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Horseback Riding -- Gauksmýri (tel. 451-2927; www.gauksmyri.is), about 50km (31 miles) west of Blönduós, is a reputable horse farm that offers short tours of the Húnaflói area. Rides start at 2,500kr ($40/£20) for 1 hour and can include introductory lessons. Gauksmýri is also an eco-minded guesthouse and restaurant.

Arinbjörn Jóhannson at Brekkulækur Farm (tel. 451-2938; www.geysir.com/brekkulaekur) has been organizing epic 3- to 15-day riding adventures for three decades. Tour itineraries, outlined on the website, usually include highlands, coastal regions, and some mingling with locals.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.