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Just south of the Arctic Circle is a country of enormous, unspoilt natural beauty with a hugely diverse landscape dominated by volcanoes, geysers, young mountains and glaciers. Sometimes called the land of ice and fire, Iceland is like no other place on earth.

In Iceland we work with Ishestar and Hestasport, two of the most well-known and respected outfitters. Accommodation on many of the rides is fairly simple and the majority of the rides are trail rides. One of the great delights of a riding holiday in Iceland is the herd of loose horses which run with the group, enabling riders to change horses regularly so that their mount is always eager. The small but powerful Icelandic Horse is famous for its fifth gait, the tölt. This is a four beat gait like a running walk which can be performed at a variety of different speeds.

Iceland is also the land of the midnight sun and the Northern Lights. In the light evenings you may well hear tales of the trolls and elves that dwell in the mountains and valleys through which you will pass. In this country you will believe that anything is possible!

The Icelandic horse is a pure breed and no horses are allowed to enter the country. Icelandic horses are not vaccinated and are therefore susceptible to infectious agents from abroad. To avoid the risk of any spread of infection, the country has strict laws regarding riding equipment which may be brought into the country.


Iceland - Kjolur

A classic trail ride through the highlands and interior of Iceland running south to north or vice versa on an ancient route across the heart of the country. A remote and beautiful ride staying in basic accommodation along the way.

Experience Level
  • Open Jun-Aug
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 17st 4lbs (110 kg) (242 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 20
4 star rating 5 reviews
Price from £1,971.27 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Iceland - Northern Lights Ride

Autumn in Iceland means a colourful countryside and Northern Lights dancing in the black night sky. Enjoy visiting the best known sights in Iceland riding the Icelandic horse along fine bridle paths and hopefully viewing dazzling Northern Lights after a good day in the saddle.

Experience Level
  • Open Mar-Apr, Sep-Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 2 nights / 2 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 17st 4lbs (110 kg) (242 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 20
5 star rating 4 reviews
Price from £895.54 for 2 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Iceland - Golden Circle

Riding in Iceland is a unique experience and this ride is through southern Iceland visiting magnificent waterfalls and hot springs. This ride is ideal for those who do not have the required experience for the more challenging highland tours. The full ride has six nights with six days riding; shorter breaks are also available.

Experience Level
  • Open Jun-Aug
  • Set arrivals
  • 5 to 6 nights / 4 to 6 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 17st 4lbs (110 kg) (242 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 20
5 star rating 4 reviews
Price from £1,308.80 for 5 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Iceland - Snæfellsnes

Ride on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, famous for the glacier covered cone volcano Snæfellsjökull. This ride goes through lava fields, green valleys, wide-open stretches of beaches, to the multi-coloured mountains of Hítardalur valley. The full ride has seven nights with six days riding; shorter breaks are also available.

Experience Level
  • Open Jun-Aug
  • Set arrivals
  • 4 to 7 nights / 4 to 6 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 17st 4lbs (110 kg) (242 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 20
4.5 star rating 7 reviews
Price from £1,290.87 for 4 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Iceland - Highland Adventures

These trail rides in the north of Iceland are a healthy mixture of comfort and adventure on horseback driving a herd of free running horses to discover the high moors of Eyvindarstaðaheiði. The discerning traveller can upgrade to the Highland Adventure Deluxe Iceland with more than just a hint of luxury thrown in!

Experience Level
  • Open Jun-Aug
  • Set arrivals
  • 6 to 7 nights / 5 to 6 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 17st 2lbs (109 kg) (240 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12
5 star rating 1 review
Price from £2,613.12 for 6 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Iceland - Home at Hestasport

A relaxed self-catering lodge based ride in northern Iceland with time to explore the surrounding area. You stay in a private self-catering cottage and ride out daily from the centre. Home at Hestasport is perfect for families and groups of mixed ability and combines well with an extended self-drive tour of Iceland.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • 4 nights
  • Weight limit: 17st 2lbs (109 kg) (240 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12
Price from £871.34 for 5 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Iceland - Wilderness Expedition

A challenging trail ride in northern Iceland in the famous horse region of Skagafjörður. On the Wilderness Expedition you discover moonlike volcanic landscapes towards the Hofsjökull glacier and the peaceful untouched heart of Iceland. You change horses once or twice a day and as you ride the herd of up to fifty or more loose horses travels with you.

Experience Level
  • Open Aug
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 7 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 17st 2lbs (109 kg) (240 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12
5 star rating 1 review
Price from £3,540.04 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Iceland - Mountain Challenge

Explore the beautiful forgotten trails in the outback of Skagafjörður in northern Iceland renowned for the quality of its horses. You stay in a private self-catering cottage and ride out daily from the centre. This ride combines well with an extended self-drive tour of Iceland.

Experience Level
  • Open Jun-Jul, Sep
  • Set arrivals
  • 3 nights / 3 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 17st 2lbs (109 kg) (240 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12
Price from £853.41 for 3 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Iceland - Round Up

The Round Ups take place in the north and south of Iceland and you will witness the farmers bringing their animals down from the mountains before winter sets in. Hours in the saddle can be long and the rides are usually highly sociable as all the local farmers gather to assist.

Experience Level
  • Open Sep-Oct
  • Set arrivals
  • 3 to 6 nights / 3 to 6 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 17st 4lbs (110 kg) (242 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 20
4 star rating 3 reviews
Price from £1,012.98 for 3 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )