The Snaefellsnes peninsular is on the western coast of Iceland, north of Reykjavik. At its tip is Snaefellsjokull national park which is dominated by one of Icelands most beautiful and emblematic sights - the glacier covered cone volcano of Snaefellsjokull. The mystery and spiritual aura of this active volcano was made famous through Jules Verne's novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth, and many of the great Icelandic sagas are located in this area.
Today the remote beauty and rich bird life of the peninsula draws visitors from all over the world, with the peninsula being dubbed "Iceland in a nutshell" for its diversity of landscapes.
This horseback riding tour is definitely the best way of experiencing the astonishing nature of this peninsula. Ride through a landscape of extensive lava fields, craters and ash from ancient eruptions in the Hitardalur valley; enjoy the wide-open stretches of light-coloured sandy beaches of Longufjorur where only the tide sets your limits; and marvel at the impressive 50m deep crater of Eldborg where the sand turns black as you approach its lava field.
The marvellous extra gait of the Icelandic horse - the tolt - is made easier on this trail due to the high number of good riding tracks, and the long stretches of smooth sandy beaches - a delight for both horse and rider!