The Norse Horse

Horseback riding holiday in search of the Northern Lights

Travel to the native land of the Icelandic Horse in search of the Northern Lights. With two full days of horse back riding you’ll get to know this special breed and enjoy a privileged journey across the Icelandic landscape which will be turning shades of Autumnal colours. You’ll visit the Blue Lagoon en route as well as the Geysir Hot Spring region and the Gullfoss waterfall. This trip is for a weekend break and can be extended to suit you.




DAY 1:

You’ll be met at Keflavik Airport before midday and start your journey with a refreshing dip in the Blue Lagoon. After your session in the mineral rich waters, you’ll continue onwards to Kjóastdir Farm where your hosts Hjalti and Åsa will greet you. After a hearty home-cooked dinner, you’ll have the chance to look to the skies for first possible sightings of the Aurora Borealis.

DAY 2:

Your hosts will begin today by introducing you to the Icelandic horses and its special gaits. You’ll get to know the special tölt – a trot specific to the Icelandic Horse. It is a smooth four-beat gait in which the horse’s hind legs should move well under the body and carry more of the weight on the hind part, allowing the front to rise and be free and loose.

Each rider will be matched with a suitable horse. Your first ride will start out along trails through birch forests in the Haukadalur valley. You’ll get to know the horses and enjoy a relaxed day of riding through a stunning scenery of mountains, valleys and the glacier-fed river Hvíta. You’ll return to the farm in the evening and the opportunity for another search for the Aurora.

DAY 3:

Today you’ll set off on horseback towards the Brúarhlöd canyon where milky, glacier water passes through intriguing rock formations. You’ll follow the ever deepening canyon to the impressive Gulfoss waterfall where you’ll tie up the horses and admire the views. After a relaxing break in Gulfoss you’ll follow the Kjölur highland trail before returning to the farm. In the late afternoon you’ll bid farewell to your hosts and horses, and drive onwards to Reykjavik. You’ll have the evening free to explore the city (dinner not included).

Overnight in Reykjavik.

DAY 4:

You’ll transfer to the airport and return home. Alternatively extend your trip to Iceland with our recommendations for city and country itineraries. Get in touch with us to find out more.

Level & ability
This trip is suitable for intermediate riders with some experience of horseback riding. The most important thing is to be comfortable in the saddle for prolonged periods. If you’re not sure, please get in touch or ask us about our trips to Iceland with day or evening tours by horseback which are ideal for beginners.


From £1195 per person based on two travelling. Single supplement price available on request (dependant on group size).

This roughly converts to: 1,374 EUR | 1,565 USD

Remember that each trip we craft is unique, and you'll receive a personalised trip proposal based on your travel dates and preferences, and in the currency of your choice (GBP, USD, or EUR).


Additional Info


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