My boyfriend and I were harping for more adventures in Reykjavik. We heard from another tourist we met during our trip rave about Icelandic horse tours, specifically Viking Horses (VH). Following the rave reviews we found here on the site. we e-mailed them on a Tuesday morning, hoping for a Wednesday afternoon "Lake and Lava" tour. Makka (the gorgeous firey red-head co-owner of VH) was quick to respond to our booking request, and answered all our questions (ie, bundle up!).
On the day of the tour, my boyfriend and I (neither one of us had ridden a horse before) were accompanied by a family of 3 (two beginners, one experienced). We were picked up (and later dropped off) from our hotel and off to the VH stable. VH co-owners Makka and Ragga helped pair each of us with a beautiful Viking horse to match our skills. All of the horses were very sweet and knew the trail that we were going along very well.
The 2.5 hour ride was well worth the time and money. We were able to tolt, gallop, and take in the beautiful scenery that encompassed us. We ended our trip with hot cocoa, coffee, and "chocolate fingers" (delicious Kit-Kats that cannot be found in the States)
You can see how devoted and how much care Makka and Ragga put into this business. They don't do it just for the money, they do it because they love their horses and want to share the joy of horseback riding with others.
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