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Black Sand Beach Horse Riding Tour from Vik

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Vik, Iceland
Black Sand Beach Horse Riding Tour from Vik

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icon1 hour  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Overview

This is the perfect way to explore Iceland’s incredible scenery without being stuck on a crowded bus. Get out in the open air and ride an Icelandic horse from the stables in Vik to a picturesque black sand beach. No need to worry if you’ve never ridden a horse before—this experience is suitable for beginners and goes at a slow and calm pace.
  • A special opportunity to ride an Icelandic horse on a black sand beach
  • No getting lost—a guide leads the way so you can focus on the scenery
  • Ride across off-road terrain that would be hard to cross on a walking tour
  • A safe and stress-free experience with helmet rental included
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C283+MJ Vik , C283+MJV Vik, Iceland

Arrival Time: 15 minutes before departure, dressed ready for the weather of the day. If you are late, it is not possible to delay the tour for you. Meeting point: our stable at Smiðjuvegur 6 in Vík. Access is through the Orkan petrol station, opposite Hotel Kría.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Weight Limit: 110kg/242lb
  • Age: 10 and up
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vik Horse Adventure
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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star-5
Great Experience in Vík
Haley_E
, Aug 2022
Great, quick, excursion for anyone! Horses are well taken care of and staff is very known. The horseback riding is a beautiful way to experience the black sand beach in Vík. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
star-5
An Amazing Experience
Alyse_N
, Aug 2022
This was an amazingly beautiful experience. The staff were friendly and so were the horses. The views from Black Sand Beach were incredible. My daughter and I had an awesome time, we’ll be back to see you again next year :)
star-5
Great time riding on the beach!
Andrew_B
, Jul 2022
This was an excellent experience. The stables are very clean and professional, the guides know what they are doing, and the horses are well cared for. The actual ride was a blast and we got to experience the unique gait of the icelandic ponies.
star-4
Great guides, mild and short-lived experience
Kevin_Z
, Jul 2022
Pleasant but short ride through the Black Sand Beach in Vik. Takes about an hour for the entire excursion. The horses are well-mannered, and the guides are very nice and informative. They took special care to assigning more difficult horses with more confident/experienced riders, which I thought was a nice tough. However, compared to other activities I did in the area, I felt like this one was quite mild and lackluster. You don’t really get to see a ton of the beach, as you go on it for a little walk and then circle back. The most exhilarating part of it was having the horses do their special Icelandic gallop, which was fun! If you’re looking for a very exciting or picturesque excursion, I wouldn’t recommend this as it might not meet your expectations. If you’re looking for a very relaxing and enjoyable hour spent on top of a horse (because perhaps you’ve never ridden one before), then this would be the experience for you.
star-5
Great activity for the whole family
Bethany_Z
, Jul 2022
Wonderful activity for the entire family! The scenery was amazing and the guides were very helpful and kind.
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star-5
Vacation ride
Ajia_W
, Jul 2022
The horses were well taken care of and I could tell they were loved. They were kind to ride and the escorts were also very helpful to those who needed extra guidance.
star-5
Great experience!
erinwbeane
, Jul 2022
We are horse owners, and my daughter and I try to ride wherever we travel. We were excited to ride Icelandic horses and experience the tolt. The staff are very nice, the horses well cared for, and the ride was a pleasant easy ride along the black snad beach and back. No riding experience necessary.
star-5
Fantastic Ride
Michelle_P
, Jul 2022
Fantastic ride, stunning scenery and sweet horses. The best way to see the Black Sand beach. Did not want it to end!
star-5
The reason we came to Iceland. Loved it!
Philip_R
, Jul 2022
The primary reason for our trip to Iceland. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Picking out the right horses for the rider's experience level. Everyone enjoyed the experience and the personality of the horse they rode. Worth every dollar. Thank you.
star-5
Great experience
Anita_R
, Jul 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The guides were excellent and fully accomodating of different levels of ability. Highly recommend.
star-5
Great experience
Jeri_M
, Jun 2022
Super good horses and guides! Fun ride, it was super cool to ride on the beach. The facilities were easy to find too.
star-5
Friendly, knowledgeable...
Colleen_P
, Jun 2022
Friendly, knowledgeable staff, adorable well trained horses and stunning location. Loved every minute!
star-5
Beautiful route on lovely horses
Anna_C
, Jun 2022
Incredible experience! Most of the group had never ridden a horse before and the guides explained everything very clearly and were great instructors. The path taken on the horse ride is lovely - along the beach, through flowers and across a small stream. Guides take great pictures for you on the beach and were overall super lovely and passionate. Really highly recommend this tour to anyone that has the time and experience the tölt that is completely unique to Icelandic horses.
star-5
Only possible here.
KellyRidley
, Jun 2022
The view from the beach was incredible. The horses were gentle and enjoyed the attention. The guides talked with us about the horses.
star-5
Deidre and her colleagues...
Cynthia_A
, Jun 2022
Deidre and her colleagues were friendly and helpful. She gave thorough instructions on what to do and what to expect. It was a beautiful ride, thank you!!
star-5
Easy, fun, and memorable
Catherine_C
, Jun 2022
Fantastic experience with friendly guides and sweet horses. The path we took was lovely and very easy for beginners. My kids were a little nervous about trotting, and the guides payed close attention to their needs. We were able to enjoy the unique black and beach with puffins flying overhead, then we meandered down a little path filled with flowers and crossed a steam. My kids went from apprehensive at the beginning to wishing it was an all-day ride at the end. Highly recommend.
star-5
Very fun :)
Breanna_S
, Jun 2022
Had the best time ! Beautiful weather, awesome friendly tour guides, sweet mannered ponies :) would love to come back someday & do it all over again !
star-5
Horses were beautiful and...
Lorraine_H
, Jun 2022
Horses were beautiful and guides were great! The beach and lupine made the trip. Iceland is stunning
star-5
Fantastic horse tour in Vik!
Thomas_K
, May 2022
The guides were awesome! Very instructive and great to talk to on the tour. I would highly recommend. The horses were great and each one was full of character.
star-5
Amazing
Jody_F
, May 2022
Amazing. Best part of our trip. Guides were knowledgeable and comforting. Horses were soft and small but strong.

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