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The South Iceland Exclusive

5.0 (8)
5 days 4 nights
Iceland
Difficulty
Extreme
Comfort
Upscale
Weight limit
120 kg / 265 lb

We have selected some of the most scenic riding trails in Iceland’s South and Southwest for this tour. Experienced riders enjoy spectacular days on horseback in small groups and the comfort of our hotel in the evening. Every morning we take the horses in a trailer to start the tour in a different, unique riding area close to civilization or at the edge of wilderness. We experience the popular riding area and unique “horse villages“ in beautiful nature on the doorstep of Reykjavik, soft trails in the volcanic Thjórsárdalur valley, wide open spaces and fascinating scenery in the highlands and riding on black lava beach of the Atlantic ocean.

US$ 2 310
per tourist for 5 days
Departing from
BSÍ Bus Terminal Reykjavík, Vatnsmýrarvegur, Reykjavík, Iceland
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Number of individuals
up to 6 tourists over 15 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Hróðmar B.
Hróðmar B. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English
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

Enjoy Icelandic Volcanic Shores
The fascinating scenery of black beaches and volcanic mountains towering over green hills.
Discover Hidden Natural Treasures
Valley Gjáin with its small waterfalls and ponds, a hidden natural gems like an oasis in black sand.
Enjoy a Panoramic View
Picturesque views of the rivers with its black, sandy river banks, volcanic mountains and all the way to the ocean.

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Tour members who arrive the same day to Iceland should take the Flybus from the airport to the final bus station BSÍ in Reykjavík. We will greet you at BSI or at your hotel/ guesthouse in Reykjavik between 17:30- 18:00 and drive you to our farm. There you will be lodged in our new Guesthouse or Hotel as you choose. 

We will get to know each other during dinner at our Hotel. The day will end with a detailed description of the tour (might be next morning).

Day 2
Ölfusá Delta and The Beach
Day 3
Heiðmörk Nature Reserve
Day 4
Thjórsárdalur Valley
Day 5
Soft Banks of Glacial River Hvitá
Difficulty
Extreme
Tour provider's comments

For experienced riders only (riding regularly, capable to control the horses in all gaits in different terrain).

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Accommodation

Comfort
Upscale
Hotel
4 nights

Our Hotel is a cosy countryside hotel with a luxurious atmosphere. The hotel’s interior is inspired by the colours and materials found in Icelandic nature, genuine craftsmanship and age-old traditions. It was built in accordance with ecological guidelines and is the first lodging in Iceland to be awarded the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

4 nights
Our Hotel

Accommodation at Our Hotel in a shared double room with full board (breakfast buffet, lunchbox: sandwich & cookies, coffee/tea & home-baked cake, 3-course dinner). Dinner on the last evening is not included.

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
BSÍ Bus Terminal Reykjavík, Vatnsmýrarvegur, Reykjavík, Iceland
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Tour conditions

Included

  • English speaking guide;
  • riding and safety equipment;
  • transfer from/to Reykjavik;
  • accommodation at our hotel or the hotel nearby;
  • full board.

Extras

  • flights;
  • tips;
  • transfer from Keflavík to Reykjavik;
  • personal expenses;
  • lodging tax 666,-ISK per room per night;
  • dinner on the last evening;
  • single supplement.

Group size

up to 6 tourists

Duration

5 days
4 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Good shoes, comfortable pants (riding pants not necessary), gloves and a buff is recommended and if you want to bring a camera, please bring a small waist bag as backpacks cannot be taken on horseback. 

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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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