Horseback riding in Iceland

Horseback riding in Iceland

Going horseback riding is a very good day-activity. No matter if you have tried it before or not, you can find a trip that suits you. For young children it is possible to try horseback riding by sitting at the horse and have someone to lead by reins. For others a trip from one hour up to a whole day trip can be found. There are various places where you can go horseback-riding, indeed you can do it all around Iceland. Many farmers have horse-rentals and there are also many companies offering short and long trip.
If you are not familiar with horses, take a short trip first. The muscles can soon become soar. The best thing to do after a horse-trip is to go to the next pool and relax in the hot-tub. It makes the day after much more enjoyable.

1. In Reykjavik and surroundings

One place is Ishestar (Ice-horses) in Hafnarfjordur.
Another place is Laxnes (close to the house of our Nobel-writer Halldór Laxnes) in Mosfellsbær.
Both of those offer different trips from 1 hour up to day trips and also a combination of horseback-riding and some other trips like a trip to the Blue Lagoon or the Golder circle.
Swimming pools close by are Sudurbaejarlaug in Hafnarfjordur, and
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbær.

2. In the South-West part of Iceland

Eldhestar (Fire-horses) are close to Hveragerdi about 30 minutes drive from Reykjavík. Please check their website.

3. In Landmannalaugar

You can enjoy the beautiful nature in Landmannalaugar from a horseback if you want. Check this website.