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Horses came to Iceland with the first settlers, and, due to an import ban have remained true to their original breed. Nowadays, horses are used for the autumn livestock round-up, and for recreational purposes such as horse riding tours.

About Horse Riding in Iceland

Horses came to Iceland with the first settlers, and, due to an import ban have remained true to their original breed. Nowadays, horses are used for the autumn livestock round-up, and for recreational purposes such as horse riding tours. Icelandic horses are sturdy, even-tempered creatures which, in addition to the usual walk, trot, gallop and canter, can move smoothly across rough ground using the gliding tölt gait.

Most popular horse riding tours are found in the south and close to Reykjavik as also the biggest breeding centres are in the country’s south. But horses are available for hire from farms all over Iceland, for anything from an hour in the saddle to two-week-long treks across the Interior. 

We offer a great variety of horse riding tours in Iceland. Get detailed information below and instantly book online.

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If you are looking for more outdoor adventures in Iceland, please refer to our Iceland Guide for more information.