The history of the Icelandic horse can be traced back to the settlement time in the 10th century when settlers brought their horses to the country. The Icelandic horse was originally a mixed breed, but today it’s one of the oldest and purebred horse in the world. Compared to other horse breeds the Icelandic horse is considered to have good qualities, he has good temperament and a large personality. He is a small horse but he is very strong and has great endurance. He is usually very willing, soft in movements and comfortable to ride. Today the Icelandic horse is one of the most popular and versatile riding horse in the world.
You can find a horse riding tour all over Iceland, especially around Reykjavik, in South and North Iceland. The tours can vary from 1 hour to a full day tour and you can also combine the tour with other activities.