Day by Day Itinerary for Horse Riding - Northern Exposure

Day by day Itinerary

Horse Riding - Northern Exposure


Monday: Reykjavik – Husavik – Bjarnastadir – Jokulsargljufur National Park – Dettifoss Waterfall – Asbyrgi
Departure from your hotel from 06:15 - 07:15 to the Domestic Airport for the flight to Húsavík and transfer to Bjarnarstadir Farm. Please dress in riding clothes and bring your passport or other identification for your domestic flight. At Bjarnastadir we will eat lunch and do a short introduction to the Icelandic horse and its special gaits. We will ride on the east side of the National Park Jokulsargljufur and visit many interesting and beautiful places. After a day of riding we will do a sightseeing tour by bus to Europe's most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss, and the famous Asbyrgi Canyon. (20 km)
Tuesday: Bjarnastadir –Theistareykir Mountain Cabin
Today we will ride across the mighty glacial river Jokulsa a Fjollum (on a bridge) and into the mountains to the geothermal area Theistareykir. In this area, we can practically cross over from one tectonic plate to another as we ride over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge! This is a fascinating area with deep earthquake fissures, multicolored mountains, and geothermal energy. (35 km)
Wednesday: Theistareykir – Heidarbaer
Today's ride is from the Theistareykir Geothermal Area to Halldorsstadir i Laxardal. After the ride, we will drive to Heidarbaer where we will spend the next two nights with a swimming pool on the premises. (35km)
Thursday: Myvatn Nature Baths – Dimmuborgir – Laxardalur – Heidabaer
We will start the day by going on a sightseeing tour by bus. We start out with a nice hot bath in Myvatn Nature Baths, an outdoor lagoon with geothermal water. Then we head to Dimmuborgir, a large black lava area with rich vegetation. After this tour, we will saddle up again and ride through a black sand desert along Laxardalur Valley. We will make a stop at Hraunsredd before we ride to Skogarhlid where we leave our horses for the night. (30 km)
Friday: Skogarhlid – Reyjaheidi – Bjarnastadir
Today we will set out through Geldingardalur Valley and Reykjaheidi Heath into Oxarfjordur Fjord and to Bjarnastadir Farm. There is a hot outdoor tub waiting for us at Bjarnastadir after this long day of riding through the Icelandic nature. (40 km)
Saturday: Bjarnastadir – Husavik (optional: whale watching) – Reykjavik
In the morning, we will return to Husavik by bus and you can go on a whale watching cruise if interested (Price per person Euro 80). Others can enjoy Husavik's swimming pool with its hot tubs, or just go for a stroll in the town. We will have an afternoon flight back to Reykjavik Domestic Airport and a transfer to your Reykjavik accommodation.