Horseback riding in Iceland is a unique experience. Riding an Icelandic horse is a great way to experience Iceland's natural beauty. What makes this horse special is its fourth gait, the tölt. It is fast, comfortable and can cover great distances. You change horses once or twice a day among the herd. Accommodation in typical Icelandic mountain huts.
Iceland, halfway between North America and mainland Europe, borders the Arctic Circle. The landscapes are magnificent and varied for horseback riding: glaciers, waterfalls, active volcanoes and lava deserts, mountains, fjords and valleys.
WHEN TO GO HORSEBACK RIDING IN ICELAND
In Iceland, the average temperature in summer is 12.5°C, sometimes with peaks of 20°C! At night, it is cooler and it can even snow sometimes in August, at altitude or in the interior of the island. In winter, the mercury can drop to -15°C, but the average temperature in Reykjavík in January is 0.5°C, and the thermometer most often fluctuates between -5 and 5°C. "If you don't like the weather, wait a few minutes"... the saying illustrates the instability of the Icelandic climate! Weather forecasts in Iceland are, in general, quite unreliable. On horseback in Iceland, it is best to keep raincoats and warm clothing close at hand.
Go horseback riding in Iceland on Icelandic horses. The Icelandic horse is known for its particular gait, the tölt, an intermediate gait between the trot and the gallop. This particularly comfortable pace allows you to travel long distances on horseback, through the exceptional landscapes of Iceland.