Season:
June, August
Price from:
$ 2.780
Duration:
9 nights-6 riding days
Departure:
-

HORSEBACK RIDING TOUR ON SNÆFELLSNES

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The Snæfellsjökull National Park is where you find one of Iceland´s most beautiful and emblematic sights – the glacier-covered cone volcano Snæfellsjökull. This horseback riding tour in Snæfellsnes Iceland is definitely the best way to see the astonishing nature of the peninsula.  The mystery and spiritual aura of this still active volcano were made famous through Jules Verne’s novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Many of the great Sagas are located in this very area. Today the remote beauty and rich birdlife draw visitors from all over the world. The peninsula itself is often called “Iceland in a nutshell” because of its diversity of landscape.

 

HORSEBACK RIDING TOUR ON SNÆFELLSNES

TRAVEL DESCRIPTION

Experiencing “tölt”, the unique extra gait of the Icelandic Horse is made easy for you on this tour when we follow good riding tracks. The long stretches of smooth sandy beaches make this tour a delight for both horses and riders.

This horseback riding tour takes us through a landscape of extensive lava fields, craters, and ash from ancient eruptions in Hítardalur valley. We also enjoy wide-open stretches of light-colored sand at Löngufjörur beach, where only the tide sets a limit to the freedom of horse and man. The impressive 50-meter deep crater Eldborg is a distinctive landmark, where the light sand turns black once you reach its lava field.

ITINERARY

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Arrival – Reykjavik

Reykjavik Hallgrimskirkja

Arrival at Keflavik International Airport. Bus transfer to your accommodation in Reykjavik. Depending on your flight schedule, you can visit the Blue Lagoon Spa on your way to the city.

REYKJAVÍK – HRAUNHOLT

Reykjavik

Pick up at BSÍ Bus station in Reykjavik at 18:00 where our Islandshesta bus will transfer you and your fellow riders to Hraunholt Farm, where horses and the family at Hraunholt are waiting for us. After a lovely introductory meal where we get to know each other, we relax and rest so we are well prepared for the adventure ahead of us. Overnight at Hraunholt.

HRAUNHOLT – KOLVIÐARNES

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After an introduction to the Icelandic horse and its special gaits, we start our ride from Hraunholt and ride through fertile farmlands with lava on both sides. We cross the river Haffjarðará on our way to Kolviðarnes where our ride ends today. Overnight at Hraunholt. Riding distance: approx. 25km.

Note: Next three days we ride on Löngufjörur beach where timings depend on the tide. In some cases, we need to start the ride very early in the morning or in the afternoon.

KOLVIÐARNES – TRAÐIR

Snaefellsjökull

After rejoining the horses, we start our beach ride on Löngufjörur, the famous horse trail on the seashore of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. View majestic Snæfellsjökull Glacier ahead of you and feel the horses' excitement and take part in the joy on this extraordinary trail released by the tide. Overnight at Hraunholt.

Riding distance: approx. 35 km.

TRAÐIR – KOLVIÐARNES

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Another day ride on the yellow-colored, sandy beach, the same directions as the day before a unique experience for everyone with lava-fields and mountains on one side of the trail and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. We leave the horses at Traðir Farm and we spend the night at Hraunholt Farm.

Riding distance: approx. 35 km.

KOLVIÐARNES – HAUSTHÚSAHRINGUR – KOLVIÐARNES

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We leave the herd at Kolviðarnes and go out and play, enjoying another brisk ride on the beach with fantastic views of the ocean, the mountains, and the majestic Snæfellsnes Glacier. The horses stay at Kolviðarnes and we drive back to Hraunholt.

Riding distance: approx. 18 km.

KOLVIÐARNES – HRAUNHOLT

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We take all the horses with us and ride into the mountains and lava, on our way back to Hraunholt. We ride through fertile farmlands and along good riding tracks over the river Haffjarðará and travel through an area well known as the hideout of Iceland‘s most famous outlaw, Grettir. Overnight at Hraunholt.

Riding distance: approx. 25 km.

HRAUNHOLT – RAUÐANESLAUG – HRAUNHOLT

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On the last day, we choose our best horses and continue riding in an amazing landscape surrounded by lava, mountains, rivers, and lakes. We ride to Rauðaneslaug where we can have a bath in the Rauðaneslaug swimming pool. We will then ride our last part of the tour before we enjoy the farewell dinner at Hraunholt.

Riding distance: approx. 22 km.

Stóri-Kálfalækur – Reykjavík

Reykjavik

Transfer back to BSÍ bus station in Reykjavík. Approx. Arrival 11:30.

Departure

Airport transfer by bus from Reykjavik. Depending on your flight schedule, you can spend time in the capital or visit the Blue Lagoon before your departure flight.  

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Prices in USD

High Season Single Room in Reykjavik Double Room in Reykjavik
Prices in $ 2.930 2.780

Dates 2022:

June: 4 - 11 & 18 - 25
August: 6 - 13 & 20 - 27

 

 

High Season: June - Aug.


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


Tour Code 0205

Included

  • Bus transfer to and from Keflavik Airport
  • 2 nights accommodation in Reykjavik incl. private facilities and breakfast
  • 7 nights in shared rooms in holiday farms during riding tour
  • 6 riding days
  • Bus transfer from Reykjavik to the farm
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner all riding days
  • Rainwear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet

Not included

  • Flights to and from Iceland
  • Free cancellation
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Sleeping bag (please bring your own)