Short Day Tours

You can ride for anything from an hour to a whole day, on tours to suit beginners and more experienced riders. Safety is always paramount, and we strive to meet the needs of each and every rider. We take you riding on high-quality unpaved bridle paths, far away from all road traffic: around you is the peace and splendour of Icelandic nature, the views are spectacular, and all the horses and good and reliable!

Children’s Ride

We start in the riding hall, then ride out onto the comfortable bridle paths around Kálfholt. Parents are welcome to come along, either on foot or on horseback – after all, someone has to take the photos!  Children who are used to riding or have been on a riding course can ride independently, while a lead rein is used for those with less experience.  After their ride the children have the chance to groom their horses – and Hallgerður Loppa the cat and Embla the dog may be around as well! 

Duration:
40 min.
On horseback:
30 min.
Riding skill:
Beginners
Price:
ISK 3.900
Further information and bookings: kalfholt@kalfholt.is | 487-5176
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Beginners’ Ride

An ideal ride for beginners, offering a unique opportunity to experience the remarkable character and qualities of the Icelandic horse. We ride at walking pace on comfortable bridle paths around the farm of Kálfholt. If all goes well and our riders are keen, we may try out the livelier tölt, a smooth running gait characteristic of the Icelandic horse. 

Duration:
60 min.
On horseback:
50 min.
Riding skill:
No experience required
Price:
ISK 7.100
Further information and bookings: kalfholt@kalfholt.is | 487-5176
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Ride for All

A ride to suit both novices and more experienced riders. We ride at a leisurely tölt – the smooth running gait characteristic of the Iceland horse –  from the farm of Kálfholt along the banks of the mighty Þjórsá river, surrounded by breathtaking mountain landscapes – with the accompaniment of the burbling of the river flowing by – while all around we see fields of graceful mares, powerful stallions and this year’s long-legged foals – all adding up to an unforgettable experience.  The ride is followed by home-baked treats back at the farm.  

Duration:
2 hours
On horseback:
1 hour 40 min.
Riding skill:
For novice and experienced riders
Price:
ISK 9.300
Further information and bookings: kalfholt@kalfholt.is | 487-5176
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Tour for experienced riders

This three-hour riding tour offers the opportunity to ride at different speeds in a variety of landscapes. In open country we will put on a burst of speed for an invigorating gallop! The ride is followed by home-baked treats back at the farm.  

Duration:
3 hours
On horseback:
2 1/2 hours
Riding skill:
Experienced riders only
Price:
ISK 15.500
Further information and bookings: kalfholt@kalfholt.is | 487-5176

Day Tour

Five-hour riding tour, for experienced riders only. We ride about 20 kilometres in the lowlands, off-road on the banks of the Þjórsá river.  We ride on good-quality unpaved bridle paths which are suitable for the tölt – the smooth run that is characteristic of the Icelandic horse – so both horses and riders enjoy the experience.  At the halfway point, we stop for our packed lunch. 

Duration:
5 hours
On horseback:
4 1/2 hours
Riding skill:
Experienced riders only
Price:
ISK 21.000
Further information and bookings: kalfholt@kalfholt.is | 487-5176