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Enjoy the magnificent nature of Snæfellsnes peninsula with the family at Stóri-Kambur!

Horse riding in the vicinity of Snæfellsjökull Glacier

Stóri-Kambur horse rental offers short riding tours (1–2 hours). We begin our tour at Stóri-Kambur and ride along the golden shoreline below Snæfellsjökull, on Hraunlandarif, between Búdir and Arnarstapi, where there are magnificent views to be enjoyed. We invite our guests to experience the beautiful and tranquil nature that can be found off the beaten track on Snæfellsnes, experience the proximity to the sea and the magical force of the glacier. This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful riding trails in the country. Once we are back home and the horses have been unsaddled, the household at Stóri-Kambur will offer you coffee or tea while everyone rests their bones, and shares stories and anecdotes.

The tours start at 10am, 12 noon, 14pm and 16pm, unless the weather is unfavourable (which it rarely is). We reserve the right to cancel tours if weather conditions are not favourable for horses and riders. 

Minimum age for the riding tours is 7 years. Children under the age of 7 will be led by rein close to the stables.

Two hour tours are also on offer for those who have more experience of horses, and we also customise tours for groups and individuals.

There is no minimum number of riders required for each tour, but we recommend that all tours be booked in advance so that we can ensure that everyone has a horse to suit their skill level.

What do we provide?

We provide helmets, appropriate clothing (for rain and wind) and boots. 

What should you bring along?

It is best to wear comfortable and warm clothing that isn´t slippery and doesn´t make a rustling sound.

The riding tours are on offer from June 1st until September 15th.

Do you want to know more?

Or would you like to book a tour? Please send us an email or call us on +354 852 7028.

We invite you to stay

We offer accommodation in a cosy studio flat on the ground floor of the house at Stóri-Kambur. The accommodation combines a living room, bedroom and kitchenette in one living space in addition to a bathroom with a shower. The accommodation is suitable for 2-4 people. Beds are made up for two guests, but guest beds can easily be added. The accommodation is self-catering. The view is amazing and the sense of tranquillity is otherworldly.

Bookings

Do you want to know more? Or would you like to book accommodation? Please send us an email or call us on +354 852 7028.

About us and the area

Family-run tourist business

Stóri-Kambur’s horse rental is a family-run business where we, Eygló Kristjánsdóttir and Hjörtur Sigurdsson and our children, Karen, Sigurdur, Matthildur and Leifur, work together towards providing our guests with an unforgettable and personal experience of the nature and history of Snæfellsnes, whilst also introducing them to the charismatic Icelandic horse.  We have owned horses for a number of years, and we are very fond of our horses, many of them have been a part of the homestead for all of their lives.

The farm stands on the southern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, and it only takes about 7 minutes to drive from Búdir and Arnarstapi. From Reykjavík it takes just over 2 hours to drive and from Borgarnes it takes about an hour. From Ólafsvík it takes about 25 minutes to drive, just over half an hour to Grundarfjördur and less than an hour to Stykkishólmur. 

 

The horses

We have 60 horses altogether. We place great importance on our horses having a good temperament, and that they are diverse when it comes to their looks and character. After all, our guests have different experiences of horse riding, some have never been on a horse before while others are advanced horse riders. We also like to have horses in many different colours. We try our best to find a horse to suit the skill level of each and every rider. We have horses to suit most capabilities, both advanced horse riders as well as beginners.

Importing horses to Iceland is strictly forbidden. Due to the isolation of the country and the import ban, the Icelandic horse has been lucky enough to avoid most of the diseases horses in other countries can be inflicted with. Importation of used tackle, riding clothes or anything else which may be used around horses is also strictly forbidden unless it has been disinfected in accordance with law. See further on the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority’s website.  

We care deeply about our horses and the Icelandic horse breed. Please help us maintain the health of the Icelandic horse and respect rules regarding the disinfection of tackle and riding clothes.

 

Our neighbourhood

Snæfellsnes peninsula is about 90 km long on the western part of Iceland with high, and at times, a ferocious mountain range, which has been formed in volcanos and by glacial erosion. The landscape is magical and diverse. Snæfellsjökull is perched on the outermost part of the mountain range and surrounding it is the youngest national park in Iceland, Snæfellsjökull National Park. At Snæfellsnes you can find mineral springs, white sandy beaches, lively bird cliffs, and quaint little villages and towns. Waves and islands, unique walking trails and diverse recreational activities will definitely make a trip to Snæfellsnes an adventure to remember.

 

Do you want to know more?

Or would you like to book a tour? Please send us an email or call us on +354 852 7028.

Directions

From Reykjavík you drive along the ring road on highway no. 1 towards Borgarnes. Once you have gone through Borgarnes you take a left turn on the next roundabout onto Snæfellsnesvegur (no. 54) and drive along it for 99 km. Then you take a left turn onto Útnesvegur (no. 574) until you reach Stóri-Kambur. There are 185 km from Reykjavík to Stóri-Kambur and 111 km from Borgarnes to Stóri-Kambur.

If you are coming from the other direction, from Stykkishólmur, you drive first along Stykkishólmsvegur (no. 58) out of town and take a right turn onto Snæfellsnesvegur (no. 54 and then a left turn onto Vatnaleid (no. 56). On the Vatnaleidarvegur, you take a right turn onto Snæfellsnesvegur (no. 54) and finally onto Útnesvegur (no. 574) until you reach Stóri-Kambur. There are 79 km from Stykkishólmur to Stóri-Kambur.

From Grundarfjördur you drive to the right out of town (direction Ólafsvík) along Snæfellsnesvegur (no. 54) cross the Fródárheidi, and finally you make a right turn onto Útnesvegur (no. 574) until you reach Stóri-Kambur. There are 44 km from Grundarfjördur to Stóri-Kambur.

From Ólafsvík you take the left route out of town (direction Stykkishólmur) along Útnesvegur (no. 574) and then make a right turn onto Snæfellsnesvegur (no. 54) cross the Fródárheidi and finally make a right turn onto Útnesvegur (no. 574) until you reach Stóri-Kambur. There are 29 km from Ólafsvík to Stóri-Kambur.

 

Further information

Do you want to know more? Please send us an email or call us on +354 852 7028.

N64°49’15” - W023°33’21” It takes just over two hours to drive from Reykjavík to Stóri-Kambur and just over an hour from Borgarnes.

Welcome - we look forward to seeing you!

Eygló and Hjörtur, farmers at Stóri Kambur