Syðra-Skörðugil

Riding tours with professional and experienced guides in Skagafjörður.

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About Us

Syðra-Skörðugil is a small family-run company, located in the heart of Skagafjörður in North Iceland. The family consists of husband and wife, Elvar Einarsson and Fjóla Viktorsdóttir and their daughters Ásdís Ósk, Viktoría Eik and Sigríður Elva. All of which are involved in the family-business of Syðra-Skörðugil We offer our guests short riding tours, multi-day riding packages and accommodation.

Our short riding tours will take you through beautiful surroundings, and is a wonderful way to explore Skagafjorður if you have limited time. Our horses are well-trained and are suitable for riders with no previous experience.

If you are an experienced rider and would like to experience an authentic horse riding adventure, we recommend any of our multi-day tour packages. This is an excellent opportunity to experience the true essence of the Icelandic horse farm life.

Our guesthouse features 5 clean and simple bedrooms. All guests at our guesthouse have access to a cosy living area, a beautiful terrace with outdoor furniture and a hot tub.

About Us

Syðra-Skörðugil is a small family-run company, located in the heart of Skagafjörður in North Iceland. The family consists of husband and wife, Elvar Einarsson and Fjóla Viktorsdóttir and their daughters Ásdís Ósk, Viktoría Eik and Sigríður Elva. All of which are involved in the family-business of Syðra-Skörðugil We offer our guests short riding tours, multi-day riding packages and accommodation.

Our short riding tours will take you through beautiful surroundings, and is a wonderful way to explore Skagafjorður if you have limited time. Our horses are well-trained and are suitable for riders with no previous experience.

If you are an experienced rider and would like to experience an authentic horse riding adventure, we recommend any of our multi-day tour packages. This is an excellent opportunity to experience the true essence of the Icelandic horse farm life.

Our guesthouse features 5 clean and simple bedrooms. All guests at our guesthouse have access to a cosy living area, a beautiful terrace with outdoor furniture and a hot tub.

Short Riding Tours

Pleasure ride

During this 1-hour guided riding tour, you get to know the Icelandic horse in his natural environment. We will ride in the fields of Syðra-Skörðugil.

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1 hour

April - October

No experience needed

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Riding and safety equipment included

Age limit is 6 years old

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Weight limit is 120 kg

8.500 ISK

Magical Ride

In this guided riding tour, we ride through the fields of Skörðugil towards the river Skarðsá where we softly tölt our horses along the riverbank.

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2 hours

April - October

No experience needed

N

Riding and safety equipment included

Age limit is 6 years old

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Weight limit is 120 kg

11.500 ISK

Multi-day Tours

Riding lessons and excursions

This winter we will offer this combination tour that features riding instructions, along with excursions in Skagafjördur.

4 Days

Experienced Riders Only

N

Riding and safety equipment included

EUR 1850

Winter adventures in Skagafjörður

Become a part of the Syðra-Skörðugil family in this excursion. Private riding lessons are included.

4 Days

Experienced Riders Only

N

Riding and safety equipment included

EUR 1600

Mystic Merkigil Canyon

Merkigil is a very peaceful area, so it’s perfect to get away from the stress and the traffic and join us on this amazing tour.

6 Days

Experienced Riders Only and Good Physical Condition

N

Riding and safety equipment included

EUR 1950

Sheep Round-up

Come up with us to the mountains Staðarfjöll to collect our sheep that have been enjoying the summer. Get to know the farm life first hand.

4 Days

Experienced Riders Only and Good Physical Condition

N

Riding and safety equipment included

EUR 1800

Horse Round-up

Every year we take our mares with foals and the young horses to the mountains to rest. In this tour, we ride to collect them for the winter.

5 Days

Experienced Riders Only and Good Physical Condition

N

Riding and safety equipment included

EUR 1700

Laufskálaarétt tour

Join us for the biggest horse roundup in Skagafjörður. We ride with the locals and bring home their horses to the roundup.

4 Days

Experienced Riders Only

N

Riding and safety equipment included

EUR 1500

Our Reviews

Awesome!

We kind of stumbled into this place while driving the ring road. We wanted to see some Icelandic horses up close, so we pulled in. The family that runs the farm were super nice and accommodating and worked us into their schedule for a ride without prebooking. Highly recommend.

Best tour ever!

Visited Skörðugil this weekend with the family and it was an outstanding trip. We went on a horse riding tour with Fjola and Elvar to Glaumbær. Such beautiful riding paths and the hosts were so lovely. We also stayed at their guesthouse which is one of a kind. Sitting in the hot tub watching the Northern Lights was a fantastic end to a fantastic trip!

Best of Iceland

Vacation of a lifetime! Enjoyed it so much our family visited two times in 6 months. (Will be back). Lovely family, accommodations, scenery, food, activity for all ages.

Excellent tour and guide

Now, this is what I call a nice thing to do. Excellent surroundings for riding and everything like a million dollars. Victoria was my guide, and Skrápur my horse. Both great. Thanks for a great afternoon.

A family adventure

We travelled as a group of 9 including 2 seniors, 2 teens and 1 child. We were introduced to the horses and the Elvar and His daughters who were all very capable and kind. We would highly recommend this operation for its care of the horses and the quality of the service.

Accommodation

Our homely guesthouse contains 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, a living room with a leather sofa and a 42″ flat screen. By the house is a beautiful terrace with good garden furniture, a BBQ and a hot tub.

The house accommodates 14 people with ready-made rooms and breakfast.

Syðra-Skörðugil

Location

Syðra-Skörðugil is in the heart of Skagafjörður located in the North of Iceland. The farm is located on road 75 between Varmahlíð and Sauðárkrókur. Just a few minutes from Road number 1.

Skagafjörður is very well known for all the activities in the area such as horseback riding, river rafting and etc. In Skagafjörður you can also visit many museums, go bathing in nature pools, see waterfalls and explore the amazing bird live we have in the area. Go sailing and climbing in our beautiful islands is also something you should not miss out on.

Get all necessary information about Skagafjörður on the area’s website.

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Syðra-Skörðugili
560 Varmahlíð
Iceland

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+354 897 0611
Syðra-Skörðugili, 560 Varmahlíð

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