TYPOLOGIES

EXCLUSIVE HIGHLAND DISCOVERY TOUR

DIFFICULTY

Low, Medium

MIN. AGE

10 Years

1.195 €

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 Gústi and Jónína in Myrkholt who know this area, we offer this venture into the highlands.

DURATION

3 nights, 3 riding days

RIDING SKILLS

Intermediate riders

DEPARTURES

2021: 13-17 June, 2-5 September and upon request

ACCOMMODATION

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

NOTE

Please bring your own sleeping bag!

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 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.

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

Bring bags rather than hard cover suitcases

Pack light because transport space is limited.

Day 1

We start from Myrkholt (between Geysir and Gullfoss) towards Brúarhlöðir where Hvítá falls into an extremely beautiful canyon. From there we turn north in the direction of Tungufellsdalur, a forest of mature and beautiful trees. We continue on until there is a line road that we follow all the way to Helgaskálair, our nightspot on this first night. Approximately 25 km day trip.

Day 2

Take the day early, an exciting day ahead. Help us to harness and get ready. Jonas named Kristjánsson editor describes the way of the day as follows:

“We pass along the mighty gorges of Stóra-Laxá, a rugged and beautiful, one of the most magnificent canyons in the country. The actual canyons start from the top where Leirá falls into the Great Laxá from the north. The canyons are ten kilometres down to the deserted farm Hrunakrókur above Kaldbak. Their depth is 100-200 m. The narrowest and top part is called the Black Canyon. In sections, the canyon walls are transverse to both sides, but in some places are wider. The canyons are widespread or even incapable of walkers. Both humans and animals have fallen down and been injured. Big-Laxá runs silver clear in the bottom. ”

But we are careful! We ride on a good trail away from all the traffic and daily cattle, horses and people of Icelandic nature. Everyone is starting to feel good about the saddle and enjoying the country’s nature even more. Resting horses and men on the town of Kaldbak, the top farm in the Hrunamannahreppur. Then we continue as we pass through the deserted farm, Klufter, from which was one of the most famous cows in the country, Huppa frá Kluftum. We ride Fagradalur and then turn west and end again at Brúarhlöðir after leaving, among other things. past the town of Hlid in the War Crimes. There, Fjalla-Eyvindur was born and grew up. From there it’s a short drive to Myrkholt.

Day 3 Geysir Geothermal Area – Tungnafljót – Myrkholt

After a long day yesterday, it is good to have a quieter final day. After a hearty breakfast, we set off and ride in the direction of Haukadalsskógur, which enters the Geysys area. Forestry has been there since the middle of the last century. It is a unique experience to ride good streets through beautiful woods. We go another way home; rides the crystal clear river Tongue that caters and refreshes the horses and shortens the way home in Myrkholt! We will enjoy one last evening together with a hearty meal and then say goodbye to humans and horses.

Day 4 Myrkholt – Reykjavik
All good things must come to an end. After breakfast, we’ll say goodbye before the bus takes us back to Reykjavík City.

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.

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 [email protected]

    • 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