NEW TOUR 2020

Fjallabak & Landmannalaugar

We will introduce you to one of the hidden riding trail pearls of Iceland. We will ride towards the fascinating area of the colored landscape, yellow, reddish and greenish rhyolite mountains give this area a magical touch. We will ride by the majestic river Markárfljót with a wonderful sight on glacier Eyjafjallajökull.

We will introduce you to one of the hidden riding trail pearls of Iceland. We will ride towards the fascinating area of the colored landscape, yellow, reddish and greenish rhyolite mountains give this area a magical touch. We will ride by the majestic river Markárfljót with a wonderful sight on glacier Eyjafjallajökull.

Brightly colored mountains surround these lava fields that stretch across the valleys, whose geothermal activity heat up clear water streams to the perfect temperature for a refreshing bath in a natural hot spring.
One of Iceland’s most active and beautiful volcanoes, Eyjafjallajökull, towers over this very landscape. This area is perfect for riding since the soft trails of volcanic ashes give the Icelandic horses and excellent ground for their special gait, the comfortable tölt.

Ride into the mountains and through the lava fields of Skaftáreldar, a result of a devastating volcanic eruption of 1783

  • Duration

    9 nights - 8 riding days
  • Riding skills

    Advanced riders
  • Departures

    Departure 2020: July 31- August 9
  • Accommodation

    Shared rooms in simple mountain cabins and sleeping bag accommodation during the ride. Accommodation after the tour are to be arranged individually.
  • Note

  • Reservation code

What is included

  • Return 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.
  • Rainwear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet.

Attention

  • 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

  • Day by day itinerary
  • Useful information
  • Accommodation

Day 1
Afternoon pick-up in Reykjavík followed by a drive to our Efri-Úlfsstaðir a horse farm in the east of Iceland which will be our point of departure. We will have a light dinner and gather strength for the exciting adventure that lies ahead.

Day 2
After breakfast, we start our trek riding to the North enjoying the view of Eyjafjallajökull glacier, Hekla the volcano and the Westman Islands. Our destination is the Fell cabin where we will spend the night.

Day 3
We continue our ride with our herd of horses up to the mountains. We ride alongside the Markarfljót river between two magnificent glaciers climbing up to the highland plateau. We ride on to Hvanngil cabin, where we will spend the night.

Day 4
We will ride north behind the majestic Mýrdalsjökull glacier through contrasts of black sands and green valleys and mountains to Hólaskjól cabin where we will spend the night.

Day 5
From Hólaskjól we continue our journey. Today’s destination is Landmannalaugar, over a path which is often considered one of the most spectacular wilderness routes in Iceland. A bath in the creek is relaxing after the day in the saddle

Day 6
We start with a hike in this spectacular nature and take another dip in the warm creek followed by a ride to Landmannahellir. In a long tour like this, it is necessary to let horses and riders rest, recover and gain strength for the last part of the trek.

Day 7
From Landmannahellir we will continue our ride to through spectacular scenery. With the Hekla volcano in the background, we will ride along a very impressive steep and sharp-edged mountain through Reykjadalir, a steamy valley with hot springs and very colorful landscape. We ride to Hungurfit where we will spend the night.

Day 8
We continue our ride amongst mountains and streams in the foothills of Tindfjallajökull glacier to Foss, an old deserted farm, where we will spend the night.

Day 9
From Foss we ride back to Efri-Úlfsstaðir along the grassy banks of the river Affallið towards the Westman Islands. After the long adventurous journey, we will have a relaxing sauna followed by a nice dinner. We will gather and share thoughts and memories of the trip and have a good night’s sleep.

Day 10
After breakfast, the bus will take us back to Reykjavík.

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.

Liability:
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 traveler. 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 ishestar@ishestar.is

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