Horse Riding - Snaefellsnes Package - 9 days / 8 nights - IH97
"Iceland in a nutshell"
The Snæfellsjökull National Park is where you find one of the most recognized sights in Iceland; the glacier covered cone volcano Snæfellsjökull. Its mystical and mythical atmosphere became famous through Jules Verne’s novel "Journey to the Centre of the Earth". Many of Iceland´s famous Sagas unfolded in this spectacular area. Today a rich bird life attracts visitors from all over the world. This peninsula itself is often called "Iceland in a nutshell" because of the diversity of its landscape.
329 000 ISK per adult
Total duration: 9 days
Riding time: 6 days (215km)
Difficulty: Strong intermediate
Meet: Keflavik Int. Airport
Available: Jun - Aug
Group maximum: 18 persons
Note: Knee-high rubber boots are recommended for the beach ride!
Included: Airport transfer if you participate in the tour program as described. Accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the riding tour, includes breakfast only, not lunch and dinner. Traditional Icelandic stew is served on the arrival day. 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, riding helmet and sleeping bag with a sheet.
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.
Optional: Bus tour to sights on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, fee to be paid locally.
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes.
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Experiencing "tölt", the unique gait of the Icelandic horse is made easy for you on this tour when we follow good riding tracks on land and across sand. The smooth sand of the beach makes this tour a delight for both horses and riders.
This tour will lead you through mighty lava fields, craters and the ashes of ancient eruptions in Hítardalur valley. We also enjoy wide open stretches of light-coloured sand at Löngufjörur beach, where only the tide sets a limit to the freedom of horses and riders. The crater of Eldborg is a landmark, where the light sand turns black when you reach its lava field. On our last riding day we follow the outskirts of the lava flow along the shore before we return the horses to Stóri-Kálfalækur Farm.