Iceland - Highland Trails

  • Open Feb-Mar, May-Dec
  • Set arrivals
  • 2 to 7 nights / 2 to 7 days of riding | 2 to 8 hours riding per day | Nearest collection point:Reykjavik
  • Weight limit: 17st 4lbs (110 kg) (242 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 20

Highland Trails

These trails are a great introduction to Iceland and include several itineraries to suit different budgets and dates. On these rides you are staying in farmhouse accommodation.

Snæfellsnes (7 nights/6 days riding) The Snæfellsnes peninsula is often called “Iceland in a nutshell” because of its extreme diversity of landscape. This ride takes you through lava fields to  green valleys; from wide-open stretches of pale sandy beach to the multi-coloured mountains of Hítardalur valley. This exciting ride along the Snæfellsnes beaches will leave you breathless.

If you have less time, you can choose the Beach and Mountain Ride (5 nights/4 riding days) or the Löngufjörur (2 nights/2 riding days).

The peninsula is named after the glacier covered cone volcano Snæfellsjökull. It is one of the most recognised sights in Iceland. Its mystic atmosphere has been described in words and written language and inspired Jules Verne’s novel “A journey to the centre of the Earth.”

 

Golden Circle (6 nights/6 riding days) There is no better way to visit the hot springs area of Geysir and the Golden Waterfall of Gullfoss than by riding through the beautiful countryside of southern Iceland. On some days your guides lead spare horses, whilst other days are more challenging as the spare horses will travel with you as a loose herd as you cross the highland moor of Hrunaheði.

Geysir-Gullfoss Special (5 nights/4 riding days) On the Geysir-Gullfoss Special you join the first four days of the Golden Circle tour, returning to Reykjavik on the Thursday morning, whilst the rest of the group continue on the Golden Circle Tour.

Iceland snow

Northern Lights Ride (3 nights/3 riding days) Autumn in Iceland means a colourful countryside and Northern Lights dancing in the black night sky. Enjoy visiting the best known sights in Iceland. Ride the Icelandic horse along fine bridle paths and hopefully view dazzling Northern Lights after a good day in the saddle.

 

 

 

Between the Rivers (3 nights/4 riding days) This rides takes place in the south of Iceland. A great, relaxed introduction to the Icelandic horse and get a taste of what Iceland has to offer. Perfect for families and groups of mixed abilities.

 

 

 

 

Highland Expeditions

The expeditions are tougher rides often in more rural locations and so it’s important that all riders are strong and confident. These trails usually have more basic accommodation and longer hours in the saddle.

Iceland KjolurKjölur (7 nights/6 riding days) Move back in time and ride 200 km along the historic Kjölur trail as the Icelanders did throughout the centuries whilst travelling to the summer parliament at Þingvellir. Famed for the natural beauty and varied landscape of the highlands, this tour runs south to north or vice versa on the ancient route across the heart of Iceland. Pia Thommes went on the Kjölur ride in summer 2012 and put together a photo book of her trip, which you can see here.

Ride through remote desert-like areas and cross glacial rivers. As you pass the extinct volcanoes and glacier lakes, scattered areas of grassland come as a surprise in this landscape shaped by glaciers, ice and snow. Bathe in natural hot springs in the heart of the country.

King’s Trail (6 nights/7 riding days) Explore Iceland’s western highlands along ancient trails from the Vatnsdalur valley to Þingvellir. Parts of these trails, often used by farmers, were renamed the King’s Trail after a visit from the King of Denmark and Iceland in 1907. This tour runs north to south and vice versa.

Travel over remote highlands, cross lava fields and ride through forests on this 195 km journey between the north and south. Gaze upon glaciers to the east, bathe in natural hot springs and travel as Icelander’s have done for centuries, on horseback.

 

Landmannalauger (6 nights/6 riding days) A geothermal wonderland in the southern highlands, Landmannalauger’s dramatic colours and natural hot springs are just a few of the things that make this such a great location, and a challenging ride.

Mount Hekla, a highly active volcano, towers over the region as you ride from the banks of the glacial river Þjórsá to Landmannahellir and the colourful rhyolite mountains in Landmannalauger surrounded by black lava fields.

