Price from:
£ 2,350
7 nights-6 riding days
without flight

On horseback through West Iceland

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On this adventurous and very varied ride you will experience the mountainous landscape of the Snaefellsnes peninsula in western Iceland as well as the Wadden Sea and unforgettable riding days on the sandy beach with a view of the open ocean! You don't have to pack every day: Except for 2 riding days, return to the Stóri-Kálfalækur farm! Accommodation in shared rooms.

On horseback through West Iceland


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Arrival – Hraunholt

Icelandic Horses

Pick up at BSÍ bus station in Reykjavik at 18:00, where our bus will take you and your fellow riders to Hraunholt farm, where the horses and the Hraunholt family will be waiting for us. After a delicious introductory dinner where we get to know each other. We have time to relax and rest so that we are well prepared for the adventure ahead. Overnight stay at Hraunholt.

Hraunholt - Kolviðarnes

Icelandic Horses Snaefellsnes ©Islandshestar

After a short introduction, we begin our ride on good bridleways through farmland with lava fields on both sides. On the way to Kolvidarnes we cross the Haffjardara river. Today's ride ends in Kolvidarnes and we spend the night in Hraunholt. (approx. 16 miles)

Kolviðarnes – Traðir

Icelandic Horses on the beach ©Islandshestar

After breakfast, we return to our horses and start our ride along Longufjorur beach and the south coast of the peninsula. From here we have a fantastic view of the majestic Snaefellsjokull glacier. The beaches exposed by the tides invite us to take a long dip. (approx. 22 miles)

Traðir – Kolviðarnes

Icelandic Horses on the beach© Islandshestar

Today's ride also takes us to the golden-coloured sandy beach. While we ride right past the Atlantic Ocean on one side, we can admire unique lava fields and mountains on the other. After the ride, we take the horses to Traðir Farm, where they will spend the night while we make our way back to Hraunholt. (approx. 22 miles)

Kolviðarnes – Hausthúsahringur – Kolviðarnes

Icelandic horses© Islandshestar

We leave the herd in Kolvidarnes today and enjoy a great day on the beach. The views of the sea, the mountains and the majestic Snaefellsjökull glacier are truly breathtaking. We leave the horses in Kolvidarnes and drive back to Hraunholt farm. (approx. 11 miles)

Kolviðarnes – Hraunholt

© Islandshestar

Today the route takes all horses and riders through the mountains and lava fields back to Hraunholt. We ride through fertile farmlands and cross the river Haffjardara and the site of the famous Grettissaga. Grettir was one of Iceland's most famous outlaws. (approx. 16 miles)

Hraunholt – Rauðaneslaug – Hraunholt

Icelandic Horses© Islandshestar

On our last day of riding, we experience the beautiful landscape surrounded by lava, mountains, rivers and lakes one last time. The destination of today's ride is the Raudamelslaug thermal spring, where we can relax with a nice bath before we make our way back to Hraunholt, where we have dinner together for the last time. (approx. 14 miles)

Hraunholt – Reykjavík


Transfer back to the greater Reykjavík area for the last overnight stay. Arrival approx. 11:30.


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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. Experienced riders can follow the herd at any pace.

You share hotel rooms in the greater Reykjavik area (single room occupancy only possible here), beds made up in shared rooms during the ride.

8 days-7 nights-6 riding days - approx. 100 miles

Dates 2024:
03rd -10th June 
22nd -29th June - fully booked
03rd -10th August - fully booked
17th -24th August - fully booked


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

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Price per Person in GBP

Accommodation Low Season High Season
Multiple room sleeping bag accommodation 2,350.- 2,370.-

High Season: 24.06.-18.08.

Low Season: 01.06.-23.06. & 19.08.-31.08.

You can request the holiday you would like to book, and we will check the availability and contact you via e-mail within two business days to confirm the availability.


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


Tour Code ILH5

Prices Includes

  • Bus transfer from Reykjavik to the farm
  • Riding tour 8 days- 7 nights - 6 riding days, approx. 125 miles
  • 7 nights in shared rooms in holiday farms during riding tour
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner all riding days
  • Rainwear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet

Prices Excludes

  • Flights to and from Iceland
  • Free cancellation
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Sleeping bag (please bring your own)