Autumn Colours and Northern Lights

5.0 (16)
7 days 6 nights
Weight limit
105 kg / 231 lb

This path offers a chance to witness the diverse and stunning Icelandic landscape during the autumn season. As August comes to a close, summer in Iceland fades away, and September brings shorter days along with a vibrant display of autumn colors and the renowned Northern Lights.

Traveling through picturesque valleys, you'll encounter migrating geese taking a break before continuing their journey south. The journey will also lead you into the mountains, where you'll encounter sheep that have roamed freely during the summer months. With winter approaching, it's time to bring them back home.

US$ 1 838
per tourist for 7 days
Departing from
Norðurland eystra, Village of Grenivík, Grenivík Kaldbakur
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Number of individuals
up to 14 tourists over 12 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Juliane K.
Juliane K. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English, German
Our family-run business located in Northern Iceland, has been in operation for 38 years. Founded by Stefán Kristjánsson in 1985, the company was established with the vision of offering people from around the world the opportunity to explore the stunning and distinctive natural landscapes of Iceland on horseback. This dream has been realized, and to this day, our guests continue to enjoy riding tours through the captivating surroundings of our farm. Our farm serves as the hub of our operations. We are proud to own approximately 160 well-trained, sturdy and friendly horses, as well as around 270 sheep, our loyal dog Lóa, three cats named Nellý Felizitas, Lukrezia Maria and Kasper Valentínus, a rabbit named Tító and a small flock of clucking chickens.

Tour highlights

Spot Whales
Maybe even from horseback!
See the Northern Lights
There's a chance that we will spot this phenomenon
Let's Tölt!
Ride our friendly Icelandic horses

Route details

Day 1

We will pick you up in Akureyri in the late afternoon. We will drive to our farmhouse (30 min ride). On the way you may admire the beautiful view over the fjord Eyjafjörður. After dinner we give you the details about the following days. Overnight stay at our farm.

Riding: No riding.

Day 2
Fjörður Peninsula
Day 3
Day 4
Fnjóská Valley and Goðafoss
Day 5
Northern Lights
Day 6
Going Back
Day 7
Tour provider's comments

5 riding days

Daily rides 12-35 km

Tack: Icelandic 



Guest House
5 nights
Camp Site
1 night
5 nights
Our Farm

The main building is the central hub of our farm, where guests can enjoy breakfast, afternoon refreshments and dinner. Overnight accommodations are provided in one of three cozy cottages, slightly removed from the main building. Each cottage has a shared bathroom with a shower and two to four comfortable rooms that can accommodate up to 26 guests. There are both four-bed and twin bedrooms available. 

1 night
Mountain Hut Gil

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Norðurland eystra, Village of Grenivík, Grenivík Kaldbakur
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Tour conditions


  • helmets, riding gloves, rain clothes and buffs;
  • accommodation;
  • meals (full board);
  • transfers to/from Akureyri airport or bus terminal;
  • riding.


  • travel insurance;
  • alcoholic drinks;
  • soft drinks;
  • sleeping bags;
  • flights;
  • tips and personal expenses.

Group size

up to 14 tourists


7 days
6 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • sleeping bag;
  • riding or hiking boots that are not too broad for the stirrups;
  • riding pants;
  • warm clothes in layers, but also t-shirts (the weather in Iceland is unpredictable!);
  • gloves, hat, headband;
  • sunglasses, suncream;
  • swimwear, towel;
  • comfortable clothes and slippers for the evenings;
  • possibly a small waist bag for personal items like cameras (we do not recommend to take backpacks on with you on the horse);
  • a small water bottle for on the way;
  • first-aid-kit with band-aids and second skin plasters for chaffing etc.;
  • travel insurance card/information.
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Tour reviews

Based on 16 reviews
  • C
    5 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    There were numerous horse riding options available in Iceland, making it a tough decision to choose one. However, the four of us who decided on the trail ride with this team were VERY satisfied with our choice. Our guide, Ana, was not only well-versed in horse care and Icelandic knowledge but also very pleasant to converse with. She went out of her way to ensure our safety and comfort while ensuring we had a fantastic experience. The horses were gentle and affectionate, and we even made a few stops for group photos. If you're looking to explore the stunning Icelandic landscape on horseback, this is the ideal choice. You won't regret it!!
    5 Oct, 2023
  • F
    23 Sep, 2023
    about provider
    This was definitely the most amazing experience in Iceland. We got 3 hours riding tours over the Fjords with no riding skills at all (never been on horse before). But we had a perfect guide and did the ride without any obstacle at all. I would recommend it for everyone staying in the North Iceland! BEST EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE!
    23 Sep, 2023
  • F
    23 Sep, 2023
    about provider
    This has been the most incredible experience in Iceland to date. We had NO prior riding experience. Thanks to our excellent guide, we were able to navigate the tour without any difficulties. I highly recommend this activity to anyone visiting northern Iceland. It was truly the BEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE!
    23 Sep, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 838
    29 Aug – 4 Sep 7 days 6 nights
  • US$ 1 838
    16 – 22 Sep 7 days 6 nights
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