Tours

  • Around Vatnajökull

    24 days

    Ariound Vatnajökull !  24 days journey around the biggest glacier of Iceland ! Dream coming true ! In July 2016 we head out for our biggest adventure so far ! 850 km ride around the glacier Vatnajökull.  We start the…

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    Tour operators

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Jul 24 - Aug 15 2018
  • Towards the Midnight Sun

    6 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“ with the arctic circle just outside the shores.  During a two-week period around the 21st of June,…

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    Tour operators

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Jun 16 - Jun 22 2019
    Jun 18 - Jun 24 2019
    Jun 23 - Jun 29 2019
    Jun 25 - Jul 01 2019
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  • Saltvík Special 2019 “Flateyjardalur”

    8 days days

    We are  starting a new Riding-Iceland / Saltvík concept in 2019 !! "Saltvík Special tour" which will be offered every year but with variations from year to year following new trails and excursing forgotten historical trails. The first Saltvík Special…

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    Tour operators

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Aug 18 - Aug 26 2019
  • The Diamond Circle

    6 days

    The North of Iceland is best known for it's great natural sights and beautiful landscape. 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.  An…

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    Tour operators

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Jul 08 - Jul 13 2019
    Jul 15 - Jul 20 2019
    Jul 22 - Jul 27 2019
    Aug 12 - Aug 17 2019
    Aug 19 - Aug 24 2019
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  • Laufskálarétt - round up

    4 days

    Laufskálarétt is the biggest horse coral in Iceland.  Every year hundreds of guests come to meet with the locals and spend the weekend having fun riding, singing and living.  We now offer a great adventure for all who love riding…

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    Tour operators

    Elvar and Fjóla

    Dates

    Sep 26 - Sep 29 2019
  • Sheep round up - Staðarfjöll

    6 days

    Every year when the autumn comes in september we need to go riding into the highlands of Staðarfjöll to collect our sheeps.  We ride with a handhorse into the mountains searching for the sheeps.  There should be about 1.800 of…

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    Tour operators

    Elvar and Fjóla

    Dates

    Sep 04 - Sep 09 2019
  • Winter Ride and Northern Lights!

    4 days

    Winter adventure - Northern lights and riding on ice!

    During autumn and winter  we offer great  riding adventures  from Saltvík farm in the north of Iceland. We make some day rides from Saltvík farm along the coastline of the Arctic Ocean and if possible…

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    Tour operators

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Feb 28 - Mar 03 2019
    Mar 07 - Mar 10 2019
    Mar 14 - Mar 17 2019
    Mar 21 - Mar 24 2019
    Mar 28 - Mar 31 2019
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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

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Jun 19 - Jun 22 2017
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  • Autumn Adventure - Horse Roundups!

    6 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 10 - Sep 15 2019
    Sep 24 - Sep 29 2019
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  • Saltvík Comfort

    4 days

    Saltvík comfort is a a tour ideal for families and friends that prefer rather easy riding scedule compared to our longer  higland trails. Daily rides  are  from 3-5 hours every day adjusted to the needs of inidividual riders.  The trails are in…

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    Tour operators

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    May 03 - May 06 2018
    May 17 - May 20 2018
    May 24 - May 27 2018
    Jun 06 - Jun 09 2019
    Jun 13 - Jun 16 2019
    Sep 05 - Sep 08 2019
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  • Sprengisandur- In to the wild !

    10 days

    True wilderness experience in the  highlands of  Iceland ! 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 passing by.  The trail connects the…

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    Tour operators

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Jul 23 - Jul 30 2019
    Jul 31 - Aug 07 2019
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  • Horse round up - Staðarfjöll

    5 days

    The horses from Syðra-Skörðugil are partly raised up in the mountains of Staðarfjöll.  Every year in july a part of our herd, mostly young horses and mares with foals, are pushed up to the mountains Staðarfjöll.  There they run around…

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    Tour operators

    Elvar and Fjóla

    Dates

    Sep 11 - Sep 15 2019
  • Winter adventures in Skagafjörður

    5 days

    Ride - learn - explore - enjoy ! Only this 1 tour so don´t miss out on it !! Are you a rider who wants to expand your knowledge of the Icelandic horse and get to know him in his…

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    Tour operators

    Elvar and Fjóla

    Dates

    Feb 06 - Feb 10 2019
    Feb 13 - Feb 17 2019
  • Merkigil canyon

    6 days

    Merkigil canyon in Austurdal Skagafjörður is one of the most beautiful canyons in Iceland and the story of the people who lived on the farm Merkigil is amzing.  On our way to Merkigil we will ride over flowing rivers, climb…

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    Tour operators

    Elvar and Fjóla

    Dates

    Jul 18 - Jul 23 2019
  • Riding lessons and excursions

    5 days

    Riding lessons and excursions - The perfect combination This winter we will only offer this one tour that emphasize top quality riding instruction on Icelandic competition horses, along with excursions in Skagafjördur, both with and without horses.  Þórarinn Eymundsson (Tóti)…

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    Tour operators

    Elvar and Fjóla

    Dates

    Mar 13 - Mar 17 2019

Team

  • Elvar and Fjóla Elvar and Fjóla

    Elvar and Fjóla at Syðra-Skörðugil, Skagafjörður in the north of Iceland are the new members of Riding-Iceland team. Every summer in about 15 years they have been travelling on horses with groups of riders in Skagafjörður.  The fjord Skagafjörður is famous for the history, amazing landscape and the hospitality of the locals.

  • Hjalti and Ása Hjalti and 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.

  • 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. 

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The Icelandic horse, snow and ice are fascinating phenomenon that you meet at Lake Mývatn on the horseman's weekend annually in March.

Reviews

The Kjölur - the Mystic Trail Riding Tour (7 riding days southbound on the old Kjölur-route through the Higlands in Iceland) was one of the best vacations we have ever had. It was brilliantly organized by the superb Riding-Iceland-Team, impressive landscapes, extremely delicious food (drinks incl.!!!) and a herd of horses with a matching character for every rider.

 

We, Daniel (33), Johanna (29), and Verena (30) wanted a little more “action” for our visit to Iceland than we would have gotten if we only had rented a jeep to take a round-trip of the island. For that reason, over the duration of 6 months, we underwent an intensive training of our riding skills and stamina. This was recommended for all similar riding tours in Iceland and we were grateful for the additional classes. We would have even more benefitted from extended riding experience in the open country.

Daniel Eberle
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