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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

Trans - Atlantic
  • Tryggvabraut 22
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 588-8900, 588-8904
Lynghorse.com
  • Lynghóll
  • 551 Sauðárkrókur
  • 868-7224
Ferðafákar
  • 466-2360, 864-7049
Uppsalir
  • Uppsalir 1
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 894-6076, 777-8201
Arctic Advanced
  • Dragháls 10
  • 110 Reykjavík
  • 777-9966
Pure Nature Travel
  • Norðurlandsvegur 4
  • 540 Blönduós
  • 660-6161, 898-4685
Safarihestar
  • Álftagerði 3
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4203, 895-3308
Icelandic Adventure
  • Hrafnagilsstræti 38
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 6601642
Húnaver
  • Bólstaðarhlíðarhreppur
  • 541 Blönduós
  • 452-7110
Garður Horse Farm
  • Aðaldal
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3569, 862-4080
Fjallahestar
  • Sauðanes
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 467-1375, 698-6518
Hestaleigan Kátur
  • Kaupangur, Eyjafjarðarsveit
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 695-7218, 8659165
Brúnir - Horse, Home food and Art
  • Brúnir
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 863-1470, 845-8933
HÆLI - HESTAFERÐIR
  • 898-9402
Elvar Logi Friðriksson
  • Hesthúsahverfið Hvammstanga
  • 530 Hvammstangi
  • 848-3257
Kolbeinn Kjartansson
  • Hraunkot
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 864-6471
Sörlatunga
  • Austurhlíð
  • 541 Blönduós
  • 552-8899, 892-1270
Dynhestar
  • 451-2631
HestaNet ehf.
  • Hléskógar
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 462-4878
Horses and Tours
  • Hvammur 2
  • 541 Blönduós
  • 452-7174, 891-7863
Ármann Pétursson
  • Neðri-Torfustaðir
  • 531 Hvammstangi
  • 894-8807

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