Akureyri on Horseback

Enjoy Iceland’s lush countryside on a friendly and docile horse. It’s a great way to see the landscape and learn about the history and culture.

  • See the Icelandic countryside on horseback.
  • Friendly horses.
  • Great way to see the landscape.
  • Filled with history and culture.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Medium

  • Duration

    3h

  • Max. passengers

    13

  • Booking Code

    G-AKU7

  • From

    $ 145

  • Notices

    Dress according to local weather conditions with good footwear (closed-toe shoes recommended) with a rubber or non-slip sole. Bring a camera. The age limit for this tour is 8 years old.

This tour is a great opportunity for those who wish to see the country up close and ride the friendly and docile Icelandic horses. No prior riding experience is required and all necessary equipment is provided.

Iceland is not only famous for its spectacular landscape, history and culture – its horses have also been the subject of much praise and attention. They were once romantically nicknamed ‘the most useful servant’ and for centuries were a common subject for Icelandic poets. Tough and strong animals, they bore the brunt of a long arduous work day. They also served as the only means of transport for people and goods. Bred for the harsh elements, the present-day stock are the result of their ancestors having survived the rigors of extreme winter conditions in this volcanic land.

An old law, still enforced, forbids importing horses. Any horse that leaves Iceland is barred from returning. This means that the horses in Iceland are the same race as those from the Viking Age. They are short and stocky, hardy and sure-footed, with a long flowing mane. Their temperament is friendly and docile.

This easy horse-riding tour roams the lush countryside near Akureyri.

Practical information:

  • Language: English
  • Walking information: Surfaces are grass/mud/gravel and feature rough pathways. Due to the adventurous nature of this tour, it is not recommended for guests with limited mobility. We do not recommend this tour for guests confined to a wheelchair/scooter. Guests must be able to mount and dismount the horses.
  • Remarks: Dress according to local weather conditions with good footwear (closed-toe shoes recommended) with a rubber or non-slip sole. Bring a camera.

    The age limit for this tour is 8 years old.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.