Fascinating North Iceland

5.0 (8)
days 8 days nights 7 nights
Iceland
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Basic+
Weight limit
105 kg / 231 lb

This is an eight-day, seven-night journey with six full days of horseback riding, tracing the paths of Gods. Riders need to be experienced and comfortable at all speeds, and willing to ride alongside a group of free-roaming horses. Participants will have the chance to ride two or three different horses each day. Accommodations will be in sleeping bags at farmhouses, schools and guesthouses.

US$ 2 685
per tourist for 8 days
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 16 tourists over 12 years old
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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

Let's Tölt!
Ride our friendly Icelandic horses
Stunning Nature
From mountains to meadows, the scenery is unbelievable
Explore Northern Iceland
Land of mystery and legend

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

We will pick you up in Akureyri in the late afternoon (mostly between 4 pm and 7 pm). We will drive to our farmhouse (30 min ride) where you will be lodged at our little guesthouses with shared bathroom. After dinner we give you the details about the following days. Overnight stay at our farm.

Riding: No riding.

Day 2
Goðafoss
Day 3
To Stóruvellir
Day 4
Riverside
Day 5
To Breiðamýri
Day 6
To the North
Day 7
Back to Our Farm
Day 8
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

6 riding days

Daily rides 25-40 km with free running horses

Tack: Icelandic 

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Basic+
Guest House
2 nights
Camp Site
3 nights
Tent
2 nights

We will stay in farms, guesthouses, mountain huts, community centres or schools. Schools in Iceland are often repurposed for sleeping accommodations during the summer months. While guesthouses offer more comfort, mountain huts are situated in stunning, remote landscapes, providing guests with an authentic experience of the Icelandic wilderness.

2 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
Kiðagil Stay
2 nights
Stóratunga Stay
2 nights
Breiðamýri Stay

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

Norðurland eystra, Village of Grenivík, Grenivík Kaldbakur

Tour conditions

Included

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

Extras

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

Group size

up to 16 tourists

Duration

8 days
7 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

5.0
Based on 8 reviews
  • F
    Filip
    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
  • M
    Mark
    5 Sep, 2023
    about provider
    The horses were patient and guide was accommodating. We enjoyed a lot the stunning views at a leisurely pace.
    5 Sep, 2023
  • M
    Marie
    5 Aug, 2023
    about provider
    Great horse riding! The horses were well adapted to the amount of experience we had. The tour was 2 hours, very varied with trotting and galop on the flat part, then up in the mountains with beautiful streams. Nice ending with coffee and homemade cake.
    5 Aug, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 2 685
    27 Jun – 4 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 685
    8 – 15 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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