Riding with Nordic Natura

Nordic Natura offers varied riding tours that are suitable for both beginners and more experienced riders.
The horse rental is open from June 15th – August 15th. For tours outside that period please write us at info@nordicnatura.is
Down below you can see and read about the types of trips that are available.
Please read the terms and conditions and other informations at the bottom of the page before you reserve a tour.

Riding tour 1: Inside Ásbyrgi Canyon

Take a ride with us in to Ásbyrgi Canyon following a beautiful riding trail on the west side of the „Island“. The trail takes you alongside the majestic cliff walls of the canyon while threading on and off through the birch trees that are so distinctive for the whole area. Inside the canyon we will mount off and you will have the chance to take a walk further in and absorb the nature and surroundings.

For: Everyone
Minimum age: 10
Duration: 1,5 – 2 hours.
Price: 10.000 kr. (16 years +) 7.500 kr. (10 – 15 years)

Riding tour 2: On top of Ásbyrgi Canyon

Come with us for a once in a lifetime experience. We will taka a ride through the beautifull birch forrest of Meiðavallaskógur that will lead our way on top of the big cliff walls of Ásbyrgi Canyon. Our journey ends on top of the „bottom“ where we will mount off and you will have a chance to wonder around enjoying the spectacular view that opens up over the canyon to the north. Here you can also experience the old channel of the glacier river that once flooded down and forged the magnificent Ásbyrgi canyon.

For: Everyone
Minimum age: 10 (Children 17 and younger need to be in the company of an adult)
Duration: 1,5 – 2 hours.
Price: 10.000 kr. (16 years +) 7.500 kr. (10 – 15 years)

Riding tour 3: Riding through time

We will ride through the forrest of Meiðavallaskógur taking the trail alongside the big cliff walls of Ásbyrgi canyon. We make a stop at the magnificent view point on top of the Canyons „bottom“.
The journey then continues to the south longside the old channel of the glacier river that once flooded down and forged the magnificent canyon. We will continue to the south untill we reach the valley Bjargardalur not far from the Rauðhólar in Vesturdalur. There we can let the beautifull view sink in before we head north again following a different trail (the mid-trail) that will take us back in to and through the forrest of Meiðavallaskógur.
We recommend that you take with you some lunch and water to drink on the way. Saddlebags will be provided.

For: Everyone with experience in riding longer trails.
Minimum age: 15
Duration: 4,5 – 5 hours.
Price: 24.000 kr.

Riding tour 4: Melrakkaslétta peninsula – Driftwood on the northern most shorelines

We set off from our farm at Nordic Natura in Ásbyrgi with a horsetrailer and drive with our horses about 50 km north to our sheep farm Reistarnes witch is located 15 km north of the village Kópasker. There we will saddle up and start our tour.
We will ride along the rugget shoreline taking us between black sanded beaches and big rocky beaches where driftwood that has traveled all the way from Siberia lies scattered along the shore.
Maybe seals will be spotted on the way.

For: Everyone with some experience in riding.
Minimum age: 10
Riding duration: 1,5 – 2 hours
Driving: 2×45 minutes
Price: 25.000 kr. (16 years +) 18.750 kr. (10 – 15 years in the company of an adult)

Riding tour 5: Melrakkaslétta peninsula – On the northern most riding trails

We set off from our farm at Nordic Natura in Ásbyrgi with a horsetrailer and drive with our horses about 50 km north to our sheep farm Reistarnes witch is located 15 km north of the village Kópasker. There we will saddle up and start our circle tour.
We will ride north along the rugged shoreline where driftwood from Siberia lies scattered along the shore and land. Maybe seals will be spottet on the way. We will take a short brake at the farmstead Kílsnes . Then we will take the direction east along a trail that leads to the junction of the farm Núpskatla and road 870. There we will head west along the mountains that will take us back to Reistarnes farm.

For: Everyone with experience in riding longer trails.
Minimum age: 15
Riding duration: 2,5 – 3 hours
Driving: 2×45 minutes
Price: 30.000 kr.

Attention!

Before each riding tour we will take a few minutes to go over safety issues regarding the horse, the riding and safety on the way.

We will provide:
*A riding helmet (safety helmet)
*Saddle bags for your lunch (optional) for tours 3 and 5

Please be aware that all tours are dependent on availability. Please check for availability with a days notice.
Please be aware that all tours are weather dependent without exceptions. Even in summer the weather can change with little notice. We give our selfs the right to cancel any trip without any notice if we think that the weather can interfere with the safety of our guests or our horses.

Please make sure to dress appropriate and according to weather. For example it is good to have a thin head cloth to wear underneath your riding helmet and it is necessary to bring finger mitts along with you because riding out with ice-cold hands is not a pleasant experience.

For reservations or/and inquiries: info@nordicnatura.is

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