September 2024
Price from:
€ 1.999,-
4 nights-4 riding days
Fixed dates

Horse Riding and Sheep Round up in Northeast Iceland

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In the remote north-east of Iceland, this riding tour offers an incomparable adventure in autumn. The tour on the Melrakkasletta peninsula leads along the Oxafjordur fjord with marvelous views of the mountain range. The participants support the local farmers as they drive the sheep down from the mountains - a fantastic experience! At no other time is it possible to combine Icelandic culture and tradition with a challenging and fascinating riding tour. Shared room with made-up beds.

Horse Riding and Sheep Round up in Northeast Iceland


Booking request


Dettifoss ©Auðun Nielsson - Visit North Iceland

Domestic flight from Reykjavik to Husavik. Bus transfer to Bjarnastadir farm with a stop at Dettifoss waterfall and the legendary Asbyrgi gorge. After lunch, there will be a short introduction to Icelandic riding. The riding tour (2-3 hours) then starts through the area around the Kerlingarskogur forest with magnificent views of the Oxarfjordur fjord and Lake Skjalftavatn. (approx. 30 km)


Icelandic Horse ©Islandshestar

Early in the morning, we meet a local farmer and his dog, who will be on hand to help and advise us during the drive. Today we ride through an area characterised by its rich vegetation and many small lakes. In the late afternoon, we leave the sheep and our horses at an abandoned mountain hut and drive to the farm to relax over a hearty dinner. (approx. 35 km)


Sheep Round-up ©Islandshestar

The north coast of the Melrakkasletta peninsula almost touches the Arctic Circle and is a paradise for birdwatchers and geology enthusiasts. This is where the North American and Eurasian plates are drifting apart. The participants drive the sheep to Katastadarettpferch on horseback. Return and overnight stay at Bjarnastadir farm. (approx. 30 km)

Kálfhóll – Reykjavík

Shep Round-Up ©Islandshestar

The big day of the sheep round-up! We help the farmers sort the sheep. Afterwards, we sing together. For many Icelanders in the countryside, this day is the highlight of the year, as many family members come together to celebrate. We return to Bjarnastadir farm for dinner (approx. 35 km)


Whale watching ©Gentle Giants Husavik

Departure and transfer to Husavik. Optionally, you can take part in a whale-watching tour. Return flight to Reykjavik in the afternoon.

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.

Sleeping bag accommodation (please bring your own sleeping bag).

4 days-3 nights-3 riding days - 55 km

Date 2024:
05. - 09. September


This tour places considerable demands on the physical fitness of the participants and is only suitable for really experienced and safe riders. Longer distances may have to be covered on foot. The itinerary is subject to change.

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Price per person in EUR

Accommodation Price per Person
Sleeping bag accommodation € 1.999,-

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 ILH23

Prices Includes

  • From/to Reykjavik (Domestic Airport)
  • Domestic flight to/from Husavik
  • Riding tour as advertised / 5 days-4 nights-4 riding days
  • Accommodation in sleeping bag accommodation, incl. 11% Icelandic VAT
  • Full board during the ride (not in Reykjavik)
  • Rainwear, saddle bag, water bottle, riding helmet

Prices Excludes

  • Flights to and from Iceland
  • Overnight stay in Reykjavik before/after the riding tour
  • Free cancellation
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Admission to the sheep round up prom
  • Sleeping Bag (Please bring your own)