Winter and horses and aurora borealis (northern lights)
We have horse tours available throughout winter. 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. We don’t offer accommodation at Langhus, but there is the wonderful Guesthouse Gimbur close by, that has perfect facilities and location to enjoy the Northern lights in the evening and night. It is then great to come to us for a day tour to enjoy the horse tour, and book a room at Gimbur and be in a super location to hopefully see the northern lights in the evening. Enjoy riding the Icelandic Horse along fine bridle paths and viewing a dazzling Northern Lights display after a great day in the saddle.
You see the strongest Aurora borealis in Iceland and in the world here in the neighborhood of Langhus. We are right in the middle of the aurora belt (see picture) here in Northern Iceland (see the picture of the map), it is a lot stronger than in more southern parts of Iceland. Yes, the northern lights form a belt in a rather limited area around the world. There is no light pollution here (which gives the area a super advantage for northern lights lovers). What people often don’t realize is that the Northern lights are visible in the dark middle of the night, when you want to enjoy the northern lights, you don’t want any light pollution to destroy them. Also, that it takes the eyes 10 minutes to get used to the darkness and see the Northern lights as well as possible, and after that you might want to stay for a long time outdoors to enjoy the show. And meanwhile, it can get very cold and your fingers and toes start to freeze a lot. So that is why it’s perfect to come here, have a fun ride, and watch the Northern lights in the evening where you feel warm and comfortable and there is no light pollution 🙂
The guesthouses in our neighborhood usually have hot tubs. Combining the Icelandic viking horse with the Aurora Borealis, and geothermal heat energy… well let’s say that’s the true Icelandic arctic north in a comfortable and fun nutshell.
Notice, we are not doing the horse tour itself in darkness and the Aurora borealis, that isn’t possible…. because during the light hours you can’t see the northern lights, and when it’s dark the horses are pretty blind, and it’s also usually extremely cold in the night (so even if the horses would be fine you’d freeze). We’re here describing a way to do an awesome day and night in our area, with a horse tour during the light hours, and accommodation virtually next door where you have the best possible conditions to watch the Northern lights (no light pollution, gorgeous indoor facilities to enjoy the northern lights without freezing, and a wonderful outdoor hot tub where you can enjoy the northern lights without freezing) when it gets dark.
Add-on option: The geothermal mineral bath:
On top of this it is super popular by groups of 10 people or less, to add on going to our indoor geothermal mineral bath (where you also can take a shower) for relaxation and fun, for maybe an hour. You get that as a very cheap add-on option for 1900 ISK per person.
Add-on option: Icelandic traditional waffle lunch with great drinks:
On top of this it is super popular to add on getting Icelandic waffles with a choice of toppings. Either homemade blueberry jam, or the traditional Icelandic way (with homemade rhubarb jam), also whipped cream (if you like), or simply Nutella chocolate spread. Also with good real coffee, a choice of teas, or excellent quality dark hot chocolate (with cream if you like). You get that as a very cheap add-on lunch option to the other options for 1900 ISK per person.