The trails in the countryside of the north around Saltvík farm are extremely nice and various. We ride along the seaside over the black beach and on the cliffs. But also up to the heathlands of the northern farmlands with a fantastic view out to the arctic circle and the volcanic landscapes of the north. There is a possibility to cross a river on horseback and we can pass the pretty waterfalls “Æðarfossar” at just a few meters distance.
Saltvík Comfort is a tour ideal for families and friends who prefer a rather easy riding schedule compared to our longer highland trails. Daily rides are from 3-5 hours every day adjusted to the needs of individual riders. Depending on the wishes of our guests it is possible to start the tour with some riding lesson(s) in our inside ridinghall to learn about the icelandic horse and how to ride the tölt.
We offer horses for riders at all levels so families or friends at different experience levels can enjoy the same rides at different tempo´s and action if wanted. Daily rides can also be divided in two parts were some riders ride half a day and others full day.
This tour is ideal for guests who would like to try out if a longer highland tour would be something to join on a next visit. Or simply want to have a little less challenging rides than all the other longer highland tours include, and combine the holiday with the possibilities of various activities and sightseeing available in the area.
Examples of possible sightseeing activities:
– Whale watching tours from Husavik (5 km distance from Saltvík farm)
– Sightseeing tours to Lake Mývatn (30 km / 30 min drive away)
– Ásbyrgi canyon – the hoofprint of the 8legged horse Sleipnir (40 min drive)
– The mighty and beautiful waterfalls Goðafoss and Dettifoss are less than an hour drive away
Domestic transport Reykjavík – Húsavík – Reykjavík, full board, and accommodation in double rooms with private facilities are included in the price. Depending on availability it is possible to book a single room for an extra fee (75 euros per night). Please contact us to check availability & book your single room
Optional is to skip the domestic flight / our transport and travel on your own responsibility to Saltvík farm. Please contact us to get your price reduction.
Note that starting and ending times are different for the tours Monday – Thursday and Thursday – Sunday:
Mon – Thurs dates: flight up north on day 1 around 8 am, flight back to Rvk on day 4 around 9 am. Ridingdays are Mon – Tues – Wed.
Thurs – Sun dates: flight up north on day 1 around 4 pm, flight back to Rvk on day 4 around 6 pm. Ridingdays are Fri – Sat – Sun.