Winter riding and Northern Lights
Enjoy visiting the best-known sights in Iceland, riding the Icelandic Horse along fine bridle paths and viewing a dazzling Northern Lights display after a great day in the saddle.
- October: 12- 15 & 19 - 22 & 26 - 29
- November: 9 - 12 & 16 - 19
- Desember: 7 - 10 & 14 - 17
- February: 28 - March 3rd
- March: 7- 10 & 14 – 17 & 21 - 24 & 28 - 31
- October: 10 - 13 & 17 - 20 & 24 – 27 & 31 – Nov 3rd
- November: 7 - 10 & 14 - 17 & 21 – 24 & 28 – Dec 1
- December: 5 - 8 & 12 - 15
Autumn and Winter Riding Adventure
Winter in Iceland means a countryside ablaze with color and the Northern Lights dancing in the Arctic night sky. Enjoy visiting the best-known sights in Iceland, riding the Icelandic Horse along fine bridle paths and viewing a dazzling Northern Lights display after a great day in the saddle. Riding during the wintertime is an Icelandic tradition and a wonderful experience.
We will take a tour and visit the Secret Lagoon where you can relax in the mineral-rich water. We will ride along the river Þjórsá and visit the Golden circle. During the riding days, “tölt”, the special gait of the Icelandic Horse will be introduced to you while riding on the river trails, made for tölting.
Get ready in the evenings to experience the unique tranquility of the Icelandic countryside and gaze skywards to perhaps see green-colored Northern Lights dancing above you (weather permitting).
The winter is as wonderful as it is unpredictable. Therefore we reserve the right to alter the itinerary if necessary due to the weather and light conditions.
• 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.
Hannes the farmer and family in Kálfhóll farm operate tours all over south Iceland, both in popular tourist places as well as in the most rural places in Iceland.
A glacier river with its source in Hofsjökull. It is the longest river in Iceland around 230 km.
Mount Hekla often titled the “Queen of Iceland” is a highly active fissure vent and a strato volcano in South Iceland. Its numerous and frequent eruptions have left a big coverage of tephra layers all around and produced a massive amount of lava. In the middle ages it was referred to as the Gateway to hell by Europeans.
A natural pool in a geothermal area 38 – 40 celsius warm. Situated by the village Flúðir and within the Golden Circle route. Wonderful experience during all seasons.
A famous geothermal area where the first documented hot spring Geysir in Europe is located. Geysir itself is rarely active lately but its smaller neighbours are highly active. Strokkur erupts every few minutes 20 – 40 meters high and Litli- Strokkur and Smiður are highly active as well.
Golden Waterfall is where Hvítá falls 32 meters in two stages before entering the canyon Gullfossgljúfur. Gullfoss is one of three main attraction of the most popular sightseeing route in Iceland, The Golden Circle.
Þingvellir National Park
It is often referred to as the national shrine of Iceland. It is where the oldest existing parliament in the world was assembled. The geology of Þingvellir is spectacular. Almannagjá is a canyon formed between two tectonic continental plates drifting from each other.
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... M.D.-G.B.