About the tour
What to expect from this tour
Join us on this Stóri-Kambur-Special: A ride across the desolate mountain pass of Jökulháls, a truly pristine path cross the magnificent Snæfellsjökull glacier.
Enjoy the beautiful terrain in the midnight sun as we set on a ride over one of the most distinctive places in the world. A place that for tens of thousands of years has been covered in a thick layer of ice and snow, only now beginning to be visible for the first time to the human eye. A surface is so unique it will feel like you entered another planet. Even today this road is only passable during the height of Summer, so book now for this limited time offer of a truly special ride.
This exclusive tour starts from Stóri Kambur in the evening hours. We will ride up the glacier road towards Snæfellsjökull. We see it’s snowy top sparkling marvelously in the sun that never sets as we get closer and closer to the peak. About halfway up, we will take a long break and soak in the unforgettable views over Breiðavík and ride across the aforementioned Jökulháls in all its beauty.
Leaving the glacier behind, we will continue to our destination.
There is no riding experience necessary to join us on this tour. However, we do require a general level of fitness and confidence around horses, because we have to mount and dismount the horse several times during this tour.
We ride at a medium speed, depending on the attending group members. The minimum age is 16. The total duration of this trip is 5 hours.
1. June – 15. September
No riding experience is needed, but a general level of fitness and confidence around horses is required.
16 years old
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.
In order to ensure a quality experience, We reserve the right to cancel tours with short notice if weather conditions do not meet our standards for quality or safety.
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.
If you prefer a private tour, 1 or 2 hours please contact us.
62.000 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, abilities and character. After all, our guest’s experiences vary, and while some have never been on a horse before, others are advanced riders. We try our best to find a horse that suits the skill level of each and every rider individually. So, come now and get to know our horses in person while riding on one of the prettiest tracks in the country.
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.
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