Northern Exposure (5 nights/5 riding days) Discover the wonders of Lake Mývatn and Europe’s largest waterfall, Dettifos, on this challenging ride in the northeast of Iceland. Lake Mývatn is famed for its volcanic features and rich birdlife. This trail takes you from rich green pastureland towards the Gæsafjöll Mountains and through areas scarred with cracks and fissures from earthquakes and volcanic activity.

Iceland horse and rider

Kjölur, King's Trail, Landmannalauger, Northern Exposure, Snæfellsnes: For these trails you need to be a strong, confident rider able to adapt to different riding styles. General fitness is as important as riding experience due to the long hours in the saddle and the fast pace of the ride.

On the trail you change horses once or twice a day and as you ride, the herd of fifty or more loose horses travels with you.

Golden Circle, Geysir-Gullfoss Special, Northern Lights Ride, Between the Rivers: These trails are suitable for intermediate riders and above, and are ideal for families or groups of mixed abilities. General fitness is important due to the sometimes long hours in the saddle and fast pace of the ride.

On all trails riders are expected to care for their horse (grooming and tacking up) but help is always on hand should you need it.

The riding style is English. Hard hats are mandatory.

Highland Trails

On all trail rides where you are moving accommodation, a support vehicle goes ahead carrying personal gear.

Snæfellsnes, Beach and Mountain Ride, Löngufjörur You stay in farmhouse accommodation at Hraunholt Farm in two to three person rooms, with made up beds. Bathrooms are shared; there are three toilets and three showers. WiFi is available.

Golden Circle, Geysir-Gullfoss Special You stay in two different farmhouse accommodations.

At Kálfhóll farm you stay in two person rooms, with made up beds. There are five cabins each with three bedrooms and one shared bathroom. There is also a hot tub at the farm and WiFi is available.

Myrkholt is located just between Gullfoss waterfall and the hot spring Geysir. There are 32 beds split between eight rooms. Bathrooms are shared; there are four showers and four toilets split between the group. WiFi is available.

Northern Lights Ride, Between the Rivers: Accommodation is at Kálfhóll farm.

The accommodation is shared in two person rooms with made up beds. There are five cabins each with three bedrooms and one shared bathroom. There is also a hot tub at the farm and WiFi is available. Single rooms (with shared facilities) may be available on certain dates at a supplement.

Highland Expeditions

The sleeping bag accommodation on these trails is in basic mountain cabins. In many of the cabins, the accommodation is communal, with everyone sleeping in one large room.

Showers are available on certain nights and on others there may be natural thermal pools. On some nights there may only be cold water available. Ablutions are shared.

A support vehicle goes ahead carrying your personal gear, cooking equipment and food.

Kjölur
Hvammur Farm is situated in the beautiful Vatnsdalur Valley famous for salmon fishing. There are six bedrooms with two to four beds in each and two toilets and showers available. There is also WiFi and a hot tub in the garden with a view over the river.

Áfangi Mountain Hut sleeps up to 32 people in eight rooms, each bunk room accommodating four people. There is a hot tub next door and hot showers.

Hveravellir is a beautiful geothermal hot spot located in the western highlands of Iceland. There are two bedrooms one sleeping eight and the other twelve. There is a shower and three toilets available (shared with a campsite) but no WiFi. There is a geothermal outdoor pool just outside the cabin.

Árbúðir is a mountain cabin on the banks of the river Svartá. The cabin has 30 beds in a communal room with two toilets and one shower also available. There is no WiFi at the cabin. This cabin is not used on all departures - sometimes an alternative is used.

Fremstaver is a cosy hut on the south slopes of the mountain, Bláfell. There are 25 beds in one large room and two toilets available. There are no showers or WiFi at this cabin.

Myrkholt is located just between Gullfoss waterfall and the hot spring Geysir. There are 32 beds split between eight rooms and WiFi is available. There are also four showers and four toilets available at this guesthouse.

King’s Trail
Hvammur Farm is situated in the beautiful Vatnsdalur Valley famous for salmon fishing. There are six bedrooms with two to four beds in each and two toilets and showers available. There is also WiFi and a hot tub in the garden with a view over the river.

Fellaskáli is a basic mountain hut which is able to sleep up to 30 people in two rooms. There is one toilet but no shower facilities.

Alftakrokur is a cosy cabin that sleeps up to 40 people in one large room and one attic room. There are two toilets but no shower facilities.

