Sept. 2024
Price from:
£ 1,276
3 nights-3 riding days

Horse Riding and Sheep Round up in South Iceland

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This riding tour offers an unforgettable experience in autumn, as riding, tradition and Icelandic culture are combined on this tour in beautiful South Iceland. The traditional sheep round-up dates back to the time when the meadows near the farms were so valuable that they were used exclusively for haymaking. This is why thousands of sheep are taken to the mountains in summer and driven back to the farmers' farms in autumn. The tour leads along the glacial river Thorsja, which offers a unique view of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano.


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Icelandic Horses

Pick up in the morning at the central bus station BSI in Reykjavik or other official bus stops. Transfer to Kalfholl farm and lunch. This is followed by an introduction to the Icelandic riding style. The ride starts along the Thjorsa River with marvellous views of the Eyjafjallajokull and Tindfjallajokull glaciers and the Hekla volcano. 4-5-hour ride towards the sheep pen, overnight stay at Kalfholl farm (approx. 9 miles).


Icelandic Horses

We ride towards the sheep and meet the herders with their animals on the way. The participants follow the herd and make their first attempts at driving the sheep. There will be a picnic in between for refreshments. Overnight stay at Kalfholl farm (approx. 12 miles).


Icelandic horses

The big sorting of the sheep takes place early in the morning and we drive back to the pen in good time. The participants help the farmers sort the sheep. After the work is done, we ride back to the farm with a stop at the "Hestakráin" inn, where the original sheep round-up soup "kjötsúpa" is eaten. Dinner at Kalfholl farm followed by an optional dip in the local sitting pool. Optional participation in the traditional sheep round up prom"réttarball" (admission not included) (approx. 12 mi).


Farewell and return journey by coach to Reykjavik.


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Riding Tour

Suitable for:
Experienced riders: Can easily control the horse in all gaits, sit securely in the saddle and feel comfortable in the saddle for up to 7 hours a day. They are able to ride at a fast pace over uneven terrain and up and down slopes.

Shared room with shared shower/WC and beds made up

4 days-3 nights-3 riding days - 35 miles

Date 2024:
05st - 08th September


Rubber boots and warm clothing are necessary for this tour. Good health, fitness and a willingness to work hand in hand with others are prerequisites for participation. The itinerary is subject to change.

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Price per Person in GBP*

Accommodation Price per person
Shared room with made-up beds 1,276.-

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

Tour Code ILH22

Price includes

  • From/to Reykjavik
  • riding tour as advertised / 4 days-3 nights-3 riding days
  • Accommodation in shared rooms with made-up beds, incl. 11% Icelandic VAT
  • Full board during the ride (not in Reykjavik)
  • Rainwear, saddle bag, water bottle, riding helmet

Price excludes

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