Southern Region, Iceland
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Our most recommended Southern Region, Iceland Riding Tours

  • Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

    1. Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

    After being collected from your Reykjavik accommodation, you will be driven to the tour starting point where you will meet with your horses. Your tour ill be between 5-7 kilometers depending on the experience of the riders, with this tour suitable for beginners and those with more experience too. After setting off, you will ride along a beautiful and smooth path along the Redhills, for groups of more experienced riders, you will ride by Rauðarvatn. On both routes, you will enjoy natural riding paths and a wonderful setting for horseback riding where you will get to know these friendly Icelandic horses. Your total tour duration will be 2.5 hours, with a total of 1.5-2 hours of horseback riding. You will be provided with rain clothing during your tour if required, and there will be complimentary tea and coffee on hand for your comfort. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned...

    Very nice and relaxed tour with the possibility to see a lot of the nature around the see with its volcanic sand & stones. The horses are very cute & easy to handel, even if you are a beginner or haven't been on a horse for a long time like me. The guides are very nice and explain everything + take good pictures at a very well chosen place. I'm happy that I decided to go on this trip last second before flying home!!!

  • South Coast: ATV Quad Bike 2-Hour Safari

    2. South Coast: ATV Quad Bike 2-Hour Safari

    The adventure starts with a short safety briefing and instruction on how to operate the ATV's. When everyone is ready, it's take off time, when you'll head for the majestic black sand plains of Sólheimasandur. Crossing this desert-like landscape, stop by the famous DC3 plane that crashed on the sands on 1973. The guide will lead the group further over the sands to the spectacular coastline to witness amazing views of the surrounding area. From the beach, you will be able to see Dyrhólaey peninsula, the southernmost tip of Iceland. looking inland, the marvellous Mýrdalsjökull glacier can be seen in the distance. Heading back over the sands and following the Jökulsá river, this amazing adventure will conclude as you cross a river to enter a stunning mountain valley.

    This tour was the highlight of our trip! Our guide Simeon was great and took us on some amazing trails! You go through rivers, onto the beach, and past some airplane wreckage. The end was my favorite when we went through moss covered canyons. Honestly it is well worth the money and I would absolutely do it again! Just book it. You won’t regret it.

  • From Reykjavik: Full-Day Horse Riding & Golden Circle Tour

    3. From Reykjavik: Full-Day Horse Riding & Golden Circle Tour

    This tour is a combination of the Viking Horse Riding Tour and Golden Circle Express Tour, and is perfect for visitors to Iceland who don’t have a lot of time to spare but want to make the most of a day. In the morning you’ll enjoy a ride on an Icelandic horse through the idyllic landscape of Laxnes, located just out of Reykjavik city. The Icelandic horse is a breed that has remained virtually unchanged since the Vikings brought it to Iceland in the 9th century. The riding tour is suitable for all ages and experience levels, from beginner to expert. After your morning ride and a short break you’ll head out on the afternoon portion of the tour, to Þingvellir National Park. Admire its remarkable geological features and see Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament. Iceland’s Parliament is the oldest still-functioning parliament in the world, and was founded on this site in 930 A.D. Visit the im...

    10/09/2021 The driver and guide were very professional. The bus driver was amazing, he made an extra stop for us near the geyser, so we could take selfies with an icelandic horse I had a wonderful trip.

  • Fridheimar: Icelandic Horse Stable Visit and 5-Gait Demo

    4. Fridheimar: Icelandic Horse Stable Visit and 5-Gait Demo

    Do you want to meet the famed Icelandic horse up close and learn more about this fantastic breed? Then join in for a visit to a Icelandic horse stable, where stable experts and horses await you.  While enjoying a cup of coffee or tea, specialists will tell you all about what makes the Icelandic horse unique, as well as their historic significance and how they are used today. Then you can meet the horses inside the stables, pet them, and take pictures. As a highlight, one horse is shown ridden around the oval track. Witness the five gaits of the Icelandic horse during a exciting demonstration; see the horse walk, trot, and gallop and witness the special tölt and flying pace.

  • Fridheimar Farm: Stable Visit and Greenhouse Lecture

    5. Fridheimar Farm: Stable Visit and Greenhouse Lecture

    Enjoy the opportunity to learn more about the magnificent breed of horses from Iceland, the Icelandic Horse, with a visit to a local stable. First, arrive at the stable and be greeted by horse experts and the horses. While enjoying a cup of coffee or tea, listen as the horse specialists tell you all about the uniqueness of the Icelandic Horse, their historic importance, and their use today.  Then, meet the horses inside the stables, pet them and take pictures. As a highlight, watch as 1 horse is shown ridden on the oval track. Witness the 5 gaits of the Icelandic Horse: walk, trot, gallop, tölt, and flying pace.  After this, head over to the greenhouse and watch a lecture about how tomatoes are grown the whole year round in Iceland. See the amazing bumblebees, that help to pollinate the flowers of tomato plants, and even have a taste of the tomatoes.

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What people are saying about Southern Region, Iceland

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 99 reviews

This tour was the highlight of our trip! Our guide Simeon was great and took us on some amazing trails! You go through rivers, onto the beach, and past some airplane wreckage. The end was my favorite when we went through moss covered canyons. Honestly it is well worth the money and I would absolutely do it again! Just book it. You won’t regret it.

I enjoyed this unique Icelandic experience. I was picked up on time, and then taken to the site which is quite close to central Reykjavik. The horses were gentle, the landscape spectacular, and I felt quite comfortable despite never haven ridden. I’d recommend this.

10/09/2021 The driver and guide were very professional. The bus driver was amazing, he made an extra stop for us near the geyser, so we could take selfies with an icelandic horse I had a wonderful trip.

You drive between hills and rocks and you can also go through the water for a while.

All expectations were met, very courteous staff and great care