Tours

  • Autumn Adventure - Horse Round-ups

    4 days

    Enjoy the amazing autumn colours and adventure of joining Icelanders gathering their wild horses from the mountains! In September and October, Iceland changes costume from the green summerdress over to the mulitcolour outfit of autumn!  It´s an amazing season to…

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    Tour operator

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Sep 09 - Sep 14 2014
    Sep 24 - Sep 28 2014
    Sep 30 - Oct 05 2014
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  • Grand Canyons

    7 days

    On this tour we ride through unusual landscape formed in the furnace of gigantic ice age eruptions and then refined by water.  Water coming from melting glaciers, water coming from the purest fountains and water coming from the depths of…

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    Tour operator

    Sigurður I. Björnsson

    Dates

    Aug 12 - Aug 18 2014
    Jun 22 - Jun 28 2015
    Jun 29 - Jul 05 2015
    Jul 13 - Jul 19 2015
    Aug 18 - Aug 24 2015
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  • Riding Workshop

    5 days

    A perfect event to learn to master the riding of the Icelandic horse.

    Our tours are a great way for you to hone your riding skills.  On a typical tour you will ride many different horses, all with their own…

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    Tour operator

    Sigurður I. Björnsson

    Dates

    Jul 06 - Jul 10 2015
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  • Landmannalaugar

    10 days

    Jökulgil is a place of immense beauty but is on of the most inaccessable places in Iceland.  Our horses give you an opportunity to visit this place that few people have ever seen.

    This grand tour of the south starts…

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    Tour operator

    Sigurður I. Björnsson

    Dates

    Jul 31 - Aug 10 2014
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  • Golden Beach of Rauðasandur

    9 days

    The tour starts at Kot farm, in Önundarfjörður, where our headquarters are situated. We will ride with the herd from the start. We start in Önundarfjörður fjord and ride from the start in the paths of the sagas .. Gísla saga Súrssonar .. into…

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    Tour operator

    Hreinn Þorkelsson

    Dates

    Jul 31 - Aug 08 2014
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  • Kjölur - the Mystic Trail

    8 days

    The settlers that came to Iceland in the 9th century were free minded people that did not want to become subjects of King Harald Fairhair who had seized power in Norway.  They decided to form a unique social arrangement in…

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    Tour operator

    Sigurður I. Björnsson

    Dates

    Jul 28 - Aug 04 2015
    Aug 08 - Aug 15 2015
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  • The Special Expedition

    10 days

    It almost feels like the gods used Iceland as a testing ground before creating the rest of the world.  Experience the adventure of a special tour for experienced riders through the great variety of the landscape of Northeast Iceland. This ten day…

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    Tour operator

    Denni and Arna

    Dates

    Jul 12 - Jul 22 2014
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  • Elves and Outlaws

    12 days

    The Westfjords will fill your lungs with fresh air, intoxicating your soul.

    Elves and Outlaws is a group of diehard riders that have made numerous visits to Iceland. We know all about herding horses, crossing rivers and taking on every…

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    Tour operator

    Hreinn Þorkelsson

    Dates

    Aug 11 - Aug 24 2014
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  • The Diamond Circle

    6 days

    The North of Iceland is best known for it's great natural sights and beautifully landscapes.  Our tour leaves from Saltvík Farm near Húsavík and leads to the Lake Mývatn area, known for it's volcanic features and countless numbers of wild breeding ducks.…

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    Tour operator

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Jul 07 - Jul 13 2014
    Aug 11 - Aug 17 2014
    Aug 18 - Aug 24 2014
    Jul 06 - Jul 11 2015
    Aug 10 - Aug 15 2015
    Aug 17 - Aug 22 2015
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  • Into The Wild

    6 days

    Live the adventure of riding through the vast highlands of Iceland, following history of the past centuries with every step.  We visit Sænautasel, an old turf farm that takes us back in time, enjoy stunning sights around Möðrudalur and the…

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    Tour operator

    Denni and Arna

    Dates

    Jul 02 - Jul 07 2014
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  • Grand Canyons - Extended

