JF Classic

We ride in three different valleys with fantastic nature experiences.


Price includes transfer Keflavik/Reykjavik (BSI) – Hofsós, accommodation, riding and dinner in the evenings. Lunch, tea/coffee will be served from a following car every riding day (except for the last).

(There may be changes in the daily programme)


Day 1: Bus departs from Keflavik Airport at 10.00 am (at the latest) for transfer to Hofsós. Please make sure you book a flight with arrival time before 10.00 am or earlier. Short stop at a store for horse equipment along the route. Welcoming dinner with the family, and a brief presentation of the week to come.

Day 2: Presentation of the horses on the tour. Riding with brief instructions, to get to know the horses. In the afternoon we ride together into the valley, approx 2 hours. After the horseback riding there is time to go for a swim in the swimming pool in Hofsós, if you like. In the evening we all have dinner together.

Day 3: Today we ride with a herd of free running horses towards Kolbeinsdalur, 25-30 km. We leave our horses on the mountain in the afternoon, and are picked up by bus. Today you also have the possibility to go for a swim before dinner.

Day 4: We go back by car to our horses around 09:30 am. We ride from Kolbeinsdalur down to Hjaltadalur, from where you can see to Hólar. We will also be passing by the big and famous “rétt” for the horse round up in Laufskalarétt. We will ride with the herd of horses all day. In the late afternoon we will be leaving our horses again on a farm, and will be picked up by bus and taken to the hot spring in Grettislaug. After a dip in the hot spring we go back to Hofsós for dinner.

Day 5: We start the day by going back to our horses, and will start riding around 11:00 am. Today we take our herd of horses back to Hofsós. Dinner in the evening.

Day 6: The last riding day we end with a riding tour far into the valley of Unadalur, also known as “The Horse’s Paradise”. In the summer herds of horses graze freely around the valley, and in these magnificent surroundings all of JF Hestar’s horses grow up in freedom to be strong, intelligent and beautiful creatures. People often say this is an experience for life. Farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 7: Bus departs from Hofsós at 08:00 am and return to Keflavik/Reykjavik (BSI). The bus journey takes approx 5 hours, plus check-in so book a flight with departure after 4 pm.

In light of the extensive spread of the COVID-19 virus and the rapidly changing and uncertain situation for travellers, we are sorry to announce that we have decided to postpone all our summertours in 2020. We refer both old and new customers to our tours in 2021 and 2022. We ask those who have already booked with us to contact us as soon as possible for a re-booking. We are extremely sorry not to be able to receive any guests this summer but look forward to next year. Take care! /JF Hestar



JUNE 2021
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