Horseback Riding

Not surprisingly the Icelandic horse has admirers in all regions of the world.  Unlike other breeds the Icelandic horse has remained pure due to its isolation and has as such kept a variety of features that keep it unique and gained it worldwide praise.

Skagafjordur is one of the best known destinations for riders in Iceland, the region is often called the cradle of Icelandic horsemanship.  Here the history of the relationship between man and horse has been interwoven from time immemorial.  Many key ancestors of the Icelandic breed were born and raised here and many renowned horse breeders make their home here.

There are a number of operators in Skagafjordur offering horse riding tours of various lengths for every level of expertise. You can also visit the breeders and see riding demonstrations/information and help with genealogy and other studies.