Snæfellsnes: Beach and Mountain Ride
This is a shorter version of the Snæfellsnes tour.
Experiencing “tölt”, the unique extra gait of the Icelandic Horse is made easy for you on this tour when we follow good riding tracks. The long stretches of smooth sandy beaches make this tour a delight for both horses and riders.
This horseback riding tour takes us through a landscape of extensive lava fields, craters, and ash from ancient eruptions in Hítardalur valley. We also enjoy wide-open stretches of light-colored sand at Löngufjörur beach, where only the tide sets a limit to the freedom of horse and man. The impressive 50-meter deep crater Eldborg is a distinctive landmark, where the light sand turns black once you reach its lava field.
- June: 13 - 18 & 27 - July 2
- August: 15 - 20 & 29 - Sept 3
Horseback Riding Tour on stretchy beaches and beautiful mountains
The beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula extends far out into the Atlantic from the west coast. You can find many features of the Icelandic nature in this part of the country. We ride down to the shore and continue along the expansive beach. This traditional trail, only revealed when the tide is out, offers horse and rider an ideal opportunity to try their skill at “tölting” over long distances.
Participants on this tour join the longer Snæfellsnes Tour for the four last days.
- Individual travel insurance is not included in the tour price. We encourage clients to obtain relevant travel insurance before visiting Iceland.
- Flight to and from Iceland is not included.
A cozy farmhouse in the Snæfellsnes peninsula
located just south of Staðastaður, the south part of Snæfellsnes
has a building and a farm in Snæfellsnes located near the river Haffjarðará and the famous beach Löngufjörur
ranks among the top salmon rivers of Iceland in an outstanding landscape of lavefields covered on moss and birds
a natural pool wonderful to bath in with a temperature around 40 degrees celsius