2 Days From Geysers to Mountain Horse Riding Tour, Iceland

"From Geysers to Mountains" Horse Riding Tour Iceland

This tour is ideal for those who would like to enjoy the Icelandic horse for a couple of days in an amazing landscape. On this riding tour, you will join two days of Íshestar's popular Golden Circle Tour where you will ride through green pastures of Brúarhlöð canyon and cross the mighty Hvítár river. You will follow excellent riding paths to Hrunaheiði heath and past the Mount Galtafell where you will witness breathtaking scenery of the southern countryside of Iceland!

Key information

  • Horse Breed: Icelandic horse

Highlights

  • 2 days of riding
  • Approximate mileage: 70 kilometers
  • Riding along Hrunaheiðar heath plateau
  • Witnessing the amazing basalt columns at Hrepphólar
  • Bus transfer or a flight from Reykjavík to the farm
  • Large breakfasts and packed lunches
  • 1 night's lodging

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Horse riding

During this riding holiday, you will be staying at Réttarholt Guesthouse. It is located on the edge of the highlands in the small village, Árnes. There are nice cabins to sleep in. You will be staying in one of the 2 - 4-bed units with shared facilities. Accommodation before and after the ride is to be arranged individually.

Features and amenities

  • Number of rooms: 5
  • Number of beds: 24
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi: Unavailable
  • Number of showers: 3 in separate building
  • GSM connection: Available
  • Wi-Fi: Unavailable
  • Made up beds: Unavailable
  • Number of WC: 4

Program

Thursday: Geysir - Tungufellsdalur - Kaldbakur - Réttarholt Guesthouse

The pick up will be between 08:00 - 09:00 from your accommodation. You will drive to the Geysir area where horses and staff will be waiting for you. You should dress already in riding clothes. After an introduction to the Icelandic horse and its special gaits, you will start riding along green pastures to the bridge at Brúarhlöð canyon where you will cross the mighty Hvítá river.

Now then you will head toward the interior and follow beautiful Tungufellsdalur valley onto Hrunaheiðar heath plateau and you will experience riding along the edge of civilization. The horses spend the night at Kaldbakur Farm while you will drive to the Secret Lagoon for a relaxing bath in the geothermal pool and then drive to Réttarholt Guesthouse and spend the night (approximately 30 kilometers).

Friday: Réttarholt Guesthouse - Kaldbakur - Hrepphólar - Kálfhóll - Reykjavík

The second day of riding includes yet again terrific scenery. On this day, you will follow good riding tracks past Mount Galtafell and see the amazing basalt columns at Hrepphólar. You will cross River Laxá before you reach Sandlækjarmýri. You will turn toward the banks of Thjórsá River and follow them to Kálfhóll Farm (approximately 40 kilometers). There, you will say goodbye to the guides, staff, and horses. You will return to Reykjavík and be dropped off at your accommodation. Approximate arrival is at 19:00.

Location

On this riding holiday, you will ride through the green pastures of Brúarhlöð canyon and cross the mighty Hvítár river. You will follow excellent riding paths to Hrunaheiði heath and past the Mount Galtafell where you'll witness breathtaking scenery of the southern countryside of Iceland.

Food

During the ride, full board is provided. The menu consists of a large breakfast and traditional Icelandic meals (fish or lamb). Vegetarian meals are available if requested when booking. All riders will make their own packed lunch from the breakfast table. Alcoholic beverages are not included in the tour price and are hard to get in the highlands. They can be bought at a reasonable price in the Duty-Free Store at Keflavík International Airport (KEF) upon arrival.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 riding days
  • 1 night's accommodation
  • Bus transfer or a flight from Reykjavík to the farm
  • Full board meals
  • Rainwear, water bottle, saddle bag, and riding helmet
  • VAT and taxes

What's not included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Flight to and from Iceland
  • Individual travel insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Keflavík International Airport (KEF). There, you can book your Flybus ticket to and from Reykjavík. The Flybus departs from Keflavík International Airport (KEF) 35 - 40 minutes after each arrival. Buses are located right outside the terminal building. The bus transfer is included in the price.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 42 days before arrival.
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Special discount

Children under 12 years old will receive 25% discount on Íshestar’s multi-day tours.

Program is available from 13th of June – 30th of August 2019.

Low season

13th – 21st of June

22nd – 30th of August

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