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Horses on Ice

Winterride and Northern Lights Extended

About the tour

We offer now a special edition of our popular winter ride tour. This tour is 1 day longer (4 ridingdays) than our regular winter tours and includes a visit to lake Mývatn both for riding on the ice and enjoy watching Icelandic riders competing with their horses at the annual ice ride competition at Lake Mývatn which takes place in the first week of March every year.

We’ll ride a couple of days around our farm Saltvík following nice trails along the seaside and spend one of our regular riding days at Lake Mývatn riding on the frozen lake which is a quite extraordinary experience for all riders. Included are also some sightseeing to nice places nearby. We’ll visit waterfalls, lava formations and volcanic hot spots and spend some of the afternoons at the newly established Geosea natural baths relaxing after the daily activities. Included in the price is full board, accommodation, all travel from and to Reykjavík before and after the tour. We offer only one departure for this tour, so early booking is recommended. 

Detailed information

Day 1: Riding at Saltvík farm

Meeting point is at Eagle air airport in Reykjavík for the flight up north to Husavík Airport.

We start the first day with a nice and easy ride from Saltvík farm along the coastline with a great view across the arctic sea!

Day 2:  Riding at Saltvík farm

Day 3: Riding at Lake Mývatn

This day we will join a group of riders (mainly locals who come driving their horses by trailer to the lake just to take a funride on the lake) riding over the frozen lake Mývatn. Big tractors will clear the snow on the lake to create a perfect track over the ice. As ice is a perfect surface for horses to tölt on, you will for sure feel your horse perform at it‘s best!!

Day 4: Ice competition Lake Mývatn

The traditional ice riding competition at Lake Mývatn takes place on the first weekend of March every year. 

Icelandic riders come together and compete in tölt and pace riding the Icelandic horse.

It´s a great experience to watch some of the best riders and horses of Iceland meeting up and riding their horses on the ice in the amazing landscape at the Lake.

Day 5: Back to Reykjavík


5 days / 4 riding days


Departure dates 2021

03.03 – 07.03


1690 euro / 1890 USD


Please contact us directly to arrange bookings for this tour.
Phone: +354 8479515



+354 847 9515


Hestamiðstöðin Saltvík, 641 Húsavík

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