Here on the edge of the Arctic Circle man has not been able to tamper with nature much. The land is still unspoiled and little changed since the arrival of the first humans. There are over 200 volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, snow-covered mountains, green valleys and roaring waterfalls.

Horseback riding in Iceland is an integral part of the traditional Icelandic scene and the naturally gentle Icelandic horse provides excellent riding opportunities — especially through the wild and otherwise inaccessible areas of Iceland. A purebred descendant of its Viking ancestors, the Icelandic horse is a product of isolation and a thousand years of breeding for good riding qualities, resulting in a gentle, friendly disposition and calm manner that make them a delight for anyone to ride. Their two unique gaits, the tölt and the pace, provide a remarkably smooth way to travel over rugged terrain, making long hours in the saddle more comfortable. The tölt is what makes riding Icelandics such a pleasure, with its flowing 4-beat gait providing the sensation of floating while being seated firmly in the saddle.

  Peak Season

May, June, July , August, September

  Timezone in Iceland

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

  International Airports

Keflavík Airport (Icelandic: Keflavíkurflugvöllur) (KEF), also known as Reykjavík–Keflavík Airport

Climate in Iceland

Iceland enjoys a cool, temperate climate due to it’s location between the polar and Gulf Stream air currents. The afternoon temperature in mid-summer is generally between 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit. From the end of May until the beginning of August, each day is nearly twenty-four hours of perpetual daylight.
Those who find it hard to sleep in daylight should consider bringing a sleeping mask.
Expect rain showers several times a day, especially in the south of Iceland. The weather is subject to change very abruptly and therefore raingear and extra clothing are important for this ride. Plan to dress warmly and wear layers. In the highlands rain may be briefly mixed with sleet or snow.

  Average Temperature

60 °F » 30 °F


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Hekla-Landmannalaugar Trail

Located in the vast interior of Iceland, which comprises one of Europe’s greatest wilderness areas. While some places are extremely barren and sparse — described as similar to being... Read more

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Fjallabak Tour- ride Icelandic horses on this equestrian holiday in Iceland

Fjallabak Tour

Ride in the “land of fire and ice” on this tour that enables you to experience them in depth.  Wild volcanic landscapes next to snow-capped mountains, vast lava deserts... Read more

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Thorsmork Ride

Thórsmörk or Valley of Tor, is a mountain ridge named after the Norse god Thor. It is situated in the south of Iceland between the glaciers Tindfjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull.... Read more

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Discover Iceland

During the ride enjoy marvelous views of the Volcano Hekla and the glaciers Langjökull and Eyjafjallajökull. Ride into the uninhabited wilderness north of the romantic valley Tungufellsdalur and follow... Read more

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We had an amazing time with Stefnir and Anita. They were terrific hosts. They were very thoughtful and caring about us and their horses! The itinerary was a perfect fit for a family like ours, novice and intermediate riders. It had the right blend of riding, hiking and sightseeing. The overall experience was very authentic and real. The food, the lodging and the hospitality. The horses were of great character and fitness. You can tell they enjoyed what they were doing when we went riding with them. Positively reciprocating the care they have received. The scenery and sights were breathtakingly beautiful. Stefnir's local knowledge of South Iceland really added rich texture to the sightseeing. We would highly recommend this tour!! We would be very pleased to be a reference for Stefnir and Anita. Perfect 10!!

John Chang, June 2015

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