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Riding and Northern lights

Enjoy visiting the best-known sights in Iceland, riding the Icelandic Horse along fine bridle paths and viewing a dazzling Northern Lights display after a great day in the saddle.

Autumn riding adventure

Autumn in Iceland means a countryside ablaze with color and the Northern Lights dancing in the Arctic night sky. Enjoy visiting the best-known sights in Iceland, riding the Icelandic Horse along fine bridle paths and viewing a dazzling Northern Lights display after a great day in the saddle.

After arrival, you start your tour with a visit to the Secret Lagoon where you can relax in the mineral-rich water. We continue to a farm located near the Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss Waterfall. During two riding days, “tölt”, the special gait of the Icelandic Horse will be introduced to you while riding to both these magnificent natural sights. Get ready in the evenings to experience the unique tranquillity of the Icelandic countryside and gaze skywards to perhaps see green-colored Northern Lights dancing above you (weather permitting).

  • Duration

    2 nights – 2 riding days
  • Riding skills

    Intermediate riders
  • Departures

    Dates 2017: Sep 28 – 30 • Oct 5 – 7 • Oct 12 – 14 • Oct 19 – 21 • Oct 26 - 28
  • Accommodation

    2 - 3 bed units at guesthouse for two nights, beds with bed linen.
  • Note

  • Reservation code

    IH-21

What is included

  • 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 if requested 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.

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

  • Day by day itinerary
  • Useful information
  • Accommodation

Thursday: Reykjavík – Secret Lagoon
Pick up between 16:00 – 17:00 at your accommodation or BSÍ bus station. The tour starts with taking a refreshing bath at the Secret Lagoon (entrance fee, please bring your own bathing suit and towel). After one hour in the mineral rich water the transfer continues to the farm. Meet your hosts and enjoy a hearty dinner at the farm. After dinner step outside and look up into the sky for dazzling Northern Lights.

Friday: Haukadalur – Geysir
Our guide will introduce the Icelandic horse and its special gaits before we start our ride along pleasant trails of the beautiful birch forest at Haukadalur valley. A perfect first riding day where we get to know the Icelandic horse and the way of riding in a relaxed atmosphere. While on our ride we enjoy the great view of mountain ranges, valleys and the glacier. Enjoy the evening with your guide and hosts and take an evening stroll to look again for Northern Lights. (Approx. 15 km)

Saturday: Gullfoss – Reykjavík
We ride towards the majestic canyon Brúarhlöð where milky, glacier fed water passes through bizarre rock formations. We follow the ever deepening canyon to the impressive Golden Waterfall Gullfoss. After having spent some time there we saddle up again we head back to the farm. In the afternoon we say good bye to our hosts and horses and drive back to your accommodation Reykjavík. On the way we stop at Geysir hot spring area. (Approx. 20 km)

– We reserve the right to alter the itinerary if necessary –

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:
Íshestar request a confirmation payment upon booking of minimum 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. If you book the tour through the website the full amount is requested.

Children’s under 12 years receive 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 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 ishestar@ishestar.is

  • Myrkholt

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

    o    Number of rooms:  8

    o    Number of beds:  32

    o    Outdoor jacuzzi:  No

    o    Number of showers:  8

    o    GSM connection:  Yes

    o    WiFi: Yes

    o    Made up beds: Yes

    o    Number of WC:  4

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