Horseback Riding in north Iceland
This tour is an ideal opportunity for everyone who wants to enjoy a comfortable ride in different types of landscape. We ride through unspoiled nature and get an excellent insight into Icelandic history when listening to stories from the Saga ages. Riding the horses on smooth sandy grounds is a joy for the rider and his mount. There is plenty of time to enjoy the unique gait “tölt” while exploring nature and the history of this outstanding area.
We start the ride at Hvammur Farm in Vatnsdalur valley. It is a thrilling experience riding in the water on our way across the lagoon called Lake Hóp. A visit to a seal colony on the North-Atlantic coast and the majestic Hvítserkur monolith is a wonderful thing to see.
Our well-known farmer Haukur Suska operates this tour.
Knee-high rubber boots are recommended for this ride
2-4 made up beds in each room at Hvammur Farm Shared rooms in simple mountain cabins and sleeping bag accommodation as well as in Guesthouses during the ride.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Bus transfer from Reykjavík to the farm, pickup from hotels and guesthouse between 8.00 – 9.00 a.m
During the ride full board is provided. Our menu consists of a large breakfast and traditional Icelandic meals (fish or lamb). Vegetarian meals are available if requested when booking. All riders make their own packed lunch from the breakfast table.
Alcoholic beverages are not included in the tour price and are hard to get in the highlands. They can be bought at a reasonable price in the Duty-Free Store at Keflavik Airport upon arrival.
Rainwear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet.
Drop off at your hotel
Number of participants: min: 8 | max: 16
Daily rides: 20 – 40 km
about : 5 – 7 hours
Individual travel insurance is not included in the tour price. We encourage clients to obtain relevant travel insurance before visiting Iceland.
Flight to and from Iceland is not included