From  £2045
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Ride alongside farmers
  • See spectacular scenery
  • Ride into the valley of Vididalur
  • Enjoy a warm lunch in the mountains
  • Sing & dance with the locals
  • Help return the herd to their owners
  • Celebrate at the round up ball
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Iceland Horse Round-Up Group Tour

7 Day Tour, from £2045 per person
Itinerary Dates
2017
03 Oct  -  09 Oct

Saddle up and join the farmers of Vididalstungutungurett in this great horseriding adventure in Iceland. Ride alongside and help drive the herd down across a varied Icelandic terrain of highland moors, autumnal valleys, deep blue lakes and the spectacular Kolugljufur gorge before joining the locals to celebrate the successful round-up with a ball or ‘rettardansleikur’.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
Arrive at Keflavik airport, transfer to Reykjavik and check in at the Hotel Cabin for one night.
DAY 2
REYKJAVIK TO HVAMMUR FARM
REYKJAVIK TO HVAMMUR FARM
Transfer by bus from Reykjavík to Hvammur Farm and start your ride through Vatnsdalur valley. This beautiful valley is the setting of the Vatnsdæla-Saga. Ride along the banks of River Vatnsdalsá before crossing over to the western side of the valley. End your ride at Sveinsstaðir Farm and return to Hvammur Farm for an overnight stay. (B,L,D) (approx. 25 km)
DAY 3
SVEINSSTADIR TO HVAMMUR
SVEINSSTADIR TO HVAMMUR
This long and exciting riding day takes you alongside the Hóp and across the Gljúfurá River. Through the friendly countryside of Vestur-Hóp and into the beautiful valley Víðidalur. Follow Víðidalsá River to Dæli Farm where you will leave the horse. Return to Hvammur farm for an overnight stay. (B,L,D) (approx. 40 km)
DAY 4
DAELI TO HVAMMUR
DAELI TO HVAMMUR
Ascend towards the highland plateau Vididalstunguheidi and meet the horses coming down from their pastures in the highlands. Enjoy a warm lunch in the mountains before joining other guests and locals as they follow the farmers driving the herd down from the highlands. Stop at Kolugili Farm for refreshments before ending at Daeli Farm for dinner. (B,L,D) (32 km, 7-8 hours)
DAY 5
VIDIDALSTUNGURETT TO HVAMMUR
VIDIDALSTUNGURETT TO HVAMMUR
The day begins at Vididalstungurett. Enjoy an auction and join the farmers in celebrating the return of their horses. In the afternoon ride towards Lake Hop and return the horses to their meadows, before driving back to Hvammur. (B,L,D) (30 km)
 
Optional: Stodrettardansleikur dance at Vidihlid, where everybody relaxes after the excitement of the day and celebrates yet another successful round up.
DAY 6
HVAMMUR TO REYKJAVIK
HVAMMUR TO REYKJAVIK
Transfer from Hvammur back to Reykjavik and check in to the hotel for an overnight stay. (B)
DAY 7
FLY TO THE UK
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

7 day tour, from £2045 per person

Price Includes


  • Return flights in economy class with Icelandair from London Heathrow
  • Airport taxes
  • Accommodation in three-star/four-star hotels and guesthouses
  • Meals as specified (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
  • Return Grayline Shuttle Bus Transfers
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide
  • All riding equipment

 


Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions

Price Notes

Suitable for strong intermediate riders, 4.5 riding days – 130 km

Itinerary Dates  
03 Oct 2017
-
09 Oct 2017

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The service that we received from Regent was superb. The tours which we were booked onto were fantastic – Extremely well organised and each tour guide we encountered was friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely passionate about Iceland. We had a brilliant holiday, really special, have fallen in love with Iceland and can’t wait to return. Thank you so much Regent!

Mr & Mrs Whiston
March 4, 2013

The Radisson 1919 was great. Very helpful staff and centrally located. Shane was excellent when booking and patient! We had a super time and the operational logistics were seamless. Thank you – would recommend Regent Holidays.

We had a brilliant holiday, really special, have fallen in love with Iceland and can’t wait to return. Thank you so much Regent!

Mr & Mrs Parsons
March 6, 2013

The design of this tour was outstanding. Every day a new high.

