May - Sept. 2024
Price from:
€ 2.195,-
4 nights-4 riding days
Fixed dates

Horse show and famous horse round-up

Booking request

Riding tour on the most beautiful riding trails in south-west Iceland. Every morning a day ride starts in a new environment with spectacular rides in a small group with beautiful hotel accommodation. Experience the popular riding areas and horse villages just outside Reykjavik, soft trails in the beautiful Thjórsárdalur valley, the landscape at the foot of the Hekla volcano, and a ride along the Atlantic coast.

  Horse show and famous horse round-up


Booking request


Icelandic Horses ©Eldhestar

Pick up at the BSI bus station or a hotel in Reykjavik at around 17:30 on the day of arrival. Afterwards, we drive to the farm Vellir near Hveragerdi. We will have the opportunity to get to know each other and discuss the tour over dinner.


Beach Ride ©Eldhestar

Start the riding tour along large pastures with a sweeping view across the river plains to the famous volcanoes Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull (weather permitting). Then you ride over soft meadow paths down to the sandy banks of the Olfusa river. The highlight of the day is the ride along the black beach not far from the small village of Thorlakshofn (depending on the tide, the tour can also start on the beach). In the midst of this impressive nature, you ride at a brisk oölt along the rivers and meadows back to the farm (approx. 25 km).


Icelandic Horses ©Eldhestar

The day begins with a drive to Reykjavik to the large stables. On the outskirts of the Icelandic capital is the marvelous Heidmork riding area with great trails, which we will test extensively. The landscape is surprisingly varied with lakes, forests, and lava formations. We start on the wooded shores of Lake Raudavatn and continue through the impressive pseudo-crater Raudholar. We enjoy a beautiful view of the capital area from the hills near Lake Ellidaarvatn, visit another typical Icelandic horse village, and return to the farm Vellir in the evening with the horse trailer. (approx. 20 km)


Icelandic Horses ©Eldhestar


The day begins with a drive towards south-east Iceland. The destination is the picturesque Thjorsardalur valley. The green valley, situated on the edge of the highlands, with its forests, streams, soft sandy soil, bizarre volcanic structures, and green hills offers an unforgettable riding experience. On the same day, we visit an excavated Viking farm and the hidden waterfall Gjainn. (approx. 23 km)


Icelandic Horses ©Eldhestar

We drive to the stable village of the nearby small town of Selfoss, to the green plains around the glacial river Hvita. Here, the volcanoes tower majestically over the landscape - an opportunity to try out the tolt against an impressive backdrop. We then leave the grassy riverbanks and ride along excellent bridleways through farmland back towards Selfoss. (approx. 22 km)

After returning to Vellir farm, transfer back to Reykjavik at approx. 16:30, arrival in Reykjavik around 17:30.

Riding Tour

Suitable for:
Experienced riders in good physical condition.

Hotel accommodation in a double room. All rooms have high-quality beds, a private bathroom and internet access.

5 days-4 nights-4 riding days - 56 miles

Dates 2024:
20. -24. May
10. -14. June - fully booked
03. -07. July - fully booked
27. -31. July - fully booked
15. -19. August
02. -06. September


Dinner on the last evening is not included in the price. Pick-up in Reykjavik on arrival day around 17:30  and arrival in Reykjavik on departure day around 17:15. Programme subject to change.

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


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Price per person in EUR

Accommodation Single Room Double Room
Hotel room with shower/WC € 2.475,- € 2.195,-

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 altered if necessary during the riding tour.

Tour Code EH8f

Prices Includes

  • From/to Reykjavik
  • Riding tour as advertised / 5 days-4 nights-4 riding days
  • English-speaking guide during the riding tour
  • Accommodation in hotel/room with shower/WC, incl. 11% Icelandic VAT
  • Full board during the ride (not in Reykjavik)
  • Rainwear, saddle bag and riding helmet

Prices Excludes

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