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Guided Trail Rides

We Provide Your Own Personalized Adventure

OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND.

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, or our assistant guides.  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, well taken care of, and live a fulfilled life.  We take the time to match you with the right horse for you, and to give good instructions about riding so you can enjoy the tour better.  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 farm on the real countryside. 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 day tour with us.  You choose with us which way you want to go, on what kind of horses, how long, how challenging.  Just feel free to contact us and we make something wonderful together, and more important, have fun.  Sometimes people also book more than one day tour. On our website you also find information about what accommodation is in the neighborhood, ideas about what to do when not riding etc.

Our groups are usually small and at the speed and difficulty that fits our guests.  But if you have a bigger group, then we can now accommodate groups of 20 beginner riders, and 25 if some in your group are experienced.  We also have programs for even bigger groups than that.

Also, it always takes a few minutes extra to prepare you for the tour, and it’s not fun for you to be in a hurry. We do a little riding lesson before the tour itself starts, so if you are beginners you learn a bit about how to ride, and experienced riders learn how to ride the Icelandic horse. That is helpful and fun for everybody.  So, the whole visit/experience here can easily take 30-90 minutes more than the tour itself. On the other hand, if you are very experienced and on a tight schedule we can do the whole process in a fast way and focus simply on the ride itself.
Animal welfare is also a priority for us, each horse never goes on more than 1 tour per day, and we give them at least 2 days off per week. They also get at least 2 months of vacation every year.  They have big grassy pastures to roam on and top quality hay in the winter time.  They live a very natural life in big herds.
Eco-consciousness is also a priority on our farm, to minimize trash, pollution and strain on nature.

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

THE BEACH RIDE (best seller)

We ride through moors and gorgeous 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.  This tour is ideal and popular for both beginners as well as for more experienced riders.  Duration of the ride is ca. 2 hours (and the whole experience can be ca. 3 hours).

This has been a very popular option for mixed groups (where groups of beginners and very experienced riders want a good ride together).

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THE VIKING TOUR (Best seller)

Riding the ancient and historic Icelandic horse is something you have to experience at least once in your life, the horse the vikings loved and rode proudly.   We ride in green valleys surrounded by striking mountains, in heaths and meadows with good views, showing the unique Icelandic landscape in a nutshell, in the magnificent Flokadalur valley.  And you can ask and hear more about the culture and everything your heart desires regarding Iceland.  This tour is ideal and popular for both beginners as well as for more experienced riders.

Duration of the ride is ca. 2 hours (and the whole experience can be ca. 3 hours).

This has been a very popular option for mixed groups (where groups of beginners and very experienced riders want a good ride together).

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A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING TOUR (Best seller)

In this tour we combine experiences from several of our most popular tours, the beach ride, the viking tour, Icelandic country life tour, even the river ride.  We’ll ride in a big circle,  through land with meadows, on the beach, go up the beautiful and striking Flokadalur valley, overlooking a lake and mountains and highlands, crossing a river one or two times, go at slow speed and faster speed, and take a good break for refreshments, chatting, and a bit of commentaries or questions, whatever your heart desires.  Good for both experienced riders and sporty beginners.  This has been a very popular option for mixed groups (where groups of beginners and very experienced riders want a good ride together).

It’s 3,5-4 hour total. (where the whole experience can be 4,5 hours).

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FARM VISIT

Meet the locals, hug the animals, ask about the farming or culture or whatever you want to know about life here, get a variety of Icelandic very oldstyle but super delicious Icelandic snacks, without riding horses.  Here is the chance for your group to get the inside information on life on the countryside in Iceland, and hug the farm animals if they 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, and in the summer time it is fun to see the horses outdoors for a great petting and photographing time.  A part of the farm visit is that we also offer you Icelandic snacks (for example local pastries, usually some homemade pastries), coffee and tea, in our lounge.  Instead of the snacks we can also offer a lamb stew and pasta, if a real (but simpler) lunch is preferred.  Travel agencies love the farm visits for their bigger groups (6-40 people).  Our stable and lounge is easily accessible so this also fits well for f.ex. elderly people.  This is also a popular option if you have a group where some people want to do a riding tour and others want to have a fun experience without riding.  Duration of the Farm visit can be 2 hours.

Duration of the ride is ca. 2 hours (and the whole experience can be ca. 3 hours).

This tour can be made as a longer trail ride (3 hours ride with a refreshments break, and the whole experience can then be ca. 4 hours), as a wonderful longer tour for beginner riders, this has been a very popular option for mixed groups (where groups of beginners and very experienced riders want a good ride together).

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THE FAMILY TIME – GREAT OPTIONS FOR FAMILIES WITH SMALL CHILDREN (best seller)

For people that want to have a fun experience with the Icelandic horse, even if they have children that are too young to go out on a long ride.  The age limit for the two hour tours is 8 years, but you can still ride by taking the Family time tour (in the paddock, and possibly on the trail).  Everybody gets in close contact with the horses, the children help us with brushing the horses and saddling them up, we lead them on the horses in a paddock and teach them to control the horse, and the adults of course learn at the same time, and we chat and share experiences and info about the Icelandic horse and everything.  The adults also get the chance to ride a bit if they want.  We have several different popular options described, just push on the Read more button.  Duration 1 hour, and the visit can be made into a 1 1/2 or 2 hour experience.

