Hotel Based Riding Tours
The first three tours are based at a very nice, comfy country hotel. It's the first Icelandic hotel that meets Nordic "White Swan" standards. Cozy, friendly, warm, a great place to return to after a day in the saddle. The last one is in a fun Viking theme hotel near Reykjavik.
5 or 6 days One of our most well received tours this tour combines riding with a very comfortable base at the Hotel Eldhestar. This tour has 3 or 4 days of riding and relaxing, plus a day on one end or another. March through October.
A great 2 day introduction to Iceland and the Icelandic horse. Ride across the moor at Hellisheidi, around an extinct volcano, and into a mountain top valley, for a dip in the hot spring at Reykjadalur. Another day goes along the river Olfusa to a noted bird sanctuary, for 55 total kilometers. Comfort at night at a great farm hotel. This riding tour provides a great start to a longer visit to Iceland!
A perfect way to experience how the Icelandic horse is so well suited to its homeland. From the outfitters comfortable hotel, you’ll ride over mountains of lava, into lush hidden valleys, with hot streams running through them with marvelous vistas of southern Iceland. Departures in May, Summer and September. 3 riding days.
A ride for experienced riders that comes back to the Hotel Eldhestar for very comfortable nights. 4 riding days through a nice variety of Iceland's landscapes. On two days you ride with a herd of remounts and get to experince one of the special aspects of the Icelandic touring tradition.
Farm Based Riding
Farming has always been a mainstay of Iceland's countryside, and there's no nicer place to meet some Icelanders and get to know their landscape a bit. Iceland Holiday farms are comfortable and traditional accommodations, often with shared baths, and usually featuring outdoor hot tubs - just the thing for after a days ride!
A traditional way to see a lot of Iceland. After arriving in Iceland, you'll head up north to a farm guest house on a beautiful salmon river. You'll ride from farm to farm for three days, across the shore of Lake Hop and through some spectacular scenery. The tour is a great start for a longer tour through Iceland. 3 riding days.
A short version of the Golden Circle tour (see multi-day rides) Ride to the famed Geysir hot spring area and the double waterfall Gullfoss, see southern Iceland's impressive sights from the back of a horse. With made-up beds at farms and guesthouses with outdoor hot tubs. 4 riding days.
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