Hekla Volcano, often called the "Queen of Iceland" towers over this fascinating area and every day we will be reminded of the numerous devastating eruptions through the ages. The beautiful colours within nature are truly amazing at Landmannalaugar in the southern highlands.
A natural bathing spot is just one of the highlights which makes this area one of Iceland’s most popular destinations for adventurous souls and all nature lovers.
Riding time: 6 days (175km)
Accommodation: Hotel accommodation in Reykjavík. Shared rooms in simple mountain cabins and sleeping bag accommodation during the ride.
Excluded: 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.
Included: 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.
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes, sleeping bag
On our way to the farm we visit Gullfoss Waterfall and the hot springs of Geysir. From Kálfhóll Farm we head off through fertile farmland and enter the beautiful trail along the mighty river Thjórsá.
The ride continues towards the highlands along good riding tracks, through black ash from the eruptions of Mt. Hekla to the mountain cabin at Hólaskógur. We continue to the beautiful area of Landmannahellir, a fitting outpost in the central highlands before we enjoy the colourful rhyolite mountains in Landmannalaugar.
Our way back leads us though lava fields and mountains down to green valleys and back to civilization again. The spirited, yet well trained horses make this tour enjoyable for everyone who is looking for a challenging highland adventure.
Accommodation on this ride is in mountain cabins and a holiday farm in sleeping bags.