Viking Ride - Horse riding tour in North Iceland - Winter

Viking Ride - Horse riding tour in North Iceland -HS02

Suitable for everyone – small groups – personal service

happy horses

Happy horses in North Iceland

On this exceptional "off-season" trip, you‘ll enjoy the diversity of the Icelandic landscape without the haste of the summertime. Our reliable and strong horses will carry you directly into nature´s tranquility and won’t mind frozen ground or scrunching snow. During wintertime, it‘s frozen and full of icicles. You will never forget the unique experience of exploring your surroundings on horseback – just like the Vikings did.

10 000 ISK per person

Duration: ~1.5 hours

Map: Click here

Minimum age: 6 years

Available: Oct - Dec

Departures: See booking engine

Difficulty: Easy

Included: Guided horse riding tour, including all necessary riding gear.

Bring with you: Warm and waterproof clothes, sturdy hiking boots/shoes.

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See also:

Horse Riding Along the Black River
horse riding in North Iceland.

Tour description

Meet us at our farm near Varmahlíð by ring road number one, some 100 km west of Akureyri. It’s the white and blue painted building just about the cross road between road number one, and road 752.

horse riding north iceland

This horse riding tour is suitable for children

On this exceptional "off-season" trip, you‘ll enjoy the diversity of the Icelandic landscape without the haste of the summertime. Our reliable and strong horses will carry you directly into nature´s tranquility and won’t mind frozen ground or scrunching snow. We ride along farmers' trails and head for the impressive waterfall "Reykjafoss". During wintertime, it‘s frozen and full of icicles. You will never forget the unique experience of exploring your surroundings on horseback – just like the Vikings did.

winter horse riding

Horse riding during winter is a magnificent experience

Temperatures in the summer can range from freezing to 20° C, so be prepared for all kinds of weather. We recommend a sweater and a windproof jacket as well as gloves. Wear comfortable pants and strong shoes (hiking boots are fine). We will provide you with a helmet and rain gear, if necessary. In winter, we also provide a snow suit. Please note that we require you to wear a helmet when riding with us, so if you'd like to wear a woolen hat or head band, make sure it's a thin one and fits comfortably under a helmet. Your riding clothes and boots must be disinfected before you arrive. It is prohibited by Icelandic law to bring used riding gear including saddles, bridles, etc. into the country, as well as used leather riding boots, other leather riding wear or riding gloves. Riding clothes, rubber riding boots and any other gear should be machine-washed (min. 40°) or dry-cleaned (chemically cleaned), and disinfected.

horse riding landscapes

Beautiful landscapes in North Iceland

The horse has played a key role in the life of Icelanders from the beginning. In heathen times the horse was highly regarded and renowned in Norse mythology. And for centuries the horse was the only means of transportation in Iceland as well as being the most important working animal in the days before machinery. Therefore the horse was called "the most useful servant".

When the first automobile arrived in Iceland in 1913 the horse rapidly became redundant. Today, there are close to 80,000 horses in Iceland.

happy horses

Happy horses in North Iceland

horse riding north iceland

This horse riding tour is suitable for children

winter horse riding

Horse riding during winter is a magnificent experience

horse riding landscapes

Beautiful landscapes in North Iceland

sunset north iceland

Sunset in North Iceland, nothing like it!

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