Horsing Around in Iceland

February 25, 2019 - 2 minutes read

In addition to volcanoes and glaciers, Iceland is world-renowned for its horses, the descendants of ponies transported to the island in longships by Norse settlers in the 9th and 10th centuries.

Iceland ProTravel offers a variety of fun and exciting horseback activities and day tours. All of these equestrian tours are operated by highly trained, specialist guides who speak good English.

Northern Exposure


5 nights/5 riding days

Nominated by Britain’s Sunday Times as one of the 10 best trails in the world, this horseback adventure explores the wonders of Lake Mývatn and Europe’s largest waterfall — Dettifoss.

Hekla and Landmannalaugar


6 nights/6 riding days

Horseback riding in the rugged region around Hekla, a snow-capped stratovolcano that has erupted numerous times throughout the ages.

Kjölur: Across the Heart of Iceland


7 nights/6 riding days

One of the best ways to see as much as possible of Iceland is riding across the heart of the island — between glaciers — on the ancient Kjölur Trail.

Snæfellsnes: The Magical and Mysterious


7 nights/6 riding days

A gallop across one of the island’s most gorgeous landscapes, with “tölting” (a special Icelandic pony gait) along secluded sandy beaches.

Gullfoss-Geysir Special


5 nights/4 riding days

This equestrian tour takes place in the hot spring area of Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall. Participants also visit Thingvellir National Park on the transfer day. Accommodation at a holiday farm with an outdoor hot tub and private guest rooms.

From Geysers to Mountains


1 night/2 riding days

Two days in amazing landscapes!

Horse Riding, Northern Lights and Geysir


2 nights/2 riding days

Autumn in Iceland means a countryside ablaze with color and the Aurora Borealis dancing in the Arctic night sky. Visiting some of the island’s best-known sights, riding an Icelandic horse along fine bridle paths and (after a great day in the saddle) marveling at a dazzling Northern Lights display.

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