Horse riding is a popular sport and a healthy recreation. Owning a horse or horses is quite widespread among Icelanders. There are innumerable horse hire companies and therefore a good opportunity for the visitor to try out this enjoyable exercise. No matter what the weather gods have in store it is always a pleasure to ride out astride one of the small but hardy and charming Icelandic horses. Trails lie along the coastline, into the mountains and through ancient historical sites. Horse riding through Iceland’s unspoilt nature is an experience never to be forgotten.