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This exciting full day tour takes you horseback riding through beautiful landscapes, from volcanic mountains to a black sand beach. The tour is suitable for everyone but you are expected be able to mount a horse without much assistance. Expect 5-6 hours of riding in stunning landscape and a lot of ‘tolt’; the gait unique to the Icelandic horse and so smooth you feel grounded in the saddle.
You’ll meet your guide at the stable and they will pair you with a horse suitable to your experience. After getting acquainted it’s time to ride from the farm towards the meadows which are ideal for trying out the gait ’tolt’. Continuing along the river Gljufura until you reach an old cemetery where you have a panoramic view over the glacial river Olfusa and two of the most active volcanos in Iceland; Hekla and the famous one with the unpronounceable name; Eyjafjallajökull. Riding over the soft black sands, the river banks and through shallow waters is an amazing experience and chances are you’ll see many different birds from the nearby sanctuary and wetlands.
Lunch is included in the price and in the summertime you’ll break for lunch in the nature before you head towards the mountains, one of them named after Icelands first settler. In the winter time you’ll stop for lunch back to the farm where traditional Icelandic meat soup awaits you. After lunch and warming up you’ll continue towards the mountains. At the end of the tour a homemade cake and coffee, tea or hot chocolate will be ready fo you. The best way to end the day.
Included in your booking is a free pick up and drop off from your accommodation in Reykjavik. This tour is operated by a lovely farm just outside Reykjavik dedicated to ecotourism and the staff is super friendly. We recommend wearing good boots, comfortable soft trousers or leggings. A thin hat or buff is good to wear under your helmet and gloves makes it a lot more comfortable to hold the lead. If you need to take something with you, like a camera, you’ll have to bring a waist bag as you cannot wear a backpack on the horseback.
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101 Reykjavík, Iceland