We were picked up at our hotel by our guide and driven 15 mins outside of Reykjavík to the farm. Our two children can ride reasonably well but my husband and I had never been on a horse before and I was worried we wouldn’t manage or be too heavy for the small ponies.
The guides at the farm kitted us out with all the equipment we would need encouraging the children to put on more and more layers until they were sure they would be warm enough. We were then given a brief riding lesson and introduction to the ponies (who are very friendly and love affection!)
After a test ride around the paddock we were off on a 1.5hour trek through amazing Icelandic countryside - over bridges, through tunnels, across lava fields and rocky meadows. All with an amazing snowy mountain backdrop.
Three guides accompanied our group of 8 and we were incredibly well looked after. The ponies are so well trained that they know exactly what to do and are responsive to the slightest touch. The guides listened when the children began to say they were tired and made sure we felt in control the whole time.
It was an unforgettable experience and a lovely way to see Icelandic countryside. I highly recommend this company. The guides were friendly, thoughtful and looked after us very well.
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