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Arinbjörn Jóhannsson
531 Hvammstangi
Phone +354-451 2938
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  • Horse and sheep round-up in Miðfjörður


    Every autumn the free grazing sheep and horses are rounded up in the highland, the beautiful Arnarvatnsheiði, collected from the farmers in Miðfjördur in North-West-Iceland and driven home to their local valleys – an exceptional event that resembles a public festival. There is no other time when Icelandic Traditions are as much alive as during the sheep round-up called “Réttir”. This yearly event is a good way to get to know Icelanders and some of their traditions and the best opportunity for the Icelandic horse to show his talents: Full of energy, strong and sure-footed, it is an irreplaceable partner for this work! We welcome you to take part on horseback in this unique experience – and don’t forget that the Northern Lights season begins in September!

    Pictures of the tour

    On the way home
  • Program „Sheep- and horse round-up“

    Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8
    Arrival and pick up at the airport in Keflavík between 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm or from around 5:30 p.m. in Reykjavík at the gas station N1, Ártúnshöfði on Vesturlandsvegur heading north out of town. Transfer to the farm Brekkulækur (approx. 3.5 h), where we will spend the next 6 nights, and dinner there. (D)
    The morning is at your leisure. After lunch, you will get to know the horses and riding style during a ride through our beautiful river valley. (B, L, D)
    Brekkulækur – Aðalból
    Today we ride the first stage towards the highland on nice paths along the river, accompanied by our herd of free running horses. The horses stay at a pasture overnight and we return to Brekkulækur. Afterwards, we will relax in a natural hot water swimming pool in the little village Hvammstangi. (B, P, D)
    Aðalból – Arnarvatnsheiði – Brekkulækur
    A long eventful day lies ahead of us today! We follow how the horses and sheep are rounded up and arrive at the gathering point. After an Icelandic picnic we saddle our horses and ride back to Brekkulækur with our herd. (B, P, D)
    Brekkulækur – sheep
    In the morning we go towards the flock of sheep and accompany them to the corral. Then the farmers start sorting them out. This takes most of the day and is easy to learn and everybody is welcome to take part! Later this evening, when the sheep are back at their home farms, we will go to a party and dance to live music at the community centre (optional). (B, D)
    Brekkulækur – horses
    Today we start in the morning and help driving the huge herd of horses to the pen – a beautiful ride at „dawn“. Then mares, foals and young horses are gradually sorted out by their owners from the large herd. It will be exciting because our young horses will also be there. (B, D)
    After breakfast we will leave Brekkulækur and transfer to Reykjavík with sightseeing opportunity there and night-lodging at a simple hotel. (B)
    Transfer to the airport, at 04:45 am and say goodbye to Iceland.
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03.09 – 10.09.2024


2.250,- EUR per person only tour without flight


  • Tour, transfer as described
  • Entrance fees according to program
  • 8 days
  • 7 nights in simple DBL/triple rooms
  • 2 – 3 horses per person (only experienced riders)
  • 4x riding
  • Board (breakfast = B, lunch = L or picnic = P, dinner). Day 8 no breakfast for early morning flights
  • Icelandic, German and English speaking guide
  • Because we accompany a traditional farmer’s work at this tour, the course depends also on the farmers, the weather and the animals!

Not included: Travel insurance, short transfers.


maximum number: 10
minimum number: 8