Horseback Riding in Iceland with a local

Horseback Riding and lunch with a local

Learn to ride the Icelandic horse on a real horse farm

Join us for a day at the horse farm only 20 minutes away from Reykjavík, here you will learn how to ride real Icelandic horses, ride in our scenic valley and after have a real traditional lunch on the farm - look forward having you with us. Get the best Horseback Riding Iceland experience.

Welcome to my horse farm just outside of Reykjavík! I have a passion for horses and locally produced food, and now I would love to share my passion exclusively with you by providing Horseback Riding Iceland experience. I have traveled the world and found out that truly happy people are people with passion. Come to the farm for a day and let’s be happy together!

The farm is in Mosfellsdalur, a beautiful secluded valley. The farm is a regular working horse farm where we work and live. Our goal is to provide the best Horseback Riding Iceland experience for you. Our tour will be around the valley (about 40 min). The ride will take us along a beautiful river where there are no tourists – only pure nature. This is my favoride riding route and I would love to share it with you. – I love people – I love my land – I invite you to come on a journey of true inspiration.

In Iceland, you can expect any kind of weather so be prepared!

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Price from: 13,800 ISK


Horseback Riding Iceland
Icelandic Horse

Highlights of the day

Horseback Riding Iceland

Get ready for horse riding in Iceland

The farm is only 20 minutes driving from downtown Reykjavík. When you arrive at the farm we will go to the stables and get to know the horses then definitely you’ll like Horseback Riding Iceland or Horse Riding Iceland. We then have a riding lessons where I will tell you and show you everything you need to know for riding the Icelandic horse.

Expect: Small groups, Great horses, horseback riding lesson, local organic food, great conversation and bonding with amazing participants from around the world.

Horseback Riding Iceland

Let's ride the Icelandic horse!

Now you get your horse to enjoy Horseback Riding Iceland. We start your riding lesson and once you are comfortable, we ride. The ride is about 40 minutes. We ride in a beautiful landscape, around our small valley. The ride will take us along a beautiful river which is hidden away from all tourists – my personal favorite. This is the perfect introduction to the Icelandic horse. We have all kinds of horses, for professional riders and beginners.


Now, let's eat!

After having a fantastic ride, we go to the main building where traditional roasted lamb will be served in my kitchen. It is the family recipe and I know you are going to love it! If you don’t eat lamb or any meat, don’t worry. We also have local vegetarian options. Get the best Horseback Riding Iceland experience.

Tour overview


3 hours


English, Swedish, Spanish


All year

Group Size

There are 10 spots available on this experience

Minimum age

Ages 15 and up can attend

Difficulty Level



250-1500m (850 - 5000 ft)

Meeting point

Hraðastaðavegur 9, Mosfellsdalur
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  • Horseback riding lesson
  • Horseback ride with equipment and guide
  • Lunch: Roasted Icelandic Lamb
  • Vegetarian options are available

What to bring

  • Outdoor Clothing
  • Good shoes
  • Gloves

Words from our dear guests

A highlight of our trip. Hordur is a wonderful host that cares about his horses and guests. He talked with us about the horses history, along with ensuring to pair us with the correct horse. We had time to get introduced to our horses, and some basic riding lessons. The ride along the countryside is stunning. Afterwards we relaxed, had lunch, and great conversation. The lamb was the best we had in Iceland. If we get the chance to come back to Iceland, we would do this again!
– Pamela Sanford 17. February 2019


Best decision I made was booking this tour while visiting Iceland. I would do it again without hesitation! I had a “bad” horse experience as a child so decades later I finally got on the horse again and I’m glad I did! Hordur is very knowledgeable and takes great care of his horses. He taught us step by step and before we knew it we were horseback riding down a beautiful valley, crossing rivers and just admiring the scenery (surprisingly very green for March 1st). I loved crossing the streams with the horses, they were very sure-footed and a nice ride. The ride was just the right amount of time. By the time we returned we were all ready for lunch. Lunch was delicious! A meal I will remember and the company was fantastic! We didn’t even mind the 43 degrees and rain! It was worth it! Don’t let weather stop you! It would be beautiful in the snow too!! Afterwards Hordur pointed us towards a pool (with hot tubs) nearby. That was the perfect was to end the afternoon riding!! Great local recommendation.

