The Golden Highlights of the South

days 8 days nights 7 nights
Iceland
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic+
Weight limit
120 kg / 265 lb

This trip features a diverse range of landscapes and leads us not only to the most renowned natural attractions in southern Iceland but also to more remote areas in the highlands. We traverse narrow pathways amidst lava covered in moss and verdant hills surrounding the Hengill volcano, making our way to the concealed Valley of Horses. Our journey continues through gentle grasslands to the stunning and shimmering Lake Thingvallavatn.

We visit the ancient site at the Thingvellir gorge, where Icelanders gathered from 930 to hold their parliament, and ride through forests and across the heather towards the hot springs at Geysir. Later we visit the Gullfoss waterfall and our route carries us into the uninhabited highland expanse, with the Langj枚kull glacier as a majestic backdrop. While heading eastward, we traverse the highland desert situated between the glacial rivers Hvit谩 and 脼j贸rs谩鈥攖he longest river in Iceland.

US$ 2 995
per tourist for 8 days
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 14 tourists over 15 years old
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Photo Hr贸冒mar B.
Hr贸冒mar B. is the organizer and guide of this trip
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The organizer speaks: English
Hr贸冒mar, one of the founders and owners of the organisation. He is an economist, has worked with horses in Iceland and abroad and also enjoys guiding wilderness tours.

Tour highlights

Discover hidden natural treasures
Giant waterfalls, uninhabited highlands, glacial rivers, black lava fields and mmuch more awaits you!
Follow the old folktales routes
Ride on a lava that came from the eruption of Hengill in the year 1000. The old folktales say that the eruption was the revenge of the old gods Th贸r, 脫dinn and Freyr.
Experience the diversity of the Icelandic horse
Icelandic horse in its natural environment, far from civilization. That is how Icelanders travelled in the old days with a herd of free-running horses.

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脥 in聽Reykjav铆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聽Guesthouse or聽Hotel as you choose.聽

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
Hveragerdi 鈥 Kolvidarh贸ll
Day 3
Kolvidarh贸ll 鈥 Hei冒arb忙r
Day 4
Sk贸garh贸lar 鈥 Geysir/Myrkholt
Day 5
Geysir/Myrkholt 鈥 Helgask谩li
Day 6
Helgask谩li 鈥 H贸lask贸gar
Day 7
H贸lask贸gur 鈥 Fellsm煤li
Day 8
Fellsm煤li 鈥 Fellsm煤li
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour organizer's comments

This tour requires basic riding skills with a secure, balanced seat and a good physical condition. We ride up to 45 km per day mostly in the gait t枚lt and take a herd of free-running horses with us part of the tour, which requires a certain speed.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Guest House
2 nights
Camp Site
5 nights

Accommodation at guesthouse (2 nights) in shared rooms and sleeping bag accommodation in farmhouses and a simple mountain hut (5 nights in shared rooms), full board.

2 nights
Our Guesthouse

Accommodation in a Guesthouse in 2-4 bedrooms (shared rooms) with made up beds and shared facilities.

The guesthouse offers a comfortable living room, shared bathroom facilities, tea kettle that can also be used to make instant coffee, and small refrigerator, however, we do not offer cooking facilities. Guests that stay at the guesthouse are welcome to use all facilities and services of the Hotel, including the hot tub and restaurant.

5 nights
Farmhouse

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

Capital Region, sveitarf茅l枚g Reykjav铆kurborg, Reykjav铆k 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铆k to Reykjavik;
  • personal expenses;
  • dinner on the last evening;
  • single supplement.

Group size

up to 14 tourists

Duration

8 days
7 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.聽

Cancellation of booking

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 2 995
    3 鈥 10 Jun, 2024 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 995
    2 鈥 9 Jul, 2024 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 995
    15 鈥 22 Aug, 2024 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 995
    24 鈥 31 Aug, 2024 8 days 7 nights
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