Spring in Iceland

Slowly but certainly we are leaving winter behind us: the first flowers are blossoming, the days are getting longer and the sun is warm 🙂 Our first riding tour took place on the first easter weekend and our guests received a lot of snow as a special easter present. If you are interested, you can find pictures on facebook: Horses and hot pools. Now, we are looking forward to sunnier days and, since the birds are singing rather loudly every morning, to our Springtime Highlight Tour at the end of May! A small group of bird lovers is still waiting for reinforcements, so if you want to experience Iceland’s budding nature in late spring, then Puffins, red-necked phalarope, snow grouse, golden plover and many other migrating birds are simply waiting for you to take the perfect picture!
During this tour we will visit the peninsulas Reykjanes and Vatnsnes, go boating to an uninhabited birdparadise and visit the remote highland. On the way back from the north, we will drive through the unparalleled Westfjords and take the ferry over Breiðafjörður to the myth-enshrouded peninsula Snæfellsnes. Waterfalls, glaciers, lavacliffs, black beaches – this tour truly shows us the most beautiful parts of Iceland!

DynjandiWaterfall Dynjandi in the Westfjords
BirdwatchersProfessional Bird Watchers
SnæfellsjökullThe coast of Arnarstapi and Snæfellsjökull in the background
PuffinThe perfect model
Duck Family
LátrabjargCliffs of Látrabjarg

Landsmót 2018

Landsmót is THE great event of the Icelandic horse. In 2018, it takes place in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. We still have a few places available on our riding tours in combination with Landsmót – either at the end of Riding, Nature, Experience or at the beginning of the Eyvindarstaðaheiði-Ride! Just in time for the finals, we offer you a three day stay in a guesthouse within comfortable walking distance of the Landsmót area. At Landsmót, you can see the very best of Icelandic breeding, riding and training, and, of course, visit all the festivities around the icelandic horse! 😊 You can find more information on our Landsmót page. We look forward to hearing from you!


Easter in Iceland

It still looks a lot like a winterwonderland around here, but we are quite sure that spring will come around at some point 🙂 Our first riding tour of the year is as always Horses and Hot Pools around easter and we still have a few places available! We will of course go riding in our beautiful valley during this tour, but we will also enjoy a nice sightseeing program: we will certainly go for a swim in the swimming pool in Hvammstangi, we will take look at the seals on the unique Vatnsnes peninsula and we will drive to the picturesque Snæfellsnes national park. Therefore, the tour is not only great for riders, but also very popular among families and non-riders in general. Naturally, tasting icelandic delicacies is part of of the program – especially during our easter brunch!
We look forward to meeting you!

Special Tour for Icelandic Horse Lovers in March: Breeding and Contacts

Are you an Icelandic Horse lover, Icelandic horse owner and interested in Horse breeding – contacts – info, international connection and exchange – ready to see a lot of horses in all ages and and level of training? Do you like to spent an interesting time in Iceland, full of experience around the wonderful icelandic horse, here in Northwest Iceland on a tour in march 2018, incl. delicious Icelandic meals, all transfers and guide who speaks english, german and icelandic? For more info contact us ☺ email to info@abbi-island.is.

Holidays under Northern Lights

A bit late, but better late than never: we do wish you a very happy new year and all the best for 2018! We spend New Years with a lovely group of guests and they had – according to themselves 🙂 – a great time here. The weather was nice, though it was truly freezing even by our standards, with dreamy pink skies, fresh snow and, just like we ordered, Northern Lights for New Years Eve! If you want to experience them yourselves, we still have places available on our Northern Lights Tours in February and March!

Coastline of Vatnsnes
Northern Lights above the stable
Walking along the icy black beach on Vatnsnes Peninsula
Bonfire on New Year's Eve in Hvammstangi
Seals on the shore
Fireworks in Hvammstangi

Home page 2018 is ready

Hello, our homepage is ready for 2018. Our next tour „New year under Northern Lights“ is fully booked but we have places available in February and March on our Northern lights tour and you are welcome to enjoy delicious Icelandic meals, get together with our interesting neighbors, relax in the hot pot and spot northern lights!

Our first dates

we are now planing our next tours and here are the first dates. Maybe they can help you to pass the waiting time

Horses and Hot Pools
I 29.03.-05.04.2018
II 12.04.-19.04.2018

Riding, Nature, Experience
I 28.06.-06.07.2018 (combinable with Landsmót)
II 12.07.-20.07.2018
III 26.07.-03.08.2018
IV 07.08.-15.08.2018
V 16.08.-24.08.2018

Northern Lights, Ice and the Silence of Winter
I 22.02.-27.02.2018
II 01.03.-06.03.2018
III 11.10.-16.10.2018

Springtime Highlight

Have you ever experienced a sheep and horse round up in Iceland?

We have some rooms left at the weekend of 08.-10.09.2017. We are offering you the unique opportunity to experience this icelandic tradition first hand at the Miðfjarðarétt.
If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask us info@abbi-island.is

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Hestadagar The Icelandic Horse Festival in Iceland

May the 1st is Hestadagar „the Icelandic Horse Festival in Iceland“!
On this day we celebrate the icelandic horse with parades, shows by breeding farms and program for children.
You will find more information in the link:
If you like to experience the icelandic horse first-hand, we still have a few places left on our riding tours.

Free places on our tours in autumn

Eydís Schafabtrieb 16We have still some places left on our tours „autumn breeze, sheep and seals“ from 31.08.-11.09.2017 and „sheep and horse round up in Miðfjörður“ 05.09.-11.09. for riders.
To see behind the curtain what it is all about have a look at the video from our friend Tobias Mennle on Vimeo. He made this video last year when we had wonderful weather.

If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask us info@abbi-island.is