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Horse back riding on ice on Myvatn

  • 1 hour
  • Level: Moderate
  • Feb - March
  • Minimum age: 6

Time for a horse ride on Lake Myvatn!

In the winter time, from February to March, our riding tours are on the ice-covered Lake Myvatn if the conditions permit. The tours depart from Álftagerði farm on the south side of Lake Myvatn. We ride on the lake, providing a unique view of the area. Our horses have snowshoes which give them the stability they need for walking on ice.

The tour lasts approximately one hour (time in the saddle).

There will be some occasions when we cannot ride on the ice, usually due to too much snow on the trail. In that case, we ride on land in the vicinity of the farm where we are able to ride, given the conditions of the ground.

From the time when the ice on the lake starts receding and it is no longer safe for us to ride on, our rides will be solely on land. This usually happens towards the end of March or the very beginning of April.

Price Includes

  • Helmet

What to bring?

  • Warm clothes
  • Rain clothes depending on weather conditions
  • Gloves


  • Helmets are mandatory
  • Used riding clothes must be disinfected
  • Used tack or riding gloves not permitted

Read carefully

  • Large cameras/lenses should not be taken on the tour and if taken on the tour, any damage is your responsibility.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Please understand that horses are live animals and can be startled by loud noises such as screaming.
  • Please be advised that 110 kg (242 lbs) is the maximum weight for our strongest horses. If you weigh more than 100 kg (220 lbs), please notify us in advance so we can make necessary arrangements