This eight day excursion is an enjoyable horse riding trip that provides an excellent opportunity to see some of the main natural phenomena of Southern Iceland. Þjórsárdalur, Háifoss, Gjáin, Hekla and Landmannalaugar are among the places we visit during this excursion. You can walk in the soft black sand at the roots of the famous volcano Hekla, where the landscape reminds you of the moon, and bathe in the hot springs of Landmannalaugar which were crafted by nature’s hand.
Every year we go on one trip that we call Steinsholt’s special. In 2021, we are going to cross Iceland via Kjöl, a route that lies between Hofsjökull and Langjökull, each trip is about 270 km. We decided to do this trip again, as we have done it before and it is so great.
This tour is comfortable for most people that have some experience of horseback riding. In this tour we both stay in our nice guesthouse in Steinsholt and in a classic Icelandic mountain hut with sleeping bag accommodation and enjoy the great Icelandic nature all the time.
5 days and 4 nights – 3 days riding and sightseeing
21 th of May to 25 th of May.
18 th of June to 22 th of June.
02 th of September to 06 th of September.
This trip is suitable for people who are a bit familiar with horses and want to combine a horse tour with driving tours to beautiful places. We start every day with a horseback riding tour around our farm, Steinsholt, where there are many fun and beautiful riding routes, with the daily horse riding 3 to 4 hours a day. In the afternoon, we drive for sightseeing to places such as Þjórsárdalur, Gullfoss, Geysir and the Secret Lagoon. It is also possible to book such a trip outside of the designated dates. Accommodation is provided in Steinsholt with the beds made and a jacuzzi is also accessible
we can organize rides that suit your wishes, from short trips to longer rides. contact us and know what we can do for you.
Our shorter riding tours take from one hour to whole day. We travel in the Steinsholt area, on the edge of the highlands, which offers many interesting routes. On tours which take 1-2 hours we usually travel along the river Kálfá, a river that flows along the land of the Steinsholt farm. Kálfá is a rather small river, easy and even quite fun to cross and usually crossed once or twice on the tour. On longer tours (3 hours – 1 day) the routes are chosen according to weather and time of the year. Often we ride close to the river Þjórsá, the longest river in Iceland, or near Stóra-Láxá river – a beautiful clear river. Daytours take 4-5 hours, we have helmets and rain clothes if guests wish for.
Many of our accommodating guests take short riding tours part of the day and spend the rest of the day sightseeing.
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