Black Sand Beach Ride

Experience the Magic of Horseback Riding in Iceland on Black Sand Beaches!Join us for a memorable ride on an unforgettable adventure as you saddle up and ride on the special gait, tölt across the black sand beaches of Iceland. Enjoy the views of the calm waves against the beach, with view of the Westman islands on one side and Eyjafjallajökull on the other. Experience the cool ocean breeze as you move along the coast.
Our guides from Bakkakot Farm are here to make your ride unforgettable. They are very passionate about Icelandic horses and will introduce you to this special breed known for its gentle nature and smooth gaits. These horses will confidently carry you across ancient volcanic sands, as you explore the untouched corners of this stunning coastline. 
This horseback riding experience on the black sand beaches of Iceland is a chance to experience the natural beauty of Iceland with the Icelandic horse. It is a journey you will not forget.
Reserve your spot now and discover the captivating beauty Icelandic Nature.
This tour is operated in the South part of Iceland, about 1,5 hour from Reykjavík. See location here: Grímsstaðir

Round up your tour with optional whale watching or a Spa visit in the Sky Lagoon

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From €990


    DURATION

    2 nights - 2 riding days

    RIDING SKILLS

    Intermediate – Advanced riders

    DEPARTURES

    Dates 2024: May 24-26 • June 14-16 • August 1-3 • 20-22

    ACCOMMODATION

    Accommodation in made up beds in shared rooms. Accommodation before and after the ride to be arranged individually.

    WHAT IS INCLUDED

    Bus transfer from Reykjavík to the farm.

    During the ride full board is provided. Our menu consists of a large breakfast and traditional Icelandic meals. Vegetarian meals are available on request when booking. All riders make their own packed lunch from the breakfast table.

    Rain wear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet are also included.

    ATTENTION

    Individual travel insurance is not included in the tour price. We encourage clients to obtain relevant travel insurance before visiting Iceland.

    Alcoholic beverages are not included in the tour price, but you are free to bring them.

    Flight to and from Iceland is not included

    Day 1. Black Beach Riding
    For the next two days we will be riding on a black sand beach. We enjoy a great day on the beach, with the sea on one side and mountain panorama with the spectacular Eyjafjallajoekull on the other side. We tölt through the dunes and cross tidal rivers.  (App. 3-4 hours riding). In the afternoon we embark on a sightseeing tour to see some of the most spectacular waterfalls of the South and the black cliffs of Reynisfjara.


    Day 2. Let the sea set you free

    We are off to another ride on the Black Beach and enjoy the smooth tolt of our horses on the sand. After the ride we discover even more waterfalls on both sides of the Markafljot river (Gluggafoss and Seljalandsfoss). After an imbiss at around 6pm we drive you back to Reykjavik

    Return to Reykjavik in the evening (back at app. 21:30)

    – We reserve the right to alter the itinerary if necessary –

    Airport Transfer

    We recommend you to book with Airport direct, as they have the most frequent departures.

    Keflavik - Reykjavik (Bus hostel)

    Reykjavik (Bus hostel) - Keflavik

     

    Terms & Conditions:
    If you book online you will be asked to pay the full amount. Please contact us for different payment options.

    Liability:
    Íshestar reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables without prior notice, should the necessity arise. No liability is accepted for loss or expenses due to delays or changes of arrival or departures of flights or other services, injury, sickness, accident, strikes, damage, negligence, weather, wars or other causes outside the control of Íshestar. All such losses and expenses are the personal liability of the traveler. The estimated duration of tours as indicated by km or timing can change according to road or weather conditions.

    For more information please see also our Frequent Asked Questions and/or contact us at ishestar@ishestar.is