Deluxe Beach Ride with Hestaland in Snæfellsnes peninsula
If you want more luxury, then this is the tour for you! Our hosts are the horse farmers Gudmar Petursson and Linda Run Petursdottir at Hestaland. They are both educated horse trainers and riding instructors and give great emphasize to teaching the right moves, give pointers and give special focus on finding the perfect match of horses and people.
- August: 11-18
If you want more luxury, then this is the tour for you! Our hosts are the horse farmers Gudmar Petursson and Linda Run Petursdottir at Hestaland. They are both educated horse trainers and riding instructors and give great emphasis to teaching the right moves, give pointers and give special focus on finding the perfect match of horses and people. The tacks and saddles are the best ones in the market, all from Ástund.
On this tour, we give great emphasis on giving personal experience and we have about one guide for every 3 guests. On this tour, we will be extremely environmental and try to reduce waste and use no plastic.
The Snæfellsjökull National Park is where you find one of Iceland´s most beautiful and emblematic sights – the glacier-covered cone volcano Snæfellsjökull. This horseback riding tour in Snæfellsnes Iceland is definitely the best way to see the astonishing nature of the peninsula. The mystery and spiritual aura of this still active volcano were made famous through Jules Verne’s novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
Many of the great Sagas are located in this very area. Today the remote beauty and rich birdlife draw visitors from all over the world. The peninsula itself is often called “Iceland in a nutshell” because of its diversity of landscape.
Day 1. Reykjavík – Hestaland
Pick up at the BSI Bus terminal at 17:30. Arrive at Hestaland in the evening of August 3rd in time for dinner.
This day we spend preparing riders for the trek and getting them to know the horses they will be riding. We start in the indoor arena and then go for a ride around the farm. We come back for lunch and do another ride in the afternoon.
Now we start the trek leaving the farm with a loose herd of horses running with us. We head west to the Snaefellsnes peninsula cross the river Langá and through the farm Grimsstadir, go through a lava field to the Hitara river, we now follow the rider to our destination for the day. The van will come to pick us up and take us back to Hestaland where dinner, wine, and hot tub is waiting.
After breakfast, the van takes us back to where we ended the day before. We keep riding down the Hitara river until we come to the beach we get on the beach and start to head north, we are on the beach most of that day until we come to the Kolvidarnes farm where we end the day and head home again for dinner.
Today we are going to leave the herd behind and choose our favorite horse and we go for a magical ride on the white sand beach, we go out to some sandy islands and then come back to Kolvidarnes
We head back in-land to Myrdalur farm from there we follow the mountains in the direction back to Hestaland we go back through the lava fields and end the day by Hraundalur.
Today we ride up the incredible Hraundalur and we go straight up the mountain and stop and the mountain cottage Lambafell, there we take a break before riding down Grenjadalur following the beautiful Langa river and we ride all the way home to Hestaland
Day 8. Hestaland – Reykjavik
After breakfast, we bring you back to Reykjavik, to BSI bus terminal.