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2 Day Winter Getaway with horseback riding in Hella, Iceland

Icelandic Horse World, Skeiðvellir, Hella, Rangárþing ytra, Iceland

Breathtaking Horseback Riding in Iceland

Do you want to get away from the "business" of life and enjoy the presence of the icelandic horses? Icelandic Horseworld offers you this relaxing and educating horse riding getaway at their family-run horse farm, Skeiðvellir. Your getaway is two days filled with horse activities matching your exact level and interests. Come and experience the best of the icelandic winter landscape and enjoy the relaxation and the unique, pure breed of horses and arrive back home with beautiful memories you will cherish.

Key information

  • Horse Breed: Icelandic horse
  • Languages: English, german
  • Weight limit: 110 kg/240 lbs

Highlights

  • Includes a 1 1/2 hour outside riding tour
  • Experience the endless tölt of the horses
  • Introduction to the Icelandic horse
  • Lesson - 45 min learning how to ride an Icelandic horse at your skill level -
  • Quiet surroundings and beautiful mountain views
  • Enjoy the landscape of Iceland
  • 1 night's accommodation
  • Coffee refreshments on arrival day

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Swedish
Group size: Maximum of 6 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi

The accommodation is in a beautiful 110 square meter house with three bedrooms and beds for six persons. It has a bathroom with towels, fully equipped kitchen, TV, DVD, Wi-Fi, washing machine and everything else you need for your stay.

The house has quiet surroundings and beautiful mountain views. In the east, it's facing the volcano Hekla and the Þríhyrningur mountain, to the south, it shows the Westman Islands and to the west, you will see a glimpse of the Langjökull glacier.

The house is a part of the facilities on the farm and has a authentic and relaxed atmosphere.

Program

Itinerary

Day 1

On the arrival day at 14:00 you'll start with an introduction to the farm and the horses followed by coffee and some refreshments with your guide. You will then move into the riding hall for an lesson on the Icelandic horse. The lesson is about 45 minutes and the horse and content is set exactly after your skills and level. Icelandic Horseworld welcome all levels and have horses for all types of riders. After the lesson in the afternoon they will show you the accommodation you will be staying in for the night.

Day 2

You will start the day with a riding tour outside for about 1 - 1 1/2 hour in beautiful nature. You'll enjoy the best of the icelandic landscape, see horses, mountains, birds and experience complete silence. End at the farm again and enjoy a warm, home cooked lunch and then it's time for check out.

During your stay at Skeidvellir

During your getaway you have free access to the stable and therefore the option to pet the horses, take pictures and roam around the farm. The dog, Pila, and the stable cats are always happy with visitors and you might catch a glimpse of horses in training or other everyday-activities at this family farm.

Location

This riding getaway takes place at the family-run farm, Skeidvellir, in the south of Iceland just outside of Hella. It is very well situated with short driving distance to the main attractions of the south but still outside of the traffic and crowds. The farm is on a hillside with views to the highlands.

Distances

  • Hella: 15 mins
  • Selfoss: 30 mins
  • Reykjavik: 70 mins

Food

On the arrival day guests are invited to join their guide in our warm cafeteria for a hot drink and some refreshments. This is a unique chance to get a good story of the area or ask questions about the icelandic horses. On the second day, there is a warm home cooked lunch waiting for your after the outside tour, which you can enjoy in the company of your guide.

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

What's included

  • Introduction to the farm and the Icelandic horse
  • 1 riding lesson ( 45 min)
  • Coffee / refresmenths after lesson
  • 1 - 1 1/2 hour riding tour outside
  • Use of necessary equipment
  • Home cooked lunch
  • 1 night's accommodation

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

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