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4 Days Winter Ride and Northern Lights Horse Riding Holiday in Iceland
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Saltvik Farm, Saltvík, Húsavík, Iceland

Horse Riding Holiday Iceland

During winter Riding Iceland offer great riding adventure from Saltvík farm in the north of Iceland. You will goon day rides from Saltvík farm along the coastline of the Arctic Ocean and if possible get the chance to experiencing the amazing feeling of riding on ice at one of the frozen lakes nearby. Iceland in winter costume is truly an adventure to experience! There is a good chance you will see the Northern Lights in action in the Arctic sky above north Iceland during the autumn / winter seasons.

Key information

  • Horse Breed: Icelandic horse


  • 3 days of horse riding
  • Approximate daily riding time: 4 - 6 hours
  • Experience the Tölt of the Icelandic horse
  • Chance to see the famous Northern Lights weather dependent
  • A qualified professional guide
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 3 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


3 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Keflavík International Airport
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Accommodation is in double rooms at Saltvík farm with private toilet / showers facilities in a newly renovated guesthouse.


Riding Iceland tours are designed to follow the ancient riding trails that have served people to travel across the country ever since the first settlement of Iceland. You will come across perfect riding tracks that allow you to enjoy your horse tölting at full speed - a cheering and overwhelming feeling on its own.

Riding Iceland offer winter adventures from Saltvík farm at the north coast of Iceland! The north part of Iceland is truly one of the best places in the world for watching the Northern Lights during the darker hours of the winter.

You’ll have some day rides from Saltvík farm along the coastline of the Arctic Ocean and if possible, spend a day riding one of the frozen lakes in the area. The departures have various highlights such as the preparation period for Christmas in December, the crazy fireworks of the new year’s night at the very darkest hours around new year in Iceland.

In February and March, you’ll spend a day at some riding tournaments on ice which is a popular event among Icelandic riders. You will also visit the newly established geothermal bath "Geosea" in Husavik which is a well deserved idea after riding action and fresh air in the face on your daily rides.

Iceland in winter costume with the amazing Northern Lights floating across the sky is truly an adventure to experience!

On arrival day, the meeting point on the first day is at Reykjavik Airport (RKV) for the domestic flight to Husavik in the north (flight time is 45 minutes).

A representative from Saltvík Farm will be waiting at the airport in the north for the drive to Saltvík farm (5 minutes’ drive).

On departure day, Riding Iceland will drive the groups back to Reykjavík by bus, estimated arrival in Reykjavík is around 15.00 on day 4 after the ride.

The riding

The mean length of the day is 4 - 6 hours in the saddle and can sometimes be longer than that. You'll start shortly after breakfast when all necessary preparations are done. Whenever the terrain allows it, you'll enjoy the fast but still comfortable Tölt of the Icelandic horse.

You'll take short breaks every hour or two to stretch your muscles and allow the horses to rest a bit. During a long break at midday, you'll have lunch and change horses before you continue to the destination of the day.


Iceland’s landscapes offer a wide variety of landscape, ranging from rough rocky mountain passes to smooth and wide heathland, flowery meadows, swamps, and stony deserts.

The sure-footed Icelandic horse is perfectly fit to carry you even through difficult terrain. The aim is to find the remotest spots that remain beyond the reach of any vehicle or hiker.

Riding ability

The tours are attended with relatively high physical demands. Please make sure you are fit to join. The minimum riding ability required is mastery of the basic aids and the ability to control the horse at all paces and in the open country.

It is a great advantage if you are a proficient rider. Riding Iceland do not accept absolute beginners but would be happy to offer help in finding a more suitable tour.


This riding holiday will be held in Saltvík, Iceland


The day starts with a hearty high energy breakfast (usually including warm porridge). Then pack your lunchboxes for days the car won’t reach you in the wilderness. On days you meet the car, you might even get a small hot snack. The dinner is aimed to be one of the highlights of the day where you explore the healthy and fresh Icelandic cuisine.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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

Things to do (optional)

Although the priority is riding, you might reserve some time during the afternoons to visit interesting sites in case they are reachable from the camp, like geysers, waterfalls, or hot water pools.

There is usually no entrance fee for natural wonders in the Icelandic mountains, it might, however, come in handy to have a small stash of Icelandic Kronas (IKR), in case you want to visit swimming pools in the civilized areas.

Optional at extra cost is also a sailing trip from Husavík harbor either for the search for whales common out of the coast of north Iceland or even for the hunt for Northern Lights out in the peace and quiet of the arctic sea!

What's included

  • All horse riding
  • Domestic flight
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 3 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • The flights to and from Iceland
  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel
  • Hotels before or after the tour
  • Alcoholic beverages

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your international flights to arrive at Reykjavík Airport (KEF). The airport will be the meeting point on arrival day for the domestic flight to Husavik in the north. ( Flight time 45 min.)

Airport: Keflavík International Airport Airport transfer included: Keflavík International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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