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TOUR 2E - The Elfin Tour

 

Elfs are important creatures in Iceland. They get to decide where roads can go and houses can be built. On this tour we see some places populated by these special creatures, the “hidden people”, but as they are hidden we will not actually meet them! We pass the small cleft Alfakví and the old sheep’s house that cannot be removed without serious consequences. Some elves are musical; Skjólklettur is the place of the elves’ church, where singing has been heard. On our way to the elfin hill, Einbui, populated by friendly and sometimes singing elves, we also experience excellent riding trails for trying the special, smooth gait of the Icelandic horse, “tölt”.

I booked the half day Elfin tour & had a great morning out with the horses! The horses are so friendly and responsive. Our guide explained that the horses only work one tour per day, so they aren’t overworked. I hadn’t ridden in years and was never an experienced rider. My guide was patient and helped us with the tolt, which was actually really fun! After the ride, my tour included lunch, which was really good. It was a rainy morning, but even the chilly rain didn’t detract from a fun ride. A great experience!

Amy A.

Duration

1,5 – 2 hours riding

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Departure times

Daily at 9:00. Hotel pick-up in Reykjavík between 08:00 – 8:30. Return to Reykjavík at 13:00.

Availability

All year round.

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Included

English speaking guide, riding and safety equipment and hotel pick-up, light lunch at Hotel Eldhestar (soup, bread etc.)

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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.

See more detailed information here:

https://eldhestar.is/faq/#whattobring

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Note

The weight limit for participants is 120 kg.

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. CANCELLATION 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 CHARGES 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. INSURANCE We advise all our clients to have travel insurance. OTHER All complaints must reach Eldhestar within 5 days from departure from Iceland. Otherwise, possible compensation is not valid. NOTE 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.

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