The western region of Iceland boasts horseback riding trails that are the most geographically interesting of the island.  All of Iceland may boast of waterfalls, geysers, and volcanos of all different shapes and sizes and it may not be easy to make comparisons or to choose ‘favourites’ trails.  However, the west offers incredible evidence of how the forces of nature have defined this spectacular island high up in the Atlantic Ocean. Dramatic and rugged landscapes are dotted everywhere. The mystery and spiritual aura of the active area volcano were 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 visitors from all over the world. Experiencing “tölt”, the unique extra gait of the Icelandic horse is made easy for you on these equestrian vacations as your trails are good riding tracks.

Golden Circle Ride This tour 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. While you ascend to a highland plateau you will notice the changes in nature as you reach higher ground. A breathtaking view of the mountain ranges and glaciers of the highland awaits you when you reach the top of Haukadalsheiði.

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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