2 Day From Geysers to Mountain Horse Riding Tour, Iceland
Blesastaðir Guesthouse, Selfoss, 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 amazing landscape. On this riding tour, you will join the last two days of the popular Golden Circle tour where you will ride through green pastures of Brúarhlöð canyon and cross the mighty Hvítá river. Follow excellent riding paths to Hrunaheiði heath and past the Mt. Galtafell where you will witness breathtaking scenery of the southern countryside of Iceland!
Rider Weight Limit: 242 pounds / 110 kilograms
Horse Breed: Icelandic horse
2 days of riding
Approximate total riding distance: 70 kilometers
Rainwear, water bottle, saddlebag, and riding helmet are included
During this riding holiday, you will be staying at Blesastaðir Guesthouse.
Participants on this tour will be joining the last two days on Íslandshestar's longer Golden Circle Tour.
Day 1: Thursday: Geysir - Tungufellsdalur - Kaldbakur - Guesthouse Blesastaðir (Riding Distance: Approximately 30 kilometers)
You will be picked up between 8 to 9 a.m. from pick up points in Reykjavik. Drive to the Geysir area where the horses and staff are waiting for you. Please dress already in riding clothes. After an introduction to the Icelandic horse and its special gaits, start your ride along green pastures to the bridge at Brúarhlöð canyon where you will cross the mighty Hvítá River.
Now, head towards the interior and follow the beautiful Tungufellsdalur valley onto Hrunaheiðar heath plateau and experience riding along the edge of civilization. The horses will spend the night at Kaldbakur Farm, you will be driven to the Secret Lagoon for a relaxing bath in the geothermal pool and then drive to the Blesastaðir Guesthouse where you will spend the night, there is a hot tub on-site!
Day 2: Friday: Guesthouse Blesastaðir - Kaldbakur - Hrepphólar - Kálfhóll - Reykjavík (Riding Distance: Approximately 40 kilometers)
Your second day of riding includes yet again terrific scenery. Today, follow good riding tracks past Mt. Galtafell and see the amazing basalt columns at Hrepphólar. Cross River Laxá before you reach Sandlækjarmýri. Turn towards the banks of Thjórsá River and follow them to Kálfhóll Farm. Here, say goodbye to your guides, staff, and horses and return to Reykjavík, approximate arrival is at 8 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Íslandshestar reserves the right to alter the itinerary if necessary.
Luggage will be transported in the kitchen van.
Bring bags rather than hard cover suitcases.
Pack light because transport space is limited.
Usually, you will change horses once or twice a day. On most of the longer tours, Íslandshestar herds spare horses along in a free running herd, the traditional way of riding in Iceland; all tours of the three and four-horse categories are operated that way. For tours of the two-horse category, guides may lead spare horses for parts of the ride.
This tour is for intermediate riders who are comfortable for long hours in the saddle.
You will be picked up at the BSÍ Bus station in Reykjavik.
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.
On the first day, a welcome dinner at Kálfhóll Farm will be held and during the ride, full board is provided. Íslandshestar's menu consists of a large breakfast and traditional Icelandic meals (fish or lamb). Vegetarian meals are available if requested when booking. You will make your own packed lunch from the breakfast table. Moreover, please note that 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:
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
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
2 horse riding days
1 night accommodation
Entrance fee to Secret Lagoon included
Use of rainwear, water bottle, saddlebag, and riding helmet
Daily full board meals
Transfer from Reykjavík to the farm
VAT and taxes
What's not included
Individual travel insurance
How to get there
Keflavík International Airport
Transfer not provided
Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at Keflavík International Airport (KEF).
Arrival by bus
You can book your Flybus ticket to and from Reykjavík. The Flybus departs from Keflavík International Airport (KEF) 35 to 40 minutes after each arrival. Busses are located right outside the terminal building. Íslandshestar will pick you up at BSÍ Bus station in Reykjavik or at Reykjavik official bus stops near your accommodation between 18:00 to 19:00.
A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.