Dec 3, 2013 - We have joined forces with RIDING ICELAND to enhance your riding experience. Please visit www.riding-iceland.com to learn more about the 2014 season and all the exciting tours on offer!

Dec 16, 2012 - The season of 2013 and the BEST PRICES ever seen!

ATTENTION - NEW STRIKING OFFER

6 days departures:
Tour 1.D6 ... 27.6.2013 vacancies
Tour 2.D6 ... 5.7.2013 Private tour

Inquire for more info at info@sagnaslod.is

9 days departures:
Tour 5.D9 ... 5.8.2013 (SPECIAL OFFER)
Tour 6.D9 ... 17.8.2013 vacancies

Inquire for our BEST PRICE offer at info@sagnaslod.is

Accomodation will be in guesthouses, in made beds, with common showers and bathrooms.
We include flights REK-ÍSAF-REK as well as swimming pools/hot tubs when possible. MAX 12 riders. More details on our website info@sagnaslod.is

Groups that ride together and would like to have private tours, are asked to contact us .. the sooner the better .. VERY SPECIAL DISCOUNTS available .. check it out!

Sep 24, 2012 - We thank you for this season of wonderful experiences and new friendships.

We are now working on next summer's plans, but things go a little slower than expected, like it or not! We have decided upon 6 day tours that will go back and forth (6 days south / 6 days north). We are also pondering over 9 day tours, also going back and forth. Right now it could go either way: six 6 day tours OR four 6 day tours and two 9 day tours. We aim to start in the last days of June - and if the 9 day tours will happen they will be in August. The maps show the trails we will ride. Accomodation will be in guesthouses, in made beds, with common showers and bathrooms. We will include swimming pools / hot tubs when possible. Dates are not set as of yet, but hopefully soon, very soon .. first weeks of October at the latest.

Nov 24, 2011 - Our brand new holiday concept for the season of 2012 now has a brochure of it's own that you can download, print, and show to your friends and family in order to convince them to join you in Iceland next year! We are looking forward to welcome you and show you the magnificent Westfjords! You will find the brochure for the 4 day trips for the whole family HERE.

Nov 17, 2011 - Sagnaslóð is now on Facebook! Feel free to visit and Like our page and in turn we shall keep you updated on what's going down in the coming season and show you some wonderful pictures and videos. Hope to see you there!

Nov 14, 2011 - Planning for next year has begun - for the season of 2012 we have some longer treks planned as usual BUT we now launch a new kind of holiday for the whole family including those members that may not find horse riding that much fun.

Iceland is for everyone - just ask the Lonely Planet readers who recently voted Iceland best in Travel Readers' Choice Award. You can read more about the award HERE. Congratulations Iceland! And Reykjavik too, the winner of Best City. For the family members interested in experiencing the best of Iceland from atop Iceland's best (that would be the horses), we have a glorious 4-day horse riding experience in the spectacular Westfjords planned.

And for those not into horses, we offer a variety of other activities including (but not limited to) sightseeing, sea kayaking, fishing, hiking, etc. - we are even open for suggestions so let us know what you like to do and we shall try to make it happen!

We have found a great cooperator named Grænhöfði that will see to the kayak and sea-angling parts as well as accomodation in Guesthouse Grænhöfði situated in Flateyri.
Flateyri is a typical Icelandic fishing village; it breaths with gills like the fish it depends upon. More info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flateyri and
http://www.nat.is/travelguideeng/flateyri.htm

Please visit our Tours page to see which dates we have plans for so far. Or go directly to the day plan here. And feel free to enquire if you have questions, suggestions, og special needs.

The page has been restructured for ease of navigating and we are also making some detailed information about our tours available to our guests now navigate to Info to learn more about riding in Iceland!

Guests of 2011 - thank you for a great summer! It's been lovely to make all these new acquaintances, and we thank everyone warmly for visiting! Please come back soon.

