Tours

  • 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

    Aug 01 - Aug 09 2017
    Aug 10 - Aug 18 2017
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  • 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 03 - Jul 08 2017
    Jul 10 - Jul 15 2017
    Jul 24 - Jul 29 2017
    Aug 14 - Aug 19 2017
    Aug 28 - Sep 02 2017
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  • Grand Canyons

    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

    Gunnar and Bjarni

    Dates

    Jul 31 - Aug 06 2017
    Aug 08 - Aug 14 2017
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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 28 - Oct 01 2017
  • Kjölur - the Mystic Trail

    7 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

    Gunnar and Bjarni

    Dates

    Jul 10 - Jul 16 2017
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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 operators

    Gunnar and Bjarni

    Dates

    Aug 16 - Aug 22 2017
    Aug 24 - Aug 30 2017
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  • 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
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  • Days of Summer Solstice at Reykjanes

    7 days

    “I promise this tour will leave you longing for more and more. After all I am already picking my 7th tour. I am a real Riding-Icelandaholic .”-Lisa Loewenberg, USA
    Days…

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    Tour operators

    Gunnar and Bjarni

    Dates

    Jun 20 - Jun 26 2017
    Jun 29 - Jul 04 2017
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  • 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 06 - Sep 11 2017
  • 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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  • Winter Ride and Northern Lights!

    4 days

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

    In March we organize 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 08 - Mar 12 2017
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  • 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“.  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 18 - Jun 24 2017
    Jun 24 - Jun 30 2017
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  • 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.  For a long time while the people lived there the canyon was…

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    Tour operators

    Elvar and Fjóla

    Dates

    Jul 26 - Jul 31 2017
  • Winter adventures in Skagafjörður

    5 days

    Ride - learn - explore - enjoy ! Are you a rider who wants to expand your knowledge of the Icelandic horse and get to know him in his extreme winter environment ? Come and join us for some great…

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    Tour operators

    Elvar and Fjóla

    Dates

    Feb 08 - Feb 12 2017
    Mar 08 - Mar 12 2017
  • Autumn Adventure - Horse Roundups!

    5 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 27 - Oct 01 2017
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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 13 - Sep 17 2017
  • Riding & skiing in february !!

    4 days days

    Do you want to combine your two sports ? Riding the Icelandic horse and ski in the magical Icelandic mountains ? Then join us next february for some adventures ! In this special tour , for the first time next year !,…

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    Tour operators

    Elvar and Fjóla

    Dates

    Feb 22 - Feb 26 2017

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. 

  • Gunnar and Bjarni Gunnar and Bjarni

    Gunnar and Bjarni have shared a passion for riding and horses from an early age and have been guiding tours professionally since Riding Iceland opened in 2010. They have taken over their father Siggi’s branch of the business and will be leading tours mainly in southern and central Iceland. Like Siggi, they have a love of music and will be bring the nights alive with guitar playing and singing-keeping up the tradition of music and fun that makes Riding Iceland tours so entertai

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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


Spectacular landscape, brave wonderful horse, friendly comfiest staff..it was a great experience 1001 thanks - Ute Germany

Keep doing what you do because you dot it very good...we will not say good bye but see you - Helle DK

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