    7 days

    On this tour, we ride through the unusual landscape formed in the furnace of gigantic ice age eruptions and then refined by water - water coming from melting glaciers, from the purest fountains or from the depths of the geothermal hot springs,…

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    Tour operator

    Sigurður I. Björnsson

    Dates

    Jul 06 - Jul 12 2015
    Jul 20 - Jul 26 2015
    Aug 25 - Aug 31 2015
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  • The Highland Circle

    6 days

    Explore the biggest uninhabited area in North Europe. Riding in the highlands north of Vatnajökull glacier. Experience the great highlands north of Vatnajökull Glacier on horseback.  Enjoy the sight of the free running heard of horses through the vast highlands. We travel trough…

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    Tour operator

    Denni and Arna

    Dates

    Aug 10 - Aug 17 2014
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  • Sprengisandur

    9 days

    The Queen of Elves is out there! The mystery trail over Sprengisandur was hidden and feared by Icelanders for centuries, mainly because of the countless stories of elves and outlaws that were supposedly waiting for lonely travellers wandering over this, (Iceland's largest) desert.…

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    Tour operator

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Jul 19 - Jul 28 2015
    Jul 30 - Aug 08 2015
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  • Winter Ride and Northern Lights!

    4 days

    Winter adventure - Riding on Ice! Ride with us on flying tölt over the frozen lake Mývatn...wow!

    In March we organise riding tours from Saltvík farm in the north of Iceland. We make some day rides from Saltvík farm along the coastline…

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    Tour operator

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Mar 04 - Mar 08 2015
    Mar 11 - Mar 15 2015
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  • Ghosts and Seamonsters

    7 days

    This 7 day ridingtour is suited for intermediate / advanced riders. We will ride with the herd from the start. We start at Kot farm in Önundarfjörður fjord and ride from the start in the paths of the sagas (Gísla saga…

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    Tour operator

    Hreinn Þorkelsson

    Dates

    Jun 26 - Jul 02 2014
    Jul 07 - Jul 13 2014
    Jul 21 - Jul 27 2014
    Jul 10 - Jul 16 2015
    Aug 06 - Aug 12 2015
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  • Kingdom of Trolls

    5 days

    An excellent way to start your relationship with the Icelandic horse ... and other magics of nature!

    This 5 day riding tour is suited for intermediate to advanced riders The first day we begin the tour riding without the herd, taking two rides in…

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    Tour operator

    Hreinn Þorkelsson

    Dates

    Jun 18 - Jun 22 2014
    Jul 22 - Jul 26 2015
    Jul 01 - Jul 05 2015
    Jul 22 - Jul 26 2014
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  • Towards the Midnight Sun

    7 days

    Bright summer nights at the edge of the Arctic.

    The North-East part of Iceland is often referred to as the "Edge of the Arctic“.  During a two-week period around the 21st of June, the sun stays up all night and it´s an…

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    Tour operator

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Jun 28 - Jul 05 2015
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Team

  • Denni and Arna Denni and Arna

    Denni and Arna at Egilsstaðir in the East have been guiding and running adventure trips on horses for years and enjoys nothing more than sharing their passion with fellow riders. Denni and Arna are founders of the Wilderness Museum of Iceland so it is fair to say that the highlands run in their blood all year around.

  • Bjarni Páll and Elsa Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa, at Saltvík have been operating riding tours with their family from Saltvík horse farm for over 20 years, presenting mostly the north of Iceland with its most beautiful faces. They also offer more challenging tours crossing the whole of Iceland. 

  • Hreinn Þorkelsson Hreinn Þorkelsson

     Hreinn Þorkelsson has been guiding riding tours all over Iceland in over 25 years. He comes from a family that has toured widely across Iceland and his first memories are those of horses and touring. His aim is to follow the trails of the old Icelandic Sagas and revive their story. He is known to be a great storyteller. 

  • Sigurður I. Björnsson Sigurður I. Björnsson

    Sigurður I. Björnsson has been travelling the mountains on horseback for over 25 years, both with groups of friends and as a guide on commercial tours. He founded Riding Iceland in 2010 to turn a long-held dream into business and is supported on all of his tours by three of his sons and his family.

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