We are a family-run business
Stóri-Kambur horse rental is a small family run business that strives towards providing our guests with an unforgettable and personal experience of nature as well as the history of Snæfellsnes, whilst also introducing them to the near-mythical being that is the Icelandic horse. Having personally owned horses for all of our lives and well before opening this horse rental we have fostered a deep connection with our four-legged friends, who as well as our dogs are an integral part of our family. Many of whom have been with us longer than our children and as a result, we know them all as we would an old friend. Each and every one of which is their own character who needs it‘s own individual care and treatment.
Come ride with us on a short riding tour on one of the most beautiful trails in West Iceland. Or customize your experience by choosing from our wide range of options such as private rides, day trips as well as Viking Saga tours and more. What better way to experience Icelandic nature than on an Icelandic horse?
We also offer accommodation in cosy cottages with amazing views. Suitable for 2-4 people.
Horse riding in the vicinity of Snæfellsjökull Glacier
Stóri-Kambur horse rental offers short riding tours (1 hour). 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.
Departure: The one hour tours start at 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm and 4 pm. Two hours of rides we can offer when we have low sea tide within the opening hours, please contact us for more information.
Private tours: If you prefer a private tour, 1 or 2 hours please contact us.
Weather conditions: We reserve the right to cancel tours with short notice if weather conditions are not favourable for horses and riders.
The minimum age for riding tours is 7 years. Children under the age of 7 will be led by rein close to the stables.
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.
Included: We provide helmets, appropriate clothing (for rain and wind) and boots.
What to bring: It is best to wear comfortable and warm clothing that isn´t slippery and doesn’t make a rustling sound.
Availability: 1.May – 31. October
1-hour group ride is 8.000 ISK per person
1-hour group ride for children is 7.000 ISK per child
Viking Saga Tours
See Viking history come alive during your horseback riding tour!
Stóri-Kambur offers a two-hour riding tour accompanied by a native storyteller who will enlighten and delight you with stories of Björn Breiðvíkingakappi.
Björn Breiðvíkingakappi, who lived on our farm, is believed to have been one of the first Europeans to set foot in North America. You will learn the story of Björn the Viking as we ride Icelandic horses very much like the ones the Vikings brought to Iceland during the settlers period in the late 800.
Please contact us for bookings.
The total duration of this tour is about 2-3 hours. At the end of the tour, we offer some homemade delicacies commonly eaten during the Viking era.
We also offer other two hour tours for more experienced riders customized for individuals or groups.
Availability: From 15.June – 15.August
19.000 ISK per person
Private tours and groups
We are happy to make a customized tour for you and your group. Suitable for those riders with some experience and can take from 2 hours up to a day trip. If you´d like a little challenge or more privacy, feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.
Get to know our horses
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.
Disinfection instructions from the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority
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.
Stay at Stóri-Kambur cottages
We offer accommodation in cosy cottages located at our farm 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 and it is self-catering. The view is amazing and the sense of tranquillity is otherworldly. We do not provide breakfast, both houses have a kitchen with cooking facilities.
Where are we
Stóri-Kambur 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.
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.
Send us a Message
+354 852 7028
Stóri-Kambur, 356 Snæfellsbær