Multi-day Riding Tours

Long horseback riding tours

During summer Skálakot offers long horseback riding tours through the highlands of South Iceland. If you are an experienced rider and like to get to know the Icelandic horse for real, then this is something you should try. These tours take you through the greatest parts of the highlands with a diverse landscape where you can find volcanoes, black sand areas, glaciers, rivers, green mountains and geothermal springs as well as lava fields. Going through this landscape is a unique experience, and to do this on horseback is even more special. To be out and experience the wilderness and the peaceful nature and being a part of it is something people will remember for the rest of their lives.
 
Are you coming with a group of people (6 or more) and do you want to have a private tour? Or do you want to have a ´customised´ tour? Feel free to contact us and we will figure something out!

 

Also, for the nights we are staying in Skálakot it is possible to upgrade to a room in the manor hotel. Leave a note on the booking request form and we will inform you about the availability and prices.

 
CLASSIC ÞÓRSMÖRK TOUR

Duration: 5 nights, 4 days riding

This is a tour that we have been running since we first started offering riding tours here in Skálakot. Our guides know the area really well and they will be able to tell you lots of stories about the area. This tour is ideal for those of you who would like to try a multiday riding tour which is a little bit more luxuous and easy going than the other longtours.

Dates 2020:
– 9th of June to the 14th of June
– 20th of June to the 25th of June
– 5th of July to the 10th of July

HEKLA WILDERNESS

Duration: 6 nights, 5 days riding

This is the perfect horseback riding tour for those who want to experience untouched wilderness. For 5 days you will ride with a herd of free running horses in a big circle around the glacier Tindfjallajökull. This tour will bring you through a varied landscape of green fields and slopes, but also through lava field and rough mountains. A great tour for experienced riders who want to experience the different aspects that the Icelandic highlands have to offer.

Dates 2020:
23rd of August to the 29th of August

-NEW- COMFY ÞÓRSMÖRK TOUR

Duration: 6 nights, 5 riding days

Would you like to try a multi day horseback riding tour, but take things more on your own speed and enjoy some more comfort and luxury? Than our comfy Þórsmörk tour might be something for you.
The first two days we will spend at the farm to get to know the horses better through some riding lessons and shorter riding tours. After that we head towards the beautiful nature reserve Þórsmörk, where we will spend a day riding in the area before heading home again.

Dates 2020:
Available upon request, only in June

INTO THE HIGHLANDS

Duration: 5 nights, 4 days riding

This riding tour is the perfect tour for the experienced riders who really want to get away from civilization for a few days. Even though this tour is ´only´ 4 days of riding you get to experience everything the Icelandic highlands have to offer: Black lava fields, green hills, rivers and lakes, steep mountains, beautiful valleys and glaciers. All of this while driving a herd of free running horses with you!

Dates 2020:
– 30th of June to the 5th of July
– 13th of August to the 18th of August

LANDMANNALAUGAR

Duration: 8 nights, 7 days riding

This horseback riding tour is suited for experienced riders who are seeking for a real adventure far up in the highlands of Iceland. This tour includes some really long days so it won´t always be easy, but in the end you will be proud that you made it and you will never forget this experience! On the way we will see a great diversity in nature and get the chance to try different horses. The highlight is the geothermal hot-spot Landmannalaugar; a spectacular area, famous for its multicolored mountains in green, red and yellow, and a natural hot spring where you get the chane to ‘cool off’.

Dates 2020:
12th of July to the 20th of July