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Frequently Asked Questions

About Horse Riding Tours in Iceland

Horse Riding Tours are a popular choice all across Iceland, attracting both locals and foreign visitors. You will have the chance to meet and befriend the unique Icelandic horse, a breed well-known for its unique gait, intelligence and friendly character. Both beginner and expert riders are welcome to join and you can choose from multiple tours tailored to your skill level.

1. How long is the actual riding time?

It depends on the tour you choose, but you can expect to ride between one and three hours. Please look at your tour's description for further information.

2. Do I need any riding experience?

For certain tours, yes, but you can also find numerous tours which will accommodate inexperienced riders.

3. What should I wear on a Horse Riding Tour?

Warm and waterproof layers, sturdy shoes (such as riding boots or hiking shoes), gloves and a thin hat to wear under your helmet.

4. How old do you have to be to go on a Horse Riding Tour?

It depends on the tour. For shorter tours the age limit is usually between seven and eight years.

5. Is there a weight limit for Horse Riding Tours?

The Icelandic horse can carry an adult without difficulty. However, the maximum weight will depend on the particular tour you choose.

6. Is the tour cancelled in case of rain?

Tours are usually not cancelled due to rain but if you are worried about cancellation, you can check with your tour provider on the day of your tour.

7. Do I need to bring any equipment for a Horse Riding Tour?

Only warm clothes and sturdy shoes. Helmets and overalls will be provided on site.

8. What gaits will I experience?

This depends on the tour. At the very least, you will experience the walk, the trot and the Icelandic horse’s unique tolt.

9. What do Icelandic horses like to eat? Can I bring them treats?

You should not feed the horses without asking the owners or tour guides, since the horses are well fed and should not have their diet interrupted. If you wish to bond with your horse by feeding it, simply pick up some grass or hay from the ground and see if they feel like having a snack.

10. Do Icelandic horses only exist in Iceland? Does Iceland have any other horse breeds?

The Icelandic horse is an isolated and protected breed and no other species of horse are allowed into Iceland. The Icelandic horse may be exported, but the animals that leave can never return.

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