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Tölt With Glacier View

5.0 (4)
days 4 days nights 3 nights
Iceland
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
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Weight limit
95 kg / 209 lb

​This is our most romantic tour – ideal for couples, families and small groups of friends. This lovely four day ride takes you to some of the most beautiful riding tracks in Borgarfjörður, West Iceland. This area boasts everything that Iceland has to offer: Glaciers, volcanoes, hot springs, historic Saga sites and geothermal pools.

During the ride you will visit the huge Lava Tunnel Viðgelmir and the cozy geothermal Krauma SPA. An optional tour is offered directly from the hotel grounds into the blue ice of the huge Langjökull glacier. Our guide Steinunn and her team take some spare hand-horses along and you can try riding with a hand-horse – but there is no requirement and we might also have the spare horses running along. Enjoy the special soft gait of the friendly Icelandic Horse, the famous tölt!

US$ 2 846
per tourist for 4 days
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Number of tourists
up to 4 tourists over 12 years old
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Photo Steinunn G.
Steinunn G. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I bought my first horse at the age of 16 and have been smitten by the „horse bug“ ever since. By now i own 14 horses and some of my younger horses come from my own breeding lines.. I decided to use the COVID time to go to the Icelandic guiding school so now I am a certificate driver/guide. I likes horses with a character, with good tölt and good temperament. Steina with her team, Ari & Lóa invite you to a great horse riding experience in Iceland.

The tour guides you'll probably meet as well

Photo Margrét Lóa
Margrét Lóa
Lóa is Steinunn’s daughter. She started riding when she was 5 years old and has been riding ever since. ​ She bought her own horse when she was only 11 years old, a 5 year old Palomino mare, Klassik, which is now her breeding mare. She is the competition rider in the team but also loves to go on horse riding trips which she has been doing since the age of 10.​​
Photo Ari
Ari
Ari started riding at a young age with his father. Horse riding is his favourite thing to do after work and he is the main guy to come to for a coffee in his riding club. He has 2 grown up children (no grand children yet) but they are not riding with him so one can say that Steina and Lóa are his “horse-family”. His favorite horses are those who are cooperative to run after the loose herd.

Tour highlights

Hraunfossar Waterfalls
Hraunfossar waterfalls, which run down in numerious little falls from the rugged brims of a lavafield, covering a distance of almost 1000 m
Lava Cave Viðgelmir
Viðgelmir, one of the largest caves of its kind in Iceland. A guide will take you „down under“ to the wonders of lava stalagmites
Canyon Bath and Krauma SPA
After the ride enjoy a relaxing bath in the stunning Giljaböð Canyon baths and Krauma SPA. We will provide you with a towel, bathrobe and a glass of wine!

Route details

Day 1
Welcome to West Iceland! Reykjavík – Hraunfossar Waterfalls – Hotel Húsafell

Meet and Greet with your guide Steinunn at your accommodation in Reykjavík at 10 o´clock. Please wear your riding clothes at departure. 

Private transfer to West Iceland into the charming Nature Reserve Húsafell. Here you meet your horses for a first ride from Húsafell through the idyllic birch tree forest Hraunásskógur to the famous Hraunfossar waterfalls, which run down in numerous little falls from the rugged brims of the Hallmundarhraun lava field, covering a distance of almost 1000 m. 

We leave the horses at a farm near the waterfalls and drive to our accommodation for the next 3 nights, the lovely four star Hotel Húsafell, member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World. Enjoy a relaxing bath in the geothermal pool or hot tub, a round of golf and a delicious meal with a drink from the cozy hotel bar!

Riding: approx. 15 km 

Please note: Dinner is individually (not included). Guide is not staying at the hotel.

Day 2
Hotel Húsafell – Fljótstunga – Tunga – Lava Cave Viðgelmir – Hotel Húsafell
Day 3
Hotel Húsafell – Hallmundahraun Lava Fields – Giljaböð Canyon Bath - Hotel Húsafell
Day 4
Hotel Húsafell – Húsafell Nature Reserve Ride – Krauma – Reykjavík
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

To participate in these tours, riders are expected to have prior riding experience to navigate challenging trails safely.

Riding daily: 4-5 hours (20-25 km) 

Breed: Icelandic horses. Tack: English.

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Accommodation

Comfort
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Hotel
3 nights

Single supplement: ISK 37.200.

3 nights
Hotel Húsafell

Discover adventure among nature’s mighty forces, or spend quality time relaxing – the inspiration is yours for the taking.

Experience Iceland’s unique bathing culture in our geothermal pools, called Lindin. Featuring a golf course this contemporary hotel offers unique opportunities to relax among the lush landscape of Húsafell.

Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, a mini-bar and cable channels. Featuring a bath or shower, the private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Extras include a desk, safety deposit box and bed linen. At Hótel Húsafell you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and bar.

The in-house restaurant offers an array of nordic and international dishes. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, a tour desk and luggage storage.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

Húsafell, Iceland

Tour conditions

Included

  • accommodation;
  • bus transfer from Reykjavík to the farm;
  • riding;
  • rain gear;
  • wool sweaters;
  • saddles, helmets, bridles, nosebands, rugs, whips, etc.;
  • meals.

Extras

  • flights;
  • insurance;
  • single supplement;
  • tips and personal expenses.

Group size

up to 4 tourists

Duration

4 days
3 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Importing the following equipment is strictly prohibited:

  • used riding equipment, such as saddles, bridles, nosebands, pads, rugs, whips, etc.;
  • used riding gloves.

Cleaning and disinfection: used riding clothes and boots should be washed in a washing machine or dry cleaned prior to entering the country.

Used riding clothes and boots that cannot be placed in a washing machine or dry cleaned should be washed and disinfected as follows:

  • rinse thoroughly with detergent;
  • dry;
  • spray with 1% VirkonS® (10g per liter of water);
  • store for at least 5 days prior to bringing the clothes into contact with.

Packing list:

  • warm jacket or overcoat;
  • warm (woolen or fleece) sweater. Pls note we always bring extra;
  • Icelandic woolen sweaters on tours in case riders get cold;
  • warm socks and gloves, at least two pairs, scarf and a cap or hat;
  • warm underwear, long if possible (protects also from chafing);
  • for the ladies – sports bra;
  • riding trousers;
  • swim suits;
  • insect repellent, gnat net head cover. Pls note we also always bring some extra ones;
  • sun lotion for face and lips (with high sun factor);
  • your own water bottle – Icelandic water is one of the best in the world.

Remember to follow the Disinfection.

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 4 reviews
  • M
    Marianna
    27 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    ❤️❤️❤️i miss « arrow » so much, I had such a great connection with him 🙏🙏🙏
    27 Oct, 2023