The Mountain Tour

The Mountain Tour is a unique opportunity to ride with Jóhann Fridgeirsson along the old horse trail through the valleys, starting in Hofsós and going all the way over to Dalvik. There will definately be many good old stories told this week!


Transfer Keflavik/Reykjavik – Hofsós is included, as well as accommodation and dinner every night. 5 riding days. A car will meet up most days and serve lunch and coffee.


(There may be changes in the daily programme.)

Day 1: Pick up from Keflavik Airport at 10:00 am (or BSI Coach Station in Reykjavik approx 11:00 am) for transfer to Hofsós. Book flights arriving KEF before 10:00 am or earlier. Welcoming dinner at Jóhann and Elsa’s home 18:30, with a brief presentation of the week.

Day 2: We leave Hofsós on horseback around 10:00, and head for Kolbeinsdalur, 30 km. After a days good riding in a beautiful landscape we leave our horses at Fjall, and are taken back to Hofsós by bus for dinner and maybe a swim in the excellent swimmingpool.

Day 3: Today we start around 9:00 am and go further into Kolbeinsdalur. We continue into Heljardalur, where we climb Heljardalsheidi up to 840 m above sealevel. From there we go on into Svarfadardalur, which is where Jóhann grew up. We leave the horses at Tungurétt. Today the bus will take us to Húsabakki, which is Jóhann’s old school where we will have dinner and stay for the night.

Day 4: The bus will take us to the horses around 10:00 am. Today we will be riding around in beautiful Svarfadardalur, where Jóhann started his life on horseback, and founded his love for and knowledge about the horse. Again we leave our horses at Tungurétt, and go back to Húsabakka.

Day 5: We go to Tungurétt at 8:30 to collect our horses again. Now we will be returning through Svarfadardalur, through Heljardalur and Kolbeinsdalur, 30 km. We leave the horses at Fjall, and are taken back to Hofsós for dinner.

Day 6: The bus will take us to Fjall at 9:30. Today is our final riding day, going through the magic valley back to Hofsós, 30 km. In the evening we have a nice farewell dinner, sum up the week and have a last chance to ask Jóhann about his long life with the horses of Iceland.

Day 7: We leave Hofsós 8:00 am for Keflavik Airport. We aim to be there in time for flights departing after 16:00 pm.

The current situation with Covid-19 makes it difficult to plan ahead. We follow all recommendations from the authorities. At the moment we are counting on being able to go through with all of our tours in 2021. We are happy to take preliminary bookings for coming tours, and together with you decide if you want to complete the trip closer to the current date.
Take care! / JF Hestar


JULY 2021
29/7 – 4/8   THE MOUNTAIN TOUR  (Price: 20.000 SEK)

12/8 – 19/8   THE MOUNTAIN TOUR  (Price: 20.000 SEK)

Foto: Lina Kronholm