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Herding sheep, Icelandic style
from €2,449
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2020 if booked by 31st December 2019

Summary:

Autumn sheep 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 thousands of sheep.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 20 September
  • 2020: 18 September
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-10 hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik (own booking)
  • Riding Ability Required: Control a horse at walk, trot and canter over open ground
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 8
  • Transfer: 2019/20: Included from your hotel or closest designated bus stop in Rekjavik.
View of Canyon Trail
from €2,079
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2020 if booked by 31st December 2019

Summary:
Visit the best known sights in Iceland, the Geysir Hot Spring area and the Golden Waterfall Gullfoss riding in the traditional way with a herd of horses. Comfortable made up beds each night.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 17*, 24 August (* denotes high season)
  • 2020: 30 May; 6, 13 June; 11*, 18*, 25* July; 1*, 8*, 29 August (*denotes high season)
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 7 hours
  • Meeting point: BSI Bus Station or closest designated bus stop to your hotel in Rekjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter for short periods on a good horse. Minimum age 7
  • Usual Group Size: 10-20
  • Transfer: 2019/20: Included from BSI Bus Station or closest designated bus stop to your hotel in Rekjavik.
Horses on the beach
from €3,899
Summary:

Head to the west of Iceland for this week-long trail taking in glacier-capped volcanoes and plenty of beach riding. You'll be riding some of the best horses in the business in a small group setting. Accommodation is in double rooms with private bathrooms and even an outdoor hot tub to soak in.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 3-10 August
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 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: 4-12
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from Rekjavik.
View of Glacier Trail
from €2,199
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2020 if booked by 31st December 2019

Summary:

Adventure riding trip with splendid views of the glacier Langjökull and riding alongside the glacier fed lake Hvítárvatn with its floating icebergs.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 20, 27* June; 4*, 11*, 18*, 25* July; 10*, 17* August (*denotes high season)
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding - 185km
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 to 7 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: 10 to 20
  • Transfer: 2019/20: Included from BSI Bus Station or closest designated bus stop to your hotel in Rekjavik.
Iceland Horse Round Up
from €1,709
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2020 if booked by 31st December 2019

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:
  • 2019: 2 October
  • 2020: 30 September
  • 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: 2019/20: 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:
  • 2019/20: 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: 2019/20: 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
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2020 if booked by 31st December 2019

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:
  • 2020: 4, 12 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: 2020: Included from closest designated bus stop in Rekjavik.
Iceland Lagoon Trail
from €1,489
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2020 if booked by 31st December 2019

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:
  • 2019: 18* August (*denotes high season).
  • 2020: 7, 14 June; 19* July; 23 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: 2019/20: Included from your hotel or closest designated bus stop in Rekjavik.
Crossing a river with a herd of horses
from €2,159
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2020 if booked by 31st December 2019

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:
  • 2019: 26 August (*denotes high season)
  • 2020: 22, 29* June; 6*, 13* July; 10*, 17*, 24 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: 2019/20: Included from your hotel or closest designated bus stop in Rekjavik.
Iceland Northern Lights Short Break
from €999
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2020 if booked by 31st December 2019

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:
  • 2020 Short Break: Jan 29; Feb 19, 26; Mar 4, 11, 18; Apr 8; Sept 16, 30; Oct 7, 28; Nov 4, 18, 25.
  • 2020 Comfort Tour Short Break: Mar 26; Apr 2; Oct 15, 22.
  • 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: 2020: 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).
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