Enjoy the amazing autumn colours and adventure of joining Icelanders gathering their wild horses from the mountains!
In September and October Iceland changes costumes from the green summer dress to the multicolour outfit of autumn! It’s an amazing season to travel around on horseback watching nature slow down for the upcoming arctic winter. This is also the time when farmers gather their sheep and horses down from the wilderness where they have spent the summer roaming around free in the mountains. These 6 day tours are a combination of a 5-day riding tour where you will enjoy the autumn colours and ever changing landscape of the north, and visit to the horse roundups Skrapatungurétt, Laufskálarétt and Víðidalstungurétt, where you will join the farmers when they drive a herd of 500 young Icelandic horses from the mountains and separate them in the roundups.
There are 3 dates that correspond with these round ups:
11th Sept - Skrapatungurétt Round Up (see example itinerary)
24th Sept - Laufskálarétt Round Up
1st Oct - Víðidalstungurétt, Round Up