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The Northern Lights Grand Tour

5.0 (8)
days 6 days nights 5 nights
Iceland
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Upscale
Weight limit
120 kg / 265 lb

During this excursion, we merge horseback riding with sightseeing some of the most well-known attractions in South Iceland, as well as participating in activities like trekking, soaking and observing whales. We partake in six half-day riding trips, unwind in the hotel's hot tubs or a nearby heated river and explore the stunning Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir's thermal springs and Thingvellir National Park. If the weather is favorable and the Aurora Borealis prediction is favorable, you can simply step outside to witness this breathtaking occurrence. 

US$ 1 670
per tourist for 6 days
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 6 tourists over 15 years old
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Photo Hróðmar B.
Hróðmar B. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English, German
I am one of the founders and owners of our organisation. I am an economist, have worked with horses in Iceland and abroad and also enjoy guiding wilderness tours.

Tour highlights

Wintess Aurora Borealis
See this breathtaking phenomenon
See the Golden Circle
We will see famous Geysir geothermal area, the “golden waterfall” Gullfoss and Thingvellir National Park
Whale Watching
Enjoy our half day whale watching tour
You Will Tölt!
Enjoy the invigorating and liberating tölt, a gait exclusive to the lively and compact Icelandic horses
Hot Tub Relax
Swim in the river or relax in our hotel’s hot tubs
Winter Wonderland
The unbelievable winter scenery

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

After arriving at Keflavík Airport, participants take the “Flybus” (operated by Reykjavik Excursions) to BSÍ bus station in Reykjavik. There you will be greeted around 17:30–18:00 by our representative, who will drive you to our farm, close to the village Hveragerði. The day ends with dinner at the Hotel.

Day 2
Meadows, Mountains and Winter Warmth
Day 3
Hot Springs and Hiking
Day 4
The Hertitage Trail and Whale Watching
Day 5
The Siggi Trail and Soft River Banks
Day 6
Ingólfstrail and Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

Riding distance: around 50 km (2-5 hours per day). The tour is for everyone, but requires very good physical condition ride a lot of tölt (about trot speed). Participants must be able to mount a horse with little assistance.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Upscale
Hotel
5 nights
5 nights
Our Hotel

Our 3* hotel or a nearby hotel in double rooms with private facilities. All rooms are outfitted with the luxurious Hästens beds, unrivaled sleep comfort handcrafted from sustainable, natural materials, such as genuine hypoallergenic horsehair, cotton, wool, flax and Swedish pinewood. Each room has a door to the garden, allowing you to step outside and observe the northern lights, weather and season permitting. Each room has washbasins and soap. Bed linens, towels, Wi-Fi and parking are included free of charge.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

Capital Region, sveitarfélög Reykjavíkurborg, Reykjavík Airport

Tour conditions

Included

  • English speaking guide;
  • riding and safety equipment;
  • 5 days on horseback;
  • half day sightseeing tour “Golden Circle”;
  • half day whale watching tour;
  • transfer from/to Reykjavik;
  • accommodation at out hotel or a nearby hotel in double rooms with private facilities;
  • 11% VAT;
  • all meals (breakfast, light lunch, coffee & cake, 3-course dinner).

Extras

  • flights;
  • tips;
  • transfer from Keflavík to Reykjavik;
  • dinner on the last evening;
  • lodging tax per room per night (please inquire);
  • personal expenses.

Group size

up to 6 tourists

Duration

6 days
5 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • good shoes;
  • comfortable pants (riding pants not necessary);
  • gloves; 
  • buff;
  • a small waist bag for a camera;
  • swimsuit;
  • towel.
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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 8 reviews
  • B
    Brit
    12 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    This ride was my first activity in Iceland and turned out to be a great start! The staff is very well prepared and the horses are very easy to ride - especially the tölt which was fun to try! We got on the horses right away and spent almost the whole duration riding. That was great!
    12 Mar, 2024
  • K
    Kathy
    2 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    The establishment was well-structured and professional, with guides who were friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable. The horses were charming and impeccably behaved. Among our group, three members possessed considerable riding expertise, while one had limited experience. Nonetheless, our guide adeptly matched our mounts to our respective skill levels and adjusted the difficulty of the ride accordingly, ensuring a delightful experience for all. Even our less experienced rider found the tolt technique comfortable and enjoyable. The excursion lasted 1.5 hours, meandering through picturesque countryside, encompassing a serene river crossing, and offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. We delighted in spotting whooper swans and ravens during our journey. Our guide also stopped for photos of us on horseback. Riding the Icelandic Horse was truly a pleasure, the team ensured it was so enjoyable. Thank you for a lovely equine experience on our trip to Iceland.
    2 Mar, 2024
  • P
    Philline
    26 Feb, 2024
    about provider
    It was an amazing experience! Anna made it perfect! We did the horse riding first and went to the hot springs after. It was just wonderful!
    26 Feb, 2024

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