Winter riding & knitting
We now offer a second special edition of our popular Northern Lights tour. During this tour, we will spend our days riding and knitting! During the light hours we will enjoy the Icelandic landscape in winter costume seen through our horses’ ears; riding the trails around Saltvík farm along the coastline of the Arctic Ocean. When it gets dark and/or when the weather is not so nice for being outside all day, we will gather in the warm/cozy common area to (learn to) knit your own Icelandic sweater (or a scarf or blanket, or whatever you’d like to knit).
We have noticed that among our guests the typical Icelandic woolen sweaters are almost as popular as the Icelandic horses themselves. Many just like to buy one, but wearing a sweater custom made for you, or custom made by yourself is of course even better!
Our good friend Jutta, who has been knitting already so many sweaters for the Saltvík “family” will be joining this tour and is ready to help everyone with their questions about knitting an Icelandic sweater.
Note that you’d have to buy/bring your own wool, needles, pattern. When you book this tour we will get you in contact with Jutta to discuss which equipment you should bring and where you can buy it. Needles and patterns are probably best bought at home, but we can go with the whole group to buy wool here in Húsavík on the first day of the tour.
As knitting is an important part of this tour, we can have a few seats available for non-riding guests as well. So if you have a friend who does not want to ride, but would like to enjoy Iceland in winter and join the knitting; please contact us for availability and pricing.
We will also try to plan a visit to a sheepfarm here in Iceland, for those who’d like to see the producers of our beloved sweater material in real life 😉
Off course, both in November and March there is a good chance you will see the Northern Lights in action in the Arctic sky above north Iceland. We will do our best to find the best possibilities in the area for watching the Northern Lights when they show up in the evening!
Accommodation is in double rooms with private bathroom, so nobody will have to wait long for a warm shower after riding in the cold.
We will also visit the newly established geothermal bath “Geosea” in Husavik which is a well-deserved idea after riding action and fresh air in the face on our daily rides.
Optional at extra cost could be a sailing trip from Husavík harbor either for the search for whales common out of the coast of north Iceland or even for the hunt for northern lights out in the peace and quiet of the arctic sea!
Ridingdays are fri-sat-sun.
Meeting point on thursday is around 4 pm at Eagle air airport in Reykjavík for the domestic flight to Husavik in the north (Flight time 45 min). A representative from Saltvík farm will be waiting at the airport in the north for the drive to Saltvík farm (5 min drive).
The tour will end on Sunday afternoon with a flight back to Reykjavík at the end of the day after we’ve taken a last ride in the morning and some more knitting in the afternoon.