The Icelandic horse is unique in that it has 5 gaits. No other horse breed has the fifth gait called "tölt". While riding an Icelandic horse doing a tölt, you can hold a glass of champagne without spilling a drop. The ride is that smooth. From Hella there are various tours to choose from, both long and short tours. Please have a look at our selection of tours below or contact the reception desk for further information.

Get to know the Icelandic horse

1 hour riding tour to Ægissíðufoss

The tour starts from Hella Horse Rental, located right next to our hotel. The tour start slowly with a nice ride down to the waterfall Ægisíðufoss, there you'll have an oppertunity to enjoy the view and take pictures.

  • Dist.: 50 meters
  • By Car: Located next to hotel
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3 hour riding tour to Árbæjarfoss

The tour starts from Hella Horse Rental right next to our hotel. The tour goes along an old fishermen road towards the waterfall Árbæjarfoss, with a stunning view of the volcano Hekla right in front of you.

  • Dist.: 50 meters
  • By Car: Located next to hotel
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Icelandic horse/gait show

This spectacular horse show teaches you all about the legendary Icelandic horse and its five different gaits. Meet all the friendly horses after the show. Get to know them, pet them, and take selfies with them.

  • Dist.: 40km
  • By Car: 30 minutes
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