Ring Around the Midnight Sun

5.0 (16)
7 days 6 nights
Iceland
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic+
Weight limit
105 kg / 231 lb

An enchanting adventure in Iceland includes daytime exploration of scenic trails and nighttime horseback riding under the perpetual sunlight. You'll have the unique opportunity to witness the midnight sun, visit iconic turf houses in Laufás, and marvel at the stunning surroundings of Lake Mývatn. The midnight ride is a standout experience during this extraordinary time of year when the sun barely sets.

US$ 1 943
per tourist for 7 days
Departing from
Norðurland eystra, Village of Grenivík, Grenivík Kaldbakur
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Number of individuals
up to 14 tourists over 12 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Juliane K.
Juliane K. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English, German
Our family-run business located in Northern Iceland, has been in operation for 38 years. Founded by Stefán Kristjánsson in 1985, the company was established with the vision of offering people from around the world the opportunity to explore the stunning and distinctive natural landscapes of Iceland on horseback. This dream has been realized, and to this day, our guests continue to enjoy riding tours through the captivating surroundings of our farm. Our farm serves as the hub of our operations. We are proud to own approximately 160 well-trained, sturdy and friendly horses, as well as around 270 sheep, our loyal dog Lóa, three cats named Nellý Felizitas, Lukrezia Maria and Kasper Valentínus, a rabbit named Tító and a small flock of clucking chickens.

Tour highlights

Let's Tölt!
Ride our friendly Icelandic horses
Spot Whales
Maybe even from horseback!
Stunning Nature
From mountains to meadows, the scenery is unbelievable

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

We will pick you up in Akureyri in the late afternoon. We will drive to our farmhouse (30 min ride). After dinner we give you the details about the following days. Overnight stay at our farm.

Riding: No riding.

Day 2
Fnjóská Valley
Day 3
Eyjafjörður
Day 4
Látrastönd
Day 5
Lake Mývatn
Day 6
Our Last Ride
Day 7
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

5 riding days

Daily rides 15-30 km - no free running horses

Tack: Icelandic 

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Guest House
6 nights
6 nights
Our Farm

The main building is the central hub of our farm, where guests can enjoy breakfast, afternoon refreshments and dinner. Overnight accommodations are provided in one of three cozy cottages, slightly removed from the main building. Each cottage has a shared bathroom with a shower and two to four comfortable rooms that can accommodate up to 26 guests. There are both four-bed and twin bedrooms available. 

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Norðurland eystra, Village of Grenivík, Grenivík Kaldbakur
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Tour conditions

Included

  • helmets, riding gloves, rain clothes and buffs;
  • accommodation;
  • meals (full board);
  • trip to Myvatn;
  • transfers to/from Akureyri airport or bus terminal;
  • riding.

Extras

  • travel insurance;
  • alcoholic drinks;
  • soft drinks;
  • flights;
  • tips and personal expenses.

Group size

up to 14 tourists

Duration

7 days
6 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • riding or hiking boots that are not too broad for the stirrups;
  • riding pants;
  • warm clothes in layers, but also t-shirts (the weather in Iceland is unpredictable!);
  • gloves, hat, headband;
  • sunglasses, suncream;
  • swimwear, towel;
  • comfortable clothes and slippers for the evenings;
  • possibly a small waist bag for personal items like cameras (we do not recommend to take backpacks on with you on the horse);
  • a small water bottle for on the way;
  • first-aid-kit with band-aids and second skin plasters for chaffing etc.;
  • travel insurance card/information.
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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 16 reviews
  • C
    C
    5 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    There were numerous horse riding options available in Iceland, making it a tough decision to choose one. However, the four of us who decided on the trail ride with this team were VERY satisfied with our choice. Our guide, Ana, was not only well-versed in horse care and Icelandic knowledge but also very pleasant to converse with. She went out of her way to ensure our safety and comfort while ensuring we had a fantastic experience. The horses were gentle and affectionate, and we even made a few stops for group photos. If you're looking to explore the stunning Icelandic landscape on horseback, this is the ideal choice. You won't regret it!!
    5 Oct, 2023
  • F
    Filip
    23 Sep, 2023
    about provider
    This was definitely the most amazing experience in Iceland. We got 3 hours riding tours over the Fjords with no riding skills at all (never been on horse before). But we had a perfect guide and did the ride without any obstacle at all. I would recommend it for everyone staying in the North Iceland! BEST EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE!
    23 Sep, 2023
  • F
    filip
    23 Sep, 2023
    about provider
    This has been the most incredible experience in Iceland to date. We had NO prior riding experience. Thanks to our excellent guide, we were able to navigate the tour without any difficulties. I highly recommend this activity to anyone visiting northern Iceland. It was truly the BEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE!
    23 Sep, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 943
    17 – 23 Jun 7 days 6 nights
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