Riding tours

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 2019– 5, 6 and 8 day rides

Landmannalaugar Trail 6 day ride (click on the link to see the itinerary)

Dates:

23th of June – 29th of June (Picked up in Hella on Sunday afternoon the 23th of June at bus from Reykjavik and leaving Saturday afternoon the 29th of June with the bus from Hella to Reykjavik) 

 

7th of July – 13th of July (Picked up in Hella on Sunday afternoon the 7th of July at bus from Reykjavik and leaving Saturday afternoon the 13th of July with the bus from Hella to Reykjavik) – 

 

6th of August – 12th of August (Picked up in Hella on Tuesday afternoon the 6th of August at bus from Reykjavik and leaving Monday afternoon the 12th of August with the bus from Hella to Reykjavik) 

 

18th of August – 24th of August (Picked up in Hella on Sunday afternoon the 18th of August at bus from Reykjavik and leaving Saturday afternoon the 24th of August with the bus from Hella to Reykjavik) 

Price: 2.300 euros

Landmannalaugar Fjallabak Tour 8 day ride (click on the link to see the itinerary)

Dates:

21st of July – 29th of July (Picked up in Hella on Sunday afternoon the 21th of July at bus from Reykjavik and leaving Monday afternoon the 29th of July with the bus from Hella to Reykjavik) 

Price: 3.100 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.

Dates:

27th of May – 31st of May (picked up in Reykjavik in the morning the 27th of May and driven back to Reykjavik in the afternoon the 31st of May) 

3rd of June – 7th of June (picked up in Reykjavik in the morning the 3rd of June and driven back to Reykjavik in the afternoon the 7th of June) 

10th of June – 14th of June (picked up in Reykjavik in the morning the 10th of June and driven back to Reykjavik in the afternoon the 14th of June)  

2nd of September – 6th of September (picked up in Reykjavik in the morning the 2nd of September and driven back to Reykjavik in the afternoon the 6th of September) 

Price: 2.000 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.

Time: June

Price: 30.000 isk

Day tours

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.

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Icelandic, French and English spoken