When you are in Iceland, there are horse riding farms and horseback riding centers in most areas around Iceland. The only thing you have to do is to figure out: “what kind of an experience would I like to have?”
5 questions to ask when choosing which horse farm to visit:
1. Are the horses well taken care of?
Most of the horse riding centers and farms do take good care of their horses but unfortunately, there are some places that are having the horses work too much. To ensure the best horse riding tour experience in Iceland, my advice is to either check on the homepage or call the farm to understand how the horses are being treated.
2. What kind of riding tour fits my needs?
We all have different expectations of what we want to experience with the Icelandic horse. If you are looking for an authentic horse your experience, I would advise you to visit a horse-riding farm where they offer riding tours. The horse riding centers are more just a riding experience but are missing authentic Iceland feeling that many of you are looking for.
3. How long are the riding tours?
There are both day tours and multiple day tours offered by different farms. If you are an experienced rider, I would recommend you to stay on a farm for a few days and ride. This can be as part of an organized group or as a private tour.
It all depends on your experience as a rider and what you want to experience with the Icelandic Horses. If you are only looking for a short riding tour, then there are many options that you can find searching the internet.
4. What kind of horse should I ride?
Normally you are assigned a horse for your ride. However, you should always tell the organizer if you are a beginner or an experienced rider. This will not only increase safety but also makes your tour more suited to your expectations.
Here, i explained the 3 top questions every first-time rider should ask before booking a horse riding tour.
5. What area should I visit to go horse riding?
Most of the horse riding farms are on the South Coast of Iceland. Nevertheless, there are many, especially, in the Skagafjörður area. If you plan to visit many horse farms, then I would suggest not only visiting horse riding farms but also visiting some of the breeding farms. If you are planning such a tour, I would be glad to help you!
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