Beach and Mountain Ride


Experience riding on the black and golden sand on this traditional trail on Löngufjörur beach. View the mystical Snæfellsjökull Glacier in the distance and the mighty Eldborgarhraun lava field on your way back to the farm. Enjoy riding the Icelandic way with a herd of free horses running along.

The beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula extends far out into the Atlantic from the west coast. You can find many features of Icelandic nature in this part of the country. At Stóri-Kálfalækur Farm we start our ride into the mountains and enjoy the rich colors of nature. Passing through lava fields and along hillsides, we ride down to the shore and continue along the expansive beach. This traditional trail, only revealed when the tide is out, offers horse and rider an ideal opportunity to try their skill at “tölting” over long distances.

Participants on this tour join the longer Snæfellsnes Tour for four days and return to Reykjavík in the evening while those on the longer ride continue.

It is also possible to book this the full tour or partially i.e. Snæfellsnes or days 5-8 see our tour Löngufjörur Beach Ride

Ólöf and Siggi at Stóri-Kálfalækur operate this tour, click here to get to know them better.


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From 1.790 €


    4 nights - 4 riding days


    Intermediate - Advanced riders


    Dates 2023: June 17-21 • July 1-5 • 15-19 • 29-2 August • August 12-16 • 26-30


    Accommodation in made up beds in shared rooms. Accommodation after the ride to be arranged individually.


    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 on request when booking. All riders make their own packed lunch from the breakfast table.

    Alcoholic beverages are not included in the tour price and are hard to get in the highlands. They can be bought at a reasonable price in the Duty Free Store at Keflavik Airport upon arrival.

    Rain wear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet.


    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

    Knee-high rubber boots are recommended for this ride.

    Tour Map

    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. We ride through grasslands and cross rocky grounds at the foot of a mountain range. First stop for horse changing at an old sheep round-up paddock.
    (approx. 27 km or 5-6 hours)

    Day 3. Grímsstaðir – Staðarhraun
    Today we ride rather slowly due to rocky grounds. The ride leads along one of Iceland's famous fishing rivers through multi-colored mountains and along breathtaking hillsides and valleys and over a pass. This is the longest day in the saddle although it’s not the longest by distance.
    (approx. 28 km or 6-7 hours)

    Day 4. Staðarhraun – Kolviðarnes
    We continue our ride through the mystical volcanic valley enjoying the scenery and local myths of trolls and outlaws. We cross rivers and enjoy great views over the grasslands against picturesque rocks and as far as the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day you can even see the snow capped Snæfellsjökull glacier at the tip of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Our destination today is a field at the shore of the Atlantic Ocean.
    (approx. 31 km or 6 hours)
    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 we have to wait until the afternoon.

    Day 5. Kolviðarnes – Gaul
    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. We follow the coast westerly direction on soft ground, splashing water under our horses hooves, with  amazing  nature  surrounding us.

    After the riding day, we leave our riding companions behind and drive back to Reykjavík. Please note that you will arrive in Reykjavik app. not before 21:30.

    (approx. 29 km or 5 hours)

    We reserve the right to alter the itinerary if necessary

    Airport Transfer

    We recommend you to book with Airport direct, as they have the most frequent departures.

    Keflavik - Reykjavik (Bus hostel)

    Reykjavik (Bus hostel) - Keflavik

    NOTE: Knee-high rubber boots are recommended for this ride.

    Terms & Conditions:

    If you book online you will be asked to pay the full amount. Please contact us for different payment options.

    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.

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    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