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Iceland Horse Round Up
from €1,709
Summary:

Autumn herding is a tradition in Iceland and you feel really involved in the culture and history of this fascinating country by taking part in the round up of hundreds of horses.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 16 September (Skrapatungurétt); 29 September (Víðidalstungurétt)
  • Trip Length: 5 days/4 nights/4 days riding - 120km
  • Approximate riding time per day: Up to seven hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: Control a horse at a walk, trot and canter confidently over open ground
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 20
  • Transfer: 2021: Included from your hotel or closest designated bus stop in Rekjavik.
Horse and young rider on Icelandic Farm
from €295
Summary:

A great introduction to riding in Iceland with moderate riding hours and comfortable farm accommodation. This riding holiday is perfect for families with children or novice riders who would like to ride in the beautiful Icelandic countryside.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: open all year round, any day arrival and departure, minimum stay 3 nights.
  • Trip Length: Any length, minimum stay 4d/3n
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik (own booking) or the farm, if hiring a car.
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: 2021: Bus transfer from Reykjavik to the farm or car hire. Car transfer from Reykjavik hotel to bus station is included, bus journey ticket is around 7040 ISK per person each way payable on-site.
Riding on the Kings Trail in Iceland
from €2,589
Summary:

Tour across Iceland´s western highlands, from the beautiful Vatnsdalur Valley in the north to the shrine of the nation, Þingvellir in the south. Follow the footsteps of Icelandic people who rode these paths to visit their King back in 1907 on quality Icelandics at a smooth tolt, staying in local farms and mountain cabins along the way. Experience the thrill of riding the trail alongside a herd of 60-90 free-running horses, the traditional Icelandic way of travelling. 

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 7, 15 July
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 7 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: Control a horse at a walk, trot and canter confidently over open ground.
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 16
  • Transfer: 2021: Included from closest designated bus stop in Rekjavik.
Iceland Lagoon Trail
from €1,499
Summary:

This is an incredible ride through the varied landscapes of the north west of Iceland. Accompany the herd of horses as you cross lakes and rivers and ride through valleys while returning to a comfortable farmhouse for accommodation each night.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 6, 13 June; 23*, 30* July; 22 August (*denotes high season)
  • Trip Length: 5 days / 4 nights / 4 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: Up to six hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik (own booking)
  • Riding Ability Required: Control a horse at a walk, trot and canter confidently over open ground. Minimum age 7
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 16
  • Transfer: 2021: Included from your hotel or closest designated bus stop in Rekjavik.
Crossing a river with a herd of horses
from €2,159
Summary:

The North of Iceland is known for its spectacular natural sights and diverse landscape. We ride along soft riding tracks ideal for “tölting”, the unique extra gait of the Icelandic Horse seeing volcanoes, beaches and geothermal pools. This tour was nominated by the Sunday Times as one of the 10 best trails in the world.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 28* June; 2*, 9*, 16*, 23 August (*denotes high season)
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights/5 days riding - approx. 160km.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 to 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: Control a horse at a walk, trot and canter confidently over open ground. A sense of adventure is also required. Minimum age 8.
  • Usual Group Size: 6 - 20
  • Transfer: 2021: Included from your hotel or closest designated bus stop in Rekjavik.
Iceland Northern Lights Short Break
from €999
Summary:

Great riding in the wilderness outside of Reykjavik, a chance to spot the illusive Northern Lights and enjoy the legendary nightlife of Iceland's capital.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021 Short Break: Jan 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24; Mar 3, 10, 17; Oct 27; Nov 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec 1, 8, 15.
  • 2021 Comfort Tour Short Break: Oct 14, 21.
  • Trip Length: Short Break: 4 days / 3 nights / 3 days riding
    Comfort Tour Short Break: 3 days / 2 nights / 2 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik (own booking)
  • Riding Ability Required: Able to walk, trot and canter on a good horse
  • Usual Group Size: 6 - 16
  • Transfer: 2021: Included from BSÍ bus station or closest designated bus stop to your hotel in Rekjavik at 17:00 (16:00-17:00 for Comfort Short Break).
Riding on the banks of the river
from €1,199
Summary:

A shorter tour, ideal for those who want to try out riding in Iceland. This one is ideal for families and all levels of rider, including beginner. Four riding days along Iceland's longest river staying in a cosy guesthouse with hot tub.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 24 May; 14, 21 Jun; 5*, 19*, 26* Jul; 2*, 9*, 16* Aug (*denotes high season)
  • Trip Length: 4 days / 3 nights / 4 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-4 hours
  • Meeting point: BSÍ bus station or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels are welcome
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 16
  • Transfer: 2021: Included from closest designated bus stop/bus station in Rekjavik.
Riding with the herd in Iceland
from €2,159
Summary:

Head to northern Iceland on this unique tour, coinciding with the summer solstice. You'll sleep during the day and ride overnight, being guided by the golden light of the midnight sun. The trail includes riding on the beaches of northern Iceland and takes you to the top of the Mid Atlantic ridge. Simple accommodation is offered on a traditional Icelandic farm. The ideal break for intermediate riders wanting to experience the midnight sun in an remote, unspoilt region with some truly unique landscapes.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 17-22 June
  • Trip Length: 6 days / 5 nights / 5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: The BSÍ bus station in Reykjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate: Control a horse at a walk, trot and canter confidently over open ground.
  • Usual Group Size: 12-20
  • Transfer: 2021: Included from closest designated bus stop in Rekjavik.
Riding in the Vatnsdulur Valley
from €1,289
Summary:

A based ride through a variety of landscapes in northern Iceland. An ideal trip for beginners, this is relaxed riding with a focus on the wonderful Icelandic horse, beautiful scenery and wildlife. You'll cross rivers, and ride through the majestic Vatnsdulur valley, learning about the rich history of this fascinating country.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 23, 30 May; 29 Aug
  • Trip Length: 5 days / 4 nights / 3 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-4 hours
  • Meeting point: BSÍ bus station in Reykjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels are welcome
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 16
  • Transfer: 2021: Included from BSI bus station in Rekjavik.
View of Volcano Trail
from €2,199
Summary:

Ride in the traditional way with a herd of Icelandic horses at all paces seeing volcanoes, beaches and geothermal pools. A fast-paced point to point trail, riding with a free herd of horses.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 5, 19 June; 7*, 21 August (*denotes high season)
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding - approx. 185km
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 to 8 hours
  • Meeting point: BSI Bus Station or closest designated bus stop to your hotel in Rekjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: Control a horse at a walk, trot and canter confidently over open ground. Minimum age 7
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 18
  • Transfer: 2021: Included from BSI Bus Station or closest designated bus stop to your hotel in Rekjavik.

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