Saturday: Arrival in Iceland - Keflavík Airport –Reykjavík
Transfer from Keflavík Airport to a hotel in the Capital area. We invite you to a Welcome Meeting including traditional Icelandic soup. Receive details of the following tour and meet your fellow riders.
Sunday: Reykjavík – Thingvellir – Kálfhóll – Fossnes Farm
Transfer from Reykjavík via Thingvellir Nationalpark to Kálfholl Farm. After an introduction to the Icelandic horse and its special gaits we start our ride along the pleasant trail at Thjórsá glacier fed river. This day is the perfect start to get to know your horse and the Icelandic way of trail riding in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the outdoor hot tub at Fossnes Farm before a hearty dinner. (20 km)
Monday: Fossnes – Hvítárdalur – Fossnes
We leave the farm and head off to the fertile farmlands of neighbouring community Hrunamannahreppur. We drive spare horses along in a free running herd, enabling us to change our mount regularly and traveling at a brisk space. We cross the well know Salmon River Stóra-Laxá and stop for our picnic lunch at Hrunaréttir, a corral used for the annual sheep round-up in autumn. Our horses stay behind at Hvítárdalur Farm and we drive back to Fossnes for the night. (30 km)
Tuesday: Fossnes – Hvítárdalur – Gullfoss – Geysir Guesthouse
We continue our ride on soft trails ideal for tölting towards the majestic canyon Brúarhlöð where milky green water passes through bizarre rock formations. Alongside Hvítá River we follow the ever deepening canyon on to the impressive Golden Waterfall Gullfoss and continue to the famous Geysir hot spring area where we will stay for two nights. You have plenty of time to explore this highly interesting area with its countless bubbling hot springs. (25 km)
Wednesday: Geysir – Haukadalur – Haukadalsheiði – Geysir
Our ride takes us through Haukadalur valley with its beautiful birch forest. Cross clear little streams on the way and enjoy the rich vegetation of wild mountain flowers that bloom during high summer. While you ascend to a highland plateau you will notice the changes in nature as you reach higher ground. A breathtaking view of the mountain ranges and glaciers of the highland around awaits you when you reach the top of Haukadalsheiði. (20 km)
Optional (available at an extra charge): Snowmobile drive on Langjökull glacier
Enjoy the white ice field of Langjökull glacier up-close. A 4x4 vehicle picks us up and takes us to a base camp where we change into warm gear. After safety instructions we drive into the white world of ice and snow. Two people share a snowmobile during the 1 hr. drive and both get to drive the vehicle (a valid drivers license is necessary to drive a snowmobile, younger participants and children can ride in the back). Minimum: 6 participants. Price per person EURO 85. Children younger than 12 years receive 50% discount.
Thursday: Geysir – Tungufellsdalur – Kaldbakur – Kálfhóll Farm
We leave the Geysir area and ride along green pastures back to the bridge at Brúarhlöð canyon where we cross mighty Hvítá River. Now we head towards the interior and follow beautiful Tungufellsdalur valley onto Hrunaheiðar heath plateau and we experience riding along the edge of civilisation. Our horses spend the night at Kaldbakur Farm, while we drive Kálfhóll Farm and spend the night. We will for sure enjoy the nice outdoor tub after this exciting riding day. (30 km)
Friday: Kálfhóll – Kaldbakur – Hrepphólar – Kálfhóll – Reykjavík
Our last day of riding includes yet again terrific scenery. Today we follow good riding tracks past Mt. Galtafell and see the amazing basalt columns at Hrepphólar. We cross River Laxá before we reach the Reykjaréttir corral. We turn towards the banks of Thjórsá River and follow them back to Kálfhóll Farm. (40 km) Here we say goodbye to our guides, staff and horses and return to the hotel in the Capital area for an overnight stay. Approx. arrival at 19:00.
Saturday: Departure from Iceland – Reykjavík – Keflavík Airport
Transfer by bus to Keflavík Airport in time for the return flight home.