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Culture and Riding Holiday

5.0 (8)
days 4 days nights 3 nights
Iceland
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Upscale
Weight limit
120 kg / 265 lb

Customize your Iceland vacation to include both horseback riding and cultural experiences. Our program can be tailored to your group's interests and the events happening during your trip. Enjoy daily riding tours followed by visits to horse theaters, stallion shows, breeding shows and competitions featuring top Icelandic riders and horses. We'll also explore art galleries showcasing stunning paintings and sculptures in Reykjavik and South Iceland, and attend concerts at the new Harpa concert hall. Immerse yourself in Icelandic horse culture and the country's vibrant arts scene with this one-of-a-kind opportunity. The riding route is subject to weather conditions.

US$ 800
per tourist for 4 days
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Number of tourists
up to 10 tourists over 15 years old
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Photo Hróðmar B.
Hróðmar B. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English, German
I am one of the founders and owners of our organisation. I am an economist, have worked with horses in Iceland and abroad and also enjoy guiding wilderness tours.

Tour highlights

You Will Tölt!
Enjoy the invigorating and liberating tölt, a gait exclusive to the lively and compact Icelandic horses
Iceland Culture
We visit arts galleries with beautiful paintings and sculptures in Reykjavik and South Iceland and/or the new concert hall “Harpa” in Reykjavik
Visit a Horse Event
We will visit a horse theater, stallion shows, breeding shows and/or competitions

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Tour members arrive at Keflavík Airport, Iceland and take the Flybus from Keflavík to Reykjavík (BSÍ Bus terminal). You will be greeted by our team between 17:30 and 18:00, who will arrange further transportation to the farm in the neighbourhood of Hveragerði. After check-in, dinner will be served at the hotel.

Day 2
Horse Riding Adventures
Day 3
Art Galleries Visit
Day 4
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

3 days of riding and activities

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Upscale
Hotel
3 nights
3 nights
Our Hotel

Our 3* hotel or a nearby hotel in double rooms with private facilities. All rooms are outfitted with the luxurious Hästens beds, unrivaled sleep comfort handcrafted from sustainable, natural materials, such as genuine hypoallergenic horsehair, cotton, wool, flax and Swedish pinewood. Each room has a door to the garden, allowing you to step outside and observe the northern lights, weather and season permitting. Each room has washbasins and soap. Bed linens, towels, Wi-Fi and parking are included free of charge.

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Group meeting place

Capital Region, sveitarfélög Reykjavíkurborg, Reykjavík Airport

Tour conditions

Included

  • English speaking guide;
  • riding and safety equipment;
  • warm overalls;
  • transfer from/to Reykjavik;
  • accommodation at out hotel or a nearby hotel in double rooms with private facilities;
  • 11% VAT;
  • all meals (breakfast, light lunch, coffee & cake, 3-course dinner).

Extras

  • flights;
  • tips;
  • transfer from Keflavík to Reykjavik;
  • lodging tax per room per night (please inquire);
  • personal expenses.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

4 days
3 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • good shoes;
  • comfortable pants (riding pants not necessary);
  • gloves; 
  • buff;
  • a small waist bag for a camera.
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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 8 reviews
  • B
    Brit
    12 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    This ride was my first activity in Iceland and turned out to be a great start! The staff is very well prepared and the horses are very easy to ride - especially the tölt which was fun to try! We got on the horses right away and spent almost the whole duration riding. That was great!
    12 Mar, 2024
  • K
    Kathy
    2 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    The establishment was well-structured and professional, with guides who were friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable. The horses were charming and impeccably behaved. Among our group, three members possessed considerable riding expertise, while one had limited experience. Nonetheless, our guide adeptly matched our mounts to our respective skill levels and adjusted the difficulty of the ride accordingly, ensuring a delightful experience for all. Even our less experienced rider found the tolt technique comfortable and enjoyable. The excursion lasted 1.5 hours, meandering through picturesque countryside, encompassing a serene river crossing, and offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. We delighted in spotting whooper swans and ravens during our journey. Our guide also stopped for photos of us on horseback. Riding the Icelandic Horse was truly a pleasure, the team ensured it was so enjoyable. Thank you for a lovely equine experience on our trip to Iceland.
    2 Mar, 2024
  • P
    Philline
    26 Feb, 2024
    about provider
    It was an amazing experience! Anna made it perfect! We did the horse riding first and went to the hot springs after. It was just wonderful!
    26 Feb, 2024

Dates and Prices

  • Any dates on request during the season
    15 Sep, 2023 – 15 May, 2024
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