Riding Horses

Riding an Icelandic horse is something every guest of Iceland should experience at least once during their trip. The many horse riding companies offer a variety of riding tours to fit the needs of anyone, from experienced riders to first time riders, individuals, families and all kinds of groups who want 

to enjoy riding the Icelandic horse. Horse riding in Iceland has a long tradition, its roots reaching back into the Viking age when the settlers of Iceland brought the first horses to this cold environment. Only the fittest horses survived developing unique traits through the centuries. On horse tours in Iceland you can get a feel for the long tradition of riding in Iceland which continues to be a favourite past time of many Icelanders. Here you can book your riding trip with some of the finest horse tour operators in Iceland.

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Hekluhestar - the Horses of Hekla - was established in 1981 by Jon Benediktsson and Nicole Chéné at the farm Austvadsholt in South Iceland.


Laxnes Horse Farm was founded in 1968 by Þórarinn “Póri” Jónasson and his wife Ragnheiður “Heiða” Gislason. Today, 42 years later, the family has gotten bigger but our goal is still the same. We offer a top quality riding experience every day, all year round for you and your family

Lysuholl Horses and Holidays

The beautifully situated horse farm Lýsuhóll on the Southern coast of Snæfellsnes peninsula offers a variety of services


Solhestar is a horse rental that offers a broad variety of exciting riding tours. Solhestar is located just 30 minutes (by car) from Reykjavík. Solhestar offers tours for more experienced riders and absolute beginners so everyone can enjoy their riding tour to the fullest.