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Winter Northern Lights

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

Winter in Iceland offers a picturesque countryside illuminated with vibrant hues and the mesmerizing spectacle of the Northern Lights painting the Arctic night sky. Explore Iceland's renowned attractions, traverse scenic bridle paths riding the Icelandic Horses, and cap off each day with a dazzling Northern Lights display. Winter horseback riding is not only a cherished Icelandic tradition but also a truly delightful experience.

Join our guided tour to discover the wonders of the Secret Lagoon, where you can luxuriate in its mineral-rich waters. Journey alongside the Þjórsá River, taking in its beauty, and explore the iconic Golden Circle. As you ride, you'll be introduced to the unique tölt, a special gait of the Icelandic Horse, perfect for navigating the river trails.

In the evenings, enjoy the serene ambiance of the Icelandic countryside, with the possibility of witnessing the enchanting green hues of the Northern Lights dancing overhead.

*Discount for children under 11yo

US$ 1 425
per tourist for 4 days
Departing from
Capital Region, Reykjavík
Tour starts
Available dates
Number of individuals
up to 20 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.

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

Discover the Golden Waterfall
Gullfoss is one of three main attraction of the most popular sightseeing route in Iceland, The Golden Circle
Enjoy a Famous Geothermal Area
Geysir is a famous geothermal area where the first documented hot spring in Europe is located
See the Mount Hekla - the “Queen of Iceland”
A highly active fissure vent and a strato volcano in South Iceland. Referred to as the Gateway to hell by Europeans.

Route details

Day 1
Reykjavík – Hannes's Farm

Pick up at BSÍ Bus station in Reykjavik at 18:00

We drive to Hannes's Farm where we will meet our guide and staff. 

We will stay at the River cabins at the farm and enjoy a delicious dinner at while getting to know our fellow riders and staff. 

We can enjoy the nice hot tub outside and look up into the sky for dazzling Northern Lights. Then get good night sleep before we start our ride the next day.

Northen Lights
Day 2
Þjórsá – Secret Lagoon
Day 3
Southern Countryside
Day 4
Þjórsá – Geysir – Gullfoss – Þingvellir
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

Comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length trots (tölt) and short canters.

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Guest House
3 nights

Shared rooms in cabins and sleeping bags.

3 nights
Hannes's Farm

Hannes the farmer and family in the farm operate tours all over south Iceland, both in popular tourist places as well as in the most rural places in Iceland.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Capital Region, Reykjavík
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Tour conditions

Included

  • bus transfer from Reykjavík to the farm;
  • accommodation;
  • full board; 
    Our menu consists of a large breakfast and traditional Icelandic meals (fish or lamb). Vegetarian meals are available if requested when booking. All riders make their own packed lunch from the breakfast table.
  • rainwear;
  • saddle bag, riding helmet;
  • water bottle.

Extras

  • flight tickets to Iceland;
  • insurance;
  • alcoholic beverages -  hard to get in the highlands. They can be bought at a reasonable price in the Duty-Free Store at Keflavik Airport upon arrival.

Group size

up to 20 tourists

Duration

4 days
3 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

You should be ready for all kinds of weather as the weather can change very quickly.

We recommend that the following items are included when preparing for our longer tours:

Warm jacket or overcoat.
Warm (woolen or fleece) sweater.
Warm socks and gloves, at lest two pairs, scarf and a cap or hat.
Warm underwear, long if possible (protects also from chafing).
For the ladies – sports bra.
Riding trousers.
A pair of slippers to wear in the accommodation (Icelanders take off their shoes when entering a house).
Swim suits, towels, soap etc.
A small camera to take with you on the ride.
Band aids and second skin plasters for chafing.
Insect repellent, gnat net head cover.
Chocolate or glucose sweets for strenuous riding days.
Sun lotion for face and lips (with high sun factor).

Additionally for sleeping bag accommodation: Sleeping bag, Small pillow to sleep on, Ear plugs.

We provide: Saddle bags, Rain wear and Safety helmet.

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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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