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 / 8500 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 / 24.500 kr.
BAUGASEL THE TURFHOUSE 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: €180 / 25.000 kr

HÖRGÁRDALUR – EYJAFJÖRÐUR – ÖXNADALUR 

MULTI-DAY TOUR

Join us for one week tour where we start riding from our farm Ytri Bægisá through the fjord of Eyjafjörður all the way to Melgerðismelar in Eyjafjörður. From Melgerðismelar we will ride the long valley of Skjóldalur and cross the mountain canyon named Kamsskarð. When we ride town the canyon we enter the valley of Þverárdalur with amazing 360° mountain view where we finally see Hraundrangi a Lava Column a cronical peak in the Drangafjall ridge.  The legend the saga hero Grettir the strong supposedly climed Hraundrangi and left his knife and belt on the peak as proof.

The circle is closed when we are back with the horses at the farm Ytri Bægisá where we started . We will be taking a small group of up to 6 tourists for this full week adventure whilst herding horses through the Icelandic countryside. This is an all inclusive holiday with a healthy food experience each day and a nice group of people to have fun with.

 FOOD: Homemade Bread, lots of vegetables from the farm and from the local area, eggs from a nearby farm and other locally produced food. 

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: Good riders – Expert Riders 

AVAILABILITY: Friday 12th July – Thursday 18th July

NOTE: In case of pick up please arrange with us prior (additional fees may apply). We will send special details once you are booked in. 

Price: €1990 / 275.000 kr.

RIDE TO LAKE MYVATN

MULTI-DAY HORSE RIDE

Join us for our yearly herding journey through Iceland from Hörgárdalur to Mývatn Lake. We will be taking a small group of up to 6 tourists for this full week adventure whilst herding through the Icelandic countryside. This is not for the faint hearted and we do require you to be a good rider. This is an all inclusive holiday with healthy food supplied each day and a nice group of people to have fun and stay with.

FOOD: We aim at keeping the food close to home. Locally produced ingredients, homemade bread, vegetables from our farm, eggs from the next. Everything to make your experience authentic whilst striving for sustainability.

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: Good Rider

AVAILABILITY: Friday 24th July – Thursday 30th July

NOTE: In case of pick up please arrange with us prior (additional fees may apply). We will send special details once you are booked in.

Price: €1990 / 275.000 kr.

MULTI DAY & CUSTOM TOURS

Tell us how we can make your Icelandic adventure unforgettable. Get in contact and let’s create a custom adventure. Anything from horseback riding into the mountains and famous valleys while learning about ‘The Deacon of Dark River, to a multi-day horseback riding herding extravaganza.

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