Tours

  • 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 passing by.  The trail connects…

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    Tour operators

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Aug 08 - Aug 17 2016
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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 operators

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Aug 07 - Aug 13 2016
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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 17 - Jun 22 2016
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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 operators

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Jul 30 - Aug 05 2016
    Aug 14 - Aug 20 2016
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  • Reykjanes

    7 days

    This tour is a feast for those who are interested in the geology of Iceland. The tour starts by the famous Geysir geothermal area where the highly active Strokkur fountain geyser ejects its water column 30 meters (90 ft) into…

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    Tour operators

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Jun 25 - Jul 01 2016
    Jul 04 - Jul 10 2016
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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 22 - Jun 29 2016
    Jun 23 - Jun 30 2016
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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 09 - Mar 13 2016
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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 14 - Sep 18 2016
  • 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 22 - Sep 25 2016
  • 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 ? For the first time this winter we…

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    Tour operators

    Elvar and Fjóla

    Dates

    Feb 10 - Feb 14 2016
    Feb 17 - Feb 21 2016
    Feb 08 - Feb 11 2017
  • 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 04 - Jul 09 2016
    Jul 11 - Jul 16 2016
    Jul 25 - Jul 30 2016
    Aug 15 - Aug 20 2016
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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 14 2016
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  • 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 21 - Sep 24 2016
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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 and Ása

    Dates

    Jun 16 - Jun 22 2016
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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 and Ása

    Dates

    Jun 23 - Jun 27 2016
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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 07 - Sep 12 2016
  • 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

    Bjarni Páll and Elsa

    Dates

    Jul 24 - Jul 30 2016
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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. 

  • 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.

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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

Riding with Denni means adventure meeting Iceland's beauty on calm, strong horses to places, where neither car nor bicycle will ever arrive. It means proper meals, cheerful evenings and patient support whenever needed. In brief: Everything you expect from a successful riding tour!

Sylvia Knaup, Germany
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