Hotel Á is a countryside hotel located in the town of Borgarfjördur. There are 22 rooms each with a private bathroom. There is a lounge and terrace area for guests to relax in the evenings.

Húsafell Gamli Bær Guesthouse is located in a former farmhouse 3.7 miles from the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. There are six bedrooms and four bathrooms available.

The community centre at Brautartunga is basic sleeping bag accommodation. There are shower facilities and four toilets (two ladies' and two mens'), shared between guests. There is a thermally heated swimming pool for guests to use.

Landmannalauger
At Kálfhóll farm you stay in two person rooms, with made up beds. There are five cabins each with three bedrooms and one shared bathroom. There is also a hot tub at the farm and WiFi is available.

Hólaskógur is a large mountain cabin in Þjórsárdalur, close to the glacier river Þjórsá. Used in the autumn by the farmers during the round up, it is open for travellers through the highlands during the summer. There are 50 beds in one large room, two toilets and two showers. There is no WiFi at this cabin.

Landmannahellir mountain cabin, located in a peaceful area in Fjallabak, is also one of the main cabins used by farmers during the round up. There are 24 beds in one large room, two toilets and two showers. There is no WiFi at this cabin.

Northern Exposure
Bjarnastaðir Farm is situated in the low bushy area of Kerlingaskógur, close to the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum and Dettifoss Waterfall. The farmhouse sleeps up to 23 guests in sleeping bag, dorm style accommodation. There are two showers and two toilets, and an outdoor hot tub.

Þeistareykir is known as a geothermal area, with colourful mud pits, tabletop mountains, hills and lava fields. The mountain hut stays warm all year round due to the geothermal activity of the area. The cabin has one room sleeping up to 30 guests. There is one outside toilet but no showers.

Accommodation Gallery

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Upcoming Dates

If you do not see availability for your preferred dates please do contact us. There might have been a cancellation or we might have a slightly different ride in Iceland which would appeal to you.

These rides have set arrival and departures.

Depending on your flight times you may need a night in Reykjavik before and after the ride.

