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Round Up Holiday in Víðidalstungurétt, Iceland

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

Come along on an exciting autumn journey with the farmers as they drive the herd, sort the horses and celebrate the successful return of horses and men. Explore diverse landscapes including highland moors, colorful valleys, blue lakes, rivers and Kolugljúfur gorge. Starting from the Farm in the North, we ride along well-established tracks to meet up with the Icelanders gathering horses. Together, we drive the herd to Víðidalstungurétt corral and join in the local festivities, including a traditional ball. The following day, witness the thrilling process of sorting the horses and foals from the herd.

US$ 2 207
per tourist for 4 days
Departing from
Capital Region, Reykjavík
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 11 tourists over 12 years old
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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 Haukur
Haukur
Haukur and family live in a Farm in Vatnsdalur in North Iceland. Haukur along with his daughters operates several of our tours. Haukur has four children and many many horses. His wonderful family and staff helps him operate the tours. Haukur is always cheerful and it’s so much fun when he takes out his guitar starts playing and singing with our guests.

Tour highlights

Help Driving the Horse Herd
Assist local farmers with herding their horses
You Will Tölt
Prepare for a unique riding experience with Icelandic horses
Stunning Iceland
Highland moors, green valleys turning into autumn colors and deep blue lakes

Route details

Day 1
Sveinsstaðir

Pick up from BSÍ bus station in Reykjavík at 08:30 for a transfer by bus from Reykjavík to Haukur's Farm, where we meet horses and guides. We visit a factory outlet with woolen goods on our way. 

We start our ride through Vatnsdalur valley. This beautiful valley is the setting of the Vatnsdæla-Saga. We ride along the banks of River Vatnsdalsá before crossing over to the western side of the valley. 

Our ride ends at Sveinsstaðir Farm and we return to Haukur's Farm for our overnight stay. (25 km)

Day 2
Dæli
Day 3
Kolugil and Víðidalstungheiði
Day 4
Víðidalstungurétt and Lake Hóp
Day 5
Return to the South
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

3 riding days. For advanced riders.

Horses: Icelandic. Tack: Icelandic.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Guest House
4 nights
4 nights
Haukur's Farm

Shared rooms. 2-4 bed units with shared facilities. Beds with linen.

The farm is situated in the beautiful Vatnsdalur Valley which is so full of the old Sagas and has the famous salmon fishing river Vatnsdalsá running down the middle. The farmhouse was renovated 4 years ago and has a hot tub in the garden with a view over the river.

  • Number of rooms: 6 rooms
  • Number of beds: 2-4 beds in each room, altogether max 19
  • Outdoor jacuzzi: Yes
  • Number of showers: 2
  • GSM connection: Yes
  • WiFi: Yes
  • Made up beds: Yes
  • Number of WC: 2

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;
  • 11% VAT.

Extras

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

Group size

up to 11 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$ 2 207
    2 – 5 Oct 4 days 3 nights
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