Nature's Treasures and Rider's Pleasures (long)

5.0 (8)
5 days 4 nights
Iceland
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Upscale
Weight limit
120 kg / 265 lb

This tour offers a 5-day stay and includes a 4-day adventure riding through scenic and varied landscapes. You'll explore the area around our farm, experiencing the remarkable contrasts of Icelandic nature through thrilling day tours. 

We will be riding alongside the glacial waters of the Ölfusá river, traversing broad meadows and mountains, and visiting the geothermal streams of Reykjadalur. 

The last day will be highlighted by a memorable ride on the black volcanic beach. 

After each day's ride, unwind in the hot tub, enjoy a delicious dinner, and relax in a comfortable hotel. 

from US$ 1 795
per tourist for 5 days
Departing from
BSÍ Bus Terminal Reykjavík, Vatnsmýrarvegur, Reykjavík, Iceland
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Number of individuals
up to 14 tourists over 15 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Hróðmar B.
Hróðmar B. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I am one of the founders and owners of our organisation. I am an economist, have worked with horses in Iceland and abroad and also enjoy guiding wilderness tours.

Tour highlights

Enjoy Icelandic Volcanic Shores
The fascinating scenery of volcanic mountains towering over green hills and pastures
Follow the Viking Trails
Enjoy a narrow old Viking trail along the slopes of the mountain, riding in the footsteps of the first settler Ingólfur Arnarsson
Explore Beautiful and Mysterious Land
Volcanic mountains towering over green hills and pastures, riding between large fields with grazing horses on excellent paths that are ideal for a brisk tölt.

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

After arriving at Keflavík Airport, participants take the “Flybus” to BSÍ bus station in Reykjavik. There you will be greeted around 17:30–18:00 by a representative, who will drive you to our farm close to the village Hveragerði. The day ends with dinner at the Hotel.

Day 2
Ölfusá River Delta
Day 3
The Hot Spring Tour Reykjadalur Valley
Day 4
Ingólfstrail
Day 5
The Beach Ride
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

This tour is for everyone, but require very good physical condition as we cover 20-25 km per day and ride a lot of tölt (about trot speed). Participants must be able to mount a horse with little assistance.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Upscale
Hotel
3 nights

Our Hotel is a cosy countryside hotel with a luxurious atmosphere. The hotel’s interior is inspired by the colours and materials found in Icelandic nature, genuine craftsmanship and age-old traditions. It was built in accordance with ecological guidelines and is the first lodging in Iceland to be awarded the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

 

During the winter season (october - april) it is possible to stay at the guesthouse at cheaper price. Please request.

3 nights
Our Hotel

Accommodation at Our Hotel in a shared double room with full board (breakfast buffet, lunchbox: sandwich & cookies, coffee/tea & home-baked cake, 3-course dinner). Dinner on the last evening is not included.

All rooms are outfitted with the luxurious Hästens beds, unrivaled sleep comfort handcrafted from sustainable, natural materials, such as genuine hypoallergenic horsehair, cotton, wool, flax and Swedish pinewood. Each room has a door to the garden, allowing you to step outside and observe the northern lights, weather and season permitting. Each room has washbasins and soap. Bed linens, towels, Wi-Fi and parking are included free of charge.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
BSÍ Bus Terminal Reykjavík, Vatnsmýrarvegur, Reykjavík, Iceland
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Tour conditions

Included

  • English speaking guide;
  • riding and safety equipment;
  • transfer from/to Reykjavik;
  • accommodation at our hotel in double rooms with private facilities;
  • all meals (breakfast, light lunch, coffee & cake, 3-course dinner).

Extras

  • flights;
  • tips;
  • transfer from Keflavík to Reykjavik;
  • personal expenses;
  • lodging tax 666,-ISK per room per night;
  • dinner on the last evening;
  • single supplement.

Group size

up to 14 tourists

Duration

5 days
4 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Good shoes, comfortable pants (riding pants not necessary), gloves and a buff is recommended and if you want to bring a camera, please bring a small waist bag as backpacks cannot be taken on horseback. Bring your swimsuit and towel! 

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 8 reviews
  • B
    Brit
    12 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    This ride was my first activity in Iceland and turned out to be a great start! The staff is very well prepared and the horses are very easy to ride - especially the tölt which was fun to try! We got on the horses right away and spent almost the whole duration riding. That was great!
    12 Mar, 2024
  • K
    Kathy
    2 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    The establishment was well-structured and professional, with guides who were friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable. The horses were charming and impeccably behaved. Among our group, three members possessed considerable riding expertise, while one had limited experience. Nonetheless, our guide adeptly matched our mounts to our respective skill levels and adjusted the difficulty of the ride accordingly, ensuring a delightful experience for all. Even our less experienced rider found the tolt technique comfortable and enjoyable. The excursion lasted 1.5 hours, meandering through picturesque countryside, encompassing a serene river crossing, and offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. We delighted in spotting whooper swans and ravens during our journey. Our guide also stopped for photos of us on horseback. Riding the Icelandic Horse was truly a pleasure, the team ensured it was so enjoyable. Thank you for a lovely equine experience on our trip to Iceland.
    2 Mar, 2024
  • P
    Philline
    26 Feb, 2024
    about provider
    It was an amazing experience! Anna made it perfect! We did the horse riding first and went to the hot springs after. It was just wonderful!
    26 Feb, 2024

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