2. Saddle Up Shaggy-maned Icelandic horses are a natural mode of transportation for seeing the Icelandic countryside. Their small stature, disproportionate strength, and accommodating natures make them manageable enough for beginners yet spirited enough for experienced riders. Ishestar, a tour company based in nearby Hafnarfjörd¯ur, runs short horseback tours to lava fields, geysers, parks, volcanoes, and even the Blue Lagoon (see No. 6). Longer, more rugged tours are also available; go to www.ishestar.is.