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Horse Activities

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Horse Activities

It is not surprising that these horses were called man's most necessary servant, considering the total lack of roads in former times. Leading through the untouched, charming nature of North Iceland, riding trails follow the coast, wind into the scenic mountains, or revive the use of age-old trails with varied history.

Experiencing an autumn roundup by the owners of free-ranging horses is no less of an adventure. Sitting on the corral fence and watching the action, you will see excitement, hear singing, and find happiness in every face. Many places in North Iceland have special exhibitions that introduce travellers to the Icelandic horse, and events related to riding and raising horses are always on the increase.

Others

Garður Horse Farm
  • Aðaldal
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3569, 862-4080
Steinbjörn Tryggvason
  • Höfðabraut 46
  • 530 Hvammstangi
  • 893-5070, 451-2247
Hestaleigan Kátur
  • Kaupangur, Eyjafjarðarsveit
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 695-7218, 8659165
Dynhestar
  • 451-2631
Safarihestar
  • Álftagerði 3
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4203, 895-3308
Uppsalir
  • Uppsalir 1
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 894-6076, 777-8201
Trans - Atlantic
  • Tryggvabraut 22
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 588-8900, 588-8904
Elvar Logi Friðriksson
  • Hesthúsahverfið Hvammstanga
  • 530 Hvammstangi
  • 848-3257
Fjallahestar
  • Sauðanes
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 467-1375, 698-6518
Saurbaer
  • Saurbær v / Vindheimamela
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 453-8012, 849-5654, 864-5337
Icelandic Adventure
  • Hrafnagilsstræti 38
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 6601642
Horses and Tours
  • Hvammur 2
  • 541 Blönduós
  • 452-7174, 891-7863
Arctic Advanced
  • Dragháls 10
  • 110 Reykjavík
  • 777-9966
Ferðafákar
  • 466-2360, 864-7049
HÆLI - HESTAFERÐIR
  • 898-9402
Pure Nature Travel
  • Norðurlandsvegur 4
  • 540 Blönduós
  • 660-6161, 898-4685
Ármann Pétursson
  • Neðri-Torfustaðir
  • 531 Hvammstangi
  • 894-8807
Húnaver
  • Bólstaðarhlíðarhreppur
  • 541 Blönduós
  • 452-7110
Kolbeinn Kjartansson
  • Hraunkot
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 864-6471
Lynghorse.com
  • Lynghóll
  • 551 Sauðárkrókur
  • 868-7224
Sörlatunga
  • Austurhlíð
  • 541 Blönduós
  • 552-8899, 892-1270
HestaNet ehf.
  • Hléskógar
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 462-4878

North Iceland

Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

Explore map with pictures

Map Akureyri Hrafnagil Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri