Imagine free and spirited horses rushing down from their highland summer pastures to be returned to their owners.
Duration: 5 days
Group maximum: 20 persons
Available: Sept - Oct
Difficulty: Advanced riders
Riding time: 4 days (120km)
Accomodation: Rooms with bed linen in 2-4 bed units at the farm.
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.
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.
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes.
Join the farmers in this great autumn adventure. Ride alongside them when they drive the herd, sort the horses and celebrate the successful return of horses and men. The varied terrain includes the highland moors and green valleys just turning into their autumn colours of burnished red and yellow, deep blue lakes and rivers and the gorge of Kolugljúfur where a troll woman resided in the olden days.
From Hvammur Farm in the North we will follow good riding tracks until we meet the Icelanders who have already been gathering horses for some days. We will join them and help them to drive the herd down to the Víðidalstungurétt corral. When this task has been fulfilled the locals celebrate the successful round-ups with a ball "réttardansleikur" and we are welcome to join in the fun. The next day the horses are sorted. Experience the excitement of both men and horses when the horses and foals are selected from the herd and returned to their rightful owners.