Thingvellir Special

RIDING INTO THINGVELLIR

On this tour we take you around Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland´s biggest lakeand important part of the Thingvellir National Park. Ride through geothermal areas, moss covered lava fields and on the shores of the lake.

This tour is operated by Hreinn.

Thingvellir

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€ 1590


    DURATION

    3 nights -4 riding days

    RIDING SKILLS

    Intermediate

    DEPARTURES

    Dates 2022: June 18-21

    ACCOMMODATION

    Shared rooms in comfortable setting Accommodation after the ride are to be arranged individually.

    NOTE

    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

    Pick up starts at 9:00

    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

    Bring bags rather than hard cover suitcases

    Children receive a 25% discount off the tour price.

    Day 1 Torfastaðir - Nesjavellir
    Pick-up at 9:00
    Bus transfer to Torfastaðir Guesthouse, where we settle in.
    After refreshments and lunch-pack making, we meet the horses and start the ride towards the great Lake of Þingvallavatn. We ascend up to an old sheep paddock in a hidden valley and then we ride towards farm Villingavatn, where we change horses. From here we ride with views to the mountains and volcanoes along the banks of the lake to Nesjavellir farm, where we see the big steam from a power plant in the bottom of the valley, towered by the ancient volcano Mt. Hengill. Bus back to Torfastaðir Guesthouse. 22 km

    Day 2 Nesjavellir - Kárastaðir
    From Nesjavellir we ride through a narrow pass through the mountain, up to the heathland that provides us with soft mud paths, excellent for our tölting horses.
    We pass farm Heiðabær on our way to Kárastaðir farm, where we leave the horses and return to the guesthouse by bus. 20 km

    Day 3 Kárastaðir – Kringlumyri

    We will continue our ride towards Þingvellir, where the ancient Icelandic parliament Alþingi was founded in 930 AC. From Þingvellir we'll ride to the mountain hut Kringlumýri now heading east with the great lake and the majestic Hengill volcano to our left. Ahead we see up to the other even greater volcano Skjaldbreiður, which spewed the lava field we are actually riding, so many years ago. Bus back to Torfastaðir Guesthouse.
    22 km

    Day 4 Kringlumyri - Torfastaðir
    We continue our ride on the Eastern shore of Lake Thingvallavatn until we return to Torfastadir.

    Bus back to Reykjavik in the evening. 27 km