This tour is for experienced riders who would like to enjoy a brisk ride on an Icelandic horse in an extraordinary environment. We get to know the horses during a few rounds in the paddock and start the tour on nice trails along our vast meadows. We soon speed up and you get the opportunity to try the special, comfortable gait of the Icelandic horse, “tölt”. We continue riding through grassland, following the river Gljúfurá to scenic landscape at the delta of the mighty glacial river Ölfusá. We stop at an old cemetery with a great view of the river before continuing further down to the soft river banks, enjoying a short ride on black lava sand. This area is close to a bird sanctuary and known for many species of wetland- and sea birds. Weather permitting, we might even catch a glimpse of the famous volcanoes Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull. We proceed through the grassy plains before returning to our farm Vellir.
The trip was good value for money . . . I left very happy. The course itself was interesting, a great way to check out the very foreign landscape of Iceland and I highly recommend it.
2,5 – 3 hour riding
Daily at 09:00. Hotel pick-up in Reykjavik every day between 8:00-8:30. Return to Reykjavík at around 13:00.
All year around
English speaking guide, riding and safety equipment and hotel pick-up.
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.
This tour is for experienced riders who ride regularly and are capable of controlling a horse in all gaits in different terrain.
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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.