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Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

1. Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

After being collected from your Reykjavik accommodation, you will be driven to the tour starting point where you will meet with your horses. Your tour ill be between 5-7 kilometers depending on the experience of the riders, with this tour suitable for beginners and those with more experience too. After setting off, you will ride along a beautiful and smooth path along the Redhills, for groups of more experienced riders, you 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 these friendly Icelandic horses. Your total tour duration will be 2.5 hours, with a total of 1.5-2 hours of horseback riding. You will be provided with rain clothing during your tour if required, and there will be complimentary tea and coffee on hand for your comfort. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

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Icelandic Horse Riding Tour in Lava Fields

2. Icelandic Horse Riding Tour in Lava Fields

Treat yourself to a 1.5 to 2-hour Icelandic horse riding excursion. From the Íshestar Stables in Hafnarfjörður you can enjoy the friendly horses on excellent riding paths. Ride through lava fields and along beautiful green hillsides. Look for different rock formations in the lava while experiencing the special gait of these horses, known as tölt. The Íshestar Stables is unique in Iceland with facilities as good as they get. It’s set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Hafnarfjörður, about 10 minutes drive from Reykjavík. The facilities and the fascinating area provide endless opportunities of riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities. The locker room of the Stables is well equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, rain gear, riding boots, and helmets in their sizes. The Íshestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs, as well as secure the safety of everybody. Departure/Days of week: Every day at 10:00 AM, 02:00 PM and 04:00 PM (July-August only) Season: All year Duration: 4 hours (with transfer) Riding: 1.5-2 hours, with stops. Transfer starts from: 09:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM Age limit: 8 years. Children 8 - 15 years receive a 50% discount. Please note that you cannot take any backpacks or bags with you on the ride but there are safety boxes at the Riding Centre where you can store your valuables.

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Reykjavik Quad Bike Twin Peaks Tour

3. Reykjavik Quad Bike Twin Peaks Tour

Take a scenic Quad Bike ride in the outback area of Reykjavik and be rewarded with a million dollar view of the city. The Twin Peaks tour is an extended version of Safari Quad’s Mountain Safari, with an extra mountain top added to the mix. A bit more technical, this is definitely a more complete ATV experience, combining gravel roads, mountain tracks, rocky paths, and a steep ascent. The 4-hour adventure begins from the base camp, where you will start the ride on a gravel road along beautiful Lake Hafravatn. Then, head up a mountain trail to the top of Hafrafell. Once you stand there, you will enjoy great views over the whole Reykjavík area and the surrounding mountain range. After your first hour on the ATV, you will be feeling more confident, so it is time to head to Úlfarsfell Mountain, the view over Reykjavik from the summit is even more stunning. On a clear day you will even be able to see Snæfellsjökull Glacier, hundreds of kilometers away.

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Afternoon Viking Horseback Tour

4. Afternoon Viking Horseback Tour

The Íshestar Stables is set in the lovely countryside just outside the town of Hafnarfjörður, which is around a 10-minute drive from Reykjavík. The facilities and the surrounding area provide endless opportunities for horse riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities. The Centre welcomes individuals, families, and groups of all kinds who want to enjoy themselves outdoors. The Viking Tour Express horse riding excursion is offered daily at 13:00, throughout the year. This 5-hour trip is only recommended for strong intermediate riders. Riders need to be comfortable and in control at all paces. The amount of actual riding time is around 2.5-3 hours, including stops. The minimum age for participation is 12 years. All guests are provided with warm overalls, raingear, riding boots, and helmets in the appropriate size. The Íshestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs as well as ensure the safety of all participants. Please note that backpacks, bags, or large cameras cannot be taken with you on the ride, but there are safety boxes at the Riding Centre where you can store valuables. For your safety please note that anyone under the influence of alcohol or intoxicating drugs will not be permitted on the riding tour. Also, due to possible damage to an unborn child in the case of an accident, pregnant women are not permitted on the tour. All guests join the riding tour of their own free will and inform the tour guide of any conditions that might affect their ability to participate in the tour. If a group is divided during the ride parents must stay in the same group as their children. Weight limit for the tour is 110 kilograms or 250 pounds.

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From Reykjavik: Full-Day Horse Riding & Golden Circle Tour

5. From Reykjavik: Full-Day Horse Riding & Golden Circle Tour

This tour is a combination of the Viking Horse Riding Tour and Golden Circle Express Tour, and is perfect for visitors to Iceland who don’t have a lot of time to spare but want to make the most of a day. In the morning you’ll enjoy a ride on an Icelandic horse through the idyllic landscape of Laxnes, located just out of Reykjavik city. The Icelandic horse is a breed that has remained virtually unchanged since the Vikings brought it to Iceland in the 9th century. The riding tour is suitable for all ages and experience levels, from beginner to expert. After your morning ride and a short break you’ll head out on the afternoon portion of the tour, to Þingvellir National Park. Admire its remarkable geological features and see Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament. Iceland’s Parliament is the oldest still-functioning parliament in the world, and was founded on this site in 930 A.D. Visit the impressive Gullfoss glacial waterfall, the geothermal area around Geysir, and Strokkur with its spouting geysers. You’ll pass through fertile agricultural areas before heading back to Reykjavik over Hellisheiði mountain heath.

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What people are saying about Reykjavik

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 722 reviews

It was a great experience and the guides were amazing. Nothing to be worried about. Their horses are sweet and cute. And the hot drink after the cold ride was perfect. You need to have a good thermal layers to keep you warm most especially good set of socks and gloves. They do provide snow suit and helmet.

My fiancé & I went for a quad bike tour with Mel & she was brilliant. She spent time at each view point taking pictures & we felt safe the entire time. She also helped us with the bus routes for the remainder of our trip. Definitely recommend.

What a brilliant experience. If riding horses is your thing and you visit Iceland you just have to do this. Loved it and Mackenzie our guide was fabulous. 10 out of 10 !!! Thank you

Great experience, the girls that take you for ride are lovely.

Just beautiful, lovely team, brilliant Xmas day ride