Fascinating North Iceland - Vikings Paths

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

This adventure is an eight-day, seven-night trip featuring six full days of horseback riding, following the routes of Vikings. Riders must be skilled and at ease with various speeds, and ready to ride alongside a herd of free-roaming horses. Participants will have the opportunity to ride two or three different horses each day. Lodging will consist of sleeping bags in farmhouses and guesthouses.

US$ 2 655
per tourist for 8 days
Departing from
Norðurland eystra, Village of Grenivík, Grenivík Kaldbakur
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Number of individuals
up to 16 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

Let's Tölt!
Ride our friendly Icelandic horses
Stunning Nature
From mountains to meadows, the scenery is unbelievable
Footsteps of the Vikings
Ride the Vikings trails

Route details

Day 1

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
Day 3
Day 4
To the North
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Back to Our Farm
Day 8
Tour provider's comments

6 riding days

Daily rides 25-40 km with free running horses

Tack: Icelandic 



Guest House
3 nights
Camp Site
1 night
3 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
3 nights
Breiðamýri Stay
1 night

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Norðurland eystra, Village of Grenivík, Grenivík Kaldbakur
preload map

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 16 tourists


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

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$ 2 655
    19 – 26 Jul 8 days 7 nights
  • US$ 2 655
    10 – 17 Aug 8 days 7 nights

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