• Duration: 1 hour
  • Moderate
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  • Meet on location

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When our lovely clients ask us where the best place to horseback ride in Iceland is, we always recommend this Vik horseback riding tour. The black sands on the beach are truly stunning. This meet on location tour is a perfect opportunity to leave your car behind and see Iceland´s scenery in a new way, spending quality time with the diminutive Icelandic Horse along the way.

Black beach with view of Reynisdrangar

This short 1 hour Vik horse tour does not require horse riding experience and is suitable for beginners. We take you from the small village of Vík to the neighboring black sand beach at Vikurfjara. Riding along the jet black volcanic sand with the crashing spray of the North-Atlantic waves by your side is an unforgettable experience and you will even spot Reynisdrangar sea stacks and cliffs in the distance. It really does appear quite fantastical.


  • Small group experience
  • Meet the Icelandic horses
  • Riding on black sands with spectacular views
  • Vikurfjara black sand beach with Reynisdrangar view


This is a meet on location riding experience and serves as a perfect refresher for those exploring Iceland´s south coast on self-drive tours. Why not stretch your legs, get some wind in your hair and try something new along the way, all while traveling through spectacular scenery on these majestic creatures.

Your passionate horse loving guides will kit you out with all the necessary safety gear. You will learn about this unique horse-breed with its famous extra gait, the tolt. Renowned for their smooth rides, icelandic horses are unchanged since ancient times and their purity and health carefully protected. No other horse-breeds are permitted in Iceland and any Icelandic horse that is exported may never return.

Vikurfjara black sand beach riding tour

Once the small group is ready, we set off from the stables. The stables are located on the ocean side of Vík so we can safely access the black sand beach. Iceland is famous for its beautiful black sand beaches and Víkurfjara is up there with the best. The ride is very scenic and we cross a small stream before reaching the beach itself. We ride along the black beach towards the cliffs facing Reynisdrangar sea stacks. The world famous Reynisfjara beach lays beyond the cliffs.

What´s Included

  • Expert guidance
  • Horse ride experience
  • Helmet
  • What´s excluded
  • Food or drink
  • Riding boots. Good sneakers or hiking boots recommended
  • Coveralls
  • Gloves, hat and scarf
  • Important Information

  • This is a meet on location tour. Reykjavík transfers are not available
  • The minimum age to join this tour is 10 years
  • We have weight restrictions for the welfare of our horses. The limit is 110kg (220Ibs)
  • Riders should be in decent physical condition. Pregnant woman and those with heart conditions are not permitted to join.
  • Meeting Point

  • The meeting point for this tour is our stables at Smídjuvegur 6 in Vík.
  • GPS coordinates for our base: 63.416699, -18.996465. Access through the Orkan gas station, opposite Hotel Kría.
  • Where is Vík Located? Vík is situated about 2.5 hours east of Reykjavík along the Route 1 Highway, also known as the Ring Road. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is a further 2.5 hours to the east. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour start time.
  • Guided Language

  • English


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