Meet the hardy Icelandic horse, famed the world over for its ability to travel great distances over rough terrain while keeping the rider comfortable with its smooth motion.
You’ll witness the skills this wonderful creature has to offer while choosing from a menu featuring strictly local meat and produce. After the horse show with dinner, meet the stars in their stables before heading off on a riding tour of the picturesque Húnaþing vestra region.
- Meet and greet the Icelandic horse
- 2-hour Icelandic horse ride
- Outdoor or indoor Icelandic horse show
- Chef-cooked Icelandic meat and fish barbecue with local produce, or vegetarian alternative
- English- or German-speaking guide
- Icelandic meat and fish barbecue, or vegetarian alternative
- Visit to the stables to meet the Icelandic horse
- Guided riding tour
- All equipment and protective clothing for the horse ride
Experience a day in the life of the Icelandic horse, in the beautiful setting of North Iceland. You’ll begin your tour on the horse-breeding and training farm of Gauksmýri, in the famous breeding region of Húnaþing-vestra. The farm, which has a gourmet restaurant, commands beautiful views from its hillside location – all the way to the highlands of Iceland.
Here you’ll be introduced to the Icelandic horse, getting to know its many characteristics and traits. Visit the stables before heading out to the patio to see the horses show off their five famous gaits, and the various riding styles. For rainy days, the farm has an indoor display arena, so there’s no chance of missing out on this smile-inducing spectacle.
After the show, test out your knowledge of your four-legged Icelandic friend on a scenic horse riding tour around this stunning region of Iceland. Having worked up an appetite, you’ll follow your nose to the conservatory dining hall, to tuck into a tasty selection of grilled Icelandic meats followed by a delicious dessert. A vegetarian alternative is available.
Provider: Gauksmyri Lodge – horse show, dinner and ride
Group size: 15+
Duration: 3.5 hours