Season:
JUNE - AUGUST
Price from:
$ 2,645,- Per person
Duration:
6 Nights-6 Riding days
Departure:
Tuesday

HORSEBACK RIDING IN A SPECTACULAR VOLCANIC AREA

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Mount Hekla is a highly active volcano often titled the “Queen of Iceland”. The mountain towers regally over the region and every day we see evidence of its numerous devastating eruptions throughout the ages. In the old times, people actually believed it to be the gateway to hell. Landmannalaugar is a geothermal wonderland in the Southern Highlands. It’s natural bathing pools are only one of the highlights which make this area one of Iceland’s most popular destinations for nature lovers.

HORSEBACK RIDING IN A SPECTACULAR VOLCANIC AREA

TRAVEL DESCRIPTION

Our ride starts along the river banks of the mighty glacial river Thjórsá, with a magnificent view on glacier Eyjafjallajökull and Volcano Hekla. The beautiful area Landmannahellir is a fitting outpost in the central highlands before going on to enjoy the colorful rhyolite mountains in Landmannalaugar, surrounded by black lava fields.

Our way back to civilization leads us down from the mountains and into black lava and green valleys. The spirited and sure-footed horses make this tour an experience of a lifetime for anyone seeking a challenging highland adventure.

Itinerary

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Tuesday: Reykjavík – Kálfhóll

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Pick up at BSÍ Bus station in Reykjavik or at Reykjavik official bus stops near your accommodation (see: www.busstop.is) between 18:00 and 19:00, where our Íshesta bus will transfer you and your fellow riders to Kálfhóll farm 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.

Wednesday: Kálfhóll – Glacier river Thjórsá- Réttarholt Guesthouse

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We ride on fantastic riding paths along the mighty glacial river Þjórsá, with views of the glacier Eyjafjallajökull and the volcano Hekla. We stay at Réttarholt Guesthouse and relax in the hot tub outdoors. (approximately 30 km)

Thursday: Réttarholt Guesthouse – Mountain hut Hólaskógur

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Today we ride along the lovely river Sandá through the National Forest Skriðufellskógur into the beautiful and famous valley of Thjórsárdalur. The mountain Dímon towers over the vast lavender blue lupine fields along the sandy tracks. We stop at Stöng,  the ruins of a medieval farmhouse excavated in 1939. In 1104, Mt Hekla erupted for the first time in the recorded history of Iceland. The eruption destroyed at least 20 farms in the valley Thjórsárdalur, among them the farm Stöng. After a short stop at Gjáin, a mystical canyon with lots of small waterfalls and famous setting for Games of Thrones, we head for the cozy mountain hut Hólaskógur with a prime view of Volcano Hekla. (approximately 30 km)

Friday: Mountain hut Hólaskógur – Landmannahellir Mountain hut

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We ride over narrow tracks through black lava north of Valafell mountain. Our sure-footed horses carry us comfortably through rough terrain through the Lambaskarð mountain passage. We continue on sandy paths close by lake Sauðleysuvatn and through the moon-like desert towards Mountainhut Landmannahellir, where we will spend two nights. (approximately 30 km)

Saturday: Landmannahellir – Landmannalaugar – Landmannahellir Mountain hut

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Today we ride to the famous Landmannalaugar, with its natural hot pool, surrounded by colorful mountains and lava from 1480. Our horses rest in a paddock and we have a good part of the day to relax in the hot pools or visit the numerous sights, before returning to Landmannahellir.  This day will be without a doubt, one of the highlights of this tour. (approximately 40 km)

Sunday: Landmannahellir – Mountain hut Klettur/Hólaskógur

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We leave the beautiful area of Landmannahellir and ride on towards the Herbjarnfell mountain. Today´s route takes us over varying landscape. We ride across sanders, sharp lava, huge pumice fields in many colors and over green grazing fields where the farmers drive their sheep during summer. We stay overnight in the solitary mountain hut Klettur with a perfect view of the Hekla volcano. Here we get the feeling of being “on top of the world”. (approximately 40 km).

Monday: Mountain hut Klettur/Hólaskógur – Réttarholt Guesthouse – Kálfhóll – Reykjavík

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Today we ride over the rich green mountain fields over Seljamýri to Fögruskógar and Þrengslasandur towards Réttarholt Guesthouse. Here we have to say goodbye to horses and staff. The bus will take us back to Kálfhóll farm for coffee & cake. We then drive back to your accommodation in Reykjavík. (approximately 20 km)

Flights, Transfers and Accommodation

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FLIGHTS, TRANSFERS AND ACCOMMODATION

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We help you plan flights, transportation and accommodation before and after the trip. Ask us for advice before ordering and we will find the best solution for you.

Prices in USD per person

High Season Low Season
$ 2,645,- $ 2,510,-

High Season: 29.06.2019 - 20.08.2019


You can request the vacation you would like to book, and we will check the availability and contact you via e-mail within 48 hours to confirm the availability.


Tour Code 0202

Included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 riding days
  • Bus transfer from Reykjavík to the farm.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner all riding days
  • Rain wear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet.

Not included

  • Free Cancellation
  • Travel Insurance
  • Flights to and from Iceland
  • Transfer from the international airport to Reykjavik
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Sleeping bag (Please bring you own)