Day 1 Reykjavík - Torfastaðir
Pick-up starts at 17:45 in Reykjavik or is at 17:00 at Keflavik airport)
Bus transfer to Torfastaðir Guesthouse, where we settle in.
Day 2 Torfastaðir - Nesjavellir
After breakfast and lunch-pack making, we meet the horses and start the ride towards the great Lake of Þingvallavatn. We ascend up to a secluded old sheep paddock and then we ride towards farm Villingavatn, where we change horses. From here we ride with views to the mountains and volcanoes along 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 3 Nesjavellir - Kárastaðir
From Nesjavellir we ride up a rather steep pass, Jórukleif, 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 4 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 through the wood clad lava fields to the mountain hut Kringlumýri now heading east with the great lake and the majestic Hengill volcano to our right. To the left we have an 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 5 Kringlumyri - Torfastaðir
We continue our ride in the heathland paths called Drift. We descend ot lake Þingvallavatn, passing the river Sogið on a dam. Again we ride by farm Villingavatn, and up to the sheep paddock, still going until we return to Torfastadir. Farewell dinner at Torfastaðir farm. 27 km.
Transfer to Reykjavik (or Keflavik) after breakfast.