What do I need?
Horse riding is an outdoor activity and in Iceland the weather can be quite unpredictable.
We will provide riding helmets for everyone and no one is allowed to ride without a helmet.
We also have some rain gear and rubber boots in various sizes but we can't guarantee that we have something that fits everyone, especially if there are many people in the group using the same size.
We always recommend warm gloves, and a thin hat or buff to be worn under the riding helmet but generally dressing according to weather is the right thing to do.
Sneakers or boots are usually ok, but when crossing rivers shoes might get wet. Sandals or any sort of flip flops will not work.
Scarfs, ponchos and other things that flap around can scare the horses and is forbidden when riding.
Riding gear (riding trousers, jackets, hats, etc.) needs to be washed (40°C), dry cleaned or disinfected before arriving in Iceland. Used leather gear, gloves, and riding boots may not be brought into the country. For more info on disinfecting click here.
Equipment and snacks.
You are not allowed to bring a backpack on a ride but a small waist bag is ok. You are allowed to bring a camera or a phone if you want to but keep in mind that you need to keep at least one hand on the reigns at all times. Some tours also cross rivers so there is a risk of dropping things into the water.
No selfie sticks are allowed since they scare the horses.
It can be a good idea to bring some light refreshment, for example a chocolate bar. There will usually be some stops along the way where people dismount the horse and some people might want a little energy boost. We do recommend that unexperienced riders do not try to eat while riding.
On longer tours we might provide some refreshment but that will be discussed when booking.