Kjölur Plateau Trail

days 7 days nights 6 nights
Weight limit
120 kg / 265 lb

The Kjölur route, which has historical significance in Iceland, is a trail used for riding that traverses the uninhabited highlands. After visiting popular tourist spots like Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot springs, we venture into the interior of Iceland, where we encounter glaciers, hot springs and the captivating wilderness of the highlands. Our journey takes us northward, passing glaciers and spending a night near a slowly moving glacier tongue. At Hveravellir, we find hot springs that resemble an oasis in the desert. We continue our journey towards Northern Iceland until we reach a beautiful green valley, which is our final destination. This tour offers the opportunity to ride with a free-running herd of horses and experience the diversity of the Icelandic horse in its natural habitat. Each rider will have the chance to ride 2 or 3 different horses each day, which will help them develop their riding skills.

US$ 3 100
per tourist for 7 days
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 6 tourists over 15 years old
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Hróðmar B. is the organizer of this trip
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The organizer speaks: English, German
Hróðmar, one of the founders and owners of the organisation. He is an economist, has worked with horses in Iceland and abroad and also enjoys guiding wilderness tours.

Tour highlights

Free Running Herd
Experience the diversity of the Icelandic horse in its natural environment, how Icelanders travelled in the old days. Try 2 or 3 different horses each day and develop your skills!
Varied Wilderness Up Close
We'll pass glaciers, hot springs and the fascinating wilderness of the highlands
Hot Springs
Enjoy a relaxing bath

Route details

Day 1

The tour starts in the evening. Tour members who arrive the same day to Iceland should take the Flybus from the airport to the bus station BSÍ in Reykjavík. We will greet you at the bus station or at your hotel/ guesthouse in Reykjavik between 17:30- 18:00 and drive you to our farm near Hveragerði. There you will be lodged at our Guesthouse. We will get to know each other during dinner at our Hotel. The day will end with a detailed description of the tour (might be the next morning).

Day 2
Hveragerdi – Myrkholt
Day 3
Myrkholt – Fremstaver
Day 4
Fremstaver – Árbúdir
Day 5
Árbúdir – Hveravellir
Day 6
Hveravellir – Áfangi
Day 7
Áfangi – Vatnsdalur
Tour organizer's comments

The Tour is for experienced riders only (several years of riding regularly in all kind of terrain). A large herd of free-running horses follows every day.

Riding distance: ca. 240 km, or 20 – 45 km (4 – 8 hours) per day.



Guest House
1 night
Camp Site
5 nights
1 night
Our Guesthouse

The Guesthouse has a capacity of 19 beds, with twin, triple and quad rooms available. It is strategically located on the property to offer convenience and excellent service to cater to your requirements. The guesthouse is warm and welcoming, with a dining area and communal bathrooms.

Although cooking facilities are not provided, the Guesthouse provides a cozy living area, communal bathrooms, a tea kettle that can be used for instant coffee and a small refrigerator. Guests are free to use all amenities and services of the Hotel, such as the restaurant and hot tub.

2-4 beds per shared room.

1 night
Farm Myrkholt
1 night
Mountain Hut Fremstaver
1 night
Mountain Hut Árbúdir
1 night
Hveravellir lodge
1 night
Mountain Hut Áfangi

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

Capital Region, sveitarfélög Reykjavíkurborg, Reykjavík Airport

Tour conditions


  • English speaking guide;
  • riding and safety equipment;
  • transfer from/to Reykjavik;
  • 1 night in Guesthouse (2-4 beds per shared room) and 5 nights sleeping bag accommodation in farms and simple mountain huts (bunk beds in shared rooms);
  • 11% VAT;
  • full board (traditional Icelandic home cooking).


  • flights;
  • tips;
  • transfer from Keflavík to Reykjavik;
  • personal expenses.

Group size

up to 6 tourists


7 days
6 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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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 3 100
    17 – 23 Jun, 2024 7 days 6 nights
  • US$ 3 100
    26 Jun – 2 Jul, 2024 7 days 6 nights
  • US$ 3 100
    13 – 19 Jul, 2024 7 days 6 nights
  • US$ 3 100
    31 Jul – 6 Aug, 2024 7 days 6 nights
  • US$ 3 100
    5 – 11 Aug, 2024 7 days 6 nights
  • US$ 3 100
    14 – 20 Aug, 2024 7 days 6 nights
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