TOUR 4A - Bike and Ride
Enjoy an active day! The program starts at the old harbor in Reykjavik city center with a bike tour guided by a local who shows you the most popular sights and some secrets in Reykjavik. The route may include but is not limited to the following places: Reykjavik’s south facing beach – Ægissida, University of Iceland campus, Nordic House, Reykjavik’s Catholic Cathedral, Parliament building, Reykjavik’s Old Harbor, Tjörnin City Lake and City Center. We also pass the home of some of Iceland’s most famous people. After about 30 minutes lunch break you will be picked up by Eldhestar at the harbor and drive to our farm Vellir for a riding tour in scenic surroundings. You will get to try the special gait of the Icelandic horse, “tölt”, on nice trails along meadows with views of volcanic mountains. The program ends with coffee, tea or hot chocolate and home-baked cake, before we take you back to Reykjavik.
Excellent tour and I enjoyed myself. I was a little unsure of how I would go as it had been a couple of decades since I was last on a horse. They accommodated varying riding abilities very well and selected horses expertly. They provided outer layer clothing that kept us comfortable while riding in the elements. Our guide was informative, and encouraging. I experienced the tölt successfully with her guidance.
2,5 hours biking & 1,5 – 2 hours riding
Daily at 09:45 at Reykjavík Bike Tours, Ægisgarður 7 (at the old harbour, look for two bright red shipping containers near the water. This is the same street, where you will find the whale watching companies.) You will be picked up and taken to Eldhestar’s farm Vellir for the riding tour.
Return to Reykjavík around 17:15.
15th of May – 15th of October
English speaking guide, riding and safety equipment, 2.5 hours city sightseeing by bike (easy, about 7 km), bike helmet, 1.5-2 hours on horseback, refreshments, transfer to Eldhestar and back to Reykjavik. Return to Reykjavik ca. 17:15.
What to bring
Good shoes, comfortable pants (riding pants not necessary), gloves and a buff is recommended and if you want to bring a camera, please bring a small waist bag as backpacks cannot be taken on horseback.
Transportation to the harbor and lunch is not included. There are several possibilities to buy light lunch close to the harbor. Minimum age 10 years old.
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TERMS OF BOOKINGS AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Eldhestar half-day, day tours and combo tours All rates quoted are based on current purchasing price in Iceland. Prices are in ISK (Icelandic Kronur) Prices are guaranteed after full payment has been made.
All cancellations must be written and received by us 24 hours prior to the tours start. In conformity with business practices within the Icelandic travel industry, we at Eldhestar or a Travel Agent is obliged to charge cancellation fees to the passenger(s) as follows:
Cancellation received more than 24 hours prior to departure are fully refunded. Cancellation received less than 24 hours prior to departure will be charged full price.
We advise all our clients to have travel insurance.
All complaints must reach Eldhestar within 5 days from departure from Iceland. Otherwise, possible compensation is not valid.
Eldhestar reserve the right to alter tours and itineraries due to weather or road conditions. All programs can be changed or cancelled at any moment during the trip to assure the safety of the clients and staff of Eldhestar and other business partners in case of combo tours. No responsibility is accepted for losses, expenses due to delays, changes of flights, or other services or because of strikes, accidents, sickness, damage, negligence, weather, war, changes in schedules, or other similar causes. Eldhestar and other partners in case of combo tours do not assume responsibility for accidents or death that can be traced to the participant´s negligence, acts of third parties or exterior circumstances such as weather, natural occurrences, war or other similar causes.