Imagine free and spirited horses rushing down from their highland summer pastures to be returned to their owners.
Riding time: 4 days (120km)
Accomodation: Hotel accommodation in Reykjavík. 2 - 4 bed units at the farm.
Included: Hotel pick up & drop off in Reykjavik, guided caving tour, flash light, gloves and helmet.
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: Dance at the community center in Blönduós, entrance fee to be paid locally.
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes.
Imagine free and spirited horses rushing down from their highland summer pastures to be returned to their owners. Mares and their foals, young horses and geldings make their way through the rough territory, not quite willing to give up their freedom yet before winter returns once again.
The ancient tradition of rounding up the horses has only been kept alive in the North of Iceland. The four riding days on this tour will all take place in the north.
From the Vatnsdalur area we will ride through beautiful valleys and mountains to the valley of Laxárdalur. Here we become one with the Icelanders and help with the gathering of the horses and driving them down from the mountains to Skrapatungurétt corral. When this task has been fulfilled the locals celebrate the successful round-up with a ball, "réttardansleikur", and we are welcome to join in the fun.
The round-up continues the next day when the horses are sorted at the corral and we help in returning them to their home meadows.