Horseriding Tour on Black Sand Beach from Vik

Scenic riding tours on the beautiful black sand beaches of Vík, South Iceland

When our lovely clients ask us where the best place to horseback ride in Iceland is, we always recommend this Vik horseback riding tour. The black sands on the beach are truly stunning. This meet on location tour is a perfect opportunity to leave your car behind and see Iceland´s scenery in a new way, spending quality time with the diminutive Icelandic Horse along the way.

This short 1 hour Vik horse tour does not require horse riding experience and is suitable for beginners. We take you from the small village of Vík to the neighboring black sand beach at Vikurfjara. Riding along the jet black volcanic sand with the crashing spray of the North-Atlantic waves by your side is an unforgettable experience and you will even spot Reynisdrangar sea stacks and cliffs in the distance. It really does appear quite fantastical.


  • Small group experience
  • Meet the Icelandic horses
  • Riding on black sands with spectacular views
  • Vikurfjara black sand beach with Reynisdrangar view
Starting point
1 hour
Not included
Live tour guide
Minimum age
10 years
Qualified, energetic and fun guides for the best adventures!
We take immense pride in our exceptional team of local guides who are professionals, experts, and friendly. Their goal is to make your tour unforgettable.
14000 kr.

Tour highlights & itinerary

This is what awaits you
What's included & excluded
  • Expert guidance
  • Horse ride experience
  • Helmet
  • Food or drink
What do I need to bring
  • Riding boots. Good sneakers or hiking boots recommended
  • Coveralls
  • Gloves, hat and scarf
Important information
  • The minimum age to join this tour is 10 years
  • We have weight restrictions for the welfare of our horses. The limit is 110kg (220Ibs)
  • Riders should be in decent physical condition. Pregnant woman and those with heart conditions are not permitted to join.
  • This is a meet on location tour. Reykjavík transfers are not available
  • The meeting point for this tour is our stables at Smidjuvegur 6 in Vík.
  • GPS coordinates for our base: 63.416699, -18.996465. Access through the Orkan gas station, opposite Hotel Kría.
  • Where is Vík Located? Vík is situated about 2.5 hours east of Reykjavík along the Route 1 Highway, also known as the Ring Road. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is a further 2.5 hours to the east. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour start time.
  • Cancellation policy: Cancellation fee of 100% charged if cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.
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