Many local farms offer 2- to 4-hour horseback-riding tours, which may include lunch and hotel pickup. Two excellent companies near Reykjavík are Íshestar, in Hafnarfjörður (tel. 555-7000;, and Laxnes Horse Farm, in Mosfellsdalur (tel. 566-6197;

Reykjavík has three golf courses. The Reykjavík Golf Club (tel. 585-0200; runs two 18-hole courses: the oceanside Korpúlfsstaðir to the northeast (Thorsvegur, off of Korpúlfsstaðavegur; Bus: 24) and the difficult Grafarholt, Iceland's premier championship course, to the east (Grafarholtsvegur, off Rte. 1; Bus: 15 or 18). Both are about a 15-minute drive from the city center and stay open summer evenings. Course fees are 6,400kr ($102/£51), club rental is 3,000kr ($48/£24), cart rental is 3,750kr ($60/£30), and trolley rental is 400kr ($6.40/£3.20). Closer to the center, in Seltjarnarnes, west of Reykjavík, is the casual 9-hole Golfklúbbur Ness, at the end of Suðurströnd (tel. 561-1930), with good ocean views (Bus: 11).

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.