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Lava Horses is a family-run horse rental in Húsavík North Iceland.
We offer short riding tours suitable for families and experienced riders,
including a day tour for experienced riders.

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A family-run company

We are a small company that offer tours for small groups. This means we can be flexible and provide a personal service.

Experienced guides

Our guides are experienced riders. They know the area inside out and will give you fascinating information about the landscapes you will be riding through.

We love our horses

We pride ourselves on our horses and therefore we make sure they are well trained and taken care of.

Our riding tours

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Family riding tour

Lava horses riding tour

Family Riding

Don’t miss out on our 1-hour easy-going and comfortable family riding tour suitable for your family for 5 years old and older. A short riding lesson and off we go into beautiful landscapes.

Enjoy the differences

Lava horses riding tour

Enjoy the differences

A perfect 2-hour ride for those who want to experience the diverse landscape of Iceland on a horseback. Lava landscape, birch forest, and a crossing through a small lake are one of your experiences.

The day tour

Lava horses riding tour

The day tour

Get the full experience on this 5-7 hour long tour. Suitable for intermediate or experienced riders. River crossing and a stunning view are one of our promises on this tour. Try the Icelandic tölt on some of the suitable tracks.

The day tour

Lava horses riding tour

Private custom-made tour

Lava Horses are happy to create a private and custom-made riding tour for you. Please send us a message with your requirements and we will answer as soon as possible with an idea of your dream riding adventure.

Our accommodation

Lava Horses Studio Apartment

Lava Horses offers a beautiful and spacious studio apartment for up to 5 persons. All facilities are available including a fireplace.

The studio apartment is ideal for families and smaller groups and is located on the Hraunkot Farm where you can interact with and pet the animals.

Please contact us for bookings.











About us

Our history

Over 200 years ago, our family settled down on this land of lava, called Hraunkot, and has lived here for generations. In fact, the word “Hraunkot” means “a small house in the lava”. Somehow, our forefathers found a way to culture the land and explore the resources while keeping the wild Icelandic nature.

Here on the farm Hraunkot, we can offer you horseback riding and homemade handicrafts, using our own materials. Our aim is to let you experience Iceland in an authentic and natural way, just as generations before us have done.

Lava Horses is a family-run company. Our family of four welcomes you and takes you out riding in the beautiful landscape surrounding our farm Hraunkot. 

Tora Katinka, our main guide and director, was born in Norway and moved to Iceland in 2003. Being from another country she saw the farm and its land with a tourist’s eyes and realized that Hraunkot was a natural pearl that other people should be able to experience.

We have always had horses on our farm. In the past, they were working horses – used to pull the plow and cut the grass, as well as gather the sheep in the autumn, but we still use them for these purposes to this day.

We opened the horse rental in 2010 with 6 horses but the business slowly grew and today we use 20 horses for our tours, most of whom are bred and trained by ourselves.

Youtube channel

Videos from riding tours

Check out our YouTube Channel where you can have a look at videos from our horse riding tours.












Get directions

From Akureyri

Take road number 1 as you are going to Húsavík, After about half an hour you get to a crossroad where you take off from road number one and into road 85. Follow road number 85 and the sign to Húsavík for about 20 minutes. Take a left turn into the gravel road number 852, drive 4 km and then you are here!

From Húsavík

Take road 85 as you are driving to Akureyri. Drive for about 10 minutes, 14 km. Take a right turn when you get to a gravel road number 852, drive 4 km and then you should find us!

Our reviews

Amazing experience

Top places in Iceland! People were so warm and amazing! Ponies were well taken care of and the scenary was unimaginable! We got great horses and went for a three hour experienced ride. Did great gallops and tölts around lava fields. No negative comments what so ever! It is a must see!

Fun experience in fantastic landscapes!

I'm a beginner at riding and was a bit nervous about the riding tour, but Tora made me relax and feel comfortable. Her horses seem to also be used to beginners. The horse farm and surroundings are so beautiful, so the whole experience was very nice. I would definitely recommend it.

Time well spent

I have always been scared of the horses, but not anymore. After this amazing ride with the cutest horse ever I am looking forward to riding with an Icelandic horse again.We had the most enjoyable evening with those magnificent creatures.

The real feel of Iceland

We arrived without reservations and the owner took care of us immediately. Our three kids had an experience that they will remember for a lifetime. Even though they have not ridden before, were given a quick lesson and the nice horses were an easy ride for the kids. The very charming family farm was a great atmosphere to provide a down to earth feeling of Iceland. While the kids went for a ride, we took a nice walk and checked out other farm animals. Would definitely recommend.