Best of South-West Iceland

Explore the most beautiful places in south-west Iceland from horseback. Incredible landscapes in volcanic area, strong and sure-footed Icelandic horses and authentic accommodation: this is Iceland at its best!

Best period

May - September


From € 1.795

Ideal length

4 nights


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Ride through the incredible landscapes of south-west Iceland, with mountains, geothermal valleys and volcanic beaches.
Enjoy Iceland’s unique features, like bathing in warm, geothermal water.
Learn everything about the extraordinary Icelandic horse and ride this special horse breed.
Relax in the hot tub after an exciting day in the saddle.

Quick facts

At a glance

You’re hosted by a lovely farm and hotel situated in the heart of Iceland‘s south-western countryside along Road No. 1, only a 30 minutes´ drive from Reykjavik. The unique location between volcanic mountains, rivers and the ocean enables guests to experience diverse and fascinating nature. The farm counts up to 350 amazing Icelandic horses in the summer and 60-100 in the winter, all with a lively temperament and friendly personality.

The farm has a diverse selection of 2-5 day tours available for you to choose from. Please contact us to learn more about all the specific options available and to identify which tour would suit you best. Every tour provides further insight into the history and landscape of Iceland and takes you to the most beautiful places in south-west Iceland. These include Thingvellir National Park (a fascinating place on UNESCO´s World Heritage List), black lava beaches, beautiful Thjórsárdalur Valley, the lush district of Fljótshlíd and the colourful hot springs area of Krýsuvík. These tours are for intermediate to experienced riders.

More information

The tours cover equally beautiful sceneries, but differ in comfort and adventurousness. Depending on the tour that you choose, you’ll spend all the nights at the comfortable farm hotel or combine a few nights there with some nights at a nearby guesthouse or at more adventurous sleeping bag accommodations. All meals are always traditional Icelandic.

The countryside hotel has a luxurious atmosphere. It features 37 spacious rooms, a warm, light-filled restaurant and traditional hot tubs to relax in at the end of the day. It was built in accordance with ecological guidelines and is the first lodging in Iceland to be awarded the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. The sleeping bag accommodations include farms, guesthouses, community centres and simple mountain huts (partly dormitory style). Some mountain huts in the highlands only have cold water and no showers. When on the move, your luggage is taken by car between the overnight stops. Wherever you are staying, light pollution is always minimal. This is perfect for those who wish to see the northern lights.

What do others say?

Super nice journey through Iceland thanks to Laure-Anne from Outside the Corral. Everything was arranged very well and she made the perfect trip!
I had a great trip to Iceland. Laure-Anne was very involved in my trip and gave good information beforehand. After I had the itinerary from her, my expectations were high, and it was even better than I had hoped. The partner in Iceland, Eldhestar, had everything done perfectly. The horses were in good spirits, which was very important to me, and had energy for ten. In short, a top experience!
The Best of South-West Iceland is the very first riding holiday I undertook. It turned out to be a real dream vacation for me. The beautiful nature, the fantastic horses,... Everything was perfectly arranged! I only had to enjoy. I will book my next riding vacation with OTC again. Now only to choose which trip it will be. Thank you Laure-Anne for this unforgettable experience!
Nathalie Couplez
For a while, I had a dream of going on a riding holiday, and I eventually found my way to Outside the Corral. I was extremely impressed with Laure-Anne's guidance in helping me choose the perfect trip. It was fantastic how quickly I could communicate with her, and she provided me with a wealth of information. In the end, I embarked on an amazing journey to Iceland and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. Laure-Anne had already warned me that once you experience a riding holiday, you become instantly hooked, and she was absolutely right! I'm already eagerly planning my next adventure, and, of course, I'll be using Outside the Corral again.

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