Arrival Time (Tours 8-20)
The tour departure dates indicate the arrival at Eldhestar. Participants will be picked up in Reykjavík at 17:30-18:00. The first evening we have a welcome dinner. The riding tours start the following day.
Accommodation and Meals (Tours 10-20)
Sleepingbag accommodation (bring your own sleepingbag) with full board is included (apart from dinner the last evening). Lodging is in mountain huts, community centres and guesthouses.
You can choose to stay the night before the tour in Hótel Eldhestar instead of in sleepingbag accommodation (for a supplement).
Bed & breakfast accommodation in Reykjavík is included the night after the tour (except for tours 7b, 8 and 9b). On departure day, breakfast is included.
Included in the price
Accommodation and meals as described in the itineraries and transfer from Reykjavík and back.
Remember to take out travel insurance before your journey. Please note that all riding is at your own risk. Residents of the EU/EEA countries should bring their European Health Insurance Card (E-111 form) in case of illness and need for medical care.
Used boots, riding wear, saddlebags etc., must be disinfected before arrival in Iceland. That is because infectious disease can easily be brought into the country, which poses a great threat for the horses. Further information at www.mast.is
How to Clean and Disinfect Riding Gear:
Riding wear is normally washed and shoes and leather articles are washed and cleaned with iodine or some other fluid disinfectant.
What to bring
Warm clothes (long underwear, woollen socks, scarf, gloves, etc.)
Hiking boots or waterproof shoes.
Sleepingbag (and a small pillow).
A small waist bag (not a backpack!) to use when riding.
Fly net/gnat net to wear over or under the helmet.
Swimwear and towel.
Band-aids and second skin plasters for chaffing.
Some comfortable clothes for the evening, after riding (normal street clothes are not necessary except for your stay in Reykjavík the last night).
Eldhestar provides the following
During the winter we also provide winter overalls, gloves and rubber boots.
For Tours 2-20, transport to and from Reykjavík is included. Transport to and from Keflavík airport is not included.
The tours are guided by English-, Swedish-, or German-speaking guides.
On the long tours the guests´ luggage is taken by car between the overnight stops. Bring robust suitcases or backpacks, but no more than one per person. (Luggage that is not needed on the tour can be left at Eldhestar and reclaimed at the end of the tour).
Children aged 6 years and older can participate in all our half-day and day tours accompanied by an adult.
It is the rider’s responsibility to assess their own level of riding proficiency. If uncertain, please check with Eldhestar before booking your tour. Please also note that riding is at your own risk.
Eldhestar reserves the right to change and adjust riding routes should weather conditions or other external circumstances make the original route unsafe or even dangerous which are not refundable.