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2 Day Black Beach Riding Retreat and Farm Stay in Hvolsvöllur, Rangárþing eystra

Efri-Úlfsstaðir, Landeyjavegur, 861 Hvolsvöllur, Iceland

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Mriceland warmly invites you to join this best-selling horse riding retreat for an all-inclusive, unique retreat of health, wellness and relaxation, centered on horseback riding, horsemanship instructions, healthy gourmet dining and relaxation on a farm on the South Coast of Iceland. Combining education, awareness, and pure experience, this is an opportunity to come close and personal to the Icelandic horse. Book your tour now!

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 100kg
  • Horse height range: 145cm
  • Tack type: English
  • Horse breed: Icelandic horses

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  • Two-hour riding tour
  • Three-hour horseback riding lesson and tour
  • Easy to moderate riding level - beginners are welcome
  • Horseback ride with equipment
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Dinner and breakfast
  • Sauna

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Norwegian, Swedish
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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  • Sauna
  • Dining area

The farm has two bedrooms with double beds and one bedroom with two single beds. Mriceland loves their farm lifestyle. Being in touch with nature and horses makes everything different and much more special.



The goal of the retreat is to widen your horizon for the Icelandic horse. The retreat is designed to balance your body, calm your mind, lighten your spirit and establish communication between you and your horse.


You can expect more freedom, more nature, more understanding, more wellness, great conversation and bonding with amazing participants from around the world. In short: more fun.


  • New knowledge under unfamiliar circumstances on different types of horses.
  • Learn and exercise horse training and communication with horses in harmony between man and horse.
  • Experience the horse from rearing up to a reliable partner under the saddle.


Day 1

Riding lessons

During your stay, you will take horseback riding lessons. Mriceland takes great pride in their horses, and they guarantee well-trained and willing horses at your disposal. After your arrival, you will get your own horse to take lessons, ride and be your best friend.

Let's ride!

After the lessons, you will ride to Iceland’s largest black beach, a beautiful landscape you will love. You will together enjoy a picnic. This tour includes one three-hour horseback riding activity.

Let's enjoy the farm!

After going out for the ride, you go back to the farm to spend the night. One of the things Mriceland wants you to enjoy is the farm. They will show you what they do and how they live. Then, you will eat dinner and share with the group a great night!

Your time

Spending time in a relaxed atmosphere creates the space needed to release emotions, energy, and stress. Whether you spend that time in the stables, with the other participants or yourself in the beautiful surroundings of the farms, along the river, some “time with yourself” will have its place on your schedule. Prepare for horse-talk, a campfire, bright summer nights and sauna and pure water and fresh air. Relax, enjoy the wonderful Icelandic nights and immerse yourself in the world of Icelandic horses.

Day 2

Good morning!

After a perfect night at the farm, you will enjoy a nice breakfast altogether. Since this is an open retreat, some guests might leave after only one night while others stay longer. After breakfast, you continue working with horses and riding. This day includes a two-hour riding activity.

Icelandic horses

Beginner or not you should only try the best of what the Icelandic horse has to offer. Experiencing a quality Icelandic horse is the Icelandic nature is an experience of a lifetime. The Icelandic horse has been bread for over 1,000 years in Iceland, now it is your turn to see the results.


Hörður Bender


Efri-Úlfsstaðir is a horse farm on the South Coast where Mriceland breeds horses and invites you to come to join for a day or more and experience the authentic farm life in Iceland. The farm is located at the heart of the south coast where they hold a heard of about 50 horses. The farm is perfectly located for an overnight stay on your south coast tour. Being only 10 minutes away from Seljarlandsfoss and the ferry to Westman Islands.


  • Seljarlandsfoss - 10 minutes
  • Reykjavík - 20 minutes


The food Mriceland serves is only locally produced being their own produced lamb, fresh trout or something else. Vegetarian food is available on request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • One riding tour
  • One horseback riding lesson
  • Horseback ride with equipment
  • Dinner and breakfast
  • 1 night acommodation
  • Sauna

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Keflavík International Airport (KEF). Mriceland offers pick-ups on request in advance at an additional cost.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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Pricing information

The prices below are posted in EUR. The original rate is 30,000 ISK per person. Please note that prices may fluctuate, depending on the current exchange rates.



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