Season:
July 2024
Price from:
€ 3.790,-
Duration:
6 nights-6 riding days
Departure:
Fixed dates

Riding tour with highland crossing

Booking request

On the longer tours, each rider has the chance to ride 10 - 15 different horses and thus improve their riding skills. With a free-roaming herd of horses, our guests experience traveling on horseback as in the old days - a unique opportunity for a close encounter with untouched nature and one of the last great wilderness areas in Europe. A very special experience is the ride along the ancient Sprengisandur highland route with its fascinating and extreme scenic contrasts. The overwhelming vastness of the highland deserts between the Hofsjokull and Vatnajokull glaciers surrounds us on our way north.

Riding tour with highland crossing

ITINERARY

Booking request

REYKJAVÍK - HORSE FARM VELLIR

Icelandic Horses ©Eldhestar

Pick up in Reykjavik on the day of arrival around 17:30. Drive to the farm Vellir near Hveragerdi. Dinner together, getting to know each other, and description of the tour.

HVERAGERDI – FELLSMÚLI – HÓLASKÓGUR

Riding ©Eldhestar

We take the bus to the Fellsmuli farm near the Hekla volcano. This is where the riding tour begins. We slowly make our way through a birch forest along the Thjorsa river towards the highlands on soft paths. On our route, we pass the Thjorfafoss waterfall and the striking Burfell mountain. Overnight stay in a hut in Holaskogur. (approx. 25 km, 5 hours)

HÓLASKÓGUR – HRAUNEYJARFOSS – HÓLASKÓGUR

Icelandic Horses ©Eldhestar

The more we head towards the highlands, the more the landscape changes. We spend the night near Hrauneyjarfoss, where one of the largest hydroelectric power stations in Iceland is located. (approx. 35 km, 7 hours)

HRAUNEYJARFOSS – VERSALIR

Icelandic Horses ©Eldhestar

Today's ride starts at the Hrauneyjarfoss waterfall and takes us to Versalir, a rest area located at the entrance to Sprengisandur. If visibility is good, you can see the Vatnajokull and Hofsjokull glaciers. Overnight stay in a mountain hut. (approx. 50-60 km, 9 hours)

VERSALIR – NÝI DALUR

Icelandic Horses ©Eldhestar

A long day lies ahead. Gradually we get closer to the glaciers. To the east of us rises Arnarfell, a green mountain, in the centre of Iceland. We are now in the highland area of Sprengisandur. Overnight stay in a large mountain hut in the Nyi Dalur valley. (approx. 60 km, 10 hours)

NÝI-DALUR – LAUGAFELL

Riding Icelandic Horses ©Eldhestar

Today's ride offers fascinating views over the northern Icelandic landscape. We slowly leave Iceland's three largest glaciers behind us and spend the night in a mountain hut in Laugafell. There we also have the opportunity to relax with a hot bath. (approx. 45 km, 8 hours)

Laugafell - Hólsgerði in Eyjafjörður.

Icelandic Horses ©Eldhestar

The ride starts from Laugafell towards the fjord Eyjafjordur with an increasingly green landscape and a beautiful view of Akureyri, Iceland's second-largest city. The destination is the farm Halldorsstadir. From there drive to Akureyri airport for the return flight to Reykjavik (arrival around 18:00). (approx. 35 km, 6 hours)

Riding Tour

Suitable for:
Experienced riders in very good physical condition. The tour is a physical challenge and requires stamina.

Accommodation:
Overnight stays in simple mountain huts with sleeping bag accommodation (you must bring your own sleeping bag)

Duration:
7 days- 6 nights- 6 riding days - 250 km

Dates 2024:
09. -15. July
18. - 24. July - fully booked

Note:

The second departure will be in reverse order! Dinner on day 7 is not included in the price. Pick-up in Reykjavik on arrival day around 17:30 and arrival in Reykjavik on departure day around 18:00. Programme subject to change.

Please note that the itinerary and overnight lodges may be altered if necessary during the riding tour.

You can find more information about Iceland as a travel destination, travel planning, and booking with Island ProTravel in the section: "Frequently Asked Questions".

Price per person in EUR

Accommodation Price per Person
Simple sleeping bag accommodation € 3.790,-

You can request the holiday you would like to book, and we will check the availability and contact you via e-mail within two business days to confirm the availability.

 

Please note that the itinerary and overnight lodges may be altered if necessary during the riding tour.


Tour Code EH19

Prices Includes

  • From/to Reykjavik
  • Riding tour as advertised / 7 days/6 nights/6 riding days
  • English-speaking guide during the riding tour
  • Domestic flight Reykjavik - Husavik / transfer South Iceland - Reykjavik or vice versa
  • Accommodation in dormitories and simple mountain huts during the ride (bring your own sleeping bag)
  • Full board during the ride (not in Reykjavik)
  • Rainwear, saddle bag and riding helmet

Prices Excludes

  • Flights to and from Iceland
  • Overnight stay in Reykjavik before/after the riding tour
  • Free cancellation
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Sleeping bag (Please bring your own)