Hekla Midsummer Adventure

Hekla volcano is one of Iceland's most active volcanoes and got the name ´Gate to Hell´ in the Medieval time, due to its explosive eruptions. While being feared, the lava and ash from the eruptions also provided fertilization of the soil and created rich pastures in the area around the volcano. You will explore the lava fields from different Hekla eruptions as well as the lush pastures on this tour. A herd of horses will run with you and you change horses throughout the day. You stay at a beautifully renovated farmhouse and always have Hekla in sight!

Hekla Adventure

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€1.890


    DAUER

    3 nights - 4 riding days

    REITERLICHES KOENNEN

    Intermediate riders

    TOUR DATEN

    Departure 2023: June 22-25

    UNTERKUNFT

    3 nights in double rooms (and sleeping loft) in a beautiful private cottage

    WAS IST ENTHALTEN

    Bus transfer von Reykjavik zur Farm und zurueck

    Wahrend der Tour ist Vollverpflegung enthalten. Das Essen besteht aus einem grossen Fruehstuecksbuffet, von dem die Gaeste auch ihr Lunchpaket zusammenstellen. Abendessen ist traditionelle islaendische Kueche (Fisch oder Lamm), vegetarisches Essen ist kein Problem, solange es bei der Buchung angegeben wird.

    Alkoholische Getraenke sind nicht inklusive, durfen aber von den Gaesten gern mitgebracht werden. Am Besten vom Duty Free Shop im Flughafen, da sie in der Naehe der Farm schwer zu bekommen sind.

    Regenkleidung, Wasserflasche, Satteltasche, Reithelm

    WICHTIG

    Eine individuelle Reiseversicherung ist nicht im Preis enthalten, wir empfehlen den Gaesten, eine abzuschliessen.

    Flug nach und von Island ist nicht inklusive

    Pick-up in Reykjavik between noon and 1 pm.

    Day 1: Minnivellir- Skarðsfjall - Hellar - Minnivellir (ca. 20 km)

    We drive up to the former farm Minnivellir (1,5 hours) where we settle in. After a short brief, we will catch our horses from the field next to the house, get acquainted with the gear and ready for the first ride. This ride takes us through lush fields – fertilized through the ash from the eruptions of the Hekla volcano – to the farm Hellar at Skarðsfjall mountain range. There we take a break and visit the biggest men-made cave in Iceland. We finish our visit with homemade snacks from the farmer, who´s family has lived there for centuries before we head back to Minnivellir. We take a different route this time and ride alongside the shores of the mighty river Þjórsá.

    Day 2: Minnivellir - Skarfanes - Rjupnavellir (35-40 km)

    On our second day we prepare some lunch for the ride before we head towards the shores of river Þjórsá. We ride alongside the mighty river and around the big lava field ‘Merkurhraun’, that is about 6000-8000 years old. We end our ride on the Western slopes of Hekla volcano, leave the horses there and drive back to Minnivellir for dinner and the night.

    Day 3: Rjupnavellir - Foss (35 km)

    After the breakfast we are driving to Rjupnavellir where we start our riding day. Our ride leads us south of Mt. Hekla volcano and shows both sides side of Mt. Hekla eruptions: rocky lava fields and fertile farmland. We ride through lush green fields  and cross the rivers Ytri-Rangá and Eystri-Rangá. For parts of the day we follow the well-known Hekla Trail and ride on good riding tracks where it is easy to enjoy the tölt. We leave the horses on a field and drive back to Minnivellir for the night.

    Day 4: Foss - Torfastaðir (Fljótshlið) (ca. 15 km)

    On our last day we pack up our things and Minnivellir and head to Foss, where we left the horses. Our ride takes us alongside Fiská river and the slopes of the landmark mountain Þrihyrningur (Three horns) into the region of Fljótshlið, just South of the Tindfjallajökull glacier. At the farm Torfastaðir we have a picnic lunch and then say good bye to the horses and drive back to Reykjavik.

    Flughafen Transfer

    Wir empfehlen eine Buchung mit Airport direct, da sie flexiblere Abfahrtszeiten haben.

     

    Keflavik - Reykjavik (Bus hostel)

    Reykjavik (Bus hostel) - Keflavik

     

    Buchungsbedingungen (T&Cs)
    Bei der Buchung wird eine Anzahlung von 30% faellig, um einen Platz bestätigen zu können. Wenn wir die Zahlung erhalten haben, ist der Platz sicher. Der Restbetrag ist sechs Wochen vor Tourbeginn fällig.

    Verantwortlichkeit:
    Ishestar behaelt sich das Recht vor, Routen oder Zeitplaene kurzfristig zu aendern, falls dies noetig werden sollte. Ishestar uebernimmt keine Verantwortlichkeit fuer Kosten die durch verspaetete Fluege, Krankheiten, Unfaelle, etc. entstehen. Diese Kosten liegen in der Verantwortung der Reisenden.

    Fuer weitere Fragen koennt ihr gern in unsere FAQs gucken oder uns ueber sales@ishestar.is kontaktieren.