Sheep roundup

Become Icelandic!

Take part in the farmers' work and enjoy this traditional festival of Icelandic culture. We'll ride into the highlands with a handhorse in search of the sheep that have been running free in the mountains all summer. They have to be brought down safely to the farms, before the harsh Icelandic winter takes hold. You will be riding "off road" through breathtaking scenery and there will be plenty of opportunity to help handling the sheep. 

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Riding experience
Price € 2.495,-
Duration 6 days / 5 nights
Departure 3rd - 8th of September
Daily rides 20 - 40 km
Minimum age 14 years
Number of participants min. 4, max.8

Included in the price:

  • Transfer by public bus from Reykjavík to Varmahlíđ
  • All ground transportation throughout the riding tour
  • Full board during the riding tour, starting with a light meal for lunch on day 1, ending with breakfast on day 6
  • 3 nights in Hestasport Cottages (2-4-bed rooms, shared facilities)
  • 2 nights in Mountain Huts (sleeping bag place, sleeping bags are provided) 
  • English and / or German speaking guides
  • Helmets, raingear, saddlebags
  • Accompanying service carrying luggage, food, etc.
  • Transfer by public bus from Varmahlíđ to Reykjavík in the end of the tour

Not included:

  • Transfer to and from Iceland
  • Riding breeches, boots, jackets, gloves
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík (but bookable on demand for extra charge)
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Riding experience


No experience needed


Intermediate riding 
skills needed


Good riding skills needed


Very good riding skills and 
good physical condition needed

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