Black Beach Horseback Riding

Black Beach Riding Tour, operated by Vik Horse Adventure, is one of the most popular activities in South Iceland. The horses are friendly, sure-footed, and suitable for everyone, beginners and experts alike. In its natural environment, horseback riding on Icelandic horses is something everyone should try at least once in their lifetime. Worried it is only a warm-season activity? The Black Beach horseback riding in Iceland is something you can enjoy in Icelandic winter and all other cold season experiences!

The tours depart from the stables in Vík and take us along the beautiful black sand beach. In the summertime, puffins may be flying high above you, and the view of the Reynisdrangar sea stacks is always in eyesight. The black beach horseback riding in Iceland is easygoing and aims to let you discover the area on horseback riding at a calm pace, ideally suited for beginners. If you are up for trying out the unique gait of the Icelandic horse, tölt, you will get a chance to try that as well!

Vik Horse Adventure

Smiðjuvegur 6, Vík
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All year

More About Icelandic Horses

The horses of Iceland are the original Viking horses and one of the purest horse breeds in the world. The breed has been isolated on the rugged island in the North-Atlantic since the settlement, or over 1000 years ago, without any genetic input from other species. In our blog, you can read more about Icelandic horses!

Used to golden sand or white sand beaches? Black beaches in Iceland are just the norm.

Good to know before visiting:
  • The minimum age is 10.
  • Helmet, rain gear, and gloves are included.
  • You will be taken care of by an experienced guide.
  • Be sure to take clothing according to weather, for example, gloves and good sneakers or hiking boots.
  • Please note that the weight limit for this tour is 110 kg (242 lbs). This is for the welfare of horses.
  • Duration: 1 hour.

The Supplier: Vik Horse Adventure

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