Riding on Ice Holiday in Northern Iceland

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

Experience the thrill of riding on the frozen surface of Lake Mývatn, witness the exhilarating Mývatn Open competition between horses and riders on the ice, and relax in the geothermal havens of Northern Iceland. 

Our journey starts at a farm nestled near Húsavík in the north, where Halldór and Elín, our hospitable hosts, reside. Winter in Iceland marks the prime season for horseback riding, offering a unique and enchanting experience distinct from summer rides. Glide through snow-covered landscapes and ride icy terrains on Halldór's expertly trained and steady horses, relishing a serene ride across Lake Mývatn. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the dynamic Mývatn Open event and bask in the soothing warmth of Northern Iceland's geothermal wonders.

US$ 1 620 US$ 1 859
per tourist for 4 days
Departing from
Capital Region, Reykjavík
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 13 tourists over 6 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 Halldór
Halldór
Elín and I have resided in our farm since the early 1900s. We raise horses and sheep, and my nickname from fellow farmers is 'Mountain King'!
Photo Elín
Elín
Halldór and I are breeders of both horses and sheep. Welcome, we strive to truly unmatched hospitality.

Tour highlights

Ride on Ice
This is one-of-a-kind experience in the winter wonderland of Iceland
Warm Up in Hot Baths
In geothermal meccas of the north like Mývatn Nature baths and Geosea
Ride Under the Northern Lights
If we're lucky, we'll spot this phenomenon

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Our farmer Halldór will pick you up at Húsavík airport and drive you to his farm for a lovely dinner

We will then soak in the outdoor hot tub, get to know each other and chat before we get a good night rest and the adventure ahead of us begins.

Day 2
Mývatn
Day 3
Mývatn Open Competition
Day 4
One More Bath Before Leaving
Difficulty
Easy
Tour provider's comments

3 riding days. For all types of riders. 

Horses: Icelandic. Tack: Icelandic.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Guest House
3 nights

Farm holiday accommodation in shared rooms with made up beds.

3 nights
Halldór's Farm

The Farm, home of Halldór and Elín, is situated in the low bushy area of Kerlingaskógur, close to the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum and Dettifoss Waterfall. You will enjoy a great view over the Fjord Öxarfjörður and the famous Lake Skjálftavatn which suddenly appeared overnight after a strong earthquake 28 years ago. Halldór and Elín, breeders of both horses and sheep will welcome you with open arms and their warmth and hospitality are indeed second to none.

  • Number of beds: 18
  • Outdoor jacuzzi: Yes
  • Number of showers: 2
  • GSM connection: Yes
  • WiFi: No

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;
  • transfer from Reykjavík to the farm and back;
  • full-board;
  • accommodation;
  • geothermal Nature baths and Geosea;
  • 11% VAT.

Extras

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

Group size

up to 13 tourists

Duration

4 days
3 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

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

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 620 US$ 1 859
    27 Feb – 2 Mar, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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