This family run farmhouse has been welcoming guests for extraordinary riding adventures since 1985. The incredible landscapes of Iceland are a wonder to behold and feature remote valleys, winding rivers and a myriad of colours from white ice and snow in winter to beautiful greens in the summer months. There is a choice of rides to choose from and they bring chances to explore Iceland's treasures - the Northern Lights, the coastline of the North Sea, impressive volcanoes (including the world's most volcanic region!), remote fishing villages, whale-watching, magical woodlands and Viking history. It is a land of mystery and legend!
There are around 130 horses living at the farm all year round and then around 20 more join the herd in the summer months. The Icelandic Horses are world renowned for their small stature but also their strength, willingness and exceptionally sure-footed nature. The breed has been pure-bred in Iceland for more than 1000 years and has been incredibly well-protected against disease and outside contamination. Sometimes you will be riding with a herd of free-running horses and can even change your horse each day (if you like!) for a true horseback adventure! The breed has an extra gait known as the 'tölt' - this is a four beat gait with foot falls in the same pattern as walk and it is incredibly smooth to ride. For many visitors to Iceland riding a local horse at the tölt is a very special experience.
The farmhouse offers basic accommodation so these are not rides for those interested in luxury. They are however perfect if you dream of exploring enchanting landscapes on a trusty horse, surrounded by a happy herd. Riders will definitely not go hungry as all guests are well-fed with home cooked meals and snacks, including some local Icelandic specialities! Your hosts want you to feel happy and welcome, experiencing the best of Icelandic hospitality, culture and riding.
NB. In order to ensure the safety of the Icelandic horse breed, there are some restrictions on what riding clothing and equipment you can bring into the country. Please get in touch so that we can give you the necessary information.