Viking Tour - Horseback riding day tour


Do you want to test the strength of the Icelandic horse? Are you an experienced rider? Then this tour is for you.  We ride on excellent riding paths across stunning lava fields, crossing Kaldá River, around Mt. Helgafell or into Heiðmörk Nature Park. Our Viking Tour starts with an introductory ride in the morning. After lunch at the Riding Centre we head out again and try the different gaits of the Icelandic horse. Be prepared to ride trot, tölt or a short canter and really experience the versatility of the Icelandic horse. Our Viking Tour Express joins the Viking Tour in the afternoon. Choice of route depends on the season and weather.

Riding Centre: The riding centre is unique here in Iceland with facilities as good as they get. It’s set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Hafnarfjörður, about 10 minutes drive from Reykjavík. The facilities and the fascinating area provide endless opportunities of riding, hiking and other outdoor activities.

We welcome individuals, families and all kinds of groups who want to enjoy themselves outdoors. The facilities offer people an easy way to enjoy our horses and the experience of our staff will ensure the safety of all our guests.


The locker room of the Riding Centre is well equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, raingear, riding boots and helmets in their sizes. The staff takes pride in finding horses to suit individual needs as well as secure the safety of everybody.


Please note that you cannot take any backpacks or bags with you on the ride, but there are safety boxes at the riding centre where you can store your valuables.

Riding gear (riding boots, riding trousers, jackets, hats, gloves, etc.) needs to be washed (40°C), dry cleaned or disinfected before arriving in Iceland. Used leather gear may not be brought into the country. 


Quick Facts

Daily at 10.00. Pick up included from accommodation in Reykjavík. Pick-up starts at 09:00

Price 2017: 19.500 ISK. 

Pick-up costs 1.000 ISK per person.

Age limit to ride on this tour is 12 years old and must have good experience riding in open terrain. Weight limit; 110 KG / 240 LBS

Included:  Guided riding tour, riding helmet, rubber boots, rainwear or a warm outfit in the winter, homemade lunch at the riding centre. Transfer can be added for 1.000 ISK

Duration:  7-8 hours, 4 1/2 - 5 hours riding with stops

How to book

This tour is bookable on our website, upon arrival in our Reykjavík hostels or by sending an e-mail to



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