Holiday Experience LevelExp Lvl Arrive - DepartArr - Dep   Price Itinerary Availability
Winter Riding and Northern Lights 28 Feb 2023 - 3 Mar 2023 3 nights 3 ngts $1,360.52 View (.pdf) Book
Winter Riding and Northern Lights 7 Mar 2023 - 10 Mar 2023 3 nights 3 ngts $1,360.52 View (.pdf) Book
Winter Riding and Northern Lights 14 Mar 2023 - 17 Mar 2023 3 nights 3 ngts $1,360.52 View (.pdf) Book
Winter Riding and Northern Lights 21 Mar 2023 - 24 Mar 2023 3 nights 3 ngts $1,360.52 View (.pdf) Book
Winter Riding and Northern Lights 28 Mar 2023 - 31 Mar 2023 3 nights 3 ngts $1,360.52 View (.pdf) Book
Geysir - Gullfoss Special 27 May 2023 - 1 Jun 2023 5 nights 5 ngts $1,808.36 View (.pdf) Book
Golden Circle 27 May 2023 - 2 Jun 2023 6 nights 6 ngts $2,777.74 View (.pdf) Book
Between The Rivers 29 May 2023 - 31 May 2023 2 nights 2 ngts $1,451.23 View (.pdf) Book
Snæfellsnes Löngufjörur 3 Jun 2023 - 5 Jun 2023 2 nights 2 ngts $1,019.26 View (.pdf) Book
Geysir - Gullfoss Special 3 Jun 2023 - 8 Jun 2023 5 nights 5 ngts $1,808.36 View (.pdf) Book
Snæfellsnes 3 Jun 2023 - 10 Jun 2023 7 nights 7 ngts $2,823.09 View (.pdf) Full
Golden Circle 3 Jun 2023 - 9 Jun 2023 6 nights 6 ngts $2,777.74 View (.pdf) Book
Snæfellsnes Beach and Mountain Ride 5 Jun 2023 - 10 Jun 2023 5 nights 5 ngts $1,757.34 View (.pdf) Full
Between The Rivers 5 Jun 2023 - 7 Jun 2023 2 nights 2 ngts $1,451.23 View (.pdf) Book
Golden Circle 10 Jun 2023 - 16 Jun 2023 6 nights 6 ngts $2,777.74 View (.pdf) Book
Geysir - Gullfoss Special 10 Jun 2023 - 15 Jun 2023 5 nights 5 ngts $1,808.36 View (.pdf) Book
Between The Rivers 12 Jun 2023 - 14 Jun 2023 2 nights 2 ngts $1,451.23 View (.pdf) Book
Snæfellsnes 17 Jun 2023 - 24 Jun 2023 7 nights 7 ngts $2,823.09 View (.pdf) Full
Snæfellsnes Löngufjörur 17 Jun 2023 - 19 Jun 2023 2 nights 2 ngts $1,019.26 View (.pdf) Book
Golden Circle 17 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023 6 nights 6 ngts $2,777.74 View (.pdf) Full
Geysir - Gullfoss Special 17 Jun 2023 - 22 Jun 2023 5 nights 5 ngts $1,808.36 View (.pdf) Full
Between The Rivers 19 Jun 2023 - 21 Jun 2023 2 nights 2 ngts $1,451.23 View (.pdf) Book
Snæfellsnes Beach and Mountain Ride 19 Jun 2023 - 24 Jun 2023 5 nights 5 ngts $1,757.34 View (.pdf) Book
Kjölur - North to South 23 Jun 2023 - 30 Jun 2023 7 nights 7 ngts $2,868.44 View (.pdf) Full
Landmannalaugar 25 Jun 2023 - 1 Jul 2023 6 nights 6 ngts $3,163.22 View (.pdf) Full
Northern Exposure 26 Jun 2023 - 1 Jul 2023 5 nights 5 ngts $2,823.09 View (.pdf) Book
Kjölur - South to North 30 Jun 2023 - 7 Jul 2023 7 nights 7 ngts $3,072.52 View (.pdf) Full
Landmannalaugar 4 Jul 2023 - 10 Jul 2023 6 nights 6 ngts $3,163.22 View (.pdf) Full
King's Trail North to South 13 Jul 2023 - 19 Jul 2023 6 nights 6 ngts $3,276.60 View (.pdf) Full
Geysir - Gullfoss Special 15 Jul 2023 - 20 Jul 2023 5 nights 5 ngts $1,938.75 View (.pdf) Full
Golden Circle 15 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023 6 nights 6 ngts $2,811.75 View (.pdf) Full
Between The Rivers 17 Jul 2023 - 19 Jul 2023 2 nights 2 ngts $1,575.94 View (.pdf) Book
King's Trail South to North 21 Jul 2023 - 27 Jul 2023 6 nights 6 ngts $3,276.60 View (.pdf) Full