Ms. H. Butcher
February 20, 2013

Best Western – good location, friendly staff and comfortable room. We went on a tailor made holiday, staying in Reykjavik and going out on some pre-arranged tours. This was very well organised.

We had a brilliant holiday, really special, have fallen in love with Iceland and can’t wait to return. Thank you so much Regent!

Ms. S Jones
February 19, 2013

All the hotels were very good and the tour guide and driver were excellent. They made a good team and nothing was too much trouble. They made the holiday.

Mr & Mrs Kearsley
March 7, 2013

The Best Western Reykjavik hotel staff were helpful and friendly and the hotel is in a good location. The tour of the Golden Circle was excellent, the driver went out of his way to make it more enjoyable. The Hunt for the Northern Lights excursion was excellent, fun and a real adventure. Questions were answered promptly by Jamie and I found him very helpful when I called to discuss the holiday originally. 

Mr & Mrs Goddard
March 7, 2013

The Hotel Reykjavik Centrum was excellent quality and very helpful staff. The excursion for the Northern Lights was excellent and the Golden Circle is a great day out. 

Mr & Mrs Graham
March 18, 2013

A very enjoyable holiday from beginning to end – very well organised and both the coach driver and guide were excellent. I was very happy with all aspects of the holiday and would consider using Regent Holidays in the future. 

Mrs. Thompson
April 3, 2013

The Best Western Reykjavik is in an excellent situation, excellent assistance from friendly staff and a very good continental breakfast. Excellent feedback from every point of view. We were not disappointed in any way and congratulate you and your team for such efficiency and excellent planning. 

Mrs Norman
May 9, 2013

Shane was a marvellous help with booking – especially the Greenland extension. Everything went so smoothly.

I can highly recommend both parts Iceland and Greenland.

Many thanks Shane. 

Ms. Morley
June 7, 2013

We found the Family Tour itinerary very informative and it took us to places we might otherwise not have known about.  

The Narfeyrarstofa Restaurant in Skykkishólmur is excellent as is the exhibition and restaurant at the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes. The Laundromat Café/Bar and Iceland Fish and Chips in Reykjavik were also very good – take advantage of ‘happy hours’ to get good value for money, and the National Museum was very family-friendly.

We loved Iceland – and will be back! Thanks for your help. 

The Cathrall Family
June 12, 2013

We enjoyed a wonderful holiday explore the Wilderness of Iceland. Our driver have us a great introduction to a country he clearly loves and cares about.

Each day for better than the one before. 

Ms Finlay & Mrs Hodgson
August 12, 2013

An excellent fly drive holiday, everything went to plan. Staff at the accommodation were very helpful. The schedule was capably put together with good advice given and we would no hesitation in recommending Regent Holidays. 

Mr & Mrs Reeves
July 18, 2013

We had a wonderful Iceland trip. The itinerary was excellent and we were so fortunate to have an exceptional guide who enriched the whole experience. 

Mr & Mrs Ball
August 7, 2013

The Hotel Borg is a very comfortable and attractive hotel. There is a good buffet breakfast with excellent coffee and is in an excellent location.

The shuttle bus driver on our last morning was an exceptionally friendly and brilliant ambassador for Iceland and the guide was lovely too.

We will return to this enchanting county and we will be in touch again!

Thank you for all your help.

Mr & Mrs Fox
September 23, 2013

The Hotel Ranga could not be improved. Everything about it – the staff, food, location etc is wonderful! 

Mr & Mrs Salthouse
October 16, 2013

The Icelandic guide was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and approachable. She ensured that every activity was safe and most of all very enjoyable.

I had such a good time and met some fab people. 

Ms Cornish
November 29, 2013

Our guide and driver were SUPERB. There was rain, snow and gale force winds but my memories are all good ones! Thank you for organising such an experience. 

Mrs Dray
December 9, 2013

Our tour guide was excellent. He really made the holiday – so informative everywhere we went, telling us history and facts about Iceland. We learnt so much through him that was so interesting. He also made sure the activities suited everyone on the trip, which was really nice.  

Thanks for a great holiday and an unforgettable experience, we had a fantastic time!

Miss A Pool
December 16, 2013

The service at the Best Western Hotel Reykjavik was excellent. The staff were always wiling to help in anyway. Thank you – it was a well managed service you gave, and it was very much appreciated. 

Mrs Seymour
December 11, 2013
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