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Chasing the Midnight Sun in Northwestern Iceland

5.0 (6)
6 days 5 nights
Iceland
Difficulty
Extreme
Comfort
Basic+
Weight limit
110 kg / 243 lb

Join us on an unforgettable journey where we will be guided by the magical light of the midnight sun! Experience the brightness of the midnight sun in the northernmost part of Iceland, as we ride during the Summer Solstice. Witness the spectacular sight of the sun shining through all three pillars of the Arctic Henge in Raufarhöfn, a newly constructed monument for the island's Pagan worshippers. 

Our tour offers a range of experiences, from leisurely rides along the beach to exploring the birdwatcher's paradise of the Melrakkaslétta Peninsula. During the months of mid-June to mid-July, the Midnight Sun graces the region with its golden glow, illuminating the deep fjords of North Iceland.

You will be guided by the most warm- hearted hosts, renowned for their exceptional horse breeding. Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the remote beauty of northern Iceland and enrich your life with unforgettable emotions!

US$ 2 621
per tourist for 6 days
Departing from
Capital Region, Reykjavík
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Number of individuals
up to 20 tourists over 12 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Heiðdís S.
Heiðdís S. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Our Company is owned by local Icelandic farmers, and our tours are organized by them. Our farmers live in almost every part of Iceland so we offer riding tours in a diversified landscape.

The tour guides you'll probably meet as well

Photo Halldór
Halldór
Elín and I have resided in our farm since the early 1900s. We raise horses and sheep, and my nickname from fellow farmers is 'Mountain King'!
Photo Elín
Elín
Halldór and I are breeders of both horses and sheep. Welcome, we strive to truly unmatched hospitality.

Tour highlights

Summer solstice in Iceland
Spend a Night Under the Sun
Allow the midnight sun to illuminate your journey. Travel through the early night and rest under the late night sky. Embrace the magic of riding during the summer solstice on June 21st, the longest day of the year
Icelandic canyon
Touch the Legend of Norse Mythology
The Ásbyrgi Canyon is a horseshoe-shaped wonder of nature. According to an old saga, the god Odin rode his giant horse Sleipnir, and when the horse stepped down on the ground, it formed the unique shape of this canyon. A truly magic place worth visitng
Icelandic horse
Enjoy Icelandic Nature Riding atop Noble Stallions
Gallop straight into adventure! All Icelandic horses you will ride on are carefully treated and well- bred. For these 5 riding days they will become not just an essential part of the journey, but your loyal companions as well

Route details

Day 1
4 Spots in 1 Day: Reykjavík – Húsavík – Halldór's Farm – Katastaðir

Our meeting point is at Flugfélagið Ernir in Reykjavík airport at 13:15. From there we will take a flight to Húsavík and then drive to Halldór's Farm. Please remember to bring your passport or other identification document for your domestic flight.

Once we arrive at Halldór's Farm, we will meet our guides and horses. After dinner and a brief introduction to the Icelandic horse and its unique gaits, we will finally get on our first horse ride. 

The route will take us through the Öxafjörður Fjord along the coast to Katastaðir. There we will leave our horses and drive back to Halldór's Farm, where we will spend the night in comfortable accommodations. (33 km)

Bjarnastaðir farm
Riding Icelandic horse
Icelandic fjord
Day 2
Beach Ride From Katastaðir to Sigurðarstaðir
Day 3
The Longest Days and Shortest Nights in Raufarhöfn Village
Day 4
Melrakkaslétta – Place of Arctic Foxes
Day 5
Capture Summer Solstice
Day 6
Deprature Day: Ásbyrgi Canyon – Húsavík – Reykjavík
Difficulty
Extreme
Tour provider's comments

This tour is for experienced equestrians. 

Please, take into consideration that we will ride during the early night and sleep out late. As for accommodation, you will be provided with made up beds in shared rooms.  

In order to endure long hour composite route rides you should be in good physical shape (average daily distance is from 24 to 38 kilometers). 

Horse Breed: Icelandic horse 

Tack Type: English tack, but sirrups are worn long 

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Guest House
5 nights

During this tour you will spend 5 nights at Halldór's Farm.

You can select: 

  • shared quadruple room for 1 person;  
  • shared twin room for 1 person; 
  • private double room for 2 persons;
  • private quadruple room for 4 persons. 

* All prices will be automatically calculated during the registration process. 

5 nights
Halldór's Farm

Nestled amidst the verdant tapestry of Kerlingaskógur, where the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum meanders nearby, lies the enchanting Farm, a haven of tranquility and Icelandic charm. Immerse in the breathtaking panorama that unfolds before you, encompassing the serene Öxarfjörður Fjord and the enigmatic Skjálftavatn Lake.

As for accommodation, you will be provided with made up beds in shared rooms

Among other included facilities are: 

  • hot tub; 
  • outdoor jacuzzi; 
  • GSM connection; 
  • Wi-Fi. 

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Capital Region, Reykjavík
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Tour conditions

Included

  • flight from Reykjavík to Húsavík;
  • bus drive from Húsavík to the farm; 
  • all transfers during the riding tour;
  • airport transfer to Húsavík Airport or Reykjavík Airport (optional);
  • 3 meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner;
  • 5 riding days;
  • 5 nights accommodation;
  • 3 - 4 horses per person and local guidance;
  • rainwear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet; 
  • 11% VAT.

Extras

  • international flights;
  • alcoholic beverages (however, they can be bought at a reasonable price in the Duty-Free Store at Keflavik Airport upon arrival);
  • travel insurance (we encourage clients to obtain relevant travel insurance before visiting Iceland);
  • sleeping bag. 

Group size

up to 20 tourists

Duration

6 days
5 nights

It's important to know

Is there anything to be taken into consideration regarding luggage limits?

We highly recommend you to pack light because the transport space is limited. Due to the same reason we recommend to better bring bags rather than hardcover suitcases.

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Do you have any discounts for children?
Does the tack type used for Icelandic horses somehow differ?
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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 6 reviews
  • L
    Lena
    15 Apr, 2024
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    Friendly horses, enjoyable guided tours and an authentic Icelandic experience that feels welcoming, like being at home. Thank you!
    15 Apr, 2024
  • W
    Wolfram
    10 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    Wir haben jetzt schon zum fünften Mal eine Tour gemacht. Alle Touren sind richtig gut organisiert. Die Pferde sind super und die Strecken sind echt schön anzusehen Wir übernachten auf isländischen Bauernhöfen und die Atmosphäre ist total familiär und toll. Diese Touren sind nur für erfahrene Reiter geeignet Das Team ist großartig und alles ist top organisiert
    10 Mar, 2024
  • A
    Annette
    5 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    I consider them to be the top horse riding company in Iceland. This was my fourth experience with them, and I am already making plans for a trip in 2024!
    5 Dec, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 2 621
    16 – 21 Jun 6 days 5 nights
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