Day 1: Riding & Relaxing at Krauma SPA
At 9 am meet & greet at your accommodation in Reykjavík . Please be ready in your riding clothes. We travel by private car in the morning to Sturlu-Reykir farm, famous for its fantastic horse breeding and great hospitality. Here we are met by the locals, i.e. the horses and people. Our hosts take pride in finding suitable horses for each and every rider so we start the tour with a short riding lessons in the riding hall. When everybody feels comfortable in the saddle we start our trail ride. We ride from the farm to Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring. By providing 180 l/sec of 100°C hot water it has the highest flow rate of hot springs in Europe. We return in to the farm though beautiful countryside before we relax at the geothermal Krauma SPA. Private transfer to your accommodation. Dinner and rest of evening individually spend. Riding time: ca. 3 hours ride.
Day 2: Tölt with glacier view
Enjoy a beautifully presented breakfast buffet at the hotel. After breakfast our guides will pick you up for your next ride! Today we will have perfect view of the glaciers around us! Will see directly to the Eiríksjökull and Langjökull glaciers and the smaller Ok icefield. We ride up to Lambárfoss, a very beautiful waterfall in the river Lambá where we enjoy our picnic lunch before heading back to our hotel. Riding time: ca. 3- 4 hours.
Optional tours (from Hotel Húsafell only): After the ride you have the opportunity to join either an exciting tour into the blue ice of the Langjökull glacier https://intotheglacier.is/ or into Viðgelmir Lava Cave https://www.thecave.is/
Please book the tours ahead and note that departure from Hotel Húsafell is usually no later than 14:30! In case you would like to go on the optional tour we can arrange an early pick up for the riding tour. Riding time: ca. 4 hours.
Day 3: Lava and birch wood
Today we enjoy a romantic ride characterized by dense woods, lava formations, crystal-clear mountain springs, hot water, magnificent ravines, glaciers, rushing glacial rivers and an extraordinary animal and bird life. Some might also know the area from the Icelandic movie "Hross í oss" (Of Horses and Men). We will ride into one of the oldest lava fields in Iceland, Hallmundarhraun. The lava flowed from the north-western rim of Langjökull glacier, and entered Hvítá river. This is the largest lava field of Borgarfjörður district, being about 52 km long and 7 km wide where it is widest. Riding time: ca. 4 hours.
Day 4: Reykholt, Hraunfossar and Farewell
Today we take a round trip from the farm Sturlu-Reykir. The ride today will be focused on the old Icelandic Sagas, as we ride to Reykholt. Reykholt is most famous for being the home of Iceland's best-known author and statesman Snorri Sturluson (1179 – 1241). An ancient geothermally-heated pool, Snorralaug, is named after him. It is one of the few things preserved whole from Iceland´s medieval period. A museum tells us about the fascinating world of the Sagas and Snorri´s life!
Riding time: ca. 3-4 hours.
Back at the farm your private transfer back to Reykjavík awaits you. After a good bye to your local guides and your new furry four legged friends we head off back to Reykjavík. On the way we stop at the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, where ice cold glacial water is seeping in many small rivulets from the huge lava field. Arrival in Reykjavík in the late afternoon. Drop off either at BSÍ bus station in Reykjavík to catch the flybus to Keflavík airport or at your accommodation in the capital area. We are more than happy to arrange your Reykjavík accommodation for you!
Exploring Iceland reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables should the necessity arise. The estimated duration of tours as indicated by km or timing can change according to road or weather conditions.
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