Iceland Horse Riding Holidays

Extremely sure-footed and strong, Icelandic horses are able to navigate tough terrain and have a unique ‘tolt’ gait. Combined with a gentle, friendly disposition and eagerness to please, this breed is a delight for anyone to ride, no matter what level of experience.

The Icelandic horse is a breed apart, descended from stock brought over by settlers some 1100 years ago. Since then, stringent import controls have restricted other breeds from entering the country, maintaining the lineage of this unique horse as the purest in the world.

Exploring Iceland’s breathtaking scenery on horseback is an exhilarating way of experiencing the fantastic landscapes and heightens the sense of magnificence. Quite simply, the Icelandic horse is a wonder of the equine world and to ride a ‘Viking’ horse in its native land is more than a privilege.

We offer a horse riding excursions from many places should you wish to have a taste of what these amazing animals can do.

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Iceland Snaefellsnes Horse Riding Beach
Within hours of arriving we were treated to an unbelievable display in the sky with the aurora welcoming us in the most spectacular way, dancing across the sky, illuminating the fjord and surrounding snow covered mountains.
Michael Claassen
Orcas & Aurora

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