Landmannalaugar Comfort

On this tour, we will take you along the powerful Thjorsá river and the lava fields of Hekla into  Iceland's Southern Highlands and  on some of Iceland's wonderful hidden bridle paths to Landmannalaugar. We take you through ash and sand dunes, rivers and into the highlands. We ride through multi-coloured landscapes with its yellow, reddish and greenish rhyolite mountains, the towering glaciers and extensive lava fields give the area a magical touch. We will ride to the fascinating area of Landmannalaugar where we will enjoy a refreshing bath in its natural hot springs.

If you would like to round this trip up with a two day beach ride, please contact us for a 10% discount on the Löngufjörur Beach Ride  if you book both tours!

Landmannalaugar Comfort

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2.790€


    If you are travelling with a family or group of four people or more, you can get a group discount of 10% if you book all in one booking and apply the promo code Group to your booking.

    DURATION

    5 nights - 6 days

    RIDING SKILLS

    Intermediate and Advanced riders

    DEPARTURES

    Departure 2023: 14-19 July

    ACCOMMODATION

    Comfortable shared rooms in farm house accommodation, 2 nights in mountain huts with sleeping bags (Sleeping bags are provided). Accommodation before and after the ride are to be arranged individually.

    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, sleeping bag for the two nights in the mountain hut

    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 1: Getting started (Reykjavik - Minnivellir - Hellar - Minnivellir)

    Early afternoon pick up in Reykjavik

    We drive up to the former farm Minnivellir (1,5 hours) where we settle in. After a short brief, we 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 man-made cave in Iceland. We finish our visit with homemade snacks from the farmer and his family that 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.

    Accommodation: Minnivellir

     

    Day 2:  Towards the Volcano (Minnivellir – Rettanes – Rjupnavellir)

    Today we ride towards the majestic Hekla volcano. The landscape changes from lush fields to ash and sand dunes with sharp lava rocks: Both testimonies of the power of Hekla's eruptions. We reach Rangá river and have our lunch break at a historical sheep round-ups. After lunch we cross Rangá river and ride closer to Hekla until we reach Rjúpnavellir, where we leave our horses and drive back to Minnivellir for the night. 

    Accommodation: Minnivellir
    Riding distance: ca. 30 km.

     

    Day 3:  Entering the Highlands (Rjupnavellir - Landmannahellir)

    After a nice breakfast and a short drive we start our ride into the highlands. With a view of the Hekla volcano we climb up into the mountains, through black sand and past small lakes until we reach the remote valley Landmannahellir. 

    Accommodation: Landmannahellir
    Riding distance: 35 km.

     

    Day 4:  The Kaleidoscope of Iceland's colors (Landmannahellir – Landmannalaugar – Landmannahellir)

    Today we ride to the famous Landmannalaugar, with its natural hot spring, surrounded by colorful mountains and lava from 1480. You will have some time to enjoy the special scenery – either on a short hike or in the natural hot pools – before we continue on the scenic ride returning to Landmannahellir. The colors change from the blue-yellow-reddish of the rhyolite mountain ranges of Landmannalaugar to the greenish black lava fields and unreal blue dotted lakes all in between. We cross rivers and lakes and pass through an obsidian field before arriving back in Landmannahellir.  

    Accommodation: Landmannahellir
    Riding distance: 40 km.

      

    Day 5:  The Gateway to Hell (Landmannahellir – Rjúpnavellir Summer Cottages)

    We leave the scenic Landmannahellir area and ride north of Mt. Hekla volcano, down from the highlands. A desert of black ash and light pumice is a witness to numerous eruptions of this volcano, the most active one in Iceland and known as the Gateway to Hell. Rjúpnavellir cottages are our first step back into “civilization”.  We leave the horses there and drive back to Minnivellir for a cozy evening.

    Accommodation: Minnivellir
    Riding distance: 35 km.

     

    Day 6:  Winding Down: (Rjúpnavellir – Skarfanes - Minnivellir)

    Our last riding day leads us west of Mt. Hekla volcano and around the big lava field ‘Merkurhraun’, that is about 6000-8000 years old. We ride alongside the mighty river Þjórsá and past the beautiful waterfall Þjófafoss that shows another, rather positive side of Mt. Hekla's  eruptions: fertile farmland. We ride through lush green fields  and cross the rivers Ytri-Rangá and Eystri-Rangá. 

    We return to Reykjavik in the late afternoon.

    Riding distance: 35 km

    Airport Transfer

    We recommend that you book your transfer with airport direct, as they have more flexible options.

     

    Keflavik - Reykjavik (Bus hostel)

    Reykjavik (Bus hostel) - Keflavik

     

    Terms & Conditions:
    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.

     

    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.

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