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Guided Trail Rides

We Provide Your Own Personalized Adventure

Our life is horse tours.  It’s been our passion, all our life. To go out in the nature and be a team with the horse.  To see the beautiful places, and sometimes tough landscape, that molded our beloved Icelandic horse. To have the companionship of other horse lovers, and to just live and breath the fresh air in the nature, and feel the rhythm of life.

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We offer guided horse tours with one of us, the local farmers at Langhus farm.  We have well trained horses, steady and obedient, they are our family and work horses, and some of them have been used for competitions, they are happy and live a fulfilled life.  We keep this on a personal level, so people can see the Icelandic nature, the background of the horses and what made them what they are (the sometimes harsh and sometimes wonderful nature, the breeding, the people and the culture), get lessons if they want, get to know excellent horses and visit an Icelandic mixed farm with horses, cows and sheep. We operate all year round.

We have several tour options to give ideas. But like when travelling friends are planning a trip, you can design the tour with us.  You choose with us which way you want to go, on what kind of horses, how long, how challenging, you can also come for several days on rides. We can help with accommodation, with other things to do when not riding, etc. Just feel free to contact us and we make something wonderful together, and more important, have fun.

Browse through our tour ideas, they are a great starting point when creating your own tour

FARM VISITS

Meet the locals, hug the animals, ask about the farming or culture or whatever you want to know about life here.  Here is your chance to get the inside information on life on the countryside in Iceland, and hug the farm animals if you want to.  This is fun all year round, because in the wintertime most of the animals are stabled and close encounters are easier than ever.  We end with some local refreshments in the farm house kitchen.  Duration 2 hours.

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AN HOUR’S GOOD TIME / LESSON

What are your ideas for an hour’s time with our horses?  Get a lesson in the paddock, where you learn a bit about how to ride on a horse, and spend an hour with the horse, based on your wishes.  Or get a lesson that can be on the trail, for experienced riders.  This is a cool option for very experienced riders that want an efficient private lesson with a very experienced horse trainer.  This is also fun for people that are maybe a bit scared and want a super safe and calm experience, and everybody else that want an hour’s good time.  Lukka has been a teacher all her life and it’s fun to meet your wishes.  Duration 1 hour.

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THE BEACH RIDE

We ride through moors and open landscapes, where there is a good opportunity to learn about the nature and the history of our area.  There is abundant birdlife on this trail throughout all summer, and one can see well how people’s lives here are twined together with the nature in a beautiful way.  If the tide is low, we will ride on the beach itself, with the beautiful black volcanic sand.  In a high tide we ride on the coast by the beach, so this is always a lovely ride.  Duration 2 hours.

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THE VIKING TOUR

Riding an Icelandic horse is something you have to experience at least once in your life.  You can enjoy the friendly horses on excellent paths while experiencing the wonderful horse imported by the vikings more than a millennium ago.  We ride in green valleys surrounded by striking mountains, in the magnificent Flokadalur valley.  We get to know the history of Floki the viking, the first man that tried settling Iceland, and later chose to live in what he felt was the most attractive place in Iceland, Flokadalur.  This tour is ideal and popular for both beginners as well as for more experienced riders.  Duration 2 hours.

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ICELANDIC COUNTRY LIFE

In this tour we combine the experience of riding on easy paths where it is good to try out the famous gait tolt (the special gait of the Icelandic horse) with off road riding, spectacular view and visualizing how the locals round up the sheep from the huge highlands on these sturdy horses, and live with the beautiful nature here.  Duration 3 hours.

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THE RIVER RIDE

We ride on the riverbanks of the Flokadalsá river, or even through it, crossing it once or several times.  The river debth varies a lot depending on how the weather has been the last few days before, and the way we go on this ride changes then too.  The river banks are full of atmosphere and tranquility, and crossing the river is a thrill.  Duration 3 hours.

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THE WILDERNESS RIDE

For 3 months each year, most of the young horses (1-4 year old)  from us and 2 neighbors, go to a remote highland pasture, to spend a big part of their youth in virtually absolute freedom, living the life of their wild ancestors.  We go and visit that area, which is so away from civilization and urban burdens.  The valley is long, with green meadows and surrounded by stark mountains, and we are reunited with peace and our roots.  Duration 4-5 hours.

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SIGLUFJORDUR MOUNTAIN ROUTE

Going from almost sea level up to 630 m height, you really start appreciating how sure footed, sturdy, smart and careful the Icelandic horse is as it takes you safely and comfortably over landscape that is probably rougher than you’ve ever ridden in before.  We ride on a medieval trail, 1-2 feet wide, which used to be the main road to the Siglufjordur fishing village, through the history of Iceland.  The view is spectacular, and we go through landscape with heather and moss, up to an area so high that there is a tiny glazier there right on the trail on most years.  Duration 4-5 hours.

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LAUFSKALARETT ROUND UPS

The Laufskalarett horse round ups are an event like nothing else.  We can go and become a part of everything on this famous day: We can ride in a big group of people to see and even join the people rounding up the 700 horses in the Kolbeinsdalur highland pasture, then we join the group of people (usually several hundred riders) that drive the horses to the corral.  In the corral the horses are, one by one, identified and put in their owner’s part of the corral, while around 1000 horse enthusiasts watch, and chat with other horse people.  This day is one long fun adrenaline rush for horse enthusiasts.  The program for this tour is 3 days total.

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HORSES AND AURORA BOREALIS

Do you dream about the Icelandic horses, and the northern lights?  You can enjoy both of them in one amazing day and evening, when you come in the wintertime here.  You join us on a fun ride in the amazing arctic beauty, with cuddly horses and in one of our comfortable winter suits.  And at the Gimbur guesthouse you enjoy the northern lights in a comfortable and warm room with huge windows, or in the cosy hot tub.  The guesthouse offers an unique chance for enjoying the northern lights at their best, in comfort.

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MORE INFORMATION

Finding Your Dream Horse

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– No agency or service costs –

In our area, Skagafjordur, there are thousands of horses, and a few dozen very good breeding farms and training farms. You can join me (Lukka) in my car and I take you to a group of farms, looking at maybe 20-30 handpicked horses (depending on what kind of horse(s) you are looking for) during 2-3 days, and it’s free for the horse buyer.  We have run this service since 1997, and built up a reputation and history for horse-knowledge, honesty, credibility and experience.  Our history of happy customers says it all.  And, people ask me all the time, isn’t export complicated?  But, export is easy, I help with the whole process.  It is easy to come to us, you can come with a bus, or take a domestic flight to Akureyri (town close to us), where we can fetch you.

The group of sale prospects in our area is so big and changes fast, so we just have a handful of horses on the saleslist on our page.  So, you might see an interesting prospect here below.  If not, we might know about your dream horse, several that are prospects, or, given a bit of time, we will usually find it.

How the process works
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Ísafold from Langhúsum

Ísafold is a trained mare with good pedigree, but not fully trained tolt, so the price is fair.  This mare has a good go, nice energy and is a joy to ride for the experienced rider, [...]

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Gabríel from Sómastöðum.

Gabriel is an experienced riding horse, very happy, and smooth, 8 year old gelding, he loves to work and play, and for a fun loving rider he's without stress but with a lot of fun :)  Gabriel [...]

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Eyrir from Þúfum

Eyrir is a very talented riding horse, with excellent speed range, fast tolt and trot, and excellent footlift.  Good competition prospect for club competition or youth competition in tolt or 4-gait.  He has a good [...]

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Lukka from Fitjum

Lukka is a trained and experienced mare, probably homozygous pinto (so all her foals will become pinto and colorfull), and with good temperament.  She's courageous, has good energy and willing to go, but very easy for [...]

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Gjörð from Grófargili

Gjörð is started under saddle, a bit inexperienced but with very good temperament, and courageous for her training stage. She's friendly in pasture, trailer loads easily.  Has been ridden for 2-3 months, both in paddock [...]

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Glóbjört from Hömluholti

Cremello mare (so all her offspring should become palomino/isabella, or buckskin or smoky black), a little bit trained but not ridden yet, with good pedigree, and easy temperament. Meaning of name: Glowing brightly. Age: 4 (born 2012) [...]

HORSES FOR SALE AT LANGHUS FARM
“3 month ago i bought my first horse, Fiton, and fulfilled a long dream of mine. Originally he is from your stud. He is a wonderful horse. very friendly, adorable and a great horse for the whole family. I love him a lot and I hope that we will be a great team for the rest of our lives. I only wanted to say this. Thank you”
Marie, Germany
“Lukka, I am very happy with you ♥ and these 6 horses, you found really perfect ones for my purposes!!! :) They all listen well, are not hard from the mouth, nice and easy to ride and kind with people! :)

I surely can recommend and I already have recommended you to many people!!! You are very kind, professional and you know a lot of the horses and owners around, and what is also good, there are so many horses around Saudarkrokur!

Big hugs to you too my dear icelandic friend :)”

Pipsa, Finland
“Just wanted to let you know news of Gjof. She is great, I have ridden her about 6 times now and we are learning together. She is exactly what i had hoped for, calm and not spooky but fun and talented.

Wanted to thank you for your help in finding her.”

