About Laufskálarétt - round up

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 and living.  We ride with the locals in Laufskálarétt and watch when the farmers bring home their herd of wild horses and also we get the change to be a part of the horse show in the riding hall Svaðastaðir in Sauðárkrókur.  This will be the perfect weekend !!

Short ride and dinner

We will pick you up early in Reykjavík.  We head up north to our farm at Syðra-Skörðugil in Skagafjörður.  The drive is about 4 hours with stops.  When in Skörðugil we get settled in our lovely guesthouse Ömmubær.  When everyone is unpacked we will take a walk to the stable and saddle up for a short ride around the farm.  After riding we enjoy dinner and a relaxing evening.  Get to know each other better.


After breakfast we get ready for another ride.  We will spend the day at the farm exploring and having fun.  We will saddle up the horses and ride some of the nice trails we have here at Syðra-Skörðugil.  After a perfect day of riding we have a quality time in Ömmubær relaxing in the hot tub and enjoy a nice dinner.  Then we need to get ready for the night!  In the evening we will drive to the riding hall Svaðastaðir in Sauðárkrókur where we will spend the evening at a great horse show.

Herd of 500 horses

This day will be a early rise and shine at 7 AM.  We meet up in the lovely kitchen of Ömmubær and have a good breakfast.  When everybody is ready we pack our things in the cars and drive to Sleitustaðir (about 40 km).  There we will meet the horses and saddle up.  Departure is 10 AM.  We ride into the beautiful valley Kolbeinsdalur towards the herd of horses.  We ride with the locals and their guests, hundreds of people.  When at the herd we get together with the locals and help bringing the herd of 500 horses down the mountain towards Laufskálarétt.  This event is very popular here in Iceland and every year there are hundreds of people that visit the locals and take part in this event.  There will be alot of laughing, singing and living !! In the evening the hot tub and a nice goodbye dinner will be served.

Back to Reykjavík

After a good night sleep in Ömmubær we meet in the kitchen for the last breakfast.  After packing and saying goodbye to the farm and the horses we drive back to Reykjavík.

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    Duration 4 days
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    Departure dates Sep 23 2021
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    Tour operator Elvar and Fjóla {texti}
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Elvar and Fjóla are the best hosts you can wish for ! Elvar took us on special rides into the mountains and we also wnt to join for the round… Mirjam