One of the best ways to explore the local countryside in the summer is on horseback. What better way to immerse yourself in the unspoiled landscape than in the company of Icelandic horses.
One of the world’s oldest and purest breeds, the Icelandic horse makes the perfect companion for novices and children. Known for their resilience, intelligence, and gentle nature, these beautiful beasts live outdoors year-round and can endure dramatic weather conditions thanks to their wonderful coats which they shed in the summer.
Get back to nature this summer and sign up to a horse trek led by a local guide and soak up the sensational scenery whilst learning about the environment. Trek through lava meadows, explore the volcanic terrain and enjoy far-reaching views of the mountains, coast, and countryside. Depending on your level of experience and time available there are numerous riding options on offer, from shorter 2-hour treks right through to horseback adventures spread over a few days with camping en-route.
There are many stables offering riding experiences in Southern Iceland but one thing is certain, once you spend time with Icelandic horses they will always have a special place in your heart.