the calm before the storm – an empty sheep coral waits for the round up to arrive in Oxafjordur, Iceland
After 7 week-long tours and 2 sheep round up weekends, my summer of riding in Iceland has come to an end. It’s a bittersweet moment, since my butt and back are surely happy to not spend another hour in the saddle, but as soon as the last ride is over, I already start to miss the horses.
the lose herd is one of Iceland’s signature horse tour characteristics
Here are a few photos from a summer of riding Kjölur, Mývatn, The Golden Circle, Þveráhlíð and Melrakkasletta.
a rider poses over Jökulsá á fjöllum glacier river
If you´re looking to book a riding tour in Iceland next summer, check out Ishestar
´s long list of short and long tours on offer (some are even available all year round!).
Heading into Mývatnssveit
Other operators that I´d also highly recommend are Exploring Iceland
, Riding Iceland
, and Hestasport
in Skagafjordur, North Iceland.
my second Kjölur group under Langjökull glacier