Tours

  • Yoga and Riding Tour

    4 days

    Do you long to ride freely on the back of a beautiful horse into the breathtaking and magical Icelandic wilderness and just totally remove yourself from your everyday life…..or, are you wondering whether you have enough experience with horses, if…

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    Tour operator

    Sigurður I. Björnsson

    dates

    Jul 24 - Jul 27 2014
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  • Saga Trail

    4 days

    The famous Icelandic sagas tell stories about events that took place after the settlement in 874 A.D. until into the 11th century.  The most famous of the sagas is Njáls Saga or the Story of Burnt Njáll, a unique piece…

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    Tour operator

    Sigurður I. Björnsson

    dates

    Jul 07 - Jul 11 2014
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  • Ride to Landsmót

    7 days

    Ever since 1950, Icelandic riders have met on Landsmót to put their horses to test but also to meet old friends and make new ones.  The programme at the Landsmót is full and varied, and everyone should be able to…

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    Tour operator

    Sigurður I. Björnsson

    dates

    Jun 30 - Jul 06 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
    Aug 20 - Aug 26 2014
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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
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  • Sleeping Dragons

    7 days

    A ride in between extinct and not so extinct volcanos.  Here you will find that the Earth is quite alive.

    The landscape of Iceland, as well as the history of its people, has been shaped by the sheer forces of…

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    Tour operator

    Sigurður I. Björnsson

    dates

    Jul 16 - Jul 23 2014
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  • The Diamond Circle

    6 days

     One of 10 best trails in the world! ( Sunday Times, 2000)

    The North of Iceland is best known for it's great natural sights and beautifully varied landscape. Our tour leaves from Saltvík Farm near Húsavík, to the Lake Mývatn area,…

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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
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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 21 - Jun 29 2014
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  • Sprengisandur

    9 days

    The queen of Elves is out there!

    The mystery trail over Sprengisandur was for centuries hidden and feared by Icelanders, mainly because of stories of elves and outlaws supposedly waiting for lonely travellers wandering over this, Icelands largest desert. The trail connects the…

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    Tour operator

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    dates

    Jul 13 - Jul 21 2014
    Jul 24 - Aug 02 2014
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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 07 - Jul 11 2014
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  • Autumn Adventure - Horse Round-ups

    4 days

    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 into the mulitcolour outfit of the autumn! It´s an amazing season to travel around…

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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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  • The Special Expedition

    10 days

    It 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 expedition is…

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    Tour operator

    Denni and Arna

    dates

    Jul 12 - Jul 22 2014
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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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  • 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 13 - Mar 16 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 Highland Circle

    6 days

    Experience 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 heaths,…

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    Tour operator

    Denni and Arna

    dates

    Aug 10 - Aug 17 2014
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  • Into The Wild

    6 days

    Live the adventure of the vast highlands, following history of the centuries in every step. We visit Sænautasel an old turf farm that takes us back in time, get stunning sights around Möðrudalur and mountain Herðubreið. Then follow an old…

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    Tour operator

    Denni and Arna

    dates

    Jul 02 - Jul 07 2014
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  • Golden Beach of Rauðasandur

    9 days

    Rauðasandur  ...... 31. July - 8. August This 9 day riding tour is suited for advanced riders 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…

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    Tour operator

    Hreinn Þorkelsson

    dates

    Jul 31 - Aug 08 2014
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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
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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.

Reviews

It was an amazing experience - Feel the real and unique nature of iceland, work together with great horses, have fun and feel welcome and comfortable with guides, staff and guests.

Kerstin König
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