Tours

  • 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 operators

    Siggi and Sons

    Dates

    Jun 22 - Jun 28 2015
    Jun 29 - Jul 05 2015
    Jul 13 - Jul 19 2015
    Aug 18 - Aug 24 2015
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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 operators

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Jun 28 - Jul 05 2015
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  • Ride on the wild side Packhorse adventure

    6 days

    Imagine yourself back in the 19th century, when mail and provisions where delivered to remote farms on horseback. We follow the trails and the spirit of the old days on this unique tour in East Iceland together with our host…

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    Tour operators

    Denni and Arna

    Dates

    Aug 03 - Aug 09 2015
  • 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 operators

    Siggi and Sons

    Dates

    Jul 06 - Jul 12 2015
    Jul 20 - Jul 26 2015
    Aug 25 - Aug 31 2015
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  • West Trail

    7 days

    This 7 day trail ride is suited for intermediate / advanced riders. We basically ride one horse each day, but with the chance of changing to another horse if we don't find the horse fitting for the rider's ability in the…

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    Tour operators

    Hreinn Þorkelsson

    Dates

    Jun 26 - Jul 02 2015
    Jul 09 - Jul 15 2015
    Jul 24 - Jul 30 2015
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  • Kings Road w/workshop

    7 days

    In July 1907, King Frederick VIII of Denmark, visited Iceland. On this tour we will ride a part of the route he took in order to see the most interesting places of the south of Iceland.  We will start with riding…

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    Tour operators

    Hjalti og Ása

    Dates

    Jul 02 - Jul 09 2015
    Aug 31 - Sep 07 2015
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  • Kings Road

    5 days

    In July 1907, King Frederick VIII of Denmark, visited Iceland. On this tour we will ride a part of the route he took in order to see the most interesting places of the south of Iceland.   We will take you…

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    Tour operators

    Hjalti og Ása

    Dates

    Jul 12 - Jul 17 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 operators

    Siggi and Sons

    Dates

    Jul 06 - Jul 10 2015
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  • The Diamond Circle

    7 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 operators

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Jul 06 - Jul 12 2015
    Aug 10 - Aug 16 2015
    Aug 17 - Aug 23 2015
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  • Autumn Adventure - Horse Roundups!

    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 multitcolour outfit of autumn!  It´s an amazing season to…

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    Tour operators

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Sep 23 - Sep 27 2015
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  • The Special East

    10 days

    This tour combines extremes in landscape. From sea level to mountain tops, from surreal black and white landscape to vibrant colors. From a local music festival in Borgarfjörður to the quiet wilderness of the highlands. This adventure will surprise those…

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    Tour operators

    Denni and Arna

    Dates

    Jul 20 - Jul 31 2015
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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 operators

    Siggi and Sons

    Dates

    Jul 28 - Aug 04 2015
    Aug 08 - Aug 15 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 operators

    Denni and Arna

    Dates

    Jul 05 - Jul 12 2015
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  • Sprengisandur

    10 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 operators

    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 operators

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Mar 11 - Mar 15 2015
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Team

  • Hjalti og Ása Hjalti og Ása

    Hjalti and Ása operate their tours from Kjóastaðir, close to the famous Geysir geothermal area.  They offer shorter rides from their farm as well as multi-day tours into the mountains.  Hjalti is known as the King of Kjölur, the old riding route connecting the north and the south.  He has probably ridden this 6 day route about 160 times, guiding thousands of people.

  • 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. 

  • Siggi and Sons Siggi and Sons

    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 which he operates with his sons and supported by his family.

Reviews

It is hard to find the words to describe the most amazing week of my life. Not knowing exactly what to expect, we drove with nervous anticipation from the airport to the farmhouse in Kjóastaðir where we started the tour, everyone trying to imagine the adventure that lay in front of us. We were greeted by Siggi and the rest of the Riding Iceland Team and by the time we finished our welcome dinner that night everyone was bonded, donning new Icelandic sweaters and so excited to go. 
 

Melanie
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