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Email
[email protected]
Phone
+354 699 2004
Address
Kálfhóll 2, 804 Selfoss, Iceland
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FAQ

Children’s discount (under 12 years): 25% on our tours.

We ask for a deposit to reserve your saddle since many of our tours get sold out and it can be difficult to fill the saddle if booking is cancelled when it is close to the departure. All bookings we receive needs work from our team as well, emails and communication.

Our cancellation terms are as follows:

  • A cancellation made with more than 42 days – deposit paid by the client.
  • A cancellation made with more than 21 days but less than 42 days’ notice is subject to a 50% cancellation fee.
  • A cancellation made with less than 21 days’ notice means that the full price will be collected.

Group size usually ranges from 10-20 riders.

The main thing is to wear something you think comfortable while riding. We recommend high riding boots with a heal but it is OK if you only have low or don´t have any at all. Make sure you bring more than one pair of comfortable shoes to change if you get wet for example hiking shoes, rubber boots or riding boots.

Here you can book your Flybus ticket to and from Reykjavík. The Flybus departs from Keflavík airport 35-40 minutes after each arrival. Busses are located right outside the terminal building. Book a Flybus

The Icelandic Horse

The breed is best known for its four-beat smooth gait, the “tölt”, which is very comfortable for the rider, especially on a longer tour.  Riding an Icelandic horse in its native habitat land is an authentic riding experience.  

  • Herd

Herding along free running horses is the traditional way of travelling in Iceland, since horses are changed at least once a day on longer tours. You get to ride a variety of horses.  

  • Icelandic Nature

Iceland is the least densely populated country in Europe, with a pure, unpolluted and truly magical landscape.

  • Nature bathing

In Iceland (and on our riding tours) you can find hot spring oasis featuring hot pools and geothermal hot springs that are perfect for relaxing after a long riding day.

The tack used for Icelandic horses is slightly different then the tack ordinarily used for other breeds.

The saddle is built close to a dressage saddle and has a relatively flat seat. Saddles come with plain or quilted seats. On longer rides a crupper helps keeping the saddle in place. Riding style used on Icelandic horses is close to English riding style, but stirrups are worn long.

Bits used are mostly simple snaffles. Bridles have a detachable noseband and clip on reins.

Maximum weight for a rider is 110kg/242lb

Happy travelers

”A wonderful experience, I loved everything about it, beautiful country, lovely people..and the best horses!! Thanks again to Haukur and everybody at Hvammer Farm for the best holiday ever”
S.P.L. on Trail of Hope

The holiday was one of the best experiences I’ve had, the country is amazing the scenery spectacular. All the additional trips just makes it special. Everything at such a relaxed pace, nothing rushed or hurried. Sophie and Hannes are so lovely and kind. Had a great time, would maybe go back in summer next time.

KF – Great Britain

This riding holiday was superb. The hosts Sophie and Hannes couldn’t have been more friendly. They were extremely knowledgeable about all things Iceland/Icelandic horse related. The accommodation and food were excellent. Pride of place were the Icelandic horses themselves. Such kind, honest, tough characters. Was great to experience the famous tölt – very smooth. Overall a great holiday and would LOVE to get back to do a summer tour… someday maybe…

NM.D. Great Britain