Our Tours

All of our short riding tours are based in and around the Hörgárdalur valley area. From this valley our riding tours have gained their names based on the Icelandic folklore tale called ‘The Deacon of Dark River’ or Djákninn á Myrká in icelandic.

GARÚN TOUR

1 HOUR HORSE RIDE

This is our shortest tour and gives a great introduction to riding Icelandic horses. Take in the surrounding meadows and dramatic mountain ranges on the back of your pure-bred Icelandic horse. At the end of the tour you are invited to join us for coffee and light refreshments.

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:  All skill levels welcome from beginner to expert riders.

AVAILABILITY: Summer (April-September), daily

NOTE: In case of pick-up please arrange with us prior (additional fees may apply). If arriving by car please arrive 15 minutes before the tour. Wear long pants and close-toed shoes, ideally with a little heel; safety gear supplied by Stable Stop.

Price: €60 / 9000 kr.

DEACON TOUR

1 1/2 HOUR HORSE RIDE

To be free in the mountains on horseback is nothing short of breathtaking. Join us for the 1 1/2 hour adventure on horseback to the mountains. On this tour you have multiple opportunities to tölt your horse, a special gait known to Icelandic horses. At the end of the tour you are invited to join us for coffee and light refreshments.

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: All skill levels welcome from beginner to expert riders.

AVAILABILITY: Summer (April-September), daily

NOTE: In case of pick up please arrange with us prior (additional fees may apply). If arriving by car please arrive 15 minutes before the tour. Wear long pants and close-toed shoes, ideally with a little heel; safety gear supplied by Stable Stop.

Price: €90/ 12.500 kr.

MYRKÁ TOUR

½ DAY HORSE RIDE

Now here is a chance to advance from beginner to intermediate rider. The tour takes us through some of Northern Iceland’s most beautiful valleys, mountain ranges and meadows. Either the riding or the views will take your breath away. On this tour, you have multiple opportunities to tölt your horse, a special gait known to Icelandic horses.  At the end of the tour you are invited to join us for coffee and light refreshments.

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: All skill levels welcome from beginner to expert riders.

AVAILABILITY: Summer (April-September), on Fridays and Saturdays

NOTE: In case of pick up please arrange with us prior (additional fees may apply). If arriving by car please arrive 15 minutes before the tour. Wear long pants and close-toed shoes, ideally with a little heel; safety gear supplied by Stable Stop.

Price: €180 / 26.000 kr.

BAUGASEL THE TURF HOUSE TOUR

FULL DAY HORSE RIDE

Adventurous? Then this is the tour for you. Ride through the breathtaking mountains and valleys to a traditional Icelandic cottage, try the local delicacies and enjoy the company of your horse and the wind in your hair. If you want to tölt your horse then this tour will let you try not only tölting but potentially all 5 gaits. You will try 2-3 of our horses for the Turfhouse tour. Food and refreshments will be supplied.

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: Intermediate to expert riders

AVAILABILITY: Summer (April-September); Saturdays

NOTE: In case of pick up please arrange with us prior (additional fees may apply). If arriving by car please arrive 15 minutes before the tour. Wear long pants and close-toed shoes, ideally with a little heel; safety gear supplied by Stable Stop.

Price: €240 / 36.000 kr