Day 4 in Iceland: Horseback Riding

Day 4 in Iceland: Horseback Riding

On our last day in Iceland, we had about a half day to spend exploring before leaving for the airport. We booked a morning horseback riding excursion that would get us back to our rental at around 2 pm so that we could make our 5 pm flight back home.

Horseback Riding in Iceland | Reflections of Happiness

Before leaving for the excursion, they brought us inside the farmhouse to sign waivers and put on waterproof gear. While waiting to sign my waiver, I saw this sign and laughed so much. Horseback Riding in Iceland | Reflections of Happiness

It says: “For fast riders we have fast horses. For slow riders we have slow horses. For those who have never ridding we have horses that have never been ridden.” Hilarious!

Horseback Riding in Iceland | Reflections of Happiness

My horse was named “The Princess” – I can’t pronounce the Icelandic version of that. She had a very sweet temperament and followed my instructions with a small squeeze of my feet or a light tug on the reins.  It definitely brought back memories of horse camp when I was a kid, which I attended for a couple of summers.
Horseback Riding in Iceland | Reflections of Happiness

Just look how stunning Iceland is! Even with the clouds and light rain at times, the countryside is beautiful. I definitely want to return someday to drive the circle road and see more of the natural beauty that is Iceland.  Horseback Riding in Iceland | Reflections of Happiness

After a 3-4 hour relaxing ride through the countryside, we arrived back at our rental and quickly finished packing. We got to the airport in plenty of time and had a relaxing 8-hour flight back home. Our Around-the-World Adventure was over!

Coming up in the next few months will be a recap of our Hawaii trip that we took this past February.

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