Discover Iceland

  • Trip Duration
  • 6
    days
  • 5
    nights
  • Riding Time
  • 6
    days riding
  • 3-4
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 2 - 8
    Guests per group

Discover Iceland

Ride Overview

The Discover Iceland itinerary combines riding the famous Icelandic horses in the southern agricultural area and western part of Iceland. On the transfer to West Iceland you visit Thingvellir National Park to see the fissure zone of the mid-Atlantic ridge.

The rides are planned according to the ride level of the guests, from novice to more advanced riders but the pacing is more leisurely.  Exploration rides from Sydra-Langholt farm take you to a not so secret lagoon, the Stora-Laxa canyon and a ride across the highlands over Hrunaheidi plateau. Once in west Iceland ride from Sturlu Reykur farm exloring this area with Glacial views and one of the oldest lava fields in Iceland, Hallmundarhraun. You will also have a chance to schedule a visit to the blue ice tunnels of Langjoekjull Glacier and a visit to the Lava Cave of Vidgemlir.

Accommodations

Overnight at two comfortable and lovely hotels.

Meals & Drink

Breakfast is served at the hotels, lunches are picnics or at cafes, dinners are an out of pocket expense.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    Icelandic horses are short (about 13.2 hands average) but stout and strong, weighing 800 to 1000 pounds and are quite capable of carrying large and heavy people over rough distances at a brisk rate. The horses are usually in snaffle bits — loose rings with snap-on, one-piece reins. English-type saddles are used in the Icelandic style, somewhat of a cross between a dressage and an endurance saddle.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Icelandic
  • Trip Pace:
    To suit riders
  • Tack:
    English
  • Weight limit:
    220 lbs

Activities for Non - Riders

The hotel in Fludir offers easy access to the Golden Circle route. Gulfoss waterfall and Geysir are close by as well as hiking trails and the hot pods at the hotel are definitely worth a good soak. Reykjavik is only about an hour’s drive and the town of Vik further east on the ring route is also a great place to visit.

Husafell is a natural playground and perfect base to explore the nearby Langjokull Glacier, the highlands and the Snaefells Jokull National Park. There is a geothermal pool, a golf course and surrounding hiking trails. Enjoy glacier excursions, super jeep tours or visit the Vidgelmir Lava cave, the worlds largest cave located in the Hallmundarhraun lava field, just minutes from the hotel.

Travel Options Summary

Breakfasts at both hotels are sumptuous buffets including everything from a variety of breads and sweet rolls, cold cuts, cooked eggs, different cereal options, fresh fruits and fruit salads, yogurts among other things. Lunches can be either a picnic in the countryside or a stop at cafeterias if the weather does not allow for picnics. Dinners are an out of pocket expense and both hotels offer great restaurant options. In Fludir there is also another restaurant across the street from the hotel. Dinners are quite expensive in Iceland and can easily start at $50 per person.

Meeting Point

Reykjavik the morning of Day 1.

With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!

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