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Icelandic Horseback Riding Including Pick Up from Reykjavik

Mosfellsdalur, Iceland

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Do more than just admire Iceland's beloved horses during your stay in the country—take one for a spin on this horseback riding tour with transportation from Reykjavik. Atop a sturdy, sure-footed Icelandic horse, you’ll take a beautiful ride in the countryside just outside the city. This tour is suitable for beginners and experts alike.
  • Icelandic horseback riding
  • Don't miss the chance to get up close and personal with Iceland's favorite land animals
  • Ride your horse through the countryside outside Reykjavik
  • Beginners welcome
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Local taxes
Use of helmet
Rain Gear / Winter overalls

Departure Point

Laxnes, Mosfellsdalur, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered
Most of the city center is in a no-pickup zone so travelers staying there will need to go to and find the closest available bus stop to them for pickup. Our pickup times are 9:00-9:15 for the morning tour and 13:00-13:15 for the afternoon tour.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Laxnes Horse Farm

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Icelandic Horseback Riding Including Pick Up from Reykjavik?
This activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "They suggest leaving your backpack since it gets annoying up and down." See review


355 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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, Feb 2020
Amazing!! Beautiful views.. Over 100 horses. My daughter and I loved the experience. We rode the horses passed many beautiful snow covered mountains.
Beautiful and peaceful
, Feb 2020
Absolutely wonderful horse back riding experience! We have very little experience riding horses, but we felt so comfortable the entire time. This is a great family run farm that have truly amazing horses. They are very well trained and the staff is very friendly. Highly recommend this beautiful experience!
One of the best
, Jan 2020
This was the best tour according to my daughter (age 20) and her best friend. I enjoyed it too. The family is beyond friendly and make you feel right at home. They had coffee and sweet bread for everyone when we returned from the ride. The horses are so nice. You can go right into the stable and pet them. The ride is breathtaking and enjoyable
Can’t wait to return
, Jan 2020
This was certainly a highlight of the trip. The ranch owner and wranglers were fantastic and warm. The horses were gentle and certainly knew their way around the terrain. This was also a great way to take a break from the city and see some beautiful country.
Beautiful, but Make Sure you Love Riding Horses First!
, Dec 2019
The pick-up and drop off were seamless with myself and my 3 girlfriends and communication via Viator was great. When you arrive, you will be fitted with a helmet and have the choice to wear rainwear or not. They suggest leaving your backpack since it gets annoying up and down. I almost took mine and I’m so glad that I left it behind. I’m glad that I wore gloves. There is no hump to hold on to that I’m use to. They don’t use boxes to get up on the horses so as not to scare the horses. Be prepared for that. I couldn’t get up and over and one person had to push me up and over. The weight limit is 240 lbs. You stop half way and get off so the horses can rest. If you are at all afraid of riding or not being in control, this isn’t for you. I personally was terrified for 2 hours straight and couldn’t enjoy the ride due to my fear. The people running it are ahead and behind so to be available for you and lead the pack. I didn’t realize until late in the game that when my horse picked up pace to catch up, to slow down you say WOAH and pull up on the reigns, but as he was going so fast, I apparently was kicking in his sides which means go faster. One of the instructors noticed this and told me so it important to keep your heels UP! My horse preferred to keep in the middle so he would pass other horses to do so and gallop to get ahead. You will bounce like you have never bounced before. I suggest wearing a sports bra and a bra and even then…lol. When you get back, they have coffee and tea at their little bar before heading back to drop people off. There is also a restroom with a couple of stalls there. There is a Game of Thrones horse which you may see. The staff is very sweet and does ask how comfortable you are before giving you a horse. I wish the tour was more like 45min -1 hour as 2 hours is a long time. I would not suggest kids for this activity.
Such a good time
, Dec 2019
So much fun and you get to see the countryside up close and personal. If you're able, definitely opt to experience the Icelandic horse's special gait. You'll never have a smoother ride.
Rebekka W
, Nov 2019
Such a wonderful tour! The people were very nice and welcoming. The horses were just amazing. I would highly recommend!
A great tour!
, Oct 2019
Good pick-up and drop-off service, professional and friendly guides, calm and nice horses easy to ride and a scenic environment. The whole family was very happy with the event.
Not the best for beginners
, Sep 2019
The weather was perfect and the ride and view was in fact amazing unfortunately I was in a very small group with people were advanced riders and I never rode a horse before. I was not assisted much and was kind of left on my own. I had to ride exactly how the advanced riders rode (since we were in a small group) which is scary for a first timer because when one horse runs, they all do. They gave me a horse that was “calm and mellow” but he didn’t listen at all and wanted to run. Overall I did the best I couldn’t because I did not want to hold up the other riders....just be aware!
Wonderful trip
, Aug 2019
The staffs are friendly, they are experienced to help you choosing a horse. Highly recommended to everyone.

Product code: 23930P2

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