FROM 9,500 ISK

Riding an Icelandic horse to Írárfoss waterfall is a great way to complete your trip. With waterfalls and horses in one experience, it really does not get any more Icelandic. This introductory horse riding tour departs from Skálakot Manor Hotel & Farm, which is also one of the finest hotels in South Iceland. Imagine waking up surrounded by beautiful landscape and heading straight to the stables after a wonderful breakfast. It’s hard to think of a better start to the day!

The 1 hour horseback riding tour to Írárfoss is a fun filled adventure in which you get to you explore the countryside and get to know the Icelandic horse while you’re at it. Whether you are an experienced rider or an absolute beginner, this short tour will definitely leave you smiling. After the tour you can marvel at the activities of the farm and enjoy the company of the horses a bit longer. The atmosphere of Skálakot  will leave you relaxed and ready for continuing your exploration of the South Coast.

Skálakot Manor Hotel & Farm first started back in 1985, when owners Jóhanna and Guðmundur bought the land from the grandparents of Guðmundur. Starting out as a humble farm in the Eyjafjöll area, Skálakot has grown into a dedicated tour operator, luxury accommodation, while still remaining as a fully functioning horse and sheep farm. Pretty impressive!

Departs: Every hour between 9:00 – 17:00, all year round
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Price: 9,500 ISK per person for group tour
Optional add on: 20,000 ISK surcharge to make your tour private to just your group
Inclusions: All horse riding gear and waterproofs if needed
Start Location: Skálakot Manor, 861 Hvolsvöllur



Cancellations due to weather
Sometimes this tour is cancelled due to winds in the main area. In such an event you are offered two choices: You can re-book your tour at a later date without any additional costs. Or you can take a full refund. Stay in contact with Skálakot regarding this.

You will be provided with rain gear if needed and all horseback riding safety equipment.

As this tour does run all through the year it’s important to dress appropriately for the season. Bring warm outdoor clothing, such as a wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

This tour is operated by our friends at Skálakot.