Wilderness expedition

Pure nature, herding, simplicity. Our most demanding tour!

If you are looking for a real horse-adventure in the Icelandic wilderness and prefer untouched, stunning nature over luxury, this is your tour! In true Icelandic style you will be driving a free running herd of horses through vast grasslands, stony mountains and a moonlike volcanic landscape towards the glacier. You lead the herd across rivers and explore new tracks, as the old ones may have vanished in the last winter. 

During the long days on the back of the powerful and tough Icelandic Horses, you will discover breathtaking places that only few Icelanders know about and experience the peacefulness that comes from travelling in total harmony with nature. 

In the evenings, simple but cozy mountain huts and a hearty Icelandic dinner will await you. Surrounded only by the tranquility of the highlands, you will go to bed truly satisfied. 

ItineraryPractical informationBooking and cancellation

Riding experience
Price per person (11% VAT incl.) ISK 495.000,-
Duration 8 days / 7 nights – 7 riding days (1-3 horses per person per day)

5th - 12th August 2019 

19th - 26th August 2019 

Daily rides ca. 25 – 30 km
Minimum age 12 years
Number of participants min. 6, max. 12 


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 8
  • 3 nights in Hestasport Cottages (2-4-bed rooms, shared facilities)
  • 4 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 to Akureyri in the end of the tour
  • Domestic flight from Akureyri to Reykjavík

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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