The Icelandic horse, or Icelandic pony, is known for its smooth riding qualities.Explore Iceland with its glaciers, volcanos, waterfalls, hot springs and geysers.A great riding holiday.
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What is unique to riding in Iceland?


I've been riding all my life and I thought I understood horses. Riding with a herd of loose horses in Iceland's wide open lands sure rounded out my education! JG '12

With decades of taking and sending riders to Iceland (our only destination) Horses North can help you find your best tour

Holly took our first group riding in Iceland in 1995.Holly's first group -Kollbeinsdalur, Iceland

If you're looking for other ways to explore Iceland (without horses, that is) you can still use our experience and expertise. Check out the Iceland Adventure website to see some of the many possibilities.

.All of our tours (except for the shortest tours) include airfare but we can also give you prices without air.

Here are some video clips from rides with friends

If you are one of those people who think of the Vikings and their ships and haven't given a thought to the Vikings and their horses - please read on..

Icelandic horses have been an important part of life on this Sub-Arctic island since Vikings settled Iceland over one thousand years ago.And not long thereafter horse touring started in Iceland. Icelanders have always gone horse-touring to keep their horses in condition for the sheep and horse round-ups in the fall. And, since governing themselves required gathering together annually in a field in Southern Iceland, with regional meetings closer to home, riding long distances quickly became part of their culture. For many farmers in the distant valleys, a horse back riding tour with friends and neighbors was one of a few sources of socializing and recreation. Some years ago a few lucky Europeans started joining their farmer friends on these summer rides through Iceland's countryside. Today it's quite easy to join in these remarkable adventures. And, here's the best part - you don't have to be a life long equestrian to enjoy a Horses North Tour! Any moderately fit outdoor lover can comfortably ride these great little horses! And we can offer anything from shepherd huts to `

Over the years we've talked to lots of riders, travelers, tour outfitters and bon vivants. We've hand-picked breeders, trainers and farmers whose high standards in horses, leadership, and food impressed us. And - whose enjoyment in what they're doing goes a long way toward making a great tour. We've selected the kind of tours we want to go on ourselves. We've chosen outfitters who know the horses they use for trekking very well, and are good at matching them to the riders abilities. They enjoy leading groups through the mountains and valleys of their homelands, and expect to end the day's riding seated before a great meal.

Each Horses North tour offers something different: choices in landscapes, geography and duration. They all share some things: beautiful landscape, good horses, and nice people. We have a ride for any level of rider, and we can arrange to take care of non-riding companions as well. There are scheduled longer tours running from May through September and year-round opportunities for some level of riding. Each year we add few new tours to offer, and some very nice training choices for people who want to learn to be better riders and trainers

Extras -Prices -Value
If you're looking closely at prices please look closely at just what is included in a tour. Many of our tours include an extra night or a hotel upgrade, and almost all include air to Iceland and ground transfers (tours starting from Akureyri in the north usually include air to Akureyri). We have set up our business to offer service and value to our clients.

Visit our sister site www.icelandadventure.comIceland Adventure for other views of tours in Iceland (and lottsa photos)

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