Arrival at Keflavik International Airport. Coach transfer to your accommodation in Reykjavik. Depending on your flight schedule, you can visit the Blue Lagoon Spa on your way to the city.
- May - AUGUST
- Price from:
- £ 1,685
- 7 nights-4 riding days
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Perfect tour for families and riders who want to see Iceland´s most famous attractions on horseback. You get to know the Icelandic horse and the Icelandic way of trail riding in a relaxed atmosphere. While you ascend to a highland plateau you will notice the changes in nature as you reach higher ground. A breathtaking view of the mountain ranges and glaciers of the highland awaits you when you reach the top of Haukadalsheiði.
Pick up at BSÍ Bus station in Reykjavik at 18:00, where our bus will transfer you and your fellow riders to Blesastaðir Guesthouse, where horses and staff are waiting for us. After a lovely introductory meal where we get to know each other, we relax and rest so we are well prepared for the adventure ahead of us.
After an introduction to the Icelandic horse and its special gaits, we start our ride along the pleasant trail at Thjórsá glacier-fed river. We leave the horses at Sandlækjarmýri field and drive to Blesastaðir Guesthouse. This day is the perfect start to get to know your horse and the Icelandic way of trail riding in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the outdoor hot tub at Blesastaðir Guesthouse before a hearty dinner. (approximately 15 km)
We leave Blesastaðir and drive back to the horses. From there we head off to the fertile farmlands of neighboring community Hrunamannahreppur. We drive spare horses along in a free running herd, enabling us to change our mount regularly and traveling at a brisk space. We cross the well know Salmon River Stóra-Laxá and stop for our picnic lunch at Hrunaréttir, a corral used for the annual sheep round-up in autumn. We continue our ride on good trails, towards the majestic canyon Brúarhlöð where milky green water passes through bizarre rock formations. Our ride ends at Brúarhlöð and we drive to the Myrkholt Farm, where we spend the night. (approximately 30 km)
We continue our ride on soft trails ideal for tölting, alongside Hvítá River we follow the ever deepening canyon on to the impressive Golden Waterfall Gullfoss. We will have our lunch break at Gullfoss before we ride back to Myrkholt where we spend the night. (approximately 20 km)
Our ride takes us through Haukadalur valley with its beautiful birch forest. Cross clear little streams on the way and enjoy the rich vegetation of wild mountain flowers that bloom during high summer. While you ascend to a highland plateau you will notice the changes in nature as you reach higher ground. A breathtaking view of the mountain ranges and glaciers of the highland around awaits you when you reach the top of Haukadalsheiði. Rest of the day is spent at the Geysir area. You have plenty of time to explore this highly interesting area with its countless bubbling hot springs. (approximately 18 km)
Today we leave our riding companions in the morning after breakfast and drive back to Reykjavík. Approx. arrival in Reykjavík at 11:30.
Airport transfer by coach from Reykjavik. Depending on your flight schedule, you can spend time in the capital or visit the Blue Lagoon before your departure flight.
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Prices in GBP
|High Season||Single Room in Reykjavik||Double Room in Reykjavik|
|Prices in £||1,810||1,685|
Departures 2021: 29.05.-03.06., 05.06.-10.06., 12.06.-17.06., 17.07.-22.07., 24.07.-29.07., 31.07.-05.08., 28.08.-02.09.
High Season: 27.06. - 20.08.
Please note that the itinerary and overnight lodges may be altered if necessary during the riding tour.
Tour Code 0207
- Coach transfer to and from Keflavik Airport
- 2 nights accommodation in Reykjavik incl. private facilities and breakfast
- 5 nights in shared rooms in holiday farms/guesthouses during riding tour
- 4 riding days
- Bus transfer from Reykjavik to the farm
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner all riding days
- Rainwear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet
- Flights to and from Iceland
- Free cancellation
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic beverages
- Sleeping bag (please bring your own)