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FARM VISITS (a super option for groups)

Meet the locals, hug the animals, ask about the farming or culture or whatever you want to know about life here, get a variety of Icelandic very oldstyle but super delicious Icelandic snacks, without riding horses.  Here is the chance for your group to get the inside information on life on the countryside in Iceland, and hug the farm animals if they 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, and in the summer time it is fun to see the horses outdoors for a great petting and photographing time.  A part of the farm visit is that we also offer you Icelandic snacks (for example local pastries, usually some homemade pastries), coffee and tea, in our lounge.  Instead of the snacks we can also offer a lamb stew and pasta, if a real (but simpler) lunch is preferred.  Travel agencies love the farm visits for their bigger groups (6-40 people).  Our stable and lounge is easily accessible so this also fits well for f.ex. elderly people.  This is also a popular option if you have a group where some people want to do a riding tour and others want to have a fun experience without riding.  Duration of the Farm visit can be 2 hours.

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THE SHORT TOUR

Are you short on time, but want to squeeze in a fun experience and ride the famous Icelandic horse?  We offer a tour that is designed to be an enjoyable experience for beginners that do not have much time.  The whole experience begins with an intro on how to ride the Icelandic horse, then a lesson where you ride your horse and practice how to control the horse so you and the horse can be a good team for the ride.  Then you go out on a 1 hour ride at a slow and safe speed (the horse goes in the gait “walk”).

Duration of the whole experience (intro, lesson, ride) is ca. 1 1/2 hours.

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LAUFSKALARETT HORSE ROUND UP TOUR

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 500 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.  Usually people choose, for this big occasion, to add on some more tours in the days before the roundups, making this an unforgettable experience.

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WE MAKE YOUR IDEA A REALITY

Do you want some different kind of day tour?  Are you planning for a small or big group and have vague or clear ideas about what you’d want them to experiences?  Do you want us to do something that fits especially for your group?  Bring on your wishes and we’ll plan a fun tour for your group.

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THE LESSON (OR “WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?”).

What are your ideas for an hour’s time with our horses?  This is a very popular choice for experienced riders that want to do more than go on a tour, they want instruction about how to ride the Icelandic style, how to ask for and ride the four different gaits of a good Icelandic riding horse (the walk, trot, gallop and the famous Icelandic horse gait, the tölt), first in a paddock, and then to go out on the trail for an extra thrill.  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 a special experience designed for them.  Lukka has been a teacher all her life, we also have good staff that can give great instructions too, and it’s fun to meet your wishes.  This can be a 1 hour experience, or 2 hour experience.  And this can be a private tour for one, or it can be with more people.

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THE WINTER EXPERIENCE (HORSES, TRAILS AND POSSIBLY AURORA).

In December-April it varies a bit what trails are available.  The beach ride is available all through the winter, and a good part of the Viking tour, sometimes all of it.  You see the strongest Aurora borealis in Iceland, and in the world, here in the neighborhood at Langhus.  If you book yourself accommodation in our neighborhood, then you can ride with us during the day, and possibly see the Aurora borealis from the warm indoor facilities in the guesthouse in the night.  We are right in the middle of the aurora belt.  Be welcome here, also in the middle of the winter.

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Finding Your Dream Horse

– Personal assistance –

– 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

Horse from farm.

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Dagbjört from Hólkoti.

Dagbjört IS2015258172 is a cremello (or "albino" as they're sometimes called, but albinism doesn't exist in horses), that is, she has a creme gene from both parents, so all her offspring will have the creme gene, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Oh how I look forward to summer…

and going on all the awesome rides in our pristine nature.

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Do you dream about the awesome experience of joining horse round ups in Iceland.  Look no further, the Laufskálarétt horse corall waits with all it's [...]

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Of course our horse tours will be open in the days and weeks around Landsmot 2018.  We offer for example our bestsellers, the Viking tour, [...]

Mindfulness…

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The time and the water.

The beach , oh... the peaceful and black north Atlantic beach... "The time is like the water, and the water is cold and deep, like [...]

Happy Easter to the world.

Spring and new life is arriving in our garden. How fitting on Easter Sunday. Happy Easter to you from Langhus horse tours.

Easter holidays ride.

We went on a wonderful Easter ride with friends in Siglufjörður town today. Life with horses in Iceland is simply good.

Our social media – join us 🙂

We are on several platforms in Social media website.  Feel free to follow us on: Facebook - Langhus farm instagram.com - langhushorsetourslukka Twitter - Langhus [...]

Children are the future of horsemanship.

The children in our neighborhood come regularly to ride with us. It is a wonderful privilege to see the future horsemen and horsegirls grow up [...]

Dalmatian sheep – just for fun.

We have dalmatian spotted sheep at Langhus farm Icelandic horse tours 🙂