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Exploring Snæfellsnes Peninsula: Beach and Mountain Trail

5.0 (6)
6 days 5 nights
Iceland
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic+
Weight limit
110 kg / 243 lb

The picturesque Snæfellsnes Peninsula juts out into the Atlantic Ocean from Iceland's western coast. This region showcases various aspects of Icelandic nature. Descending to the shore, we follow a vast beach that emerges when the tide recedes. This traditional path provides horse riders with an excellent opportunity to practice "tölting" over long distances.

During this horseback riding adventure, we ride a terrain with extensive lava fields, craters and ash remnants from ancient volcanic activities in Hítardalur valley. The journey also includes rides across expansive light-colored sands at Löngufjörur beach, where the freedom of horses and riders is only limited by the tide. The striking crater Eldborg, plunging 50 meters deep, stands out as a prominent landmark, with the sand transitioning from light to dark as you approach its lava field.

US$ 1 870
per tourist for 6 days
Departing from
Capital Region, Reykjavík
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 14 tourists over 8 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.

Tour highlights

Tölt With Us!
Try the legendary four-beat smooth gait
Ride Icelandic Beaches
With fantastic views of the Ocean and lava
Relax in an Outdoor Pool
Rauðamelslaug is a natural pool wonderful to bath in with a temperature around 40 degrees Celsius

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Pick up at BSÍ Bus station in Reykjavik at 16:00 where our bus will transfer you and your fellow riders to the Farm, where the family at Hraunholt are waiting for us. After a lovely introductory meal where we get to know each other we relax and rest so we are well prepared for the adventure ahead of us. 

Overnight at Hraunholt.

Day 2
Traðir – Kolviðarnes
Day 3
Hausthúsahringur
Day 4
Kolviðarnes
Day 5
Rauðaneslaug
Day 6
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

4 days of horse riding. Intermediate - advanced riders.

Tack: Icelandic. 

Horses: Icelandic. 

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Guest House
5 nights

Holiday farm, in shared rooms. Accommodation after the ride is to be arranged individually.

5 nights
Hraunholt Farm

A cozy farmhouse in the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

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 14 tourists

Duration

6 days
5 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Knee-high rubber boots are recommended for this ride. We also 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$ 1 870
    31 Aug – 5 Sep 6 days 5 nights
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