In the morning, we’ll pick you up at your chosen pickup location in Reykjavík and drive directly to the quaint horse farm where the furry Icelandic horses await us.
The Icelandic horse is a special breed. It arrived with the Norse settlers and hasn’t been mixed with other breeds since. There have been some attempts to do so in other countries, but as far as Iceland is concerned, this is the only breed in the country and the current plan is to keep it that way.
The breed is known for being hardy, sure-footed, exceptionally curious, and friendly. While most horses have three gaits – walk, trot, and gallop – the Icelandic horse has two extra gaits: tölt and skeið. Tölt is a soft way of riding stable at an even pace. Skeið, on the other hand, is mainly used in racing.
While at the farm, you’ll be provided with all the necessary gear such as helmets, boots, and rainwear (or snowsuits in winter). Our horseback riding guides are the owners of the family farm, so they know each of the animals very well. They’ll give you a short introduction and help you to choose the proper horse to match your experience.
You’ll spend around 1.5-2 hours on horseback, on a wonderful ride through the picturesque and historic Mosfellsdalur valley in which the farm is located. You’ll ride along a riverbank, crossing the stream many times on the way.
After your amazing experience riding Icelandic horses, we’ll pick you up at the farm and continue on our way to visit the famous natural attractions of the Golden Circle!