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Breeder travel:

Suden in April 2024

North in September 2024

We visit breeders and trainers at some of the most famous horse farms in Iceland. The experienced breeders tell us about their work and show us their horses. It will be a varied programme and we will meet people with whom we have one big factor in common: The passion for the Icelandic horse. These people have made their passion their profession and lifestyle. Their whole lives revolve around horses, and often it has been that way in their families for many generations. Many of the farms we visit breed their horses themselves, often for several generations of horses. Many of them break in their horses themselves, train them and show them at competitions and breeding tests. They tell us about this work and about what is important to them in their work with the horses. 

 

 Breeding trip in the south with hen show and master class

Date: Arrival: April 9 Departure April 15 (or April 14 evening).

We spend the night in the cozy guesthouse Hestakráin on the farm Húsatóftir where the owners have been breeding horses for a long time and also offer highland riding. We have the guesthouse to ourselves - in the evening we get delicious food served from the buffet. From the warm pool we have a view of the volcano Hekla - and with a little luck - of the northern lights!

Hestakráin is close to many well-known farms in the south. 

On Friday is the final test of the master class. Of course we will be there - as well as at the big stallion show on Saturday. After the stallion show we return to Hestakráin and can sleep in on Sunday morning and have a leisurely breakfast together. Then we drive to the Secret Lagoon to relax in the warm water after the intensive week. We also have time to enjoy Iceland's unique nature. On the way to Keflavik we will hopefully have time to visit a few more horses 🙂 . Finally, we have dinner together at Duus Restaurant.

Price: EUR 1,380. Down payment 300 EUR.

Included in the price: 

    •  Pick up at BSI Bus Terminal in Reykajvik on Tuesday April 9th at 18.00 (transfer airport - BSI: www.flybus.is) 
    • Transfer to Keflavik on the last day, Sunday, and last night in Hotel Keilir.
    •  Transfer by bus to various horse farms in the south according to the program.
    • Accommodation in the cozy Guesthouse Hestakráin, in double rooms with bathroom. Warm pool and sauna are available.
    • Breakfast and dinner every day, 3 lunches.
    • Admission to Meistaradeild on Friday evening and stallion show on Saturday evening.
    • German / Swedish / English speaking local tour guide.
    • NB! Price is from 15 participants (max 18 participants) and with reservation for price fluctuations of more than 5%. Also with reservation for Changes because of weather or other things that cannot be influenced, and in the organization / prizes in the stallion show / championship because the details are not yet available.

       

     

     

    Breeding trip with horse drive Laufskálarétt

    Date: Arrival: September 24 Departure: September 30

    We start our trip by driving to the north of Iceland. We visit breeders and trainers at some of the most famous horse farms, especially in the regions of Borgarfjörður, Skagafjörður and Eyjafjörður. In the north we stay overnight in Skagafjörður which is known as the Mecca of Icelandic horse breeding.

     On Friday evening we visit the horse show in the riding hall in Sauðárkrókur. The breeders from the area show great horses and amuse themselves - and us!

    Another highlight of our trip is the Laufskálarétt horse drive, where hundreds of horses are brought back from the mountains and brought back to the city.ßen pen are sorted out. An unforgettable spectacle and a greatßes folk festival! Our accommodation is at Hestasport near Varmahlíð. We stay in cosy cottages, are treated to delicious food in the evening and can relax in the warm pool.

    We spend the first night in West Iceland. We spend the last night in Reykjavík24Arrival day: Tuesday 24. September (pick up in Reykjavík in the evening)
    Departure day: Monday 30. October (or . October evening from 10 pm)

    Please inform us about your arrival time!

    Price: xxx EUR. Included in the price: 

    • Pick up at BSI Bus Terminal in Reykajvik on September 24th at 18.00 (transfer airport - BSI: www.flybus.is) 
    • Transfer to Guesthouse Sunna (or to BSI if someone has other plans) in Reykjavik  on September 30 in the evening, approx. 5-6 p.m.
    •  Transfer by bus to various horse farms in the north according to the programme.
    • Accommodation in different cottages in 2 to 4 bedded rooms with shared bathroom (a private cottage for 2 persons is possible for an extra charge and of course 4 bedded rooms can also be booked for less persons for an extra charge).
    • Breakfast all days, dinner Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, lunch Friday and Sunday,
    • Admission to horse show on Friday evening.
    • Visit to Laufskálarétt horse drive on Saturday.
    • German / Swedish / English speaking local tour guide.
    • NB! Price is from 15 participants and with reservation for rate fluctuations more than 5%.

       

    Riding with the herd

    For an extra charge it is possible to participate in the drive of the horses from the mountains to Laufskálarétt. Price: 260 EUR (includes trial riding on Friday, ride for horses and riders to the starting point of the ride and riding behind the herd down to the valley to Laufskálarétt). (With reservation for exchange rate fluctuations more than 5%).