The Icelandic horses are unique with their small yet sturdy frames. They are friendly and have full, voluptuous manes and have a double coat to keep them warm in the winter! Although they measure in at the size of a pony they are always considered to be horses- and tough ones at that!
These special horses are in abundance in Iceland and are used for sheepherding, breeding, racing and of course for leisure riding.
The Icelandic horse was brought in by the first settlers. It has evolved throughout its thousand years of living on the island, surviving cold winters and enduring the difficult terrain.
The Icelandic horses are shorter than most horses, which makes it easier for them to maneuver through the mossy, rocky landscape.
Whether a novice or an advanced rider, no vacation in Iceland is complete without riding on the back of an Icelandic horse. Spend a day outside, riding through trails, meadows and streams, experiencing nature from a different point of view!
We work with Eldhestar. You can check out their website for many tour options. Contact our reception for more information and bookings.