Löngufjörur Beach Ride

FEEL THE FREEDOM OF RIDING!

Experience the legendary beauty and dramatic landscapes of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, where the Snæfellsjökull volcano dominates over its national park. You get the chance to experience the smooth gait tölt over long distances on wide-open, light-colored sand at Löngufjörur beach, where only the tide sets a boundary to the freedom of horse and man.

The remarkable crater Eldborg is a distinctive landmark, where the light sand turns black once you reach its lava field.

 Participants of this tour ride for two days together with the participants of the longer Snæfellsnes tour. 

It is also possible to book the full 7-day tour Snæfellsnes or days 1-5 – see our tour Beach and Mountain Ride 

Ólöf and Siggi at Stóri-Kálfalækur operate this tour, click here to get to know them better.

LÖNGUFJÖRUR BEACH RIDE

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€990


    DURATION

    2 nights - 2 riding days

    RIDING SKILLS

    Intermediate – Advanced riders

    DEPARTURES

    Dates 2023: June 21-23 • July 5-7 • 19-21 • August 2-4 • 16-18 • 30-1 September

    ACCOMMODATION

    Accommodation in made up beds in shared rooms. Accommodation before and after the ride to be arranged individually.

    NOTE

    Knee-high rubber boots are recommended for this ride. Good to bring headnets.

    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

    Tour Map

    Day 1:  Reykjavík – Stóri Kálfalækur
    After an afternoon drive (pick up 17:30) from Reykjavik to Stóri-Kálfalækur Farm we have dinner is and meet the staff and the other participants that are doing the longer version of the tour.

    Day 2 Gaul – Kolviðarnes
    We enjoy a day on the beach with the sea on the right side.  (approx. 29 km or 5 hours)

     

    Day 3 Kolviðarnes – Stóri-Kálfalækur
    Another stunning day at the Atlantic Ocean. The sand turns black as we follow the outline of the Eldborg lava field. The coast is rugged and we ride through vast, spectacular fjords at low tide and cross rivers on the way. Watch out for eagles on the rocks and horses running free in the dunes! After an Imbiss at the farm we bring you back to Reykjavík. (approx. 33 km or 5-6 hours)

    Return to Reykjavik in the evening

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

    Airport Transfer

    We recommend you to book with Airport direct, as they have the most frequent departures.

    Keflavik - Reykjavik (Bus hostel)

    Reykjavik (Bus hostel) - Keflavik

     

    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.

     

    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

    Stóri Kálfalækur Farm

     

    Stóri-Kálfalækur Farm, the home of our farmers Siggi and Ólöf is situated in rich farmland close to the ocean and the wonderful beaches of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. It’s a renovated farmhouse with a sleeping up to 20 persons so it’s plenty of space for everybody. Large kitchen and a spacious dining room. Together with the well-known hospitality of your hosts this will make an excellent place to stay.
    • Number of rooms:  8 (2-4 bedded)
    • Number of beds:  20
    • Outdoor jacuzzi:  Yes
    • Number of showers:  5
    • GSM connection:  Yes, but not good
    • WiFi: No
    • Made up beds: Yes
    • Number of WC:  5