IH-4 Volcano Vistas
Sunday: 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 lambstew. Receive details of your tour and get to know your fellow riders.
Monday: Reykjavík – Geysir – Gullfoss – Eyvindarmúli - Einhyrningur
We visit the well-known sights of Iceland, Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss waterfall on our way to Eyvindarmúli Farm, where we meet staff and horses and have lunch. We then start our ride alongside the Markarfljót River into the mountains to Einhyrningur Mountain. During this ride we will enjoy great views of Eyjafjallajökull Glacier and Thórsmörk Nature Park. At Einhyrningur we leave the horses behind and drive to Goðaland Guesthouse for our comfortable overnight stay. (25 km)
Tuesday: Einhyrningur – Mosar – Hungurfit
This day takes us across mighty Markarfljót River (on a bridge). We ride through the scenic Emstrur area to Mosar. The sensitive grazing area in the highlands pleases our horses and we spend some time there before we continue to the abandoned farm Hungurfit. Here we leave the horses and drive back to Goðaland for an overnight stay. Today we enjoy great views of Mýrdalsjökull Glacier where the notorious Katla crater is hidden.
Wednesday: Foss – Galtalækur – Heimaland
Today we ride towards Mt. Hekla volcano. We enjoy great riding tracks alongside huge lava fields, lush grassy hillsides and will cross many creeks and small rivers on our way. We spend the night in a countryside guesthouse, in beautiful surrounding near mighty Hekla Volcano. (35 km)
Thursday: Heimaland – Gunnarsholt – Goðaland
This is a comfortable day when we ride south of the volcano through fertile farmland and cross the rivers Ytri-Rangá and Eystri-Rangá on our way. For most of the day we follow the so-called Hekla Trail, an excellent riding route through lava fields that have emerged from Mt. Hekla volcano throughout the centuries. Our horses stay in Gunnarsholt and we head to Goðaland for the overnight stay. (30 km)
Friday: Gunnarsholt – Tumastaðaskógur – Goðaland
This is our last riding day and the scenery changes once again. We will for sure enjoy a great ride through the bushy hills of Tumastaðaskógur, an area with extensive reforestation efforts, and into the beautiful Fljótshlíð area. We end our ride at Goðaland corral where we say goodbye to our horses and enjoy farewell dinner and a last overnight stay. (30 km)
Saturday: Fljótshlíð – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavík
We return back to Reykjavík, but follow the scenic road along the south coast all the way to the Blue Lagoon. Here we can relax in the warm water of this well-known spa (entrance fee is included), before driving back to our hotel in the Capital area. Estimated arrival at 15:00.
Sunday: Departure from Iceland - Reykjavík - Keflavík Airport
Transfer by bus to Keflavík Airport in time for the flight back home.