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Available May 15th – September 15th
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Duration - 4-5 Hours
Destination - Thorlákshöfn
Groups of 2-8

  • Experience the extraordinary. The volcanic beach, riverbanks and the islands of the Ölfusá delta with its great views! We take the horses in the trailer to the small fishing town Thorlákshöfn where we start the tour with a ride on the long, black beach. We follow the scenic beach along the surf of the North Atlantic for a few miles, riding on soft black lava sand until we reach the beautiful area where the mighty glacial river Ölfusá meets the sea in a large delta.

  • We then continue through shallow water at the edge of the river delta and ride on grassy riverbanks, along wetlands and meadows towards the farmland in the Ölfus area, where our farm Vellir is located. On our way we have plenty of opportunity to try the smooth gait of the Icelandic horse “tölt” on nice trails in beautiful scenery which seems to be far from civilization and enjoy spectacular views of mountains and the volcanos Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull, weather permitting.

  • We also have good chances to see sea- and wetland birds of various kinds living in the Flói Bird Reserve between the ocean shore and the river. After we have reached the old cemetery at Arnarbæli we ride along the river Gljúfurá and pastures with grazing horses back to Eldhestar.

  • The tour can also start at Vellir and end at Thorlákshöfn, depending on tides. During the tour you will take a break on a scenic spot to enjoy a light lunch out in nature.


  • Hotel pick-up in Reykjavík at 8:00am

  • Return to Reykjavík at around 5:15pm


  • English speaking guide, riding and safety equipment and hotel pick-up. 4.5 – 5.5 hours riding with stops (approx. 14 miles), and box lunch (sandwich, cookies, water bottle, special sandwiches available on request). Coffee/tea/hot chocolate and home baked cake after the tour.


  • Good shoes, comfortable pants (riding pants not necessary), gloves and a buff are recommended and if you want to bring a camera, please bring a small waist bag as backpacks cannot be taken on horseback. See more detailed information here.


  • The weight limit for participants is 240lbs

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