Sept. 2024
Price from:
£ 1,775
4 nights-4 riding days
without flight

Horse show and famous horse round-up

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This tour combines one of Iceland's most famous horse drives, Laufskálaréttir, with an entertaining horse show in Saudarkrokur. You ride through the beautiful landscapes of north-west Iceland and are accompanied by a free-roaming herd of horses.

Horse show and famous horse round-up


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Icelandic Horses ©Islandshestar

Pick up at the BSI bus station in Reykjavik at 08:30. Our bus will take you to Hvammur farm, where the horses and tour guides will be waiting for you. Our first ride takes us past the beautiful area around Lake Hop. We pass historical sites and cross the rivers Gljufura and Vididalsa until we arrive at our destination, Stora Borg farm, where we stable our horses for the night. On our way back to the farm we visit the old basalt cliff Borgarvirki, which was used as a fortress by the Vikings.


Icelandic Horses ©Islandshestar

Today's ride takes us to the Nesbjorg cliff and a place called Vadvammur. From there we ride through Lake Hop. The Icelandic horses carry us safely through the shallow water and we can enjoy the experience of being carried through one of Iceland's largest lakes. We leave our horses at Thingeyrar farm and make our way to the horse show in Skagafjordur. In addition to the presentation of competition and breeding horses, there are also small shows and singing.


Icelandic horses ©Islandshestar

After a hearty breakfast, we make our way to Skagafjordur. Once there, we saddle our horses and ride together with the farmers to the free-range horses. The free-range herd spends the summer in the beautiful mountain landscape and the Kolbeinsdalur valley. They are driven to the pen Laufskalarett, where the farmers wait for us to sort the young animals, mares and foals. We enjoy the event with traditional lamb, stories and songs.


Icelandic Horses ©Islandshestar

On our last day of riding, we start with the horses in Thingeyrar and make our way home to Hvammur farm. We cross the hills of the Vatnsdalur valley on the way. We might make a stopover at our friend Dora, who is an artist on the Vatnsdalsholar farm. We cross the river Vatnsdalsa and enjoy the last few kilometres on the back of our Icelandic horses.


Hallgrimskirkja Reykjavik

It's time to say goodbye. After breakfast, the bus returns to Reykjavík. Approximate arrival: 14:00.


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Riding Tour

Suitable for:
Experienced riders

Shared room, room with made up beds

5 days-4 nights-4 riding days

Date 2024:
26th - 30th September


Knee-high rubber boots are required for this tour. The itinerary is subject to change.

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Price per Person in GBP*

Accommodation Price per person
Multi-bed rooms, rooms with made-up beds 1,775.-

Please note that the itinerary and overnight lodges may be altered if necessary during the riding tour.

Tour Code ILH36

Price includes

  • From/to Reykjavik
  • Riding tour as advertised / 5 days-4 nights-4 riding days
  • Accommodation in shared rooms during the ride, incl. 11% Icelandic VAT
  • Full board during the ride (not in Reykjavik)
  • Rainwear, saddle bag and riding helmet

Price excludes

  • Flights to and from Iceland
  • Overnight stay in Reykjavik before/after the riding tour
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages