Hotel Fljótshlíð

Horseback Riding

Smáratún runs a horse rental and guided riding tours around the area can be taken at any time.

Available Rides

  • Rides around Smáratún

Discover the Icelandic horse and book a one- or two-hour ride around Smáratún.

  • Dímon ride (RIDE-HIKE-RIDE)

We start our trip from Smáratún farm every day at 11:00. We ride to the mountain Stori Dímon where we dine our packed lunch and hike up to the top of the mountain (20 min) and enjoy the beautiful view. Then we ride back home and estimated time back at Smáratún is at 14:00.

  • Þríhyrningur ride (RIDE-HIKE-RIDE) – Daytour

We start from Smáratún horse farm and ride to Þríhyrningur where we take a hike up to the top of the mountain. There is a magnificent wiew over Fljótshlíð, Westman Island, Eyjafjallajökull, Hekla and the caldera lake Vatnsdalsvatn. Packed lunch is included in the price.

  • Behind the mountains – 4 day tour

Forget your daily hassle and let the sun tell you what time it is. Come with us behind the mountains and ride in the highlands’ untouched nature. We start from Smáratún and ride off the beaten tracks through the highland. Here we stay in mountain huts and enjoy the quietness far away civilization. Full board and sleeping bag accommodation in mountains huts are included.

  • Njálatour – Three day program – Minimum of 5 paricipants

The first day, participants arrive and try their horses. The Njáls Saga is introduced and the tour itinerary is covered. The second and third day, the historical places of the Saga are visited. As Smáratún is located in the center of this historical area, many places can be visited in two days. During dinner, the Saga is further explored

All trips begin and end at Smáratún. The tour guide of the longer trips is local historian and horseman, Lárus Bragason.