Useful and important information before you book your riding tour.
Icelandic horses are not vaccinated and are therefore susceptible to infectious agents from abroad.Visitors are asked to adopt strict biosecurity measures!
Importing the following equipment is strictly prohibited:
Cleaning and disinfection:
Thank you for your cooperation – by following these rules you are doing your bit towards Horse Welfare in Iceland!
More information on this matter can be aquired throught the website of the Icelandic Food & Veterinary Authority: http://www.mast.is/english/frontpage/import-export/import/ridingequipment/
(please note that we do not have a herd with us on all of our tours - please check under "Type" in each itinerary)
One of the things that makes riding tours in Iceland completely different from tours in other countries is the fact that we take lots of spare horses along when we travel. The sight of 40 – 80 horses running free over the mountain trails with the wind in their mane is a view you will not forget – we promise! On each tour you can expect to ride different horses every day.
That means that we need at least three to four horses per person. The horses we are not riding run along freely in a herd. Our staff will take care of the herd and if you want to, you can help them with the herding. But please note that you should always follow the instructions by the staff.
We will go over the safety procedures on the first day of the trip. Riding with the herd is an once- in- a -lifetime experience for every rider!
Individual travel insurance is not included in the tour prices. We urge our guests to purchase relevant travel insurance before visiting Iceland. Guests from Europe should bring their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).