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Kálfholt Riding Tours

At the breeding farm Kálfholt, located 70 km from Reykjavík, we proudly offer a wide range of good riding horses, suiting everyone from first-timers to experienced riders. From the farm you can take shorter daytours, lasting from one and up to five hours. Our longer tours will take you through both inhabited areas and the more remote highlands. These tours last from two days up to a week. For riders who would like to improve their skills in training and competition we offer a concrete course "Bewitched by the Icelandic Horse". Kálfholt welcomes you.

Kálfholt Riding Tours

Kálfholt II

GPS Points N63° 53' 59.126" W20° 39' 9.300"
Opening period All year

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Tjorsa river

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The south of Iceland has several towns and villages, each with its own style, charm and points of interest. Selfoss is the largest town and has a variety of shops, services, many restaurants and fast food places. Most towns are close to the main route, making them accessible and enjoyable.

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