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Grof Horseback Riding Iceland & The Holy Ram Lodge


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Gröf Horseback riding Iceland is a small family business, run by Susan & Víðir Þór Herbertsson. We provide warm and personal service in our comfortable, modern Lodge The Holy Ram. We offer pre-prepared, four & six days, tours during the summer. Our aim is to offer unforgettable riding tours on good horses in a beautiful landscape – and a bit of luxury during the stay. In our Lodge we have double & singlerooms with private bathrooms, each room has great views and a skylight over your bed. The ‘livingroom’ is a cozy hall where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the glacier. A great outdoor area with again fabulous views to the mountains, sea & the glacier and a hot tub & sauna. In the winter we offer long weekends for non-riders, or riders who like to see their favorite horse in their wintercoat. With of course the possibility of seeing the beautiful Northern Lights at night.

In the summer, we offer six days riding tours for experienced riders and four days riding tours for intermediate riders, or for experienced riders who don’t want so many days in the saddle. We ride in small groups along the beautiful coastline of Southern Snaefellsnes. (In spring & autumn we offer our Stay & Beachride tour, a 2 nights stay with a fabulous beachride on our own beach, for more information go to our off season page under book tour)

We trail from Gröf through a magical, ever-changing landscape, from rough lava, over sparkling streams and rivers, to white sandy beaches until we reach Löngufjörur, one of the longest beaches in Iceland, at spring tide. At the time of spring tide, even more of the sand is exposed and the ground is softer. There we can ride for hours on the famous smooth gait tolt, unique to Icelandic horses, and the horses can really show their worth running free without any obstacles to slow them down.

Even though the tour is a roundtrip, and the horses stay on a field where we have stopped for the day, you’ll return each day back to the farm where you can enjoy a bit of luxury in our Lodge The Holy Ram. We have double & singlerooms with private bathrooms, a great hall with a cozy livingroom feeling, where you’ll have magnificient view of the glacier Snaefellsjökull and the beach.

Non-riders are more then welcome to join their partners, our farm Gröf is very close by the Snaefellsjökull national park, which is a great area to hike and explore. In the neighbourhood there’s a beautiful 9 hole golfcourse for golflovers, plenty of fish in the lakes & rivers for fishlovers, or just enjoy the peacefull surroundings of our farm with a wide variety of birds. Both around our guest house and further away, various species nest. Also on our fields we have wildflowers & herbs for naturelovers, take a walk to our beach or go up to our mountains to see the waterfalls and meet our young horses  along the way or just relax in the hottub, not enough?  Perhaps you would like to go up the glacier Snaefellsjökull www.theglacier.is or go deep down under into a 8000 yr old mysterious Cave Vatnshellir www.vatnhellir.is  We will drive you to those places on the way to our horse riding day and pick you up when the riding day is over, then you can reunite with your horselovers partners in the afternoon to sit with the group or have a lovely dinner for two and talk about the great day you each had. Before and after dinner you can have a drink in front of “the cozy fireplace” with amazing view to the glacier, the choice is yours and we’ll be more then happy to provide to your wishes.

Please also have a look at our facebook page because there’re additional photos, videos and comments from our previous guests.