Adventurous riding tours in Iceland

Multi-day riding tours

Dream Tour 2025-2028

We now present the project Landvættir/ Guardians of Iceland 2025 – 2028! This new adventure will be ongoing the next 4 years, visiting each quarter of Iceland every year.



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Dream Tour 2024

After the Dreamtour 2023 was sold out quickly, we have decided to follow the exact same tourplan for the Dreamtour project 2024.

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Diamond Circle

Voted as one of top ten trails in the world by the Sunday Times! This tour introduces you to the wonders of the north. Following great riding trails through various landscapes of the northern countryside and highlands!

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Saltvík Comfort

Combine horseriding and sightseeing in the north just as you like. Go riding over the black beach and on the cliffs and/or visit Goðafoss waterfall, Ásbyrgi canyon and go whale watching!

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Diamond Comfort tour

This brand new tour meets the Saltvík Comfort and the Diamond Circle somewhere in the middle. This tour is for everyone who‘d like to do more riding than 3 days, but at the same time would like to take it a little slower than the speed our herd usually picks up during the Diamond Circle. 

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Towards the Midnight Sun

This ride takes us along the shore, visiting isolated areas “enjoying the edge of the Arctic”  where the midnight sun hovers at the horizon all night long!

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Autumn Colours

Enjoy the autumn colours and the thrill of experiencing wild horses coming home from the mountains in a herd of 500 horses!

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“the hidden valley” - Flateyjardalur

Flateyjardalur has become one of our most beloved destinations through the years. The valley is sheltered by high mountains on both sides but opens up when getting closer to the shore of the arctic ocean.

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Northern Lights Tour

In the late autumn and end of winter there is a very good chance of seeing the northern lights in the north of Iceland as the days are short and the nights dark and often cold. 

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Horses on Ice – Winterride & Northern Lights Special Edition

A special edition of our popular winterride tour. During this tour we‘ll ride on the ice of lake Mývatn and watch the annual competition at the lake.

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Winter riding & knitting

This is a special edition of our winter tour for those who love Icelandic woolen sweaters. We will spend our days riding and knitting!

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Chasing Waterfalls

Waterfalls, mountains, caves, lava fields, lupins and lush green grass: There is nothing you don’t see on this tour into the southern highlands.

Horses Chasing Waterfalls (3)

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Landmannalaugar adventure

Ride into the southern highlands through ash and sand dunes, rivers and multi-colored landscapes to reach the fascinating area of Landmannalaugar.

Homepage-Landmannalaugar Horses

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Horses in nature - Hekla (2)

Hekla adventure

On this exciting 5 day tour, you traverse trails through lava fields and lush lands and ride together with a herd of horses – always with Hekla in sight!

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Day tours

We offer day tours from Saltvík farm for riders of all experience levels. These daytours vary from 1 to 5 hours and are suitable for those who have never ridden a horse before, as well as for very experienced riders. 

Trails follow the coastline of Skjálfandi Bay, with beautiful views over the ocean.  If you’re in the north of Iceland for a short visit and would like to take a short riding tour, please check out Saltvík website.

Suprise yourself

Our tour selection for 2022 includes new and exciting challenges aside from our solid bestsellers! Although our priority is riding, we might reserve some time to visit interesting sites in case they are reachable from our camp like geysirs, waterfalls or hot water pools.

The Experience

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. We 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.

Your new friends

It is almost impossible to participate in a Riding Iceland tour without knitting very close and lasting friendships both with men and horses. Together you will face the different challenges of the day and together you will solve them.

Diamond Circle - A Real Gem
Spent 12 glorious days in Iceland, including riding the Diamond Circle Tour in Northern Iceland. Saltvik Farm is wonderful and made the riding tour everything it could be & more. Comfortable accommodations, delicious meals the friendliest staff & not to go without saying amazing horses. We rode through some of the most beautiful areas of Iceland that many can only dream of and pictures can not do justice to. Already planning a return trip for next year!!!
Midnight sun Tolt-ally American
Best time so much fun. A once in a life time adventure. Food was fantastic. The group we had. The horses. The staff wonderful!!!!!
Another Best Of The Bucket List To Accompish
You ride Icelandic horses each day for 5-6 days and enjoy incredible scenery, wonderful cuisine and learn about the land of fire and ice from the super nice Icelandic folks that lead the tours.You will want to come again and again to ride the various tours they offer, each one different from the last as you blaze new and old trails from one campsite to another.
Diamond Tour Riding Iceland
Just returned from a week of riding Icelandic horses in north Iceland. It was an amazing experience, seeing the beauty of interior Iceland. The Saltvik team was amazing, from the horses to the food. Thank you Bjarni, Elsa, Hannah and all!
Riding within herd of spirited horses thru ancient landscape
Riding in a sense of the wild on sure footed, spirited horses through raw beauty of landscape. Herd was skillfully yet casually guided. Guides and riders developed genuine caring companionship. Deeply moved in sharing this experience with husband and adult daughter. Came home to our own Icelandic horses as a much improved rider.
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