The top horseback riding vacations in Iceland are found in the western region of Iceland.  This region is the most geographically interesting of the island. All of Iceland does offer waterfalls, geysers, and volcanos of all different shapes and sizes. However, the west offers horseback trails that show how the forces of nature have defined this spectacular island.  Dramatic and rugged landscapes are everywhere. The mysterious aura of the active area volcano was made famous through Jules Verne’s novel “Journey to the Centre of the Earth.” The two-tier, glacier-fed Gullfoss Waterfall located on the Golden Circle route, is perhaps Iceland’s most famous waterfall. Some of the great Sagas are located in this very area. The remote beauty and rich bird life draw riders from all over the world. The Icelandic horse has an extra smooth gait, the tölt.

Golden Circle Ride This horseback riding vacation was nominated by CNN as one of the 15 greatest horse treks in the world! What better or more unique way to do the popular Golden Circle Tour than by riding the Icelandic horse through the lovely countryside of South Iceland. The three key attractions on this classic tour are the hot spring area of Geysir, Gullfoss or the Golden Waterfall and Thingvellir National Park. Each one guaranteed to take your breath away.

Snæfellsjökull Volcano    This equestrian vacation takes you through a landscape of extensive lava fields, craters, and ash from ancient eruptions in Hítardalur Valley. You will also enjoy wide-open stretches of light-colored sand at Löngufjörur Beach, where only the tide sets a limit to the freedom of horse and man.

 Gullfoss Geyser Ride  A perfect horseback riding vacation for riders who want to see Iceland´s most famous attractions. You will get to know the Icelandic horse and the Icelandic way of trail riding in a relaxed atmosphere. As your trail ascends to a highland plateau, you will notice the changes in nature. A breathtaking view of the mountain ranges and glaciers await you when you reach the top of Haukadalsheiði.

Best months ride are July – August. To see the northern lights are October – February.

To determine which Icelandic trails will lead to your amazing adventure, contact our ride consultants at or call 888.494.9636.

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