Horse Riding Holidays in Iceland
Ride between the glaciers, dive into the relaxing hot springs and discover the most spectacular natural wonders of Iceland on one these horse riding holidays. Experience the otherworldly volcanic landscapes of this magical island as you ride through the uninhabited wilderness, distant highlands and moors full of mystery. Admire the thundering foams of Iceland’s most magnificent waterfalls, ride past shimmering lakes and follow the mountain paths into the lush green valleys. Enjoy the delicious traditional home cooking and stay the nights in remote mountain huts. What a better way to spend your holidays in Iceland than joining one of the true horse riding expeditions and tölt across the stunning landscape on the Icelandic horses.
Experience the spectacular Icelandic wilderness with Freerein Guide Katie Moore
An exciting, exclusive opportunity to combine your holiday abroad with a 2-day trail in Wales and get a chance to meet your like-minded fellow riders prior to travelling to Iceland.
The Kjölur route is an ancient riding trail crossing Iceland’s uninhabited highland, intimately associated with many dramatic events in Icelandic history. Visit the popular attractions of Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot springs before heading to the interior of Iceland, passing glaciers, hot springs and the fascinating wilderness of the highlands.
Riding the Icelandic horses
Meet the famous Icelandic horses and learn to ride their special gait, tölt. On these horse riding holidays in Iceland you will have the opportunity to experience the special way of how Icelanders used to travel in the old days, riding with a free running herd of horses! Keeping up with the herd requires a certain speed and you’ll be covering the distance mainly in tölt, riding 2 to 3 different horses each day. These small, powerful and energetic horses will win your heart with their curious and intelligent character, willing nature and furry manes. The Icelandic horse has a deep history in the country and the breed has been carefully protected for over a thousand years making them truly unique. It is an absolute must to experience a riding holiday with these extraordinary horses of Iceland!