Geysir - Gullfoss Special 22 Jul 2023 - 27 Jul 2023 5 nights 5 ngts $1,938.75 View (.pdf) Full
Kjölur - North to South 23 Jul 2023 - 30 Jul 2023 7 nights 7 ngts $3,072.52 View (.pdf) Full
Geysir - Gullfoss Special 29 Jul 2023 - 3 Aug 2023 5 nights 5 ngts $1,938.75 View (.pdf) Full
Kjölur - South to North 30 Jul 2023 - 6 Aug 2023 7 nights 7 ngts $3,072.52 View (.pdf) Book
Northern Exposure 31 Jul 2023 - 5 Aug 2023 5 nights 5 ngts $2,823.09 View (.pdf) Book
Kjölur - North to South 3 Aug 2023 - 10 Aug 2023 7 nights 7 ngts $3,072.52 View (.pdf) Book
Northern Exposure 7 Aug 2023 - 12 Aug 2023 5 nights 5 ngts $2,823.09 View (.pdf) Book
Kjölur - South to North 11 Aug 2023 - 18 Aug 2023 7 nights 7 ngts $3,072.52 View (.pdf) Full
Landmannalaugar 11 Aug 2023 - 17 Aug 2023 6 nights 6 ngts $3,163.22 View (.pdf) Full
Snæfellsnes 12 Aug 2023 - 19 Aug 2023 7 nights 7 ngts $2,891.11 View (.pdf) Full
Snæfellsnes Löngufjörur 12 Aug 2023 - 14 Aug 2023 2 nights 2 ngts $1,132.64 View (.pdf) Book
Snæfellsnes Beach and Mountain Ride 14 Aug 2023 - 19 Aug 2023 5 nights 5 ngts $1,916.07 View (.pdf) Full
Northern Exposure 14 Aug 2023 - 19 Aug 2023 5 nights 5 ngts $2,823.09 View (.pdf) Book
Geysir - Gullfoss Special 19 Aug 2023 - 24 Aug 2023 5 nights 5 ngts $1,808.36 View (.pdf) Book
Golden Circle 19 Aug 2023 - 25 Aug 2023 6 nights 6 ngts $2,777.74 View (.pdf) Book
Northern Exposure 21 Aug 2023 - 26 Aug 2023 5 nights 5 ngts $2,709.71 View (.pdf) Book
Between The Rivers 21 Aug 2023 - 23 Aug 2023 2 nights 2 ngts $1,451.23 View (.pdf) Book
Snæfellsnes Löngufjörur 26 Aug 2023 - 28 Aug 2023 2 nights 2 ngts $1,019.26 View (.pdf) Book
Snæfellsnes 26 Aug 2023 - 2 Sep 2023 7 nights 7 ngts $2,823.09 View (.pdf) Full
Golden Circle 26 Aug 2023 - 1 Sep 2023 6 nights 6 ngts $2,777.74 View (.pdf) Book
Geysir - Gullfoss Special 26 Aug 2023 - 31 Aug 2023 5 nights 5 ngts $1,808.36 View (.pdf) Book
Snæfellsnes Beach and Mountain Ride 28 Aug 2023 - 2 Sep 2023 5 nights 5 ngts $1,757.34 View (.pdf) Full
Between The Rivers 28 Aug 2023 - 30 Aug 2023 2 nights 2 ngts $1,451.23 View (.pdf) Book
Winter Riding and Northern Lights 10 Oct 2023 - 13 Oct 2023 3 nights 3 ngts $1,360.52 View (.pdf) Book
Winter Riding and Northern Lights 17 Oct 2023 - 20 Oct 2023 3 nights 3 ngts $1,360.52 View (.pdf) Book
Winter Riding and Northern Lights 24 Oct 2023 - 27 Oct 2023 3 nights 3 ngts $1,360.52 View (.pdf) Book
Winter Riding and Northern Lights 31 Oct 2023 - 3 Nov 2023 3 nights 3 ngts $1,360.52 View (.pdf) Book
Winter Riding and Northern Lights 7 Nov 2023 - 10 Nov 2023 3 nights 3 ngts $1,360.52 View (.pdf) Book
Winter Riding and Northern Lights 14 Nov 2023 - 17 Nov 2023 3 nights 3 ngts $1,360.52 View (.pdf) Book
Winter Riding and Northern Lights 21 Nov 2023 - 24 Nov 2023 3 nights 3 ngts $1,360.52 View (.pdf) Book
Winter Riding and Northern Lights 28 Nov 2023 - 1 Dec 2023 3 nights 3 ngts $1,360.52 View (.pdf) Book
Winter Riding and Northern Lights 5 Dec 2023 - 8 Dec 2023 3 nights 3 ngts $1,360.52 View (.pdf) Book
Winter Riding and Northern Lights 12 Dec 2023 - 15 Dec 2023 3 nights 3 ngts $1,360.52 View (.pdf) Book

