TOUR 4D - Riding, Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir
The tour starts at our farm Vellir. We ride for 1.5-2 hours in the charming countryside, enjoying the view of volcanic mountains and wide meadows. Excellent riding trails give a good opportunity to experience the special gait of the Icelandic horse “tölt”. After the riding we have lunch at Hotel Eldhestar. The tour bus will then take you on a day trip to see the famous Geysir geothermal area, the “golden waterfall” Gullfoss and Thingvellir National Park. The geothermal area at Geysir boasts the spouting hot spring Strokkur, the most active geyser in Iceland. At Gullfoss you can stand next to the amazing waterfall, watching enormous quantities of water tumble violently into a deep, meandering gorge. You also spend time encountering the historical site and stunning nature at Thingvellir National Park, an area of historical and geological significance.
If you want to sample a bit of the real Iceland, Eld Hestar is a great choice. We booked only the one-hour tour for three adults and a five-year-old but had a full experience. The guide led our five-year-old on his horse, but he had the reins and the feeling of actually riding, rather than just sitting on the horse. The guides gave everyone a good orientation to the breed, how they are trained to respond and then sorted us as to experience and matched us with the right horse. We took a path that featured quite a few birds, streams and a feel for the landscape. They showed how to ask the horse to do the tolt gait and we did quite a bit of it, which was fun for everyone. If I were to return, I would definitely consider a full-day or even multi-day trip with this company. Thanks for a great experience for all in our group.
1,5 – 2 hours riding & 4,5 hours sightseeing
Daily at 9:00. Hotel pick-up in Reykjavík at 08:00 – 8:30. Pick-up in Hafnafjörður, Mosfellsbær and Kópavogur starts at 07:45. Return to Reykjavík ca. 18:00
All year round
English speaking guide, riding and safety equipment and hotel pick-up. 1.5-2 hours on horseback, light lunch at Hotel Eldhestar (soup, bread etc.) and bus excursion (return to Reykjavik around 18:00).
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.
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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.