About Winter adventures in Skagafjörður

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 extreme winter environment ?

Come and join us for some great days of horse adventures at our farm Syðra-Skörðugil in Skagafjörður.

We will be doing alot of riding both on ice and on outside riding tracks in our amazing area where the landscape and the view is breathtaking ! You will have the opportunity to ride different kind of horses, four gaited & five gaited, you will be guided through the magic of the Icelandic tölt and the unique gait we call flying pace.  Elvar is a certified riding instructor and he will be guiding you with the riding.  Along with the riding we will do some exploring around the famous horsebreeding area in Skagafjörður. We will visit some of the famous horse breeders in the area and visit Hólar University College in Hjaltadalur.  More adventures will also be waiting for you on your arrival.

The best thing about travelling to Iceland in the winter time is that you can almost be sure to you will see the extrodinary northern lights that are so unique for Iceland at this time of the year ! You do not want to miss it !!

Short ride around farm

Pick up in Reykjavík at 9:00 in the morning.  We will drive up north to our farm Syðra-Skörðugil in Skagafjörður.  When there a light lunch will be served and you will be introduced to the family.  After you have seen your accommodation for your stay we will get prepaired for visiting the stable.  A short ride around our farm for you all to get to meet, you , the horses, us and etc.  After a great sightseeing in the area dinner will be served.  The hot tub will then help you to relax after a long day of joy !


This day starts with a good and healthy breakfast at our guesthouse.  Riding will be on our top priority list today.  We will start at the stable and after feeding Elvar will have a short demonstration.  After a good chat about horses of course we will saddle up and take a good riding tour.  This day we will also be visiting the University at Hólar.  There we will both take a close look at the stable and the amazing riding facilities they have at this beautiful place.  Hopefully we will be able to visit the museum of the Icelandic horse that is located in Hólar.  Dinner will be waiting on our arrival back on the farm. 

Fantastic landscapes and lagoons

We will start this day also with a good and healthy breakfast.  One long riding tour will be on our schedule today.  So after feeding in the stable we will get ready for a good ride hopefully in a cold, still and sunny winter Iceland.  We will stop at some magnificent places with some fantastic landscape and secret lagoons ! To relax and warm up after a great day we will drive up to the swimming pool in Hofsós for a dip.  Dinner of course on arrival back at the farm.

Riding and quality dinner

Like all the other days we start this one with breakfast at the guesthouse.  Today our focus will be on riding lessons and demonstrations.  You will get the change to pick a horse for the lessons and make special wishes for what to learn and what to see.  A short riding tour will also be on our schedule for the day.  You can start looking forward to the dinner for this evening.  We will be serving our top quality local food for you to taste. 

Glaumbær museum

After breakfast we saddle up for a riding tour to the museum of Glaumbær which is just about 4 km from our farm. This tour is a great fun and very informative. After this one riding tour that we do this day we get a light lunch at home before you need to get ready for departure.  You will be back in Reykjavík at about 4 or 5 pm. 

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    Duration 5 days
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    Departure dates Mar 17 2021
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    1700 EUR

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    Tour operator Elvar and Fjóla {texti}
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