Small Groups
Big Adventures!

Viking Horses offer short horse riding tours in beautiful nature on the outskirts of Reykjavik. Mountains, green nature and the beautiful pseudocraters at Rauðhólar surround our stables. We specialize smaller groups with personalized service. We are open all year round.

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What
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Viking Horse Riding Tour

Morning riding tour

1,5 hour long horse riding tour in Hólmsheiði hill and surrounding area. Overview of beautiful green nature, mountains, lake and Reykjavik city. Afterwards a light meal, including tradtional icelandic food is offered in Viking Horses café; for example; icelandic flatbread with smoked lamb, deep fried sweetbreads "kleina", beverages and coffee. Pick up at hotel every day at 09:00 am. Drop off at hotel every day at 12:30 pm. Available all year round.

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Mjölnir Horse Riding tour

Afternoon Riding Tour

1,5 hour long horse riding tour around Hólmsheiði hill and Rauðhólar, which are clusters of 5200 year old pseudo craters on the outskirts of Reykjavik. When the horse ride is over, a light meal, including various icelandic snacks is offered in the Viking Horses café. For example icelandic flatbread with smoked lamb, deep fried sweetbread "kleinas", beverages and coffee. Pick up at hotel every day at 14:00 pm. Drop off at hotel every day at 17:30 pm. Available all year round.

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Sleipnir Riding Tour

Evening Riding Tour

2 hour horse riding tour around the beautiful hill Hólmsheiði, Stallion Valley and the red and magnificent pseudocrater clusters of Rauðhólar. Afterwards a light meal, including tradtional icelandic food is offered in Viking Horses café; for example; icelandic flatbread with smoked lamb, deep fried sweetbreads "kleina", beverages and coffeePick up at hotel at 20:00 pm every day. Drop off at hotel at 23:30 pm every day. Available all year round.

Kr.17.900

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Private Horse Riding Tours

Flexible schedule

We also offer private riding tours, for individuals and for closed groups or families. Horse riding treks and lenght are also flexible. Prices vary. For more information please don´t hesitate to contact us.

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Viking Horses #1 of 67 attractions in Reykjavik

Viking Horses - Day Tours, Kopavogur Ranked #1 of 67 attractions in Reykjavik 83 reviews "The Highlight of Our Visit to Iceland" 03/19/2013 http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g189970-Activities-Reykjavik_Capital_Region.html

24 Mar 2013 News admin

Horses that everyone can enjoy

Riding horses is a perfect family sport for horse-crazy and beginners.  We at Viking horses select horses for each rider and we have horses to suit both beginners and more advanced riders. We look forward to see you.

27 Nov 2012 News admin

Top-rated on TripAdvisor in 2012

We are proud and thankful:) Viking Horses are #3 of Top-rated 'Things to do in Iceland' on TripAdvisor' and #2 of Top-rated 'Things to do in Reykjavik'  

05 Sep 2012 News admin

Small Group Horse Ride Tours

Are you someone who loves horse riding but don't like riding with big groups of people? If yes, then Viking Horses have tours for you. With different rides at different times to fit into your holiday itinerary, this might be just what you are looking for. Departure three times daily. The tours start at 10:00am, 14.00pm and 20:00 pm. Advanced riding tours offered upon request. If this does not fit in to your schedule please contact us and we do our best to find time that…

14 May 2012 News admin

Iceland the Horse Nation

In an article in Horsetalk assistant professor Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir at Hólar University asks whether Iceland is the world’s greatest horse owning nation. Iceland has 240 horses per 1,000 inhabitants, compared to 13 per 1,000 in Europe. "Business activities like breeding, training, selling of horses and horse-based tourism appear to be considerable in Iceland," Ingibjörg said, noting that 16 per cent of overseas visitors to Iceland in 2009 went horse-riding, 79,000 in total. Horse-related sports in the country are popular. In terms of participation, horse sports rank third after…

27 Apr 2012 News admin

Riding in the center of Reykjavik

Viking Horses took part in the 2012 Icelandic Horse Festival - held at Reykjavik  in the city's surroundings. WE had great fun riding in the parade with 150 other riders:) Yes, horsemanship is in the blood of Icelanders:)

02 Apr 2012 News admin

Café Hrimfaxi

At Viking Horses’ riding center there is a cozy Café, Hrimfaxi, offering  light meals such as sandwiches and Icelandic meat soup and drinks. We also have souvenirs for sale, riding equipment, Icelandic Wool Sweaters and more. Hrimfaxi, which is owned by the family, was founded in 1998 and was originally for local riders in the neighborhood. It is a place where people can meet others riders to share and exchange ideas and information related to riding and horses.

