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Black Sand Beach Horse Riding Tour from Vik

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Vik, Iceland
Black Sand Beach Horse Riding Tour from Vik

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

This is the perfect way to explore Iceland’s incredible scenery without being stuck on a crowded bus. Get out in the open air and ride an Icelandic horse from the stables in Vik to a picturesque black sand beach. No need to worry if you’ve never ridden a horse before—this experience is suitable for beginners and goes at a slow and calm pace.
  • A special opportunity to ride an Icelandic horse on a black sand beach
  • No getting lost—a guide leads the way so you can focus on the scenery
  • Ride across off-road terrain that would be hard to cross on a walking tour
  • A safe and stress-free experience with helmet rental included
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C283+MJ , C283+MJV Vik, Iceland

Arrival Time: 15 minutes before departure, dressed ready for the weather of the day. If you are late, it is not possible to delay the tour for you. Meeting point: our stable at Smiðjuvegur 6 in Vík. Access is through the Orkan petrol station, opposite Hotel Kría.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Weight Limit: 110kg/242lb
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Age: 10 and up
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vik Horse Adventure
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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star-1
DO NOT TAKE THIS TOUR!!!
Slava_F
, Nov 2021
This is the RUDEST and WORST tour I have ever been a part of on Viator. In fact, I was not a part of it becayse they insisted we were 20 seconds late, when we were not. The staff here is HORRENDOUS and do not care about their customers. STAY AWAY AT ALL COSTS!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the service we offered. Arrival time for your tour was 10:15 and departure 10:30, you called us to say you would arrive at 10:40, which is too late. We could not make other customers wait for your group, as they were on time and on horses ready to go at 10:30. This is quite clear on our website and booking information. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Iceland.
star-4
Great for beginners
SHERRI_S
, Oct 2021
Beautiful ride along the beach! Great for beginners and for people that have never been around horses
star-5
I would go back.
Robbie_S
, Oct 2021
I have 20+ years ride English and Western, this is my 1st time riding an Icelandic Horse. The Trainer made the ride for me and the two in the group never being on a horse enjoyable. I heard one of them say, they would ride again😁. My horse and I got along very well. He is very smooth! Someone told me, he never spilled his beer "because of his Icelandic Horse"
star-5
Great experience
Tamara_O
, Sep 2021
We had an amazing time riding, the horses were so gentle and well trained. We're beginners and didn't feel scared for a second. I really can't recommend this enough!!!
star-5
These horses are so...
Brandon_B
, Sep 2021
These horses are so friendly and attentive guides! Fantastic scenery that you won’t see anywhere else in the world.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A different way to experience the black sand beach.
Julie_C
, Sep 2021
Lovely walk on the beach, with some Icelandic gait experience. Perhaps more suited to beginners but the view remains impressive. Both guides were helpful, professional and friendly.
star-5
Wonderful
Andrea_W
, Sep 2021
My sister and I had a great experience! While there are many horse riding activities in Iceland we were really excited to participate in this one on the Black Sand Beach. The guides were fantastic at providing an overview of riding (we hadn't ridden in years) and took some time to get to know us. We loved the experience and its on of our best memories from Iceland!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Beautiful black sand beach ride
Tara_D
, Aug 2021
Amazing staff and views. Long enough ride for a nice experience but short enough to start off our day
star-5
Lovely experience!
Pamela_J
, Aug 2021
No one but me in my family wanted to do this…but after the ride, they were all big smiles and loving on their Icelandic steeds. Definitely good for beginners and a fun, friendly (furry) activity in Vik. Highly recommend!
star-4
Unique Experience
Karen_J
, Aug 2021
The horse ride was what I expected; it was a follow the leader type of ride. Easy for beginners and intermediate riders. Getting on and off the horse was another thing. I would recommend using a step for those who have a harder time hoisting themselves up. Overall, it was a unique experience.

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