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Laxnes Horseback Riding

11.900 ISK /

1.5 - 2 hours

Children (7-12 yrs): 8.500 ISK

Riding the world-famous Icelandic horse through the countryside is an experience like no other! Located just 20 minutes outside of Reykjavík, perfect for a morning or afternoon adventure.

Tour description

Taking a journey on the world-famous Icelandic horse is something that you will remember for years to come. We accommodate all levels of riding experience, riders young and old, and our friendly horses are naturally accommodating to riders as well!

We offer pickup and drop-off from major hotels and guesthouses in the Reykjavík city area, as well as designated bus stops downtown. Once we pick you up, we are only a 20 minute drive away from the farm we have used for nearly 50 years. At the farm, we provide you with everything you need to ride – all the basic gear, including helmets, boots, and either rain gear or a snowsuit depending on the season. We then assign you to a horse that matches your level of riding experience perfectly, so you can be comfortable with your partner!

Our riding tour lasts 2 hours in the summertime, and 1.5 hours in the wintertime due to more limited daylight hours. We choose a beautiful riding path for each tour, and these can range from the breathtaking valley around our farm, to crossing the streams of a riverbank on a route towards the sea, to our personal favorite – into the hills behind our farm, making our way to the Tröllafoss waterfall. Legend has it that trolls bathe under the waterfall after midnight on a full moon! No matter which path we take, you are sure to have an experience to remember.

What's included

  • Helmet for safety
  • Rain gear / Overalls for Winter
  • Riding boots

Tour details


1.5 - 2 hours




Every day @ 10:00 and 14:00

Additional information

  • For safety reasons, all guests are required to wear helmets while riding
  • If you bring your own (used) riding clothes, they must be disinfected according to the regulations of the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST), click here for more info
  • It is not permitted to bring used tack or riding gloves
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Children under 7 may be allowed if they have riding experience

Important information

Pickup begins one hour before each tour starts.

If you have your own car or don’t need to be picked up, you can make your own way to the Laxnes Horse Farm. We are located just off of Route 36 (Þingvallavegur) in Mosfellsbær.

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