May 11, 2011 - Changes for the better! Lonely Planet recently released it's Top 10 list of regions to visit in 2011 (you see the list HERE), and since discovering the Westfjords of Iceland were chosen as no. 5 on the list, we knew we had to relocate at least one of our riding tours of 2011 to this magnificent area. The Westfjords is the most remote and scarcely populated part of Iceland but probably the most beautiful and exciting too! The nature has remained as wild and untouched as it was a hundred of years ago making the region with is majestic mountains, deep blue fjords, diversity of birds species and clear, unpolluted air a paradise for nature enthusiasts and horse riders alike. Lonely Planet calls the Westfjords SPECTACULAR, and we agree - so come to Iceland and let us take you there for the experience of a lifetime. We travel in August - the itinerary is available in the Calendar.

Apr 26, 2011 - New video out! Horseback riding in Iceland is an unforgettable experience - watch this video made by one of our 2010 guests and see for yourself! And don't forget to watch the 2009 video as well - but be warned, they might make you want to plan for a trip to Iceland this summer! Both videos can also be found in the Gallery along with all the beautiful pictures from Iceland and a brochure for your downloading pleasure.

Mar 3, 2011 - Big plans for 2011! And now you can see the detailed descriptions of what we have in store for you by visiting the Calendar page. Feel free to download and print them for your reading pleasure - they are filled to the brim with some of the best pictures from our previous seasons.

And we have another update - you can now download and print our brochure. It's English and Danish and showcases some lovely photos and general information about us and our services. Use them to convince your friends and/or family to join for a trip to Iceland this summer! Visit the Gallery to download it.

Jan 1, 2011 - Happy New Year! Would you like to ride smoothly gaited yet powerful horses in Iceland this year? Visit our Testimonial page to read about what others thought of riding with us - the page has been newly updated.

Dec 9, 2010 - Join us in 2011! The planned trips for the summer of 2011 have just now been added to the Calendar page - it would be great if you could join us!

Dec 1, 2010 - What a summer! Snow is covering the Icelandic landscape right now making it even more breathtaking than during summer. It is cold out but the horses have set beautiful winter coats and are as comfortable as ever. As we enjoy the white views from the office windows, there is time to look back at the summer of 2010.

The first trek of the summer was the Faroe group who just keep coming back for more!

The second trek was with a lovely group of people from all over the world, including Denmark, Canada, Great Britain, and Germany. During the whole trek we were blessed with the most wonderful weather giving us full view of all the sights along the way. We rode the horses all the way from South Eastern part of the peninsula (close to hotel Eldborg), around the glacier and back to Stykkisholmur.

Apr 10, 2010 - Due to popular demand we have decided to relocate the trips planned for this summer back to the peninsula. Turned out the majority of our guests was more intrigued by the diverse nature and comfortable housing offered at Snæfellsnes. Check Calendar to familiarize yourself with what we will be offering you this summer. Snæfellsnes 2 is already fully booked so hurry up and get your spot on Snæfellsnes 1!

Mar 31, 2010 - Just recently Sagnaslóð and Hotel Eldborg worked out a cooperation agreement. Hotel Eldborg, which is situated in the center of Löngufjörur (The Long Estuary), provides shorter tours on the beach (2-3-4 days) along with excellent food and quite nice accomodation.

The swimming pool is warmed up by natural hot spring water, which has proven to be good for the skin, in addition to the help it provides in loosening up sore muscles and softening beat up behinds. A late night bath in the hot tub is a wonderful relaxation medicine and helps you sleep and rest for the night, so you will feel as a new person at breakfast, ready and excited to take on challenges offered by the newborn day. Here you find the Hotel Eldborg website: www.hoteleldborg.is

Dec 16, 2009 - An article about riding in Iceland with Sagnaslóð has been published in the American online magazine Equine Edge Online - visit the link to read.

Dec 13, 2009 - Ride with us... If not in person, you can join us in this video!

Nov 04, 2009 - New updates throughout the site. Our treks in 2010 are now illustrated by way of maps, visit Calendar to read more. The sub page Our Horses has undergone major changes to a more readable layout. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 17, 2009 - New Website online today! We’re thrilled to introduce to you the brand new web site of Sagnaslóð - browse through the sub pages to learn more about horse trekking on Iceland, the people behind the operations, and, of course, the horses!

