Black Beach Riding Tour – From Efri-Ulfsstadir

In this riding tour, we will explore both the Icelandic horse and dramatic landscape our surroundings have to offer. Rough terrain all covered by grass and moss, riding along the river to one of Iceland’s largest black sandy beach. On…

In this riding tour, we will explore both the Icelandic horse and dramatic landscape our surroundings have to offer.

Rough terrain all covered by grass and moss, riding along the river to one of Iceland’s largest black sandy beach. On a good day, you might be able to see Westmann Islands in the south and Eyjafjallajökull Glacier in the east. This tour is for intermediate riders that are comfortable and in control of the horse at all paces.

Please note that the final choice of route is dependent on both season and weather and is subject to change to ensure a fun and adventurous experience for everyone.

Highlights of the tour:

  • Icelandic horse
  • Westman Islands
  • Eyjafjallajökull glacier

Meet on location only!
Address: Efri-Úlfsstaðir, Landeyjarvegur, 861 Hvolsvöllur
GPS: 63.641060, -20.295217

  • Duration

    3-4 hours
  • Riding skills

    Experienced riders
  • Departures

    Daily at 13:00
  • Accommodation

  • Note

    Meet on location only
  • Reservation code

    EUS-02
  • Attention
  • Whats included
  • FAQ

Attention

  • AGE LIMIT TO RIDE ON THIS TOUR IS 8 YEARS OLD. CHILDREN 14 YEARS OR OLDER NEED A WRITTEN PARENTAL PERMISSION TO RIDE ALONE
  • THE WEIGHT LIMIT FOR ALL OUR TOURS IS 110 KG/240 LBS
  • PLEASE BE AT EFRI-ULFSSTADIR FARM 30 MINUTES BEFORE DEPARTURE

Riding gear (riding trousers, jackets, hats, etc.) needs to be washed (40°C), dry cleaned or disinfected before arriving in Iceland. Used leather gear, gloves, and riding boots may not be brought into the country. Disinfecting of riding equipment 

What is included

  • Riding helmets, rubber boots, and rainwear/warm outfit during the ride.
  • Trained guides who speak English.
  • Please note that it is not allowed to ride with backpacks or bags.
  • What do I need to bring with me on the tour?

    We reccomend that you bring warm gloves and a thin hat that can fit under the riding helmet. Included in the price is that you can borrow; A helmet, a warm overall or rain coat and rain pants also we have rubber boots.

  • What is the maximum weight on a rider?

    Maximum weight for a rider is 110kg/242lb.

  • Can I wear my own riding clothes?

    Riding clothes. Riding gear (riding trousers, jackets, etc.) needs to be washed (40°C) or dry cleaned. Items which can not be washed or dry cleaned (riding boots, riding hats) need to cleaned and disinfected at least five days prior to arriving in Iceland. The Icelandic Veterinary Authority recommends the broad-spectrum disinfectant Virkon S for disinfection. Used riding gloves, whips, saddles, bridles, chaps and other used leather gear may not be brought into the country.

    Please understand that these precautions are necessary because there are no contagious animal diseases in Iceland. Horses are not vaccinated and are therefore susceptible to infectious agents from abroad. Please help us to protect Iceland's fragile nature! For further information please take a look at: www.mast.is

  • How do I book?

    You can book online on our website or by contacting Ishestar by email info@ishestar.is or by telephone +354 555 7000

  • When am I going to be picked up?

    Pick up starts at a certain time for each tour (see information box above) the driver has to pick up other guests as well but please be ready at your location at the given pick up time and if you have any trouble call us +354 555 7000.

    Please note that riding tours at Hraðastaðir, Efri-Úlfsstaðir, and Myrkholt do not include transfer as they are Meet on location only tours.

  • My pick up location is not on the list?

    Please contact us at info@ishestar and we will try to find a pick-up location near you.

    Please note that riding tours at Hraðastaðir, Efri-Úlfsstaðir, and Myrkholt do not include transfer as they are Meet on location only tours.

  • How far in advance do I need to book?

    We recommend booking a couple of days in advance just to make sure that we have free spaces on the day you wish to arrive.

  • When will I be back at my hotel?

    Usually, you will be back at your hotel around an hour after the tour ends.

    Please note that riding tours at Hraðastaðir, Efri-Úlfsstaðir, and Myrkholt do not include transfer as they are Meet on location only tours.

  • What is included in your day tours?

    Included in all day tours.
    Transfers, riding helmets, rubber boots, rainwear or a warm outfit during the ride.
    Meals are included on some of the tours, but optional on others, see tour program for details.
    Our tour guides are English and Scandinavian speaking, some speak German.
    See tour programs for details on what is included in combination tours.

    Please note that riding tours at Hraðastaðir, Efri-Úlfsstaðir, and Myrkholt do not include transfer as they are Meet on location only tours.

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