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Legends of the Highlands: Through Iceland's Untamed Beauty

5.0 (6)
5 days 4 nights
Weight limit
110 kg / 243 lb

Experience the joy of horseback riding in the breathtaking vast landscapes of the Northern Highlands, surrounded by its pristine and remarkable nature and legendary tales. Our reliable and sturdy horses guide us through the stunning scenery, often following ancient trails that have been ridden since the early settlement of Iceland. Go on a journey alongside a free-roaming herd of riding horses, offering a truly unparalleled global adventure. 

Ride the highlands, passing through lush summer pastures shared by horses and sheep. Witness the beauty of herds in their natural habitat while remaining vigilant to prevent any mingling with our group. Experience the tranquility of the highlands, engaging in storytelling and singing after fulfilling days spent exploring with our equine companions.

US$ 2 610
per tourist for 5 days
Departing from
Capital Region, Reykjavík
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Number of individuals
up to 14 tourists over 8 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Hei√įd√≠s S.
Hei√įd√≠s 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 Haukur
Haukur and family live in a Farm in Vatnsdalur in North Iceland. Haukur along with his daughters operates several of our tours. Haukur has four children and many many horses. His wonderful family and staff helps him operate the tours. Haukur is always cheerful and it’s so much fun when he takes out his guitar starts playing and singing with our guests.

Tour highlights

Tölt With Us!
Try the legendary four-beat smooth gait
Ride in Mythical Places
Our horses bring us through the impressive scenery partly on ancient trails that have been used since Iceland was settled
Peace of the Highlands
Enjoy it riding through the summer pastures of horses and sheep

Route details

Day 1
Vatnsdalur Valley ‚Äď River Banks of Vatnsdals√° River ‚Äď Haukagil

Pick up at 8:30 at the main bus station Reykjav√≠k BS√ć. Drive to the north where our farmer and his team welcome us at the farm. The farm is in the valley Vatnsdalur which is said to be one of the most fertile and beautiful valleys in Iceland, shaped by water, glaciers and volcanic activity. On our ride we pass the historical farm Hof and cross Vatnsdals√° river.¬†

Vatnsdalur is the setting of one of the ancient sagas, the Vatnsdælasaga. On our way we hear tales from Iceland's heroic past of bloody conflict, revenge and love. You can sense the happiness of the free running horses as we are heading towards the highland. After a great day we leave the horses at Haukagil farm, the last farm on this side of the valley before we enter the highland plateau. 

Overnight stay at the guide's farm where we can relax in the hot tub before for the riding adventures of the coming days. (Approx. 17 km)

Day 2
Haukagil ‚Äď √Ālkugil Canion ‚Äď River Banks Sk√ļtaeyar
Day 3
√ěj√≥fah√¶√įir (Thiefhills) ‚Äď Grettish√¶√į ‚Äď Spectacular Highlands
Day 4
Strangakv√≠sl ‚Äď Lestarmannava√į ‚Äď Vatnsdals√°rgil ‚Äď Fors√¶ludalur
Day 5
√ě√≥rhallasta√įir ‚Äď Gr√≠mstunga ‚Äď Vatnsdals√°
Tour provider's comments

5 days of horse riding. Advanced riders.

Tack: Icelandic. 

Horses: Icelandic. 



Guest House
2 nights

Sleeping bag accommodation in the new mountain Hut √Ėndvegi and Haukur's farm. Both accommodations have an extraordinary location with a unique view.

2 nights
Haukur's Farm

Sleeping bags in shared rooms. The farm is located in the picturesque Vatnsdalur Valley, known for its rich history from the old Sagas and the renowned salmon fishing river, Vatnsdals√°, flowing through it. The farmhouse was refurbished four years ago and features a garden hot tub overlooking the river.

- There are six rooms for two to four people each, accommodating a maximum of 19 guests.
- An outdoor jacuzzi is available.
- Two showers and two WCs are provided.
- Guests can stay connected with GSM connection and Wi-Fi.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Capital Region, Reykjavík
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Tour conditions


  • riding;
  • all transfers during the tour;
  • rainwear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet;
  • transfer from Reykjav√≠k to the farm and back;
  • full-board;
  • accommodation;
  • 11% VAT.


  • alcoholic beverages;
  • international flights;
  • tips;
  • insurance.

Group size

up to 14 tourists


5 days
4 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Please bring your own sleeping bag! We also recommend bringing swimwear. 

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Tour reviews

Based on 6 reviews
  • L
    15 Apr, 2024
    about provider
    Friendly horses, enjoyable guided tours and an authentic Icelandic experience that feels welcoming, like being at home. Thank you!
    15 Apr, 2024
  • W
    10 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    Wir haben jetzt schon zum f√ľnften Mal eine Tour gemacht. Alle Touren sind richtig gut organisiert. Die Pferde sind super und die Strecken sind echt sch√∂n anzusehen Wir √ľbernachten auf isl√§ndischen Bauernh√∂fen und die Atmosph√§re ist total famili√§r und toll. Diese Touren sind nur f√ľr erfahrene Reiter geeignet Das Team ist gro√üartig und alles ist top organisiert
    10 Mar, 2024
  • A
    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

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