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    Horseback Experiences

    The Icelandic horse is extremely hardy despite its small stature. Not to be confused with a pony!

    Take a ride on the sturdy, strong and sure footed Icelandic horse. It has many unique characteristics, perhaps the most noticeable being its humble size and the mane of shaggy hair.

    The famous Icelandic horse has played a big role in the daily life of Icelanders since we first settled here and used to be an absolute necessity for each household.

    The inhospitable weather conditions and vast distances between towns and farms made the horse's life hard in the old days before we got roads and cars. They often had to go for days through blizzards and swim accross ice cold rivers to get people where they needed to go which made them tough, and showed us their loyal, strong-willed spirit.

    Small horse, big personality!

    Along with breeding, natural selection also played a major role in its development, and the species adapted to the harsh conditions of the Icelandic winter, making them small but long-lived, strong-built and tough.

    The five gaits of the Icelandic horse plays a big part of its uniqueness. As well as the typical gaits of walk, trot and canter/gallop it is noted for its ability to perform two additional gaits, tölt and flying pace.

    Enjoying the wild nature from the back of one of these exceptional four-footed creatures is a serene experience. Our horseback riding is suitable for all levels of experience - from beginners to skilled riders.

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    Facts

    For whom
    6 years and older
    Season
    All year
    Duration
    2 hours of riding
    Includes
    All gear, guide and transportaion
    Requirements
    Good outdoor clothes, tight jeans not recommended
    Price from
    14 500 ISK per pers

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