July Departures

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High, Medium


10 Years

1.190 €

The wonders of Icelandic nature are often closer to us than we think. It certainly applies to the Laxárgljúfur in Hrunamannahreppur, one of the country’s most beautiful gorges. In collaboration with Hreinn who know this area well, we offer this venture into the highlands.


2 nights, 3 riding days


Intermediate riders


2022: 13-15 July


Shared rooms in a simple mountain cabin for one night. Accommodation after the ride are to be arranged individually.


Please bring your own sleeping bag!


Bus transfer from Reykjavík to the farm.

During the ride full board is provided. Our menu consists of a large breakfast and traditional Icelandic meals (fish or lamb). Vegetarian meals are available on request when booking. All riders 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 Keflavik Airport upon arrival.

Rain wear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet.


Individual travel insurance is not included in the tour price. We encourage clients to obtain relevant travel insurance before visiting Iceland.

Flight to and from Iceland is not included

Please bring your own sleeping bag with you on the tour

Bring bags rather than hard cover suitcases

Pack light because transport space is limited.

Children receive a 25% discount off the tour price.

Day 1

We start from Minni-Vellir, a farm close to Hekla. We ride through the lush fields on the shores of Þjórsá river and past the impressive Burfell mountain until we cross and head into the mountains on the other side. Our first over night stop is the mountain hut Holaskogur, where we can hike up to see the impressive waterfall

Day 2

This day takes us into the mountains and oast rugged lava fields. Our stop for the night is the remote hut Helgaskali.


Day 3

The last day takes us down from the highlands and past the magnificent Brúarárhlöð canyon, where we certainly get the chance to use our cameras. From there we start ascending up to the highlands. Our final destination for the day is Myrkholt, between Geysir and Gulfoss.

Here you can book your Flybus ticket to and from Reykjavík. The Flybus departs from Keflavík airport 35-40 minutes after each arrival. Busses are located right outside the terminal building. Book my ticket.

Terms & Conditions:

If you book the tour through the website the full amount is requested. Íshestar requests a confirmation payment upon booking of a minimum of 30% of the tour price. When the confirmation payment is received the seat is secure. The remaining balance is due 6 weeks before the tour departs.
Children under 12 years receive a 25% discount on our multi-day tours.

Íshestar reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables without prior notice, should the necessity arise. No liability is accepted for loss or expenses due to delays or changes of arrival or departures of flights or other services, injury, sickness, accident, strikes, damage, negligence, weather, wars or other causes outside the control of Íshestar. All such losses and expenses are the personal liability of the traveller. The estimated duration of tours as indicated by km or timing can change according to road or weather conditions.

For more information please see also our Frequent Asked Questions and/or contact us at sales@ishestar.is

    • Myrkholt

      Myrkholt is located just between Gullfoss waterfall and the hot spring Geysir. Very nice farm and guesthouse.

      • Number of rooms:  8
      • Number of beds:  32
      • Outdoor jacuzzi:  No
      • Number of showers:  8
      • GSM connection:  Yes
      • WiFi: Yes
      • Made up beds: Yes
      • Number of WC:  4
    • Helgaskáli Mountain Hut

      Simple and basic hut used by the farmers when they gather the sheep in autumn. It is located close by Stóru-Laxá river and Geldingafell.

      • Inside toilets. 3 rooms with a total of 24 bunk beds.
      • Number of rooms:  3
      • Number of beds:  24 bunkbeds
      • Outdoor jacuzzi:  No
      • Number of showers:  0
      • GSM connection:  No
      • WiFi: No
      • Number of WC:  2