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Icelandic Horse Riding Holiday in Denmark

Kommandørgårdens invites you to join them on a horse riding holiday on Rømø island in Denmark. Kommandørgårdens will take you to a plantation, Sønderstrand, and Havsand on horseback. You will also have a five-hour riding tour in Rømø to see for yourself what this part of Denmark has to offer. Pac your bag and prepare yourself to have fun in Denmark!

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 100 kilograms / 220 pounds
  • Horse height range: 133 to 147 centimeters / 13.1 to 14.5 hands
  • Tack type: Top Reiter, Hilbar, Wintec and Stubben
  • Horse breed: Icelandic horse


  • 3-hour ride to Havsand
  • Approximate daily riding time: 2 hours
  • 5 hour half day tour Rømø with lunch
  • Two 2-hour rides to Sønderstrand
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Half board meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Danish, French, German
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  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Restaurant

You will be staying in a double room at Kommandørgårdens during this holiday.


Day 1: Saturday

  • Coffee and cake at 03:00 - 04:30 p.m.
  • Welcome drink and video about The Icelander at 8:00 p.m.

Day 2: Sunday

  • 2 hours of Kirkeby Plantation

Day 3: Monday

  • 3 hours Havsand

Day 4: Tuesday

  • 2 hours South Beach

Day 5: Wednesday

  • The day is available for free

Day 6: Thursday

  • 2 hours tour
  • Video at the bar in the evening

Day 7: Friday

  • 5 hours of Römö day with lunch

Day 8: Saturday

  • Departure

The Icelandic Horse

The Icelandic horses come from the horses that the Vikings brought with them when they settled in Iceland more than 1,100 years ago. There have been no horses imported to Iceland since the Viking Age. That is why Afdeling Horse has in this unique horse breed the Nordic own, original whole blood in the form of the strong, small töltere.

The nature that the horses have lived for centuries has made them healthy and tough. The Icelander's demands for a versatile transporter in the rugged terrain have created an exceptionally reliable, strong, and comfortable horse, incredibly confident in the legs and with lots of temperament and running will. The Icelandic horse is first and foremost a utility horse, where the greatest weight is placed on good riding abilities. It must be courageous and autonomous, willing and cooperative. It must be easy to hold and must have good adaptability and above all a good mind.


It is the horse's gaits that have more than anything else paved the way for the success that the Icelandic horses have received in recent years in most of Europe and North America. In addition to the three basic gaits in which all horse breeds are supposed to master (steps, trot, and gallop), Icelandic horses have other two gaits including tölt and pas.

Step is a firtaktet gait where the horse goes. Step is the only gait that is not elastic because the legs support the substrate longer than they float. Trot is a totaktig gait for a horse. The diagonal pair put down and lifted up at the same time. Between each diagonal pair of legs down the horse soars short duration. This gives the trotting four elements. The main requirement for trotting is that the diagonal benflytninger are regular and straight.

Tölt is a firtaks gait with the same relocation order as in steps: right hind legs, right front leg, left hind legs, and left front leg. The horse always has one or two legs in the ground where, in step, it always has two or three legs in the ground. There is nothing floated and it makes the species incredibly comfortable for the rider.

Gallop is the fastest of these. The horse has one side's front and hind legs before the other side's leg and lifts all legs at the same time, making the horse for a moment without contact with the ground. Pas is a two-stroke gait in which the horse moves pre-and hind legs on the same side simultaneously - and with a long hover phase before the next pair hits the ground. That's why the time is called flying passport. The speed is about 40 kilometers / hour and rides over a short stretch.

The saddles: Top Reiter, Hilbar, Wintec and Stubben fitted to Icelandic horses

Bridles: Hilbar, Hyldahl, topreiter

Reins: Hyldahl, topreiter

Bits: Hydahl, topreiter, horse


This holiday will take place in Sønderstrand and Havsand on Rømø island.


Half board meals are included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

  • Free access to the pool and steam room
  • 10% discount on treatments

What's included

  • 2 hours riding to Kirkeby Plantation
  • 2 hours riding to Sønderstrand
  • 3 hours of riding to Havsand
  • 5 hours Rømø tour with lunch
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Half board meals
  • Welcome coffee and cake
  • Welcome drink and video about Islænderen

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Billund Airport (BLL). Kindly send an inquiry to Kommandørgårdens islændercenter for more information.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
8 days / 7 nights
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This vacation is available all year round, with arrival on Saturdays. No arrival over Christmas and New Year. 


High season
  • High season supplement for week 27 to 39
  • June 29 to September 27, 2020
  • July 5 to October 3, 2021

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