Northern Lights Tour

5.0 (8)
4 days 3 nights
Iceland
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic+
Upscale
Weight limit
120 kg / 265 lb

This package includes various horseback tours, visits to thermal pools and sightseeing of popular natural attractions in the southern region of Iceland. Following the morning ride, guests can enjoy a warm lunch of soup and coffee at the comfortable hotel before continuing with more horseback riding, swimming in the excellent thermal pool in Hveragerði or sightseeing. On the final day, there will be a trip to Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and Thingvellir national park. If the sky is clear and the Aurora Borealis is expected, guests can easily step outside to witness the stunning phenomenon.

US$ 1 165
per tourist for 4 days
Departing from
Capital Region, sveitarfélög Reykjavíkurborg, Reykjavík Airport
Available dates
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Number of individuals
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, German
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

Northern Lights
When the sky is clear and the Aurora Borealis forecast promising, you can just walk outside to observe the stunning phenomena.
You Will Tölt!
Enjoy the invigorating and liberating tölt, a gait exclusive to the lively and compact Icelandic horses.
See the Golden Circle
We will see famous Geysir geothermal area, the “golden waterfall” Gullfoss and Thingvellir National Park.

Route details

Day 1
Evening Arrival

The tour begins in the evening. Guests who arrive in Iceland  on the same day take the aiport shuttle “Flybus” (Reykjavik Excursions) from the airport to Reykjavík (BSÍ bus terminal). We will pick you up at BSÍ or at your hotel / guesthouse between 17.30 and 18.00 and drive to our farm near to the village of Hveragerði (ca. 40 minutes driving), where you will be staying at our Hotel. An information letter with a detailed description of the following days will be offered upon arrival. The day ends with dinner at the Hotel.

Day 2
Meadows, Mountains and Winter Warmth
Day 3
Hot Springs and Soft River Banks
Day 4
The Heritage Trail and The Golden Circle
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

The tour is for everyone, but require very good physical condition as we cover 35 km 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
Basic+
Upscale
Hotel / Guest House
3 nights
3 nights
Our Hotel

Our 3* hotel or a nearby hotel in double rooms with private facilities. 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.

Hotel accommodation has an extra charge of 285 USD per person for the whole stay.

Another option
3 nights
Our Guesthouse

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
Capital Region, sveitarfélög Reykjavíkurborg, Reykjavík Airport
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Weather during the tour

Weather conditions along the route
You will get a weather forecast for this tour’s route based on
  • the forecasts for this season
  • the statistics from previous years’ trips
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Tour conditions

Included

  • English speaking guide;
  • riding and safety equipment;
  • 2.5 on horseback;
  • half day sightseeing tour “Golden Circle”;
  • transfer from/to Reykjavik;
  • accommodation at our guesthouse;
  • 11% VAT;
  • all meals (breakfast, light lunch, coffee & cake, 3-course dinner).

Extras

  • flights;
  • tips;
  • transfer from Keflavík to Reykjavik;
  • dinner on the last evening;
  • hotel accommodation at extra price;
  • lodging tax per room per night (please inquire);
  • personal expenses.

Group size

up to 7 tourists

Duration

4 days
3 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • good shoes;
  • comfortable pants (riding pants not necessary);
  • gloves; 
  • buff;
  • a small waist bag for a camera;
  • swimsuit;
  • 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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