Reservation and consultation

Arinbjörn Jóhannsson
Brekkulækur
531 Hvammstangi
ICELAND
Phone +354-451 2938
Fax +354-451 2998
e-mail: info@abbi-island.is
  • Horse round-up Vesturhóp

    7 DAYS – ICELANDIC TRADITIONS

    During the end of September, the free running horses are rounded up from the mountain Vatnsnesfjall, district of Vesturhóp in the Northwest of Iceland, to a fold and sorted out by their owners. Mares, foals and young ones give up the summer freedom before the winter returns. This is one of the traditional local events for horse farmers and a great experience for Horse Lovers. It is a good way to get to know Icelanders and some of their traditions intimately and the perfect opportunity for the Icelandic horse to showcase its talents! Full of energy, strong and sure-footed it is an irreplaceable partner for this work! You are welcome to take part in this adventure on horseback and at the end of the day, we will join a party with singing and dancing to celebrate the successful return of the horses. We offer you to experience this unique event – great autumn colors, traditional farm life and a lot of horses!

    Pictures of the tour

  • Program „Horse round-up“

    Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7
    Wed.: Arrival – Transfer to Brekkulækur
    Reception at the airport Keflavík between 15:00 and 16:30 or in Reykjavík around 17:30. Transfer to Brekkulækur (approx. 3.5 h.) and Dinner there. Night lodging (as for the following 5 nights) at horse farm Brekkulækur.
    Thu.: Brekkulækur – Gauksmýri
    We get acquainted with the horses with whom we will join the round up. The first part of the journey takes us – together with free running herd – along the river Miðfjardará and to the crossing of a fjord. Our riding horses stay on a pasture in Gauksmýri. On the way back to Brekkulækur we will visit the natural hot water pool in the village Hvammstangi.
    Fri.: Gauksmýri – Grund
    We take actively part in gathering the horses from the mountains, both on foot and on horseback. Our riding horses stay on a pasture, we go back to Brekkulækur.
    Sat.: Þverárett – Sporður
    Now we help to drive the horses downhill to the pen Þverárrétt, where they will be sorted out by their owners. In the late evening, there will be a party and dance – a get together with the farmers!
    Sun.: Sporður – Gauksmýri – Brekkulækur
    A long riding day back to Brekkulækur, with great views to the seaside and nice riding paths.
    Mon.: Brekkulækur – Reykjavík
    Transfer to Reykjavík after breakfast and night lodging in a downtown guesthouse.
    Tue.: End of program/Departure
    Transfer to the airport, good-bye to Iceland and flight home.
  • Request

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Level

Date

25.10. – 01.10.2019

Price

1.750,- EUR per person only tour without flight

Included

  • Tour as described
  • Entrance fees according to program
  • All transfers
  • 7 days
  • 6 nights in DBL and triple rooms at Brekkulækur, 1 night at a guesthouse in Reykjavík
  • 2 – 3 horses per person (only experienced riders)
  • 4 x riding
  • Fullboard (breakfast, picnic or lunch, dinner) starting with dinner on day 1 ending with breakfast on day 6, day 7 no breakfast at early morning flight
  • German and English speaking guide

Not included: Travel insurance, short transfers in Reykjavík

Participants

maximum number: 12
minimum number: 6