Oct 15, 2009 - Things to do in autumn. The other day I went to visit my horses, who have been grazing and preparing for winter since the end of August. I brought my farrier pincers to remove shoes and trim hooves. I took a couple of pictures of my loyal furry friends in the chilly autumn evening. I also gave the their second portion this year of anthelmintika.

They were looking great; big, fat and fuzzy like they should this time of the year, and were looking ready to take on the cold winter wind, blowing from the North Pole. They stand on a very grassy field all winter, with good shelter, and really don't mind the frost and snow. They are not as happy in the sharp southerly winds that bring the rain, lots of rain. Take a look at them, aren't they just lovely?

You can see more photos of the horses in the Gallery or by looking under Our Horses.

Sep 14, 2009 - Me and my brother Birkir went for a drive in the afternoon to inspect riding paths and routes from Arnarstapi to Hellissandur, Ólafsvík and Grundarfjörður. That is to say from the southern tip of Snæfellsnes, round the glacier and eastward on the northenpart of peninsula. He picked me up at my school in Grundarfjörður around one o'clock and since the guy who was supposed to be our guide wasn't able to join us, we shanghaied Ólafur Tryggvason, the caretaker of the school. He has ridden in this area many times, both with his comrades and his family. The weather was bad, strong winds and powerful rainshowers.

As this area is not busy with horsetrekkers the old paths are not clear all the way, but having the glacier on the right and the ocean on the left it is impossible to get lost. On the other hand your eyes might loose focus of your horse's ears and wander from sea to mountain, taking in the beautiful nature around you. Also, for the same reason and the spread population, there is work ahead planning the stops, especially for the horses.

We were back in Grundarfjörður just after four o'clock, and boy, was it raining!!

Looking forward to ride along these paths with you!

Sep 09, 2009 - Arnarfell.
The Faroe group has been riding with me since 2007. There are mainly people from the Faroe Islands in the group, but also some people from Denmark and an Icelandic couple. 2007 we took an eleven day tour through North and South Fjallabak in the southern highlands, visiting Landmannalaugar among other places. The tour was a big success; great horses, great riders and great chemistry, so everyone wanted a repeat tour. The group decided to come to Iceland for a riding tour every other year.

This summer I had planned another eleven day tour, also in the south, where the tour would peak in Arnarfell the Great in the slopes of Hofsjökull glacier, which lies like a dinner plate in the center of Iceland. Everyone was excited about this tour, but sadly a good half of the group was hit by the worldwide economic crisis, so badly that they had to cancel this year. But we had great time on the tour, though it was a bit raw at times, because the accommodation was primitive most of the time.

But the horses were great and the Icelandic nature was at its best; riding through the forest on the Kings Path, seeing the magnificent waterfalls in Þjórsá river, the great long day of 60 km up to Mt. Arnarfell, crossing glacier rivers and feasting our eyes on the unbelievably rich bed of flowers and plants that grows up there a good 600 meters above sea level. We even crossed the great Þjórsá river, the biggest in Iceland. It took no less than twenty minutes to cross it on our surefooted friends.

Everything went quite smoothly and the riders were exceptionally happy and looking forward to the next tour in 2011, probably an eleven day round-tour on Snæfellsnes peninsula.

Aug 03, 2009 - the GWG tour 2009
This year the GWG tour was dedicated to the several anniversaries of the GWG this year - our grand old lady, the Canadian iron woman Jean, who is still going strong at a whopping 80 years old - sometimes even stronger than the rest of us! Jean rode with us, raced with us, sung with us, partied with us, cleaned with us, cooked with us, she even went on the water slide with us - R.E.S.P.E.C.T! Other anniversaries included another Canadian, the always cheerful veterinarian Celine, and our tour-guide Hreinn making the entire 2009 tour a day long, night long party. We managed to take the horses on a full circle around the Snæfellsnes peninsula and amazingly we found ourselves blessed with wonderful weather for the whole trip.