Beach & Mountain Ride
Experience riding on the black and golden sand on this traditional trail on Löngufjörur beach. View the mystical Snæfellsjökull Glacier in a distance and mighty Eldborgarhraun lava field on your way back to the farm. Enjoy riding the Icelandic way with a herd of free horses running along.
The beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula extends far out into the Atlantic from the west coast. You can find many features of Icelandic nature in this part of the country. At Stóri-Kálfalækur Farm we start our ride into the mountains and enjoy the rich colors of nature. Passing through lava fields and along hillsides, we ride down to the shore and continue along the expansive beach. This traditional trail, only revealed when the tide is out, offers horse and rider an ideal opportunity to try their skill at “tölting” over long distances.
Participants on this tour join the longer Snæfellsnes Tour for four days and return to Reykjavík in the evening while those on the longer ride continue.
Note: Knee-high rubber boots are recommended for this ride.
We reserve the right to alter the itinerary if necessary
After an afternoon drive from Reykjavik to Stóri-Kálfalækur Farm, where we’ll meet up with the horses and the staff, we’ll have dinner and prepare for the adventure ahead of us.
After an introduction to the Icelandic horse and its special gaits, we start our ride into the mountains through fertile farmlands.
The ride today leads through multi-colored mountains and along breathtaking hillsides and valleys.
We continue our ride through the mystical volcanic valley enjoying the scenery and local myths of trolls and outlaws.
NB: Next day we ride on Löngufjörur beach where timings depend on the tide. In some cases, we need to start the ride very early in the morning or in the afternoon.
We start our beach ride on Löngufjörur, the famous horse trail on the seashores of the Snæfellsnes peninsula with the view of majestic Snæfellsjökull Glacier ahead of us. After the riding day, we leave our riding companions behind and drive back to Reykjavík. Please note that you will arrive in Reykjavik app. not before 21:30.