Horse riding tours for all skill levels and farm visits

Horse Tours Iceland

We have been booking horse riding tours and activities for our guests since 2010. Drawing from that experience, we have carefully selected our horse farmer partners, offering horseback riding tours and other farm activities in South Iceland.

Below you will see a variety of options, including farm visits for children and adults, indoor rides, beginner horse riding tours and, of course, rides for experienced riders looking to discover the unique traits of the Icelandic horse.

The Icelandic horse is renowned for its unique gaits, including the tölt and flying pace, in addition to the standard walk, trot, and canter/gallop.  Icelandic horses are beloved worldwide. They are exceptionally cute and come in over 40 colors with up to 100 variations. Known for their resilience and friendly nature, Icelandic horses thrive in Iceland’s natural landscapes and hold a significant place in our culture.

Icelandic Horse Riding Tour - kids friendly. South Iceland
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Mountains & Meadows Horse Riding Tour

Beginner-friendly tour, showcasing Iceland's untouched beauty!
All Year
1,5-2 hours
Horse riding tours South Iceland experienced riders
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On The Beaten Track

For experienced riding seeking speed and adventure.
2,5-3 hours
Horse farm visit South Iceland
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Horse farm visit + indoor ride

Experience the Icelandic horse by visiting a horse stable + short ride. Great for kids.
All Year
1-1,5 hour
Horse farm visit South Iceland
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Horse farm visit

Experience the Icelandic horse by visiting a horse stable. Great for kids.
All Year
30-40 minutes
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FAQ | Horse Tours Iceland

1. What makes Icelandic horses unique?

Icelandic horses are known for their unique gaits, sturdy build and let’s not forget their unique charm.

2. What are the different gaits of Icelandic horses?

They have five gaits: walk, trot, canter, tölt, and flying pace.

3. How are Icelandic horses bred?

Breeding focuses on maintaining the purity of the breed, enhancing their distinctive characteristics and strengths.

4. What colors do Icelandic horses come in?

They come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, including rare combinations.

5. What is the temperament of Icelandic horses?

They are generally friendly, intelligent, and easy to handle, making them suitable for riders of all ages and experience levels.

6. What should I bring on a farm visit?

Bring comfortable clothing, sturdy footwear, and weather-appropriate gear. Some tours may provide specific recommendations.

7. What is the best time of year to visit?

Icelandic horse tours are available year-round, but the best time to visit depends on your preference for weather and seasonal activities.

8.  Do I need to book in advance?

Yes, it’s recommended to book in advance to ensure availability, especially during peak tourist seasons.

9. What safety equipment is provided?

Helmets and other necessary safety gear are provided by tour operators.

10. What should I tell my children before going on a farm visit?

Explain to your children the importance of being gentle and calm around the horses. Remind them to listen carefully to the guide’s instructions, wear comfortable and sturdy clothing, and respect the animals’ space. Encourage them to ask questions and enjoy the experience of learning about and interacting with the horses.

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More Tours & Activities

At Midgard, we offer a selection of tours and activities. Our signature tours are Super Jeep tours and hiking tours in Iceland’s untamed wilderness. We have also partnered with the best local providers and handpicked our favorite ice cave tours, snowmobile tours, horse riding tours, cultural experiences and everything else we would love to do ourselves if we were visiting Iceland.

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Check out our multi-day tours, where we have carefully planned every day based on our local knowledge and experience. Our uniqueness is that our tours do not only include bucket list places but also Iceland raw and rugged, namely the Icelandic highlands. We don’t do big group trips that lack depth and authenticity. Everything is personal – in a good way! We like small groups where you can easily remember everyone’s name.

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