The highland tours
For over thirty years the Hekluhestar family has guided many groups of people coming from all over the world through the rugged area of Hekla. The participants of the riding tours travel off main traffic roads on horseback. We ride through lava fields and volcanic ash desert and other impressive scenery close to the famous volcano Hekla. The tours continues to Landmannalaugar a geothermal area with a colourful and breathtaking landscape of mountains, hot springs and lava fields. The riding tours are lead by two very experienced guides who know all the historical paths and trails of the highlands.
All luggage, food and necessary equipment is transported by a 4×4 vehicle between the stopovers. Daily treks of 4-7 hours. Accommodation is provided at the farm and in well kept mountain huts.
According to the old tradition of Icelandic horse travelling in Iceland it is usual to take extra horses along so that one can change mounts if and when necessary which makes the ride even more fun. To ensure a friendly atmosphere each group may not exceed 15 persons.
Included in the price for the highland rides: horse and tack, guiding (Icelandic, French and English speaking guide), location of helmets and rain gear, lodging (dormitory type in cabins), all meals, transport of luggage (by 4X4 vehicle), sleeping bag accommodation and dinner before the riding tour, transfer from/to bus station of Hella.
The Highland tours 2018– 6 and 8 day rides
Landmannalaugar Trail 6 day ride – (click on the link to see the itinerary)
25th of June – 01st of July (Picked up in Hella on Monday afternoon the 25th of June at bus from Reykjavik and leaving Sunday afternoon the 1st of July with the bus from Hella to Reykjavik)
8th of July – 14th of July (Picked up in Hella on Sunday afternoon the 8th of July at bus from Reykjavik and leaving Saturday afternoon the 14th of July with the bus from Hella to Reykjavik) – FULLY BOOKED
7th of August – 13th of August (Picked up in Hella on Tuesday afternoon the 7th of August at bus from Reykjavik and leaving Monday afternoon the 13th of August with the bus from Hella to Reykjavik) – FULLY BOOKED
19th of August – 25th of August (Picked up in Hella on Sunday afternoon the 19th of August at bus from Reykjavik and leaving Saturday afternoon the 25th of August with the bus from Hella to Reykjavik)
Price: 2.200 euros
Landmannalaugar Fjallabak Tour 8 day ride – (click on the link to see the itinerary)
22rd of July 30st of July (Picked up in Hella on Sunday afternoon the 22th of July at bus from Reykjavik and leaving Monday afternoon the 30th of July with the bus from Hella to Reykjavik)
Price: 3.000 euros
The ultimate Hekla, riding and exploring in Iceland- 5 days
Experience the best of Iceland, riding the unique Icelandic horses in their natural environment as well as going to beautiful sites in south Iceland, don’t miss the black beaches of Vik and the historic site of Thingvellir. Having traditional Icelandic dinners in the bright evenings and sharing stories.
28th of May – 1nd of June (picked up in Reykjavik in the morning the 28th of May and driven back to Reykjavik in the afternoon the 1nd of June)
4th of June – 8th of June (picked up in Reykjavik in the morning the 4th of June and driven back to Reykjavik in the afternoon the 8th of June) FULLY BOOKED
11th of June – 15th of June (picked up in Reykjavik in the morning the 11th of June and driven back to Reykjavik in the afternoon the 15th of June)
3th of September – 7th of September (picked up in Reykjavik in the morning the 3th of September and driven back to Reykjavik in the afternoon the 7th of September)
Price: 1.900 euros
Summer night ride – Ride into the bright Icelandic summer night in June
Experience a unique atmosphere and the energy of the nature by riding into the bright night on an Icelandic horse. Ride in the meadows where the birds with their chicks are running around and the dew decorates the vegetation. Going along the beautiful and quiet river Ranga with a great view of the volcano Hekla, glaciers and mountains. We start the ride around 21-22 o‘clock and ride for about two hours, when the midnight sun is shining. When we arrive back to the farm, hot chocolate and traditional „bakkelsi“ will be served. Sleeping bag accommodation and brunch the next morning included.
Price: 30.000 isk
Come and visit our farm and go for a one hour ride up to a day tour along the river Rangá with a beautiful view of the mountains. Then you can enjoy the farm life and play with the animals at the farm.
Hiking with pack horses
Take a hike in the unspoiled nature and beautiful scenery with a horse carrying your luggage by your side. We go to remote places in the highlands where you get the feeling to be part of nature.