Tours

  • Into the mountains

    6 days

    Ferð í Galtará 

    Dates

    Jun 16 - Jun 21 2019
    Aug 11 - Aug 16 2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sprengisandur- In to the wild !

    8 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 2020
    Jul 31 - Aug 07 2020
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  • 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 27 - Mar 01 2020
    Mar 05 - Mar 08 2020
    Mar 12 - Mar 15 2020
    Mar 19 - Mar 22 2020
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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 13 - Jul 18 2020
    Aug 10 - Aug 15 2020
    Aug 17 - Aug 22 2020
    Aug 24 - Aug 29 2020
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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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  • 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 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
    Feb 12 - Feb 16 2020
  • 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

    Sep 05 - Sep 08 2019
    Apr 08 - Apr 11 2020
    Apr 15 - Apr 18 2020
    Apr 22 - Apr 25 2020
    Apr 29 - May 02 2020
    May 06 - May 09 2020
    May 13 - May 16 2020
    May 20 - May 23 2020
    May 27 - May 30 2020
    Jun 03 - Jun 06 2020
    Jun 10 - Jun 13 2020
    Jul 08 - Jul 11 2020
    Jul 22 - Jul 25 2020
    Aug 26 - Aug 29 2020
    Sep 02 - Sep 05 2020
    Sep 16 - Sep 19 2020
    Oct 07 - Oct 10 2020
    Oct 14 - Oct 17 2020
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  • 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
    Mar 11 - Mar 15 2020
  • 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 15 - Jun 21 2020
    Jun 22 - Jun 28 2020
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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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  • 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
  • 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

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.

  • 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

"It was such a fabulous trek with Hreinn this year."

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