Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsnes the Magical and Mysterious! On this tour you ride through the Iceland´s most beautiful and gorgeous sights and you can experience the special gate Tölt on the long stretches of sandy beaches.

Horseback riding tour in Snæfellsnes Iceland

The beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula extends far out into the Atlantic from the west coast. You can find many features of the Icelandic nature in this part of the country.
We start our ride from the Stóri Kalfalækur horse farm and ride into the mountains and through valleys enjoying the rich colors of nature.

Passing through lava fields and along hillsides, we ride down to the shore where we’ll be welcomed by the wide-open stretches of light-colored sand at Löngufjörur beach.

Part of this tour can be booked as a 4-day tour/4 riding days – see our tour Beach and Mountain Ride or as a 3 day tour/2 riding days – see our tour Löngufjörur Beach Ride

Our lovely farmers Siggi and Ólöf offer these tours!

  • Duration

    7 nights – 6 riding days
  • Riding skills

    Intermediate – Advanced riders
  • Departures

    Dates 2020: June: 6-13 • 21-28 • July: 4-11 • 18-25 Aug: 1-8 • 15-22
  • Accommodation

    Made up beds in shared rooms during the ride. Accommodation after the ride are to be arranged individually.
  • Note

    Knee-high rubber boots are recommended for the beach ride!
  • Reservation code

What is included

  • Bus transfer from Reykjavík to the farm
  • During the ride full board is provided. Our menu consists of a large breakfast and traditional Icelandic meals (fish or lamb). Vegetarian meals are available if requested when booking. All riders make their own packed lunch from the breakfast table.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not included in the tour price.
  • Rainwear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet.

Attention

  • Individual travel insurance is not included in the tour price. We encourage clients to obtain relevant travel insurance before visiting Iceland.
  • Flight to and from Iceland is not included
  • Bring bags rather than hard cover suitcases
  • Pack light because transport space is limited.
  • Please bring high rubber boots for this ride.

  • Day by day itinerary
  • Useful information
  • Accommodation

Day 1. Reykjavík – Stóri-Kálfalækur
After an afternoon drive from Reykjavik to Stóri-Kálfalækur Farm, where we’ll meet up with the horses and the staff, we’ll have light dinner and prepare for the adventure ahead of us.

Day 2. Stóri Kálfalækur – Grímsstaðir
After an introduction to the Icelandic horse and its special gaits, we start our ride into the mountains through fertile farmlands.

Day 3. Grímsstaðir – Staðarhraun
The ride today leads through multi-colored mountains and along breathtaking hillsides and valleys.

Day 4. Staðarhraun – Kolviðarnes
We continue our ride through the mystical volcanic valley enjoying the scenery and local myths of trolls and outlaws.
NB: Next three days we ride on Löngufjörur beach where timings depend on the tide. In some cases, we need to start the ride very early in the morning or in the afternoon.

Day 5. Kolviðarnes – Traðir
We start our beach ride on Löngufjörur, the famous horse trail on the seashores of the Snæfellsnes peninsula with the view of majestic Snæfellsjökull Glacier ahead of us.

Day 6. Traðir – Kolviðarnes
Unique riding experience for everyone with lava-fields and mountains on one side of the trail and the Atlantic Ocean on the other.

Day 7. Kolviðarnes – Stóri-Kálfalækur
Last day on the beach and yet a new experience. The sand turns black as we follow the outline of the Eldborg lava field.

Day 8. Stóri-Kálfalækur – Reykjavík
After breakfast, we will head back to Reykjavik to your accommodation.

Here you can book your Flybus ticket to and from Reykjavík. The Flybus departs from Keflavík airport 35-40 minutes after each arrival. Busses are located right outside the terminal building. Book my ticket.

Terms & conditions:
Íshestar requests a confirmation payment upon booking of minimum 30% of the tour price. When the confirmation payment is received the seat is secure. The remaining balance is due 6 weeks before the tour departs. If you book the tour through the website the full amount is requested. Children’s under 12 years receive 25% discount on our multi-day tours.

Liability:
Íshestar reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables without prior notice, should the necessity arise. No liability is accepted for loss or expenses due to delays or changes of arrival or departures of flights or other services, injury, sickness, accident, strikes, damage, negligence, weather, wars or other causes outside the control of Íshestar. All such losses and expenses are the personal liability of the traveller. The estimated duration of tours as indicated by km or timing can change according to road or weather conditions.

For more information please see also our Frequent Asked Questions and/or contact us at ishestar@ishestar.is

  • Stóri Kálfalækur Farm

    Stóri-Kálfalækur Farm, the home of our farmers Siggi and Ólöf is situated in rich farmland close to the ocean and the wonderful beaches of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. It’s a renovated farmhouse with a sleeping up to 20 persons so it’s plenty of space for everybody. Large kitchen and a spacious dining room. Together with the well-known hospitality of your hosts this will make an excellent place to stay.
    • Number of rooms:  8 (2-4 bedded)
    • Number of beds:  20
    • Outdoor jacuzzi:  Yes
    • Number of showers:  5
    • GSM connection:  Yes, but not good
    • WiFi: No
    • Made up beds: Yes
    • Number of WC:  5
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Testimonials from happy riders

We made a tour through a breathtaking landscape, with a funny group and a very cool tour guide of Íshestar. I’ll never forget this adventure. L.W., CH