Beach Riding Tour


Enjoy a smooth ride on the Icelandic horse on a black beach. An ideal opportunity to take your tölt-ing skills to the next level!

This tour is for the (somewhat) experienced rider who wants to be able to go a little faster than the regular beginner tours allow. The beach makes the ride smooth and the friendly horse and the beautiful surroundings make sure you’ll be entertained the whole time.

The tour takes place in the south of Iceland and passes by the villages Eyrarbakki and Þorlákshöfn. There’s free pickup from Reykjavík or you can meet the tour on location.


About this tour

This tour takes place in the Ölfus area in the southern part of Iceland. You don’t have to worry about getting there, since a free pickup from Reykjavík is included in this tour. If it suits you better, you also can meet the tour on location.

The tour is definitely for the horse lovers. You get to ride the horse for about 4-5 hours and cover around 25 km riding. You start by riding along the beach near the village Þorlákshöfn for about 3 km and continue past another village called Eyrarbakki and through the meadows Ölfusengjar. This should give you the perfect opportunity to try out the tölt, a gait unique for the Icelandic horse, over a long distance. Riding on the beach you will have the perfect ocean view on one hand and the scenic landscape and Icelandic nature on the other hand.

When you have been riding on a horse in Icelandic nature for four or five hours, you are bound to be hungry. Therefore, it’s nice to know that a warm homemade soup and bread will be waiting for you when you return to home base.

This tour is not suitable for beginners. The recommended skill level is medium or experienced riders.

Good to know

You will get all the necessary equipment on location – safety helmets, some outerwear and boots. The weather is always a factor for outdoor activities in Iceland, and in this particular tour, you’ll be outside for up to five hours in the (often) harsh Icelandic elements. Keep that in mind when you choose your outfit so that you will feel comfortable and warm on your ride.

The Fine Print


Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation made with more than a 7 days’ notice: 100% refund.
  • Cancellation made with 7-3 days’ notice: 70% refund.
  • Cancellation made with less than 48 hours’ notice: no refund.

Terms & Conditions
All tours and activities are very weather and condition dependent. The partner has the right to change the itinerary or cancel tours if necessary. Weather in Iceland changes fast so last minute changes or cancellations might come up. Please respect the decisions made – Safety is always the priority!

If tours are cancelled due to weather or another factor outside the control of the partner before the tour starts, you will be offered a different date for the tour. If that is not possible you will receive a full refund.
All tours are undertaken entirely at guests / clients own risk and they must take proper responsibility for their own risk.

See here our full terms and conditions.

Partner tours

This tour is a Partner Tour

What this means is that this tour is not operated by I Heart Reykjavík but one of our trusted partners that we have carefully chosen to help you get the most of your stay in Iceland.

We are very selective with the companies we choose to work with because we want you to have the best experience possible during your Iceland adventure. We would never recommend anything to you that we wouldn’t recommend to our own family and friends.

Comments from previous guests

“Amazing experience!! Beach riding tour”

I booked this tour on a whim when I got to Reykjavik and I'm so glad that I did! I did the Beach Riding tour, and it was a great experience. It was a small group of 4 people, and our guide Alexandra was awesome! She gave pointers throughout, and told us all about Icelandic horses. The owners picked me up at my hotel, fed the group soup after our ride, and dropped me off afterward. Lovely! It says it on the website but not on the brochure that I found in the tourist info Centre - I would say the beach ride is definitely not for beginners.
“Best place to Ride EVER!!!”

Went on the beach ride and had the time of my life. Wonderful horses. Walk, Trot, Tolt, Canter and Flying Pace. Opportunity to do it all. Afterwards everyone was invitedbto the house for homemade soup. It doesn't get any friendlier than that. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!!
Sandra C
“Beach Riding”

Thanks a lot for a brilliant holiday memori -we never will forget! Perfect service and fantastic horses. Our Tour guide Alaxandra was excellent... Thanks for everything -you guys made our day❤️
Vejle / Denmark

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