– Lisa Howell 7 March 2019

Wow! This was an incredible experience from start to finish! Hordur was the consummate host; his knowledge of Icelandic horses, world politics, languages (English, Spanish, Icelandic, Swedish and Norwegian), etc. is truly breathtaking, and made for a unique experience. Hordur easily connected with everyone on the experience, from adolescents to adults, and explained everything about the Icelandic horses in great detail. The riders got to know their horses, brushed them, learned how to saddle them and fed them hay at the end of the ride. The ride itself was out-of-this-world: the Icelandic landscape is stunningly beautiful on this cold February morning! At the end of the ride, Hordur treated us to a home-cooked meal of local lamb, salad and potatoes, which were exquisitely prepared! The tour was supposed to end by 2, but it was 4 PM and Hordur was clearly enjoying the conversation, and in no hurry to usher us out. This was a magnificent experience! Highly, highly recommended!

– Robert Washington 19. February 2019

This was by far the best part of my experience in Iceland. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You must come to the farm and see this for yourself. You will never forget it.

– stefanie Brooks 18 March 2019

Ride like a Icelander and eat like a Viking! This experience blew our minds – a must if you’re in Iceland. The horses were so calm and affectionate, felt extremely safe the whole time and the ride was very scenic. Hordur is a great guy and a fantastic cook. Loved it!

– Josh, Australia 16 March 2019

I can’t say enough about today. The valley is beautiful. The horses were majestic, happy, and extremely well taken care of. Hordur is a knowledgeable, fascinating, and genuine person and made me feel very comfortable despite not having ridden a horse since childhood. This was hands down one of the best experiences of my entire life. Authentic and magical. The lunch was wonderful, the home and farm were beautiful, and I learned so much! I will treasure the memory of this experience forever! Please book this experience. I guarantee it will be the highlight of your trip.

– Aislinn 15 March 2019

Hordur’s love for what he does shows. He took his time explaining and introducing us to his beautiful horses, and taught us how to understand and ride them. By far this was the highlight of my 8 days in Iceland, and I’ll always remember meeting the wonderful people in this experience, and us all becoming more confident and relaxed riding the beautiful Icelandic horses, as well as sharing a delicious meal together. It was a meditative and relaxing experience. Thank you again Hordur for your hospitality, and sharing your love and passion with us all! You’re truly gifted at what you do, and I appreciate how you created this unique experience to share it!

– Annelise, NYC April, 2019

Our experience with Hordur at his horse farm was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. He was extremely knowledgable and took the time to talk about his experience with horses, and share a background about the horses themselves. We were also fortunate to have some great fellow travelers sharing the experience with us and Hordur also made sure to build a great group dynamic. He took time to make us all feel comfortable and safe with the horses, and then we got a quick riding lesson after brushing and saddling our horses. The horseback riding itself was amazing!!!!!!! His two dogs are also adorable. After, we had the best meal of our whole trip in his beautiful farmhouse. I loved that he also took time to really cultivate meaningful stories with the group and shared lots of interesting facts about his experiences in Iceland. This is truly a personalized experience that is NOTHING like those tour buses or other things you may find online. Thank you for making this such a great morning on your beautiful farm.

– Adriane, NJ April, 2019

I have done a lot of traveling and a lot of excursions and adventures but this one truly tops them all. Hordur is the most gracious host I’ve ever encountered and he truly made this experience something special to me. The horses and his expertise along with his generosity are unmatched in any other experience I’ve ever had. I feel I’ve made a true friend and will absolutely return to Iceland to take this adventure to the next level!

– Amanda June 2019

I can’t begin to describe how amazing this experience was. If you’re going to the Reykjavik area, even just for a day, I recommend meeting with Hordur. He knows so much about Iceland and its history, and he is very welcoming and friendly. Excellent communication before our meeting, and super friendly in person. The Icelandic horses are beautiful and you can tell Icelanders are proud of these animals. This is a unique chance to get to know a bit more about them. We had no prior knowledge of horse riding, but felt like both we and the horses were in great hands throughout the day. The food was wonderful too. Thank you guys so much!

– Tina, Norway Dec 2019
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