Category: Intermediate riders, comfortable during long hours in the saddle.
Duration: 1 night – 2 riding days – Approximately 70 km
Dates 2018: Thursday – Friday
June 14 – 15 • June 21 -22 • June 28 – 29 • July 12 – 13 • July 19 – 20 •
July 26 – 27 • Aug 9 – 10 • Aug 16 – 17 • Aug 23 – 24 • Aug 30 – 31
Accommodation: 2 – 4 bed units with shared facilities.
Meeting place: Pick up points in Reykjavík
Note: Entrance fee to Secret Lagoon included
Reservation code: IH – 30
This tour is ideal for those who would like to enjoy the Icelandic horse for couple of days in amazing landscape. On this riding tour you join the last two days of our popular Golden Circle tour where you ride through green pastures of Brúarhlöð canyon and cross the mighty Hvítá river. We follow excellent riding paths to Hrunaheiði heath and past the Mt. Galtafell where you witness breathtaking scenery of the southern countryside of Iceland.
Participants on this tour join the last two days on our longer Golden Circle Tour.
Thursday: Geysir – Tungufellsdalur – Kaldbakur – Guesthouse Blesastaðir
Pick up between 08:00 – 09:00 from pick up points in Reykjavik www.busstop.is. We drive to the Geysir area where horses and staff are waiting for us. Please dress already in riding clothes. After an introduction to the Icelandic horse and its special gaits we start our ride along green pastures to the bridge at Brúarhlöð canyon where we cross mighty Hvítá River. Now we head towards the interior and follow beautiful Tungufellsdalur valley onto Hrunaheiðar heath plateau and we experience riding along the edge of civilization. Our horses spend the night at Kaldbakur Farm, we drive to the Secret Lagoon for relaxing bath in the geothermal pool and then drive to Blesastaðir Guesthouse and spend the night. (approximately 30 km)
Friday: Guesthouse Blesastaðir – Kaldbakur – Hrepphólar – Kálfhóll – Thingvellir – Reykjavík
Our second day of riding includes yet again terrific scenery. Today we follow good riding tracks past Mt. Galtafell and see the amazing basalt columns at Hrepphólar. We cross River Laxá before we reach Sandlækjarmýri. We turn towards the banks of Thjórsá River and follow them to Kálfhóll Farm. (approximately 40 km) Here we say goodbye to our guides, staff and horses and return to Reykjavík, drop off at your accommodation. Approx. arrival at 20:00.
We reserve the right to alter the itinerary if necessary –