Iceland Landscapes By Horseback Shore Excursion Detail
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Port: Reykjavik, Iceland
Approx. Duration: 2½ hours
Adult Pricing: $139*
Child Pricing: $69*
*Prices vary by sail date.
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Iceland is not only famous for its spectacular landscapes, history and culture - its horses have also been the subject of much praise and attention. Your adventurous ride will take you into the lava fields surrounding Mt. Helgafell volcano or to Lake Hvaleyrarvatn.
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Iceland Landscapes By Horseback

Iceland is not only famous for its spectacular landscapes, history and culture - its horses have also been the subject of much praise and attention. In the earlier days, they were romantically nicknamed 'the most useful servant' being the most common subject for Icelandic poets through the ages. Tough, strong animals, they bore the brunt of a long and arduous working day and were the only means of transport for people and goods. Bred for the harsh elements, the present day stock is the result of their ancestors having survived the rigors of extreme weather conditions and volcanic petulance. There is an age old law forbidding the import of horses and any horse leaving Iceland can never return.


The present day horses in Iceland are the same race as those of the Viking Age. Their average height is only 13 hands but they are hardy and sure footed, friendly and docile with a flowing mane. The Icelandic horse has many characteristics unique unto itself, the most obvious being its ability to perform five gaits. These gaits are the 'fet', the walk or step, the 'brokk' or trot, the 'tölt', which is a faster type of walk, the 'skeid' or the pace and the 'stökk,' or gallop. Why not try for yourself?


Included is the transfer to the Ishestar riding center. You’ll put on an overall, riding helmet, boots and gloves. After a short introduction to the horses and staff, your adventurous ride starts from the Íshestar Riding Center into the lava fields surrounding Mt. Helgafell volcano, or to Lake Hvaleyrarvatn and into the beautiful surrounding area. The choice of the riding path will depend on the weather and conditions of the path.


Note: Participants must be at least 12 years of age and weigh no more than 200 lbs. with some riding experience preferred. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This tour is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
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Port: Reykjavik, Iceland
Approx. Duration: 2½ hours
Adult Pricing: $139*
Child Pricing: $69*
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  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.