Fascinating North Iceland

Amazing North Iceland!

We cover the area from Grýtubakki farmhouse to Goðafoss, Bárðardalur, Lake Myvatn area and up to the very North - Melrakkaslétta as well as to the sandy beach of Skjalfandi Bay.

Please take your own sleeping bag with you for all the tours!

Tours Melrakkaslétta: Two nights sleeping bag accommodation, 4 nights made-up beds


Detailed tour description: June 24, August 14th - The Classic Tour

Day 1:
In the late afternoon transfer to Grytubakki farmhouse - dinner and overnight. We provide details for the following days.

Day 2:
After breakfast we show our guests the famous waterfall of the Gods. According to the sagas Þorgeir of Ljósavatn threw his statues of the gods into the falls when Iceland converted to Christianity in the year 1000, hence the name. Then we drive to Fremstafell farmhouse, where we catch the horses and saddle up. We ride to the Bardardalur valley, follow the river Skjálfandafljót and stay overnight at Hotel Kiðagil.The river Skálfandafljót flows through the valley over the Bárðardalshraun lava field that probably came all over the way from Trölladyngja in Ódaðahraun north of Vatnajökull more than 7,000 years ago.
Today we will be 5 - 6 hours in saddle.

Day 3:
We leave Kiðagil, ride over the bridge at Stóruvellir to the other side of the valley and reach the old farmhouse of Stóratunga. Here we are very close to the entrance of Ódaðahraun, the enourmous lava field, believed to be the home of outlaws, elves and trolls in the old days. We leave the horses at Stórutunga and walk to the waterfall of Aldeyrarfoss. Here we enjoy this wonderful natur paradise. Overnight at Stóratunga.
We ride 4 - 5 hours.

Day 4:
Today we enjoy rides in the breathtaking surroundings of Stóratunga. In the morning we ride direction Northeast, alongside river Skjálfandafljót over to the old lava of Tunguhraun. We continue to Tunguhamri and south alongside river Svartá back to Stóratunga farmhouse. Here we have our lunch. In the afternoon we ride towards the highland and south river Suðurá to the area of Réttartorfur up to the waterfalls of Hrafnabjörg. We ride over lava and sand. In the morning we ride about 12km, in the afternoon about 16km.

Overnight at Stórutunga.
5 1/2 hours in saddle.

Day 5:
We say good bye to Stóratunga and ride over Landsmelar at Viðiker into the area of Myvatn. We ride over sandy hills and moorland. A tremendous view awaits us reaching the highest point. If we are lucky we might see the queen of the Icelandic mountains in a distance: Herdubreið. We leave the horses at farmhouse Stöng and start our sightseeing tour into the Mývatnarea: The pseudocraters of Skutustaðir, the bizarre lavaformation of Dimmuborgir and the bubbling mud pools of Námaskarð.

We stay at Breiðamýri community center.
4 hours in saddle.

Day 6:
We leave Stöng first to the south close to the old farmhouse of Hörgsdalur and ride then along Myvatnsheiði to the valley of the smoke - Reykjadalur. Smooth tracks, adventurous tracks and a diversified landscape await us. Mountain Kinnarfjöll to the west side and mountain Gaesafjöll to the east side are visible if the weather allows it. We stay overnight again at Breiðamyri, close to the little village Laugar.
We ride 6 hours.

Day 7:
We ride along Vatnshlið a wooded way.There is a wonderful view over the valley Reykjadalur and the lake Vestmannsvatn. After the hill Fljótsheiði a terrific and diversified ride awaits us along the river Skjálfandafljót and through the forest Fellskógur. On the way the waterfalls Ullarfoss and Barnafoss are greeting us. We leave the horses at Fremstafell farm and drive home. Overnight at farmhouse Grytubakki.
We are 6 hours in saddle.

Day 8:
After breakfast transfer to Akureyri. We say our good-byes to the guests.

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In 2019 we are riding four different ways!

Tour description: July 4th and July 25 th

We ride all the way up North to the peninsula of Melrakkaslétta and back again.

Tour description: July 15th

We explore the beautiful area around Sveinungsvík - close to Raufarhöfn and surroundings at Melrakkaslétta.

Tour description: August 4th

The first part of the ride is identic to the Classic Tour, but we only spend one night in Stórutunga and then ride towards Skjalfandi Bay ( Húsavík)

Riding with a group of horses   Crossing a river   In the highlands

Price per person

1.920 EURO

(Classic and Sandur)

2.120 EURO

( Melrakkaslétta)
Duration

8 days - 7 nights

Departures 2019
Jun 24 - July 1
( The Classic One)
 
July 04 - July 11 ( fully booked)
( Melrakkaslétta)
 
July 15 - July 22
( Melrakkaslétta)
 

July 25 - August 1

( Melrakkaslétta)

 

Aug 04 - Aug 11 ( fully booked)

( Sandur )

 

August 14 - August 21

( The Classic One )

Daily rides 25-40 km
Riding Level Experienced Riders
Min/Max 10/18

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