Horseback Riding through Icelandic Nature

The Heritage Tour with Eldhestar is one of the most outstanding horseback riding activities in Iceland. This trip takes you through meadows, lava fields, and a small river. On your horseback riding, you will enjoy the lovely scenery of volcanic mountains and farmland, passing few farms which give us an idea of how agriculture has developed in the last decades.

Excellent riding trails give a perfect opportunity to experience the unique gait of the Icelandic horse, the “tölt.” At the end of the tour, you are invited for coffee and home-baked cake. There is no better way to explore the beautiful landscape than on an Iceland horse tour!

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Völlum, Sveitarfélagið Ölfus
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The Icelandic Horse – the Key to Icelandic Nature, Culture, and History

The Icelandic horse arrived with the first settlers from Scandinavia in the 9th century. They had played a vital role in Icelandic history and culture for centuries. This horse breed can master five gaits rather than just the usual three and is best known for the tölt. It is a unique gait that is very smooth and comfortable for the rider.

The Icelandic horse’s lively temperament and friendly personality are outstanding. He is powerful and sure-footed, allowing even beginners to feel safe and experience the soft tölt. That made horseback riding in Iceland one of the most enjoyable kinds of activities in the country.

Experience the unique Icelandic horseback riding tour. Regardless of experience, time, or budget – a perfect ride is waiting for you.

Good to know before visiting:
  • The minimum age of passengers is 7.
  • Riding and safety equipment is included.
  • Please wear clothes according to the weather.
  • Recommend hiking boots.
  • You should bring a small waist bag for small items – backpacks cannot be taken on horseback.
  • The weight limit for participants is 120 kg.
  • Duration: 1,5 – 2 hours.

The Supplier: Eldhestar

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