Southern Region, Iceland
Horse Riding

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  • South Coast: ATV Quad Bike 2-Hour Safari

    1. South Coast: ATV Quad Bike 2-Hour Safari

    The adventure starts with a short safety briefing and instruction on how to operate the ATV's. When everyone is ready, it's take off time, when you'll head for the majestic black sand plains of Sólheimasandur. Crossing this desert-like landscape, stop by the famous DC3 plane that crashed on the sands on 1973. The guide will lead the group further over the sands to the spectacular coastline to witness amazing views of the surrounding area. From the beach, you will be able to see Dyrhólaey peninsula, the southernmost tip of Iceland. looking inland, the marvellous Mýrdalsjökull glacier can be seen in the distance. Heading back over the sands and following the Jökulsá river, this amazing adventure will conclude as you cross a river to enter a stunning mountain valley.

    This tour was the highlight of our trip! Our guide Simeon was great and took us on some amazing trails! You go through rivers, onto the beach, and past some airplane wreckage. The end was my favorite when we went through moss covered canyons. Honestly it is well worth the money and I would absolutely do it again! Just book it. You won’t regret it.

  • Fridheimar: Icelandic Horse Stable Visit and 5-Gait Demo

    2. Fridheimar: Icelandic Horse Stable Visit and 5-Gait Demo

    Do you want to meet the famed Icelandic horse up close and learn more about this fantastic breed? Then join in for a visit to a Icelandic horse stable, where stable experts and horses await you.  While enjoying a cup of coffee or tea, specialists will tell you all about what makes the Icelandic horse unique, as well as their historic significance and how they are used today. Then you can meet the horses inside the stables, pet them, and take pictures. As a highlight, one horse is shown ridden around the oval track. Witness the five gaits of the Icelandic horse during a exciting demonstration; see the horse walk, trot, and gallop and witness the special tölt and flying pace.

  • Fridheimar Farm: Stable Visit and Greenhouse Lecture

    3. Fridheimar Farm: Stable Visit and Greenhouse Lecture

    Enjoy the opportunity to learn more about the magnificent breed of horses from Iceland, the Icelandic Horse, with a visit to a local stable. First, arrive at the stable and be greeted by horse experts and the horses. While enjoying a cup of coffee or tea, listen as the horse specialists tell you all about the uniqueness of the Icelandic Horse, their historic importance, and their use today.  Then, meet the horses inside the stables, pet them and take pictures. As a highlight, watch as 1 horse is shown ridden on the oval track. Witness the 5 gaits of the Icelandic Horse: walk, trot, gallop, tölt, and flying pace.  After this, head over to the greenhouse and watch a lecture about how tomatoes are grown the whole year round in Iceland. See the amazing bumblebees, that help to pollinate the flowers of tomato plants, and even have a taste of the tomatoes.

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