Laufskálarétt in Hjaltadalur is the most popular horse corral in the land; every year it hosts a total of around three thousand guests. The Laufskálarétt weekend begins on Friday night with lots of fun in the riding hall at Svaðastöðum. On Saturday, the horses are herded out of Kolbeinsdalur valley and corralled, and then at night there is a popular dance party.

 

Laufskálárétt Horse Corral

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Program 2019

Friday, September 27
20:30 The Laufskálarétt weekend begins on Friday night with lots of fun in the riding hall at Svaðastaðir in Sauðárkrókur. The horsemen and breeders in Skagafjörður get together to entertain the guests with great horses and music.

Saturday, September 28
11:00 - Hundreds of horses come over the mountain and form a line, for as far as the eye can see, on their way to Laufskálarétt.

13:00 - Watch the breeders go through the hundreds of horses and "escort" them to their corral. It's fascinating to see how they can pick out their horses from the herd, how they know their black horse from all the other black horses. You will hear the echo's of Icelanders singing all around the area.

Evening - In the evening people get together in several places around Skagafjörður to party and celebrate. Among these places are the riding hall Svaðastaðir wherer there is a big dance ball, Mælifell in Sauðárkrók, Miðgarður and Hotel Varmahlíð.

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27. September 2019 - 28. September 2019

Hólar in Hjaltadal
551, Sauðárkrókur, IS

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