This tour is an ideal opportunity for everyone who wants to enjoy a comfortable ride through different types of landscape. We ride through unspoilt nature and you will get an excellent insight into Icelandic history whilst listening to stories from the age of the Sagas.
Duration: 5 days
Departure time: 07:30
Group maximum: 16 persons
Available: Jun - Aug
Age limit: 12 years
Difficulty: Intermediate riders
Accommodation: 2-4 bed units. Accommodation before and after the ride to be arranged individually.
Note: Knee-high rubber boots are recommended for this ride.
Included: Transport to the farm and back to Reykjavik. During the ride full board is provided. Our menu consists of a large breakfast and traditional Icelandic meals (fish or lamb). Vegetarian meals are available if requested in advance. All riders make their own packed lunch from the breakfast table. Rain wear, saddle bag and riding helmet.
Not included: Individual travel insurance is not included in the tour price. We encourage clients to obtain relevant travel insurance before visiting Iceland. Flights to and from Iceland are not included
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes.
Riding a horse across smooth sandy areas is such a joy for the rider and his mount. There is plenty of time to enjoy the unique gait "tölt" while exploring nature and the history of this outstanding area.
We start the ride at the Hvammur Farm, crossing Vatnsdalsá River on our way to Sveinsstaðir Farm. We visit Borgarvirki, an impressive fortress made out of basalt strata. Riding through water, as we make our way across the lagoon called Lake Hóp, accompanied by a herd of horses running free ahead of us is such a thrilling experience. A visit to a seal colony on the North Atlantic coast is also something you really would not want to miss. Another highlight of this tour is the bus trip back to Reykjavik following the highland route of Kjölur. We drive between two glaciers and stop to enjoy bathing in the natural hot pool at Hveravellir. We also visit the Geysir hot spring area and the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall before returning to Reykjavik.
Accommodation during the ride in 2 - 4 bed units at the Hvammur Farm, where a warm outdoor tub awaits us after a long day spent in the saddle.