Yvonne
“I have bought 5 horses from Lukka over the years! Lukka has been a very nice and helpful guide and friend and she never gives up on finding the right horses. She always has good suggestions and always eager to help and find answers on my sometimes a little crazy questions. She and her family have always been very friendly and I really appreciate very much their hospitality when I have visited them on their beautiful farm at Langhus looking for or visiting horses. She puts her heart into her business and I always feel a great trust and happiness doing business with her.”
Eva, Sweden
“I have been buying horses from Lukka and Langhus for 14 years and have always been so happy. Lukka is honest and fair. I give her and her farm a huge thumbs up for those looking for an Icelandic horse.”
Kelly, USA
“Honesty. Unfortunately, all too rare in the horse world, but Lukka has it. Our mare from Langhus has given us much joy as a riding horse and she also gave us two wonderful young offspring to ride. Credit where credit is due.”
Stan, USA
“Hersir is very well. He is wonderful horse that I really love: ) He is so fine, very lively and curious, very willing to please. You wrote me a good description of him and he has just all those good qualities : ) Last year was succesful competition year. We got at Finnish Championchips silvermedal in fourgait and fith place in T1. We were chosen in Finnish Team to ride in Norway at NC, but I decided not go to so heavy journey. We also competed in Speedpace and got many medals from these too. Hersir does also work couple of hours a week with disabled children and enjoying it. He is just a lovely personality, the horse of my life :)”
Soile, Finland
“Djasn is a very lovely horse with an super character, big temperament and easy to ride. Thank you very much for this beautiful horse. “
Jutta, Germany
“Hi Lukka, all the horses that came from you are very nice horses and we get along well with them.
All the horses are very nice to handle for all riders. Thank you very much for finding these fantastic horses, they are just the right kind for us, good family-horses.”
Anita, Finland
“Just want to tell you, that Kvistur is a great joy. Everyone who watches me ride him, admires him and the few trainers and icelandic horse people I allowed to ride him, really liked him a lot. His tolt is coming along nicely. He works for me without being hectic, is friendly and pretty. Has grown a lot and gets stronger every day. Nothing to be desired. “
Christian, Germany
“We are very content with Paeja. Yesterday the trainer here started to train Paeja a bit and feels the same as us. He smiled all the time. She is very talented for her age and former training. She is fast in tölt and everything, and she has an absolutely clean beat in all tempos and she has very wellseparated gates. Her spirit is very high and she will be a great riding horse that everybody can ride. But of course a good looking competition horse and breeding horse too. She is confident and not afraid of anything, just a little bit young horse that needs to be educated a bit. And she also begs politely for sweets!!??? We love her. Thank you Lukka for a super horse.”
Katarina, Sweden
“Lukka, jeg er så glad for Dama. Vi lærer hinanden at kende fra dag til dag. Hun tølter fint afsted i middeltempo, og selv når det er sand og bakket i klitterne, så kan jeg holde hende i den dejligste tølt. Hun og jeg bliver bare bedre fra hver ridetur. I dag har Dama været med til årets juleridetur i silende regn. Med over 30 heste. Hun gik i traileren uden nogen problemer. Det hele var meget spændende og hun var levende og nysgerrig. Da hun havde fundet sig til rette i flokken “slappede” hun af, og var super skøn at have med. Der red en ung pige op på siden af hende og sagde til mig, at Dama var meget smuk – så ædel ud. Selv synes jeg hun er verdens smukkeste hest, men sådan er det vel med de stolte ejere. “
Dorte, Denmark
“Här går det så fint med Skissa, och jag har nu äntligen fått tid att prova Skissa! Hon var MYCKET TREVLIG att rida, hon gick tryggt fram över järnvägen, förbi konstiga soptunnor, postlådor….utan att ens titta! Hon kändes väldigt trygg & säker att rida!”
Lilian, Sweden
“Aska har det fint, hun er en super hest og meget dejlig at ride. Jeg rider nu på hende 2-3 gange om ugen og rider meget i skoven – det har hun helt vænnet sig til. Hun har det bedste sind og hun er meget villig til at gå – jeg er meget meget glad for hende.”
Rikke, Denmark

NEWS FROM THE LANGHÚS FARM

ICELANDIC SHEEPDOG PUPPIES FOR SALE

Icelandic sheepdog puppies for sale. The breed is: Friendly, loves people, medium size, loves to play and hike, loves to relax and cuddle, smart, quick [...]

Icelandic sheepdog puppies on the way.

We have purebred Icelandic sheepdog, this ancient breed which has been here in Iceland since the time of the settlers, around year 900 AD.  Our [...]

Work/internship on the farm.

WE HAVE AN OPEN POSITION NOW until ca. 1. June, and then again from the end of August and into the fall (we have no [...]

Our horse tours are open all year round.

Our horse tours are open all year round. The beauty and the peace at this time of the year are virtually without limits. Here we [...]

Riding on ice.

It is an old tradition in Iceland to ride on ice.  The horses have spikes on the winter shoes and  stand easily on the ice, [...]

Our horse tours are open

We have horses in training 12 months per year. So, if you are travelling during the winter, be welcome here on an adventure with an [...]

The beach ride.

The beach ride, on our black volcanic sand beaches, kissed by the Arctic ocean, is ever so wonderful :)  We love taking guests to the [...]

Dýna is for sale.

Dýna IS2007265620  from Gilsbakka is for sale.  She is a 150 cm tall mare, 8 years old. So, super tall, easy to ride, super color, [...]

Our area is a ski-lovers dream.

A little piece of heaven. The ski area Skarðsdalur is our neighbour. Us, the whole family, went as often before skiing there today - and [...]

Lick it up…

Lick it up... Life's such a treat and it's time you taste it, there ain't a reason on earth to waste it... (Kiss ). Eyrir [...]