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The Best of Iceland

5.0 (8)
days 5 days nights 4 nights
Iceland
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Upscale
Weight limit
120 kg / 265 lb

On this tour, our guests can experience the best day-stages from our different shorter and longer tours in the South of Iceland. We visit the Valley of the Horses ‚Äď Maradalur, The Golden Highlights of the South. as well as experience Reykjadalur Valley. Furthermore, we also enjoy the Beach Ride. Finally, we visit the national park Thingvellir, one of two places in Iceland on UNESCO¬īs World Heritage List.

US$ 2 220
per tourist for 5 days
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 12 tourists over 15 years old
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Photo Hr√≥√įmar B.
Hr√≥√įmar B. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I am one of the founders and owners of our organisation. I am an economist, have worked with horses in Iceland and abroad and also enjoy guiding wilderness tours.

Tour highlights

Relax at the hot springs
Steaming hot springs and Reykjadalur`s hot river. Have the opportunity to relax in the valley’s warm, geothermal water.
Enjoy Icelandic volcanic lands
The fascinating scenery of volcanic mountains towering over green hills and pastures.
Discover the shore of Lake Thingvallavatn
Have an exceptional view over the large valley between the American and Eurasian continental plates.

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Tour members who arrive the same day to Iceland should take the Flybus from the airport to the final bus station BS√ć in¬†Reykjav√≠k. We will greet you at BSI or at your hotel/ guesthouse in Reykjavik between 17:30- 18:00 and drive you to our farm. There you will be lodged in our new¬†Guesthouse or¬†Hotel as you choose.¬†

We will get to know each other during dinner at our Hotel. The day will end with a detailed description of the tour (might be next morning).

Day 2
Vellir ‚Äď Thorl√°ksh√∂fn
Day 3
Kolvi√įarh√≥ll ‚Äď J√≥rukleif
Day 4
Sk√≥garh√≥lar- Kringlum√Ĺri
Day 5
Reykjadalur- Vellir
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

This tour is for everyone, but require very good physical condition as we cover 20-25 km per day and ride a lot of tölt (about trot speed). Participants must be able to mount a horse with little assistance.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Upscale
Hotel
4 nights

Our Hotel is a cosy countryside hotel with a luxurious atmosphere. The hotel’s interior is inspired by the colours and materials found in Icelandic nature, genuine craftsmanship and age-old traditions. It was built in accordance with ecological guidelines and is the first lodging in Iceland to be awarded the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

4 nights
Our Hotel

Accommodation at Our Hotel in a shared double room with full board (breakfast buffet, lunchbox: sandwich & cookies, coffee/tea & home-baked cake, 3-course dinner). Dinner on the last evening is not included.

All rooms are outfitted with the luxurious Hästens beds, unrivaled sleep comfort handcrafted from sustainable, natural materials, such as genuine hypoallergenic horsehair, cotton, wool, flax and Swedish pinewood. Each room has a door to the garden, allowing you to step outside and observe the northern lights, weather and season permitting. Each room has washbasins and soap. Bed linens, towels, Wi-Fi and parking are included free of charge.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

Capital Region, sveitarfélög Reykjavíkurborg, Reykjavík Airport

Tour conditions

Included

  • English speaking guide;
  • riding and safety equipment;
  • transfer from/to Reykjavik;
  • accommodation at our guesthouse\farmhouse;
  • full board.

Extras

  • flights;
  • tips;
  • transfer from Keflav√≠k to Reykjavik;
  • personal expenses;
  • lodging tax 666,-ISK per room per night;
  • dinner on the last evening;
  • single supplement.

Group size

up to 12 tourists

Duration

5 days
4 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Good shoes, comfortable pants (riding pants not necessary), gloves and a buff is recommended and if you want to bring a camera, please bring a small waist bag as backpacks cannot be taken on horseback. 

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 8 reviews
  • B
    Brit
    12 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    This ride was my first activity in Iceland and turned out to be a great start! The staff is very well prepared and the horses are very easy to ride - especially the tölt which was fun to try! We got on the horses right away and spent almost the whole duration riding. That was great!
    12 Mar, 2024
  • K
    Kathy
    2 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    The establishment was well-structured and professional, with guides who were friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable. The horses were charming and impeccably behaved. Among our group, three members possessed considerable riding expertise, while one had limited experience. Nonetheless, our guide adeptly matched our mounts to our respective skill levels and adjusted the difficulty of the ride accordingly, ensuring a delightful experience for all. Even our less experienced rider found the tolt technique comfortable and enjoyable. The excursion lasted 1.5 hours, meandering through picturesque countryside, encompassing a serene river crossing, and offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. We delighted in spotting whooper swans and ravens during our journey. Our guide also stopped for photos of us on horseback. Riding the Icelandic Horse was truly a pleasure, the team ensured it was so enjoyable. Thank you for a lovely equine experience on our trip to Iceland.
    2 Mar, 2024
  • P
    Philline
    26 Feb, 2024
    about provider
    It was an amazing experience! Anna made it perfect! We did the horse riding first and went to the hot springs after. It was just wonderful!
    26 Feb, 2024

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