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.
Northern Lights Trail
Visit a remote winter wonderland with a cosy hotel stay and the chance to witness the Northern Lights in the night sky. Spent three days riding the willing Icelandic horses on volcanic mountain slopes before relaxing in thermal swimming pools and watching the snow fall from the outdoor hot tub. The Icelandic winter is an incredibly special time to visit this region. This trail also includes a half day excursion by bus to take in the waterfalls, geysers and hot springs scattered across southern Iceland.
Iceland Summer Trail
Stay in a unique area of exceptional beauty with volcanic formations, green valleys and hot springs, riding on scenic routes in varied terrain. Participants stay at Hótel Eldhestar and ride in the area surrounding the farm. Discover the fast-flowing, glacial waters of the Ölfusá river and see the hot, geothermal streams of Reykjadalur. At the end of each day, you can enjoy a soak in the hot tub, a good dinner and comfortable accommodation.
A short break staying at an Icelandic horse farm and spending three days riding exploring the fascinating volcanic mountains nearby. Ride over moss-covered lava fields and into a unique area of exceptional beauty with volcanic formations, green valleys and hot springs. Visit the hidden Valley of the Horses and ride along the Jórukleif range of mountains before continuing to the largest lake in Iceland. Discover forests with steaming hot springs and waterfalls before taking a dip in the warm, geothermal river in Reykjadalur Valley. For all levels.
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!