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Sheep Round Up Holiday, Reykjaréttir, Iceland

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

Assist the farmers in gathering their sheep during an exciting horseback riding tour. We ride lush farmlands and follow a picturesque trail alongside the powerful Thjórsá glacier river. The journey leads us to a massive herd of sheep descending from the highlands, numbering in the tens of thousands. Upon encountering the herd, we assist in guiding them to Reykjaréttir (Reykja Coral), where local farmers gather to retrieve their sheep. Participants have the chance to aid a farmer in gathering and identifying their sheep by catching them and checking their markings. Participating in these round-ups offers an authentic experience, involving hands-on herding and sorting of animals. 

US$ 1 590
per tourist for 4 days
Departing from
Capital Region, Reykjavík
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 8 tourists over 12 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

Herd Thousands of Sheep
Help farmers to catch and sort their sheep
You Will Tölt
Prepare for a unique riding experience with Icelandic horses
Visit the Icelandic Pub
And try the traditional Icelandic soup

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Pick up from BSÍ bus station in Reykjavík at 10:00. Your accommodation might be the first one for pick up and dress already in riding clothes. 

You will arrive at Hannes's farm around noon and have a nice local lunch. We then go to the stable where you will have a riding lesson to know your horse. 

We will then ride ahead to the round-ups by the river Thjórsá. We stay overnight at the farm. (Approx. 15 km)

Day 2
Sandlækjarmýri – Reykjaréttir
Day 3
Reykjaréttir and Back
Day 4
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

3 riding days. For intermediate riders.

Horses: Icelandic. Tack: Icelandic.

horse

Accommodation

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

Shared rooms. 2-3 bedded rooms.

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 8 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

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    12 – 15 Sep 4 days 3 nights
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