Horseback Riding

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Not surprisingly the Icelandic horse has admirers in all regions of the world.á Unlike other breeds the Icelandic horse has remained pure due to its isolation and has as such kept a variety of features that keep it unique and gained it worldwide praise.

Skagafjordur is one of the best known destinations for riders in Iceland, the region is often called the cradle of Icelandic horsemanship.á Here the history of the relationship between man and horse has been interwoven from time immemorial.á Many key ancestors of the Icelandic breed were born and raised here and many renowned horse breeders make their home here.

There are a number of operators in Skagafjordur offering horse riding tours of various lengths for every level of expertise. You can also visit the breeders and see riding demonstrations/information and help with genealogy and other studies.

Tour operators

  • Hestasport - Activity Tours

    Hestasport offers a wide variety of tours to suit anyone from fanatical horse enthusiasts to first-time riders, with the additional possibility to stay one or more nights at our cottages, with magnificent views overlooking the vast plains and distant mountains of the Skagafj÷r­ur valley.

    We offer short riding tours from one hour up to day tours and we also have long riding tours in to the highlands. Take a look around and find the tour thatĺs best for you!

  • Iceland Horse Tours (Helluland)

    At our farm Helluland we offer horse tours. It does not matter whether you are beginners or advanced riders, whether you come alone or as a group, andáyou can also choose between short and long tours - we will design a trip tailored according to youráindividual needs!

    And, if you have any questions: We are looking forward to answering them!

    AndrÚs Magn˙sson and Luka Dreiner

  • Langhus - Horse Tours

    Tailor-suited ( personalized ) horse tours with a local farmer in the beautiful nature by Langhus farm. Well trained talented horses, both for beginners and experienced riders. We offer both short tours and day tours, easy tours and challenging tours. This is the place if you want a personal unique experience with the Icelandic horse in the nature and culture that shaped these beloved horses.á

  • Lřtingssta­ir - Horse Tours

    Just 20 km away from VarmahlÝ­ on road #752 you will find our peaceful farm where we share our home with the Icelandic horse.á

    Lřtingssta­ir offers shorter and longer riding tours:

    - 1-5 hour tours through a beautiful landscape with mountains, rivers and over wide grazing land. All year around.

    - One week riding tours through magnificent landscape, with sightseeing and other activities during the summer

    - Stop & Ride: Best option for a short stay over (accommodation in farm cottage and 2 hour riding tour). Available all year around.

    Experienced riders and beginners are welcome, we have suitable horses for every demand.

    Lřtingssta­ir is a fully licensed riding holiday company, operating since the year 2000, welcoming you with warm hospitality and a personal atmosphere.

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  • RÚttarholt - Horse Tours

    We are a working dairy farm with some riding horses located 8 km east from VarmahlÝ­ on road 76. During the summer time we offer small riding tours (about one hour) suitable for beginners and advanced riders.

    After the ride we invite you for a cup of coffee and/or a glass of milk. You are also welcome to visit the farm and we are happy to answer any questions you have. The calves and all the other animals are always looking forward to some extra cuddles.

    It is possible to drop by between 10 am and 4 pm but to make sure that we have enough time and a horse for you, please book your tour ahead over phone or e-mail in English, German or Icelandic.

    We are looking forward to welcome you on our beautiful farm.

  • Sy­ra-Sk÷r­ugil - Horse Tours

    We offer you a great selection of horses in our horse rental, both for beginners and advanced riders.á In our rental you can choose from 1 hour trip up to 4 hour trip.á

    Our specialty is the ride to the Museum of GlaumbŠr.á Ride to GlaumbŠr, take your time looking outside and inside the museum and after that we offer you some coffee and cakes in ┴skaffi which is a coffee house located in GlaumbŠr.á Great experience.

    Long riding tours: We also offer a great selection of long riding tours.á Then we ride for few days around our beautiful Skagafj÷r­ur. For further information check out our website.

Contact Us

Tel (+354) 455 6161
info@visitskagafjordur.is

It's a Short Distance to Anywhere

Akureyri - Skagafjordur 118 km

Reykjavik - Skagafjordur 290 km

Egilsstadir - Skagafjordur 383 km

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