A horse riding holiday in Iceland is a truely amazing experience. The land of the midnight sun in summer and in the winter, the land of fire and ice - with its geysers, hot springs, volcanoes and northern lights. In Iceland there are almost as many horses as there are people! They love their Icelandic ponies - a small and hardy native pony that can carry adults has remained the only breed of horse in Iceland for centuries. They are especially known for their fifth gait - a tolt - this is a four beat gait which is like a running walk, it can be as fast as a canter and a very comfortable and smooth ride.