In to the Highlands


In this tour you get the possibility to look in to the highland of South Iceland.

Riding between glaciers in beautiful landscape of fire and ice.

We ride in to the uplands of Fljótshlíð and Rangárvellir on the way to Fjallabaksleið Syðri.

Passing Einhyrningur and the great canyon of Markarfljót river.

A good tour for people who enjoy to ride in the magnificent untouched nature.

Day 1. Reykjavík – Skálakot.

Pick up at BSÍ bus station in Reykjavík at 17.00. We drive to Skálakot where we have dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2. Skálakot - Fljótshlíð 25 km.

We ride from Skálakot along the mountains of Eyjafjöll, passing the waterfall Seljalandsfoss to “Gamla brú” an old bridge over the river Markarfljót, where we stop to have our lunch. After the lunch break we ride over the the bridge heading to Fljótshlíð, passing Stóri Dímon, an island rising up from the black sand beside the river Markarfljót. We end our riding in Eyvindarmúli where we keep our horses over the night, but we drive back to Skálakot for dinner and over night stay.

Day 3. Fljótshlíð – Emstrur 30 km.

After the breakfast we drive to Eyvindarmúli where we start our riding in to the highland. The way goes between the two glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull on the right side and Tindfjallajökull on the left side.

With a magnificent view to Þórsmörk and the uplands aria of Fljótshlíð. On the way we pass the special mountain Einhyrningur (unicorn) before we head to Emstrur where we have our overnight stay in a nice and cozy hut.

Day 4. Emstrur – Emstrur 35 km.

This day we take a ride in the area of Emstrur and stay in the same hut another night.

We ride a circle up to Hvanngil and over to Álftavatn, beside Álftavatn to Sáta and down to Krókur. From there to Hvítmaga, beside Lifrarfjöll and to Emstrur again.

Day 5. Emstrur – Skálakot 55 km

This is the longest day of the tour, from Emstrur to Skálakot where we started our trip.

Riding the same beautiful way as we came, seeing it from another perspective.

The horses are willing and happy to go home, so it makes it rather easy to ride.

In the end of this day the Jacuzzi and the sauna will be waiting for us and of course a good dinner.

Day 6. Skálakot – Reykjavík.

Drop off to BSÍ bus station, with a stop by the waterfall Seljalandsfoss.

We presume to be at BSÍ at 12.00


General info

Riding level: 

Duration: 5 nights, 4 days riding.

Riding: 25 - 55 km. 4 - 9 hours in the saddle per day.

Max: 12 people. Min: 6 people.

Transport to Skálakot: Pick up in Reykjavík, BSÍ bus station at 17.00 pm.

Transport from Skálakot: Drop off in Reykjavík, BSÍ bus station at 12.00 am.

Tour dates 2018:

June 24 - 29

August 20 - 25 


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