonds with the people of Iceland. Riding skills are not necessary for the riding tour but we prefer to get information about previous riding experience. Children are welcome, minimum age for taking part in the ride is 6 years. Younger children can be lead on a horse.

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Book your Iceland Horseback Riding and Heritage Tour in the North of Iceland:

Season: All year
Departure Days: Daily
Duration of the Tour: Approx. 2.5 hours
Included: English speaking guide, entrance and guidance through The Old Stable exhibition, a short riding tour, local refreshments

Requirements for the tour: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, gloves and sturdy shoes. Minimum age 6 years

Start of the tour: Horse Farm Lýtingsstaðir – located between Varmahlíð (20 km away) and Akureyri (100 km away)

Please contact us if you have any question regarding this tour. Please include the tour code (HB-05). This tour is operated by one of our reliable partners. This Iceland horse riding tour is also available as fully guided day tour from Akureyri. You find more details about it here.