Winter Programme

Á haustin og veturna er daglegt líf okkar með hestunum ólíkt því sem er á sumrin. Veðurfar gerir það að verkum að ekki er hægt að ráðgera lengri hestaferðir. Við eigum hins vegar margar góðar stundir með hestunum okkar á þessum tíma. Við temjum ungu hestana og þjálfum þá sem enn þurfa meiri tamningu og gangsetningu.

Autumn/Winter Programme (1 October - 30 April)

We welcome guests in autumn and winter, just as we do at any other time of the year. Anyone with an interest in the Icelandic horse will find something to suit them. We offer an introduction to the Icelandic horse, riding lessons, short rides, and weekend programmes.

Winter Visits for individuals and groups

The programme begins with an introduction from the hosts about their life with the Icelandic horse through the year. They explain the five gaits of the Icelandic horse, with special emphasis on the tölt, a smooth running gait.  This is followed by a ride of about half an hour, for those who wish, in the vicinity of the farm of Kálfholt.  After the ride, visitors are served warming hot chocolate, coffee and home-baked treats. 

Duration:
60 min.
On horseback:
30 min.
Riding skill:
Beginners and more experienced riders
Price:
ISK 6,500 (group discount available)
Further information and bookings: kalfholt@kalfholt.is | 487-5176

Tölt Lesson and Ride

On this two-hour programme, visitors receive instruction in how to ride a horse to achieve the desired gait. We place emphasis on the rider experiencing the prized tölt, the smooth run which is characteristic of the Icelandic horse. We begin the session in the riding hall, then go for a ride in the vicinity of the farm of Kálfholt.

Duration:
2 hours
On horseback:
1 hour 40 min.
Riding skill:
More experienced riders
Price:
ISK 10,500
Further information and bookings: kalfholt@kalfholt.is | 487-5176

Winter Weekend

An ideal option for fans of the Icelandic horse to enjoy the peaceful environment of the Icelandic countryside in winter. Options include riding lessons and short rides. Our aim is to provide our guests with a memorable experience of real Icelandic culture, and we make sure to serve the very best in food and drink.

Price includes pick-up and drop-off at Keflavík International Airport.

Duration:
3 days, 2 nights
Dates:
by arrangement
Group size:
2-6 people
Riding skill:
Beginners and more experienced riders
Accomodation:
1- to 4-bed rooms
Further information and bookings: kalfholt@kalfholt.is | 487-5176

Family Visit to the Stable

Rides for children: the children take part in preparing the horse, saddling up and grooming, before riding on a leading-rein in the riding hall– and outdoors, weather permitting. The family also have the opportunity to see other animals on the farm: Embla the dog, Hallgerður Loppa the cat, as well as the sheep.  

Duration:
60 min.
On horseback:
30 min.
Riding skill:
Beginners
Price:
ISK 4,500 per child
Further information and bookings: kalfholt@kalfholt.is | 487-5176