Heart of Iceland | 3 days

Three Day Tour in The Heart Of Iceland – Summer 2017

This will be an exciting tour into the highlands off the south coast of Iceland.

The tour is an excellent opportunity for those who want to experience Icelandic nature first hand. An unforgettable experience of Icelandic horse riding, on easy to challenging roads and beautiful scenery. On this trip you´ll discover the hidden nature of Þjórsárdalur which is not always accessible to travelers. The view up in the highlands is breathtaking!

Three days in the saddle, sleeping in mountain houses, traditional Icelandic food and an unforgettable experience. On the tour we provide full meals and delicious Icelandic snacks. On request we can provide special preferential meals. Our riders will try both: Icelandic riding style with “hand horses” and a free heard of running horses. We are going to use trails which are dedicated for real Icelandic horsemen and farmers in Autumn for sheep roundups and staying in cottages where they usually sleep.

Daily riding will be around 6 – 7 hours (around 30-40 km at day).

The tentative itinerary is as follows:

Day 1

08:30-08:45– Pick up at hotel/guest house
10:00-10:15 – Arrival at Breiðanes farm where we have a nice coffee and the horses are selected based on individual rider’s experience.
11:30– We start out tour by riding with the river Þjórsá up into the highlands and enjoy its beautiful scenery. The ride is about 6-7 hours (ca.35 km) with breaks for riders and horses.
18:30-19:00 – Arrival at Klettur cottage (sleeping bag accommodation without electricity and showers) and having a traditional Icelandic dinner (lamb leg “in the hole”)
Evening – Free time

Day 2

08:30 – Breakfast
11:00 – Start our riding which is about 6 hours (ca.30-35 km) on good riding paths surrounded by beautiful mountains, waterfalls and the Pearls of Nature (Gjáin, Stöng)
15:00- Arrive to Hólaskógur for a good lunch for hungry riders and a break.
16:30 – Free ride up to 2nd highest waterfall in Iceland – Háifoss (122m)
18:00-19:00 – We arrive at Hólaskógur which will be our accommodation for the night (electricity, showers)
19:00- Grill dinner (Icelandic lamb and beef )

Day 3

08:30 – Breakfast
10:00 – Start our riding which is around 7 hours (ca. 35-40 km) through wonderful landscape with sands, mountains, rivers and Icelandic forest (you can’t miss that one) nice riding paths which are used by Icelandic farmers to gather the sheep in autumn; checking out waterfall – Hjálpafoss.
17:00 – Arrive to Breiðanes where we have Icelandic meat sup and coffee, say goodbye.
18:00 – Departure and arriving at your hotel/guest house around 19:30 – 20:00 o’clock.

Important: Due the weather conditions, experience of riders and special orders the plan of the tour may change.

Included in the tour:

Transportation from and to Breiðanes (optional), horses, saddles, saddle bags and sleeping bag (if needed), horse equipment, safety helmets, rain coats, meals/drinks, accommodation for the nights.

During the trip, we provide full meals and drinks. A healthy breakfast, light lunch, snack on the break during a trip, and traditional Icelandic dinners after the ride. It is possible also to order a vegetable dinner if necessary or let us know about any other food preferences. There is no breakfast on the first day included.

Riders are required to bring:

Warm clothes (good windproof jacket, sweater -woolen or fleece, gloves and warm socks, at least two pairs, hat or cap, good footwear – riding shoes, riding trousers), towel, sleeping bag for the 3 days tour (it is possible to borrow sleeping bags)

Reviews on this tour can be found on the following Tripadvisor site:

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