Horseback Riding Adventure Retreat in Iceland

Jul 7 to Jul 14, 2024

Horseback Riding Adventure Retreat in Iceland
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Women Only

You’ll gallop through the untamed countryside on the back of our majestic Icelandic horses, taking in breathtaking vistas at every turn.

Experience the thrill of exploring Iceland’s natural wonders as you hike to stunning waterfalls and soak in geothermal hot springs. Discover the charm of quaint villages and connect with the warm and welcoming local community and artisans.

Join us, and our superhero guide Oli (along with other knowledgeable Icelandic guides) on this unforgettable journey. Oli’s herd of magnificent Icelandic horses will carry you through the rugged terrain and leave you in awe of their grace and beauty.

Don’t miss your opportunity to discover the wonders of Iceland in the company of kindred spirits.

This beautiful country, which is known as the Land of Fire and Ice, is brimming with contrasts: glaciers meet volcanoes, rugged mountains meet cascading waterfalls, and light meets dark. The people from this isolated and secluded Northern Island radiate the warmest, most vibrant energy that screams live life fully. From the lively Reykjavik city center that runs on geothermal power to the rural fishing villages, the unique Icelandic culture blends old and new. And despite the country‘s name, Icelandic summers are surprisingly mild and green, with nonstop daylight thanks to a phenomenon known as the midnight sun. Join us as we play all day and night, exploring Iceland’s dramatic landscapes!

What to expect:

Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure! Each morning, we’ll wake up to breathtaking views from our guesthouse, where we’ll begin our day with a gentle Qi-Gong, yoga, and centered riding practice, followed by a delicious and nutritious Icelandic breakfast.

On the first day of our retreat, we’ll hike to the top of Glymur waterfall, Iceland’s second-tallest waterfall. For the next six days, we’ll embark on thrilling horseback rides through mountains, rivers, and streams alongside a herd of 30 Icelandic horses. With their smooth four-beat gait known as the tölt, we’ll enjoy an almost bounce-free ride, making for a comfortable and exhilarating experience.

Our adventure will take us from the Snaefellsness Peninsula to Breiðabólsstaður farm, covering over 6 + hours of riding through the Icelandic countryside each day. We’ll even get to change horses along the way! We’ll also make stops at various attractions, including swimming pools and hot springs, where we can soak in geothermal waters and take in the stunning surroundings.

We will spend our first two days riding along the beach, enjoying the stunning coastal views and the thrill of galloping through the surf and even crossing a river where the horses will swim. 

Please note that advanced riding experience is required to participate in this adventure. Get ready for a week of invigorating experiences, unforgettable sights, and an immersion in Icelandic culture that you won’t soon forget!

Highlights

7 nights lodging at farm with healthy, organic food and 6 days of guided horseback rides

Private showing at Kirsuberjatréð Vesturgötu 4 Arndís Jóhannsdóttir, is the owner of this magnificent hidden jewel in Reykjavik. This is a co-op of 11 female artists which handmade amazing local arts and crafts

Daily relaxation practices including yoga for centered riding, meditation, and Qigong, designed to relax and empower

Hiking Glymur, the second highest waterfall in Iceland

Krauma Hot Spring and Spa which is next to our farm

Visit the highest-flow hot spring Europe: Deildartunguhver

Tour of Reykholt where we will visit Borgarfjörður, which is a museum, rich in the culture and history of the sagas, music, geology, and the life story of Snorri Sturluson that lived in the valley near our farm

An evening of sound meditation

Amazing organic, locally sourced meals and cooking class with Birta, our culinary expert for the week at Breiðabólsstaður farm. All food will be made with local Icelandic ingredients and medicinal herbs. Birta prepares delicious food at every meal with sack lunches for our horse rides. She will even teach us how to bake the BEST BREAD ON EARTH!

Transportation during the week. Pick up and Drop off in Reykjavik 

Lifelong friendships and unforgettable experiences

Professional instruction and guidance

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About The Host

We provide enriching and rejuvenating adventure retreats to renew the spirit and strengthen the body. A unique and powerful approach to creating vibrant health and personal empowerment deals for women of any age, background, or athletic ability. Programs targeting the mind, body, and spirit have been developed and refined over 16 years by world champion triathlete Colleen Cannon.

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