20 Mar 2012 News admin

The eight legged horse

There is a bit of a story behind the logo. Icelandic horses are sometimes referred to as viking horses. They have been selectively bred since they came to Iceland a little more than 1000 years ago. Iceland is an island, and import of horses has not been allowed since the 12th century. The Icelandic horse is therefore as close to the original viking horses as you can get. You could say that the ‘ultimate’ viking horse can be found in norse mythology,…

20 Mar 2012 News admin

The Icelandic horse

The Icelandic horse is a breed of horse developed in Iceland. Although the horses are small, at times pony-sized, most registries for the Icelandic refer to it as a horse. Icelandic horses are long-lived and hardy. In their native country they have few diseases; Icelandic law prevents horses from being imported into the country and exported animals are not allowed to return. The Icelandic displays two gaits in addition to the typical walk, trot, and canter/gallop commonly displayed by other breeds. The only breed of…

12 Nov 2011 News admin

Horse-crazy and beginners

Riding horses is a perfect family sport for horse-crazy and beginners. WE had a British family riding with us last weekend and they did great even though it was their first time riding Icelandic horses.

11 Nov 2011 News admin

The story behind the logo

There is a bit of a story behind the logo. Icelandic horses are sometimes referred to as viking horses. They have been selectively bred since they came to Iceland a little more than 1000 years ago. Iceland is an island, and there is no import of horses allowed since the 12th century. The icelandic horse is therefore I understand as close to the original viking horses as you can get. You could say that the ‘ultimate’ viking horse can be found in nordic mythology, Sleipnir,…

10 Nov 2011 News admin

New brochure

Our new brochure has just arrived. Beautiful.

10 Nov 2011 News admin

Viking Horses

Viking Horses Víkingahestar opna hestamiðstöð að Heimsenda 3 í Kópavogi í september 2011.

24 Aug 2011 News admin

Viking Horses on the web

Nú má finna Víkingahesta bæði á vefnum og á facebook. Lítið við. Now you can find us on the web and also on facebook. Take a look.

05 Aug 2011 News admin

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Our Team

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Viggó Sigurðsson

Tour guide/Instructor
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Svava Aldís Viggósdóttir

Manager
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Harpa Hödd Sigurðardóttir

Booking & Website
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Small Groups – Big Adventures

How are we different? We enjoy travelling and horseback riding in smaller groups. We think it´s more personal and more fun - you spend less time waiting for a big group and more time enjoying the Icelandic horse and the unspoilded Icelandic nature all around. We think optimal group size is between 2-8 people.

Useful Information

All of our horseback riding tours include light snacks, beverages and coffee. We provide warm overalls, warm jackets, rain gear and riding helmets. Guests should try to dress according to weather. Sneakers are usually fine if it´s dry and warm, but should bring more appropriate shoewear if it´s wet or cold. Our staff takes pride in choosing the right horse for every rider, and beginners as well as more experienced riders are welcome.

Safety

Age limit is 8 years old and children up to 16 years have to be accompanied by guardians. Pregnant women are not allowed on our tours because of possible health risks to mother and/or baby. People under the influence of alcohol or other drugs are not allowed on the tour. Guest should inform tourguide of any underlying health problems that could effect their ability to parttake in riding tours. Guests cannot carry suitecases, backpack or big cameras on tours. Valuables can be stored in a safe place at our facilites.

Booking

Guest can book tour through booking calendar to the right on the website, through email Viking Horses or by phone (+354) 612 5010, (+354) 660 9590 or (+354) 844 7069. For further information please use the contact area below. We will answer all mails in less than 24 hours. We accept cash, Mastercard, Maestro, Visa, Visa Electron, JCB or China UnionPay. 15% Cancelation fee is charged when tours are canceled within 2 days of the booked tour. We are open all year round.

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Almannadalsgata 19, Reykjavik
(+354( 660 9590 / (+354) 612 5010

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