During the summer, Icelandic sheep run wild in the highlands. Now that fall is upon us, farmers will be flocking to the mountains with friends, family, and whoever else wants to lend a helping hand to round up the sheep and bring them down to be sorted in a process known as réttir. Many farmers are happy to have tourists take part, so make sure to ask our reception if there are réttir happening during your stay.
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Fall in Love with Icelandic Horses
Taking a horseback ride is an excellent way to experience the stunning colors of fall in Iceland. Icelandic horses are one of the oldest breeds of horses on the globe, and their impressive strength and ability to endure all weather means that they are well suited to traverse rivers, lava fields, steep mountainous terrain, and even glaciers.
Berry-picking Season Has Arrived
At this time of year, you may notice locals walking across moss-covered lava fields holding baskets filled with berries. The early autumn is a popular time to go berry-picking, an activity that’s called berjamó in Icelandic. Ask in the reception, and we will share all our best berry-picking spots.
Family Activities for Fall
Fall is a wonderful time for families to explore the South Coast. With many adventures to choose from, we can help you plan activities tailored to children of all ages. Take a dip in our hot tubs, ride an Icelandic horse, or drive a buggy on a black sand beach—your kids will be sure to have a great time exploring Iceland.