The daily stages are long on the SVAÐILFARI tour, the terrain is rough and all group members help to herd the free-running packhorses. Because of this, it is important that everybody has sufficient horse riding experience. You need to ride confidently at all paces and be able to handle your horse by yourself. It is usefull (though not essential) to have some prior experience with Icelandic horses. A good level of fitness and endurance is essential as we dismount and lead the horses through the steeper sections of the mountain paths. Significant sections of the route are therefore done on foot.
If you are not sure if the tour is suitable for you, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We will be happy to advise you.