1. Iceland
  2. Southern Region, Iceland
  3. Selfoss

From Reykjavik/Selfoss: Black Sand Beach Riding Tour

Product ID: 221394
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Discover the unique experience of riding an Icelandic horse along soft sandy beaches surrounded by incredible scenery. Explore amazing riding paths with spectacular views of the ocean. Savor a delicious homemade soup during a rest stop.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Danish, English

Pick-up service

Your accommodation in Reykjavik or Selfoss
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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  • Ride along a beautiful black sand beach surrounded by incredible scenery
  • Learn how to ride an amazing Icelandic horse, or Tölt
  • Enjoy a delicious home made soup at the farm at the end of the tour
Full description
Get picked up from your hotel in Reykjavik or Selfoss and transfer to the riding base in Sólhestar. After you've met your horse and got kitted out with all the equipment, set off on a 25 km ride along the black sandy beach, towards the small village of Þorlákshöfn. Ride in a small group and receive a personal and friendly service from the guides. From here, continue along the beach for about 3 km past the small village Eyrarbakki, and through the meadows of Ölfusengjar, to return back to the home base. 

This tour is the perfect opportunity to get familiar with riding the famous Icelandic Tölt horse over a long distance. Marvel at incredible scenic landscapes and ocean views. At the end of the tour, enjoy a bowl of delicious homemade soup and bread served at the Sólhestar base, before you are dropped off back at your hotel. 
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Guide for tour
  • Homemade soup after the ride
  • Lunch box during the tour
  • Rainclothes

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Meeting point

Sólhestar Horse Rental, Borgargerdi Road 374, 816 Ölfus, Iceland. Please ensure you pick the correct stable as the local supplier has 2 locations.

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