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Iceland – Northern Lights Horse Riding

Icelandic horse riding


If you love horses and want to see the Northern Lights, this could be the package for you. Autumn in Iceland means a colorful countryside and Northern Lights dancing in the black night sky. Enjoy visiting the best known sights in Iceland, riding the Icelandic horse along fine bridle paths and viewing dazzling Northern Lights after a good day in the saddle. Riders on this package should be comfortable and in control in the walk and with moderate length trots (tölt) and short canters.

3 nights
Prices from Per Person
From £1,195
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Package Details

What makes Icelandic horses stand out as unique when compared with all other breeds?  Instead of just walk, trot and canter Icelandic horses have two additional gaits.  There are other breeds of horse which boast an additional or special gait but the Icelandic horse is unique in being 5-gaited.  Not Icelandic horses have pace, the fifth gait but they should all have tölt. This short break allows you to experience the Icelandic horse and the beauty of Iceland over just a few days.

  • Flights from Heathrow, Manchester, Gatwick, Luton
  • 2 nights at Icelandic horse farm on full board basis
  • 1 night in Reykjavik (B&B basis)
  • Transfers
  • Possibility to see Northern Light in the evening
  • Blue Lagoon visit
  • 2 days of riding in the beautiful Icelandic countryside
  • ATOL Protection

Day 1

Flights from UK – Reykjavik

Transfer to Blue Lagoon—visit to the Blue Lagoon and opportunity to swim in the warm , mineral rich water

Transfer to Horse stables—evening meal

Possibility to see Northern Lights in the evening

Night in the horse farm

Day 2 – Icelandic horse riding

After a hearty breakfast you will prepare your packed lunch and set off on a ride through the Icelandic countryside. Depending on experience and weather this will usually cover a range of terrains and riding. If the weather is good the riding may go to Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir. Lunch will be enjoyed outside.

Evening meal

Possibility to see Northern Lights in the evening

Night in the horse farm

Day 3 – Icelandic horse riding

After a breakfast and preparing your packed lunch there is another day of riding planned. The ride will usually cover the open countryside and rivers. There is possibility to try the tölt—a gait unique to the Icelandic horse.

Evening meal

Transfer to Reykjavik

Night in Reykjavik

Day 4


Airport transfer

Return flights

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