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Riding Between Rivers Holiday in Southern Iceland

5.0 (6)
3 days 2 nights
Iceland
Difficulty
Easy
Comfort
Basic+
Weight limit
110 kg / 243 lb

During this excursion, we follow a scenic path along the Thjórsá river, which is the longest river in Iceland. 

Along the way, we are treated to views of the impressive Volcano Mountain Hekla in the distance. We continue our ride alongside the Hvítá river, passing through mossy and grassy farmland while appreciating the Icelandic horse in its natural habitat. 

This tour is perfect for families with children or riders seeking a peaceful horseback experience in Iceland.

from US$ 1 502
per tourist for 3 days
Departing from
Capital Region, Reykjavík
Tour starts
Available dates
Number of individuals
up to 20 tourists over 8 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Heiðdís S.
Heiðdís 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 Hannes
Hannes
For a long long time our farmers Gestur and Margrét operated our tours in the south. Now they have past over the legacy to their son Hannes and his right hand Sophie who helped out all those year. The family at their farm are well known for their great hospitality and to lead their guests into the magic world of the southern countryside and incredible highlands of the south.

Tour highlights

Absolute Peace
Enjoy riding in the quiet Icelandic environment
Behold the Hekla Volcano
See the “Queen of Iceland” itself
Southern Iceland
Ride With the Herd
Tölt with herds of Icelandic horses running free

Route details

Day 1
Riding Between Rivers

Pick up at 10:00 from BSÍ bus station in Reykjavik. We will be transferred to Hannes's farm where we meet the farmers and staff. We will have lunch at the farm and then an introduction to the Icelandic horse and its special gaits.

This day is perfect for getting to know the horses and getting used to riding them. After a relaxing day on horseback, we will have dinner at the farm and enjoy an outdoor hot tub before a good night sleep for the next day. (Approx. 15 km)

Iceland Riding
Day 2
River Þjórsá
Day 3
Departure
Difficulty
Easy
Tour provider's comments

3 days of riding. For beginners and intermediate riders.

Horses: Icelandic. Tack: Icelandic.

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Guest House
2 nights
2 nights
Hannes's Farm

2-4 bed units, beds with bed linen.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Capital Region, Reykjavík
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Tour conditions

Included

  • riding;
  • all transfers during the tour;
  • rainwear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet;
  • bus transfer or a flight from Reykjavík to the farm;
  • domestic flights where applicable;
  • full-board;
  • accommodation;
  • 11% VAT.

Extras

  • airport transfers;
  • alcoholic beverages;
  • international flights;
  • insurance.

Group size

up to 20 tourists

Duration

3 days
2 nights

It's important to know

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We recommend bringing swimwear. 

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 6 reviews
  • L
    Lena
    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
    Wolfram
    10 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    Wir haben jetzt schon zum fünften Mal eine Tour gemacht. Alle Touren sind richtig gut organisiert. Die Pferde sind super und die Strecken sind echt schön anzusehen Wir übernachten auf isländischen Bauernhöfen und die Atmosphäre ist total familiär und toll. Diese Touren sind nur für erfahrene Reiter geeignet Das Team ist großartig und alles ist top organisiert
    10 Mar, 2024
  • A
    Annette
    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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