Autumn Colors - Víðidalstungurétt
The final blow of Riding-Iceland tour calendar. Excellent riding trails in the northwest part of Iceland including 4 riding days through mountain passings, valleys, riversides, and beaches combined with the thrilling adventure of joining local horse farmers bringing their wild horses home from the summer fields in the mountains.
We follow a nice trail across the highland passing Vatnsskarð on our way to Langidalur valley , Breathtaking view to the seaside and mountains of Skagafjörður and the valleys Svartárdalur and Langidalur and smooth trails following hoofsteps of history between those two main areas of Icelandic horsefarming. We stay overnight at a Húnaver community center.
We ride through the valleys Langidalur and Blöndudalur towards lake Hóp and cross the sandy beaches of Þingeyrarsandur on our way to Vatnsnes peninsula. Closeby is the magnificent Searock „Hvítserkur“. On our way we experience the special 2 km trail in water across the lake Hóp. Overnight at a guesthouse nearby.
We enjoy soft trails along the river Vatnsdalsá to farm Dæli where we stay the next 2 nights.
Today we enjoy the excitements of participating with local farmers bringing theyr horses to the corral „Víðidalstungurétt“. About 1000 young horses and mares with foals come together at the corral and it´s an amazing sight to seet this big herd running down from the mountains.
In the morning we watch the farmers while they separate the horses at the corral. We start riding in the afternoon, cross the heathlands of Miðfjarðarháls and ride along the river Miðfjarðará to our destination at Reynhólar farm. Overnight at Dæli farm.
After breakfast at Dæli we drive back to Reykjavík where the tour ends.
Estimated arrival in Reykjavík around 12.00 (Approx 2 hours drive)