4 Day Riding Adventure in The North

4 Day Riding Adventure in The North

A four day riding tour all-inclusive adventure for experienced riders that combines the best Iceland has to offer. The tour is based in Skjaldarvík in North Iceland, a few kilometers from Akureyri town, where riders will stay all four nights. Optional is to stay in an old turf farm, Baugasel, located in Barkárdalur during the third night which will take you back to the basics with no running water, no electricity and no WIFI! The four day all-inclusive riding tour is truly a once in a lifetime adventure that should not be missed. During the tour a herd of free-running horses will travel with the group but riders will not be assigned one single horse for the duration of the tour but ride 3-4 horses per day, which gives riders the opportunity to test their skills. Departures in July & August 2017.

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From:2,658 EUR
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  • Once in a lifetime adventure on Icelandic horses
  • Accommodation in beautiful scenery
  • All-inclusive tour
  • 4 day riding tour in nature
  • Small group with max 8 participants plus staff


  • 4 days of riding on Icelandic horses - suitable horses for each rider
  • Riding equipment (except clothes)
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Skjaldarvík with breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation in a 19th century Turf House (participant will keep their room at Skjaldarvík guesthouse during their stay)
  • 3 three-course dinner in Skjaldarvík and BBQ in Baugasel
  • 3 lunches
  • Waffles and coffee in Skriða on day 4
  • Sleeping bag and blanket for the night in Baugasel
  • All transport during trip
  • Pick up and drop off in Akureyri


  • Staying at Baugasel turf farm for one night
  • Free time in Akureyri town


Day 1 | Skjaldarvík guesthouse & riding tour

Starts at 14.00 in Skjaldarvík. Check in, an introduction of participants, staff and horses.

2 short riding tours per person (about 30 min per tour that gives riders the opportunity to get to know some of the horses and us to evaluate your riding skills).

Accommodation and three-course dinner at Skjaldarvik.

Day 2 | Riding to Skríða in Hörgárdalur

Breakfast at 9.00 & preparation.

Riding tour “Rekstur” to Skriða in Hörgárdalur (approx.… 20 kilometers, 4 stints)

Short sightseeing in Skriða, a horse and dairy farm.

We overnight the horses in Skriða and head back “home” to Skjaldarvik by car.

Free time in Akureyri for those who want

Accommodation and three-course dinner in Skjaldarvik.

Day 3 | Riding into Barkárdalur

Breakfast at 9.00 & preparation

Drive to Skriða where we will watch horse show in Skriða on the oval track

Riding tour “Rekstur” from Skriða into Barkárdalur (Baugasel) (approx. 16 kilometers, 3 stops)

BBQ and bonfire in Baugasel

Accommodation in Baugasel turf house (sleeping bag)

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Day 4 | Riding back to Skríða

Breakfast at 9.00 & preparation

Riding tour “Rekstur” to Skriða (approx. 16 kilometers, 3 stops)

Coffee and waffles in Skriða

Drive back to Skjaldarvik

Accommodation and three-course dinner at Skjaldarvik.


€2.658 per person in double room

€208 single room supplement

Minimum number of participants 6

Please note that the tour requires that riders to have good experience in riding.

2017 dates

11 - 15 July 2017

29 August - 2 September 2017 


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