Country side tour | From Thorlakshofn
3 hour - Intermediate - Min. 12 years - Depart from Thorlakshofn
- 3 hr3 hours
- 30.000 íslenskar krónur30.000 ISK
- From Thorlakshofn
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Experience Iceland in a new way, by horseback riding in the Icelandic countryside. This fun and easy tour is available all year round and accessible both for beginners and experienced riders. Your tour guides will adjust the journey to the abilities of the group and make sure they never go faster than the slowest rider in the group, so no-one will be left behind. Iceland’s horses have developed over centuries, and there are very few diseases in Iceland. For that reason, no horses can be imported to the country, and if an Icelandic horse leaves the country, it can never return. For the same reason, riders are asked not to bring any horseriding gear they’ve used on horses abroad. The Icelandic horse is famous for being sturdy but friendly, having 5 walking/running gaits (as opposed to 3 in other horse breeds) and being rather small. It’s still a horse though, and not a pony! You’ll be able to try the Icelandic ‘tölt’ – a famous gait that is very smooth for the rider. You will ride in the surroundings of the small fishing village Þorlákshöfn (Thorlak’s Harbour) and explore the Icelandic nature. Þorlákshöfn is located on Iceland’s South Coast, situated 30 km (19 miles) away from Reykjavík, or only a 45-minute drive. The route you’ll take while on the horse will depend on the weather and season, but the surrounding nature of Þorlákshöfn is stunning, including some beautiful beach views, tall green grass banks, lava fields and beautiful mountains. This 3-hour tour provides you with a unique way to enjoy what Iceland has to offer and to create some unforgettable memories. Don’t miss your chance to get to know the Icelandic horse. Check availability by choosing a date. INCLUDED 3 hours horseback riding tour All equipment Snacks and beverages WHAT TO BRING Warm and comfortable clothes GOOD TO KNOW The minimum age for this tour is 12 years old, but if your child is younger than that and comfortable on a horse for a lengthy time, then it may be allowed on the tour.