Prices

INCLUDES shared accommodation; meals on the ride; riding; transfers during the ride; heavy duty waterproof jacket and trousers.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Snæfellsnes; Beach and Mountain Ride; Löngufjörur; Between the Rivers; Northern Exposure; Landmannalauger; King’s Trail; Kjölur: Single/double/twin rooms are not available on these rides and you should be prepared to share.
Golden Circle: $453.51 to guarantee a single room.
Geysir-Gullfoss Special: $377.94 to guarantee a single room.
Northern Lights Ride $226.75 to guarantee a single room.
Please note, single rooms are not always available on these rides. There is no single supplement if you are willing to share.

PAYABLE LOCALLY Drinks; tips; Flybus airport transfers.

NEAREST AIRPORT Keflavik.

TRANSFERS Included from Reykjavik city at set times.


Getting There

For Kjölur - North to South

Return transfers are included from Reykjavik BSI central bus station at 18:00 on the first day of the ride, dropping off on the last day at about 13:00.

There is a regular Flybus service (http://www.re.is/flybus) between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik BSI central bus station.

Depending on the time of your return flight, you may need to make your own accommodation arrangements in Reykjavik for the night after the ride. Please check with us if you are unsure of the timings.

It may be possible to arrange drop off on the last day for some hotels in Reykjavik, except those in the very centre. For these hotels you will be dropped off at the nearest designated bus stop. You will find a map of the bus stop locations and further information at www.busstop.is.

For Northern Exposure

The meeting place is at the domestic airport Flugfélagið Ernir in Reykjavík at 07:30 for your flight to Húsavík.

On the last day you will return on an afternoon flight back to Reykavjik airport.

You will need to make your own accommodation arrangements in Reykjavik for the night before and after the ride. There is a regular Flybus service (http://www.re.is/flybus) between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik BSI central bus station.

For Geysir - Gullfoss Special

Return transfers are included from Reykjavik BSI central bus station at 18:00 on the first day of the ride, dropping off on the last day at about 11:30.

There is a regular Flybus service (http://www.re.is/flybus) between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik BSI central bus station.

Depending on the time of your return flight, you may need to make your own accommodation arrangements in Reykjavik for the night after the ride. Please check with us if you are unsure of the timings.

It may be possible to arrange drop off for some hotels in Reykjavik, except those in the very centre. For these hotels you will be dropped off at the nearest designated bus stop. You will find a map of the bus stop locations and further information at www.busstop.is.

For Landmannalaugar

Return transfers are included from Reykjavik BSI central bus station at 18:00 on the first day of the ride, dropping off on the last day at about 18:30.

There is a regular Flybus service (http://www.re.is/flybus) between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik BSI central bus station.

Depending on the time of your return flight, you may need to make your own accommodation arrangements in Reykjavik for the night after the ride. Please check with us if you are unsure of the timings.

It may be possible to arrange drop off on the last day for some hotels in Reykjavik, except those in the very centre. For these hotels you will be dropped off at the nearest designated bus stop. You will find a map of the bus stop locations and further information at www.busstop.is.

For Snæfellsnes Löngufjörur

Return transfers are included from Reykjavik BSI central bus station at 18:00 on the first day of the ride, dropping off on the last day after dinner.

There is a regular Flybus service (http://www.re.is/flybus) between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik BSI central bus station.

You will need to make your own accommodation arrangements in Reykjavik for the night after the ride. Please check with us if you are unsure of the timings.

It may be possible to arrange drop off on the last day for some hotels in Reykjavik, except those in the very centre. For these hotels you will be dropped off at the nearest designated bus stop. You will find a map of the bus stop locations and further information at www.busstop.is.

For Between The Rivers

Return transfers are included from Reykjavik BSI central bus station at 10:00 on the first day of the ride, dropping off on the last day at about 18:00.

There is a regular Flybus service (http://www.re.is/flybus) between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik BSI central bus station.

You will need to make your own accommodation arrangements in Reykjavik for the night before the ride. Depending on the time of your return flight, you may also need accommodation at the end of the ride.

For King's Trail South to North

Return transfers are included from Reykjavik BSI central bus station at 09:00 on the first day of the ride, dropping off in Reykjavik city on the last day between 17:00 and 18:00.

You will need to make your own accommodation arrangements in Reykjavik for the night before the ride.

There is a regular Flybus service (http://www.re.is/flybus) between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik BSI central bus station.

Depending on the time of your return flight, you may also need accommodation at the end of the ride. Please check with us if you are unsure of the timings.

It may be possible to arrange drop off on the last day for some hotels in Reykjavik, except those in the very centre. For these hotels you will be dropped off at the nearest designated bus stop. You will find a map of the bus stop locations and further information at www.busstop.is.

For King's Trail North to South

Return transfers are included from Reykjavik BSI central bus station at 09:00 on the first day of the ride, dropping off in Reykjavik city on the last day between 17:00 and 18:00.

You will need to make your own accommodation arrangements in Reykjavik for the night before the ride.

There is a regular Flybus service (http://www.re.is/flybus) between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik BSI central bus station.

Depending on the time of your return flight, you may also need accommodation at the end of the ride. Please check with us if you are unsure of the timings.

It is possible to arrange drop off on the last day for some hotels in Reykjavik, except those in the very centre. For these hotels you will be dropped off at the nearest designated bus stop. You will find a map of the bus stop locations and further information at www.busstop.is.

For Golden Circle

Return transfers are included from Reykjavik BSI central bus station at 18:00 on the first day of the ride, dropping off on the last day at about 20:00.

