Horse riding in North Iceland. Our tour leads from Bjarnastaðir Farm near Húsavík to the Lake Mývatn area, known for its volcanic features. Ásbyrgi Canyon, Dettifoss, Europe’s largest waterfall and the strange rock formations at Hljóðaklettar are just a few more gems of nature that we will come upon during this amazing tour.
This tour was nominated by the Sunday Times as one of the 10 best trails in the world.
Duration: 6 days
Pick-up: 06:15 - 07:15
Available: Jun - Aug
Difficulty: Advanced riders
Accomodation: Sleeping bag accommodation in shared rooms during the ride.
Included: During the ride full board is provided. Our menu consists of a large breakfast and traditional Icelandic meals (fish or lamb). Vegetarian meals are available if requested in advance. All riders make their own packed lunch from the breakfast table. Rain wear, saddle bag and riding helmet and sleeping bag with a sheet
Excluded: Individual travel insurance is not included in the tour price. We encourage clients to obtain relevant travel insurance before visiting Iceland. Flights to and from Iceland are not included
Optional: Whale watching boat trip, fee to be paid on location
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes, sleeping bag.
An optional whale watching tour concludes the circle of natural highlights on and off shore.
We ride along soft riding tracks ideal for "tölt", the unique gait of the Icelandic horse. From fertile farm land we turn towards the Gæsafjöll Mountains and spend a night in a mountain cabin at Theistareykir. Through an area covered with cracks and fissures from earthquakes and volcanic activity the route leads towards Lake Mývatn where boiling mud pools and eerie lava formations remind you of the volcanic energy hidden beneath.
We can take a relaxing bath in an outdoor bathing facility with hot geothermal water at Jarðböðin. The next days take us through Laxárdalur Valley to Heiðabær for an overnight stay and relaxation in the swimming pool on site. From there over Reykjaheiði Heath towards the ocean and back to Bjarnastaðir Farm. The last day we spend in Jökulsárgljúfur National Park and visit both Dettifoss Waterfall and Ásbyrgi Canyon.
After this amazing tour in an ever changing landscape we can relax in the hot tub at Lundur Swimming Pool before we enjoy our farewell dinner at the farm.