Our Tours

The Valley Ride Private Tour

Tour length: Approximately 2,5 hours (actual riding time approximately 1-1,5 hours depending on the size of your group since larger groups need more time to get the horses ready).

Limits: Maximum weight 115kg (255 pounds)…………….. Minimum age 13.

Description: This is your private and personal tour. You will not be in a group with anyone else and we will give you all of our time and personal service.

Beginners prepare for a very informative hour since this tour is designed as a lesson. The first half of the tour will be where you will learn all the basics of Icelandic horsemanship (inside our arena in the wintertime). Then we will head out for a wonderful Valley Ride. In the valley ride you will be introduced to the beauty of Engidalur. We will go at the pace you are comfortable with and take all precautions possible to make sure that you feel secure. The tour guide will have a Gopro camera mounted on his/her helmet so your tour will be documented for your pleasure.

Advanced riders will get tips they need to enjoy the special traits and gaits of the Icelandic horse. We pick more advanced horses for more experienced riders and go at a faster pace. Since we go at a faster pace we will also cover more ground. The tour guide will have a gopro camera mounted on his/her helmet so your tour will be documented for your pleasure. Keep in mind that riders that have experience in a different breed than ours may still have things to learn about riding Icelandic horses. No two breeds are exactly the same and no two horses are exactly the same.

Mixed groups; if your group has both beginners and advanced riders you can still enjoy the experience together. The tour guide will of course stay with the beginners and give them all the help and support they need, but we let the advanced riders have more advanced horses and give them more freedom to leave the group. Advanced riders can ride at a faster pace in the opposite direction from where the beginner group is heading and return to the group.

Tours start at 10:00 or 14:00 (limited supply, bookings must be made in advance)

Prices:

  • 1 person……..……..25,000. Icelandic krona
  • 2-5 people…….……15,000. Icelandic krona per person

Prices per group (euro or dollar equivalent)..... Cash or voucher only.....Video footage and transportation included in price.

The Encounter Private Tour

Encounter length: Approximately 1,5-3 hours, depending on the size of the group (from pickup in town to drop-off in town).

Description: Guests get a chance to meet our horses up close and personal. You will get a chance to feed and pet them (if you so desire). Once the chores are done the staff will answer questions about our horses and give you a better understanding of these amazing animals. Our horses are part of our family and they love getting their pictures taken.

Time 19:00- We will pick you up in town at 19:00 for the evening encounter

The horses are put into our arena or paddock and an area is cordoned off for our guests.

We only take max 6 people at a time. Limited supply, bookings must be made in advance to insure availability.

Prices:

  • 1-6 people……..………………...3,500. Icelandic krona per person
  • Letting children ride inside 3 times around the arena…...…3,500. Icelandic krona per child extra

Prices per person (euro or dollar equivalent)..... Cash or voucher only.....Transportation and pictures included in price.

The Experience Private Tour

Tour length: Approximately 2 hours (actual riding time approximately 1hours depending on the size of your group since larger groups need more time to get the horses ready).

Limits: Maximum weight 115kg (255 pounds)…………….. Minimum age 10.

Description: This is tour is not completely private but the maximum size of the group is 6. The „Experience“ tour is designed for those who want to ride but do not feel safe going outside. Being inside the arena gives us more control over the horses.

Beginners prepare for a very informative hour since the „Experience“ is designed as a lesson also. The first half of the tour will be where you will learn all the basics of Icelandic horsemanship. Then you will continue the lesson on horseback inside the arena. We will go at the pace you are comfortable with and take all precautions possible to make sure that you feel secure. The tour guide will have a Gopro camera mounted on his/her helmet so your „Experience“ will be documented for your pleasure.

Advanced riders will get tips they need to enjoy the special traits and gaits of the Icelandic horse. We pick more advanced horses for more experienced riders. Keep in mind that riders that have experience in a different breed than ours may still have things to learn about riding Icelandic horses. No two breeds are exactly the same and no two horses are exactly the same. The tour guide will have a Gopro camera mounted on his/her helmet so your „Experience“ will be documented for your pleasure.

Tours start at 14:00 (limited supply, bookings must be made in advance). We do not book 10:00 „Experiences“ in advance but if you check the day before (and we have availability) we can book that time also.

Prices:

  • 1 person……..……………….....20,000. Icelandic krona
  • 2-6 people……..………………...11,000. Icelandic krona per person

Prices per person (euro or dollar equivalent)..... Cash or voucher only.....Transportation and transportation included in price.

Weight restrictions!

We do not set a specific weight total per horse but each rider must be able to mount his/her horse from level ground without assistance.

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