What would a trip to Iceland be without a ride on real Icelandic horseback through unique nature? Right, not a complete road trip around North Iceland. To avoid this situation, we decided to participate in an Icelandic horseback riding tour with the gay-friendly company Hestasport. Icelandic horses are so lovely, nice, and beautiful creatures and in addition to that, petite. Perfect for Karl, who felt very comfortable in company with the same height horses of Hestasport stud farm. The weather was windy and a little rainy. But our waterproof shiny orange pants kept us warm and dry. And so, our group of eight horse lovers and our two German tour guide girls started the tour through rough but stunning nature in North Iceland, with mist and a cold breeze. After our tour, attending the gathering of the horses was a perfect ending to our North Icelandic day. Join us on our Horse Riding Tour with Hestasport during our 21-days Road Trip around Iceland.
Hestasport Icelandic Horseback Riding North Iceland
Just a short car ride away from the Viking Rafting, we reached the Hestasport Icelandic Horse Stables. What a warm welcome by a group of young German girls living and working here taking care of the Hestasport horses. Janina, Linda, and Svenja explained everything to us about how to ride an Icelandic horse. Karl’s horse of the day was the lovely but stubborn mare Blæa while Daan took a ride on the stallion Tenor. Equipped with a helmet and our camera, the ride could begin.
Icelandic Horses: sensitive & familiar
Icelandic horses are beautiful in appearance and peaceful in character, but very sensitive as gregarious animals. They don’t mind the rough weather as long as they stay together. Even our crazy orange rain pants didn’t disturb these innately calm animals who love to ride, eat and stand together with their best friends. If you are not strict enough, they just keep on walking until they are next to a friend.
We joined the gathering of Icelandic Horses
After the tour, we were asked to participate in the horse gathering with Janina, Linda and Svenja and all the Hestasport horses. Seeing these proud and impressive animals running over the Icelandic hills left us speechless. It was the perfect ending for a wonderful day, but also a must-do on a road trip around Iceland, for sure. Next stop: our gay-friendly accommodation at Hestasport Cottages!
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This country will challenge you hard enough with its beauty not to cry while you are driving along abounded roads listening to pure Icelandic music. But believe us, you will cry. Tears are a part of Iceland. Tears of joy and happiness to be in uncountable one-time moments that will belong only to you.
Book your Horseback Riding Adventure in North Iceland with Hestasport
560 Varmahlíð, Iceland
Official Website: www.riding.is
Contact: Tel.: +354 4538383 Emails: email@example.com
Good to know:
We learned a lot about Icelandic horses, their history, and their sensitive and complicated character. But did you know most Icelandic horses have next to walk, trot or gallop an additional gait called “tölt”?