There is a regular Flybus service (http://www.re.is/flybus) between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik BSI central bus station. To allow sufficient time to transfer by Flybus, we recommend your flights arrive before 16:00 on the first day.

You will need to make your own accommodation arrangements in Reykjavik for the night after the ride. Please check with us if you are unsure of the timings.

It is possible to arrange drop off on the last day for some hotels in Reykjavik, except those in the very centre. For these hotels you will be dropped off at the nearest designated bus stop. You will find a map of the bus stop locations and further information at www.busstop.is.

For Snæfellsnes Beach and Mountain Ride

Return transfers are included from Reykjavik BSI central bus station at 16:00 on the first day of the ride, dropping off on the last day at about 11:30.

There is a regular Flybus service (http://www.re.is/flybus) between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik BSI central bus station. Depending on the time of your return flight, you may need to make your own accommodation arrangements in Reykjavik for the night after the ride. Please check with us if you are unsure of the timings.

It may be possible to arrange drop off on the last day for some hotels in Reykjavik, except those in the very centre. For these hotels you will be dropped off at the nearest designated bus stop. You will find a map of the bus stop locations and further information at www.busstop.is.

For Snæfellsnes

Return transfers are included from Reykjavik BSI central bus station at 18:00 on the first day of the ride, dropping off on the last day at about 11:30.

There is a regular Flybus service (http://www.re.is/flybus) between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik BSI central bus station.

Depending on the time of your return flight, you may need to make your own accommodation arrangements in Reykjavik for the night after the ride. Please check with us if you are unsure of the timings.

For Winter Riding and Northern Lights

Return transfers are included from Reykjavik BSI central bus station at 18:00 on the first day of the ride, dropping off in Reykjavik city on the last day at about 18:00.

There is a regular Flybus service (http://www.re.is/flybus) between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik BSI central bus station. Depending on the time of your flights, you may need to make your own accommodation arrangements in Reykjavik for the nights before and after the ride. Please check with us if you are unsure of the timings.

It may be possible to arrange drop off on the last day for some hotels in Reykjavik, except those in the very centre. For these hotels you will be dropped off at the nearest designated bus stop. You will find a map of the bus stop locations and further information at www.busstop.is.

For Kjölur - South to North

Return transfers are included from Reykjavik BSI central bus station at 18:00 on the first day of the ride, dropping off on the last day at about 14:00.

There is a regular Flybus service (http://www.re.is/flybus) between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik BSI central bus station.

Depending on the time of your return flight, you may need to make your own accommodation arrangements in Reykjavik for the night after the ride. Please check with us if you are unsure of the timings.

It is possible to arrange drop off on the last day for some hotels in Reykjavik, except those in the very centre. For these hotels you will be dropped off at the nearest designated bus stop. You will find a map of the bus stop locations and further information at www.busstop.is.

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Location

The Snæfellsnes rides are on the beaches and through the mountains of the Snæfellsnes peninsular in western Iceland.

The Golden Circle, Geysir-Gullfoss Special, Northern Lights Rides and Between the Rivers are in central and southern Iceland.

The Northern Exposure takes place in the North East of Iceland.

Landmannalauger is a geothermal wonderland in the Southern Highlands.

The King’s Trail rides across the western highlands.

The Kjölur travels from south to north or vice versa right across the heart of Iceland.


Weather & Climate

The climate in Iceland is milder than its name and latitude suggests. However, the weather can change very quickly, especially in the mountains, going from warm and sunny to freezing cold in a few hours, and it is often very windy. Therefore, you must be prepared for all types of weather. In the summer months of June and July there are 24 hours of daylight.

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Guest Review

This was one of the best riding holidays and riding experiences I've ever had. It was my first time riding an Icelandic horse and they are now my favourite breed. The holiday also felt like a wonderful cultural experience too. I loved the trip to the Golden Circle. Way better being taken by our host Sophie, than on a big bus full of people! She taught us so much about Iceland and their way of life.

Nina, West Yorkshire

5 star rating Overall rating: 5/5

In The Saddle says

The Snæfellsnes ride will take your breath away! Fast fabulous tölting along wide open beaches with a herd of loose horses.

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Expect the unexpected! A relaxed attitude is a must for the rides in Iceland as things definitely run on "horse time" and not to a strict timetable.

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