Riding Holiday in the countryside of North Iceland - Home at Hestasport - 5 Days


Welcome to Skagafjörður, the birthplace of the Icelandic Horse! On this special riding holiday you can explore this magical region on four separate riding tours adjusted to your needs and experience levels and meet the sturdy horse of the Vikings! On the first day, you will enjoy a short, one hour ride to test your abilities. On the second day, we go for a three hour ride to the glacier river delta of Héradsvötn, riding past the waterfall Reykjafoss. On day three and four, we will be setting out on full day rides, only returning to the stables late afternoon. This riding tour is self-catering, you will have to bring your own packed lunch for the longer rides and prepare your own meals in your cottage in the evenings. You will be accommodated in one of our high standard, wooden cottages for the 4 nights of the ride. All guests have access to a private bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen in their house. In the middle of the cottage area, you will find a large stone-built hot pot where you can relax after a long day in the saddle. This riding holiday is suitable for all ages and experience levels. Full, detailed itinerary is available on request.

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5 days
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Why take this tour?

Welcome to Varmahlíð, our home in Skagafjörður. If you want to relax surrounded by beautiful nature, do plenty of horseback riding adjusted to your skills, and discover the diversity of the fjord Skagafjörður, Home at Hestasport is the right choice. You will be staying in one of our charming cottages, with a natural hot tub at hand. Every day, you will be exploring a bit more of the breathtaking surroundings on horseback and soon you cannot imagine a single day without the great companionship of the horses. When you are not on horseback, there are numerous activities and attractions close by: river rafting, boat trips, bird watching, sea angling and museums, to name only a few of them. This riding holiday is suitable for all ages and experience levels.

What’s included?

  • All ground transportation during the ride

  • Use of helmets, rain gear, saddle bags

  • Four nights in a high standard, private cottage with access to a stone-built hot pot

  • Four Horse riding days

  • Meals, drinks, snacks

  • Transfer to and from Iceland

  • Transfer to and from Varmahlíð

  • Riding breeches, boots, jackets, and gloves

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  • Duration: 5 days

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Cancellation Policy

    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Our short riding tours in the Skagafjörður area are ideal to get a first impression of the Icelandic horse. Meet this wonderful 5-gaited breed, try out its specialty, the tölt, and be inspired by its well-balanced character, compliance, strength and endurance! Whether you are a first-time rider, a fanatical horse enthusiast or anything in between, we’ll either have the right tour for you in our program or create a customized experience suited to your individual needs and wishes. We offer short riding tours from one hour up to day tours. With experienced guides at your side, you might be crossing rivers, climbing up and down steep mountains, tölting over smooth fields or visit the scenic waterfall “Reykjafoss”. There is no better way to explore the beautiful landscape of Skagafjörður than on horseback. We also offer multi-day riding holidays for all experience levels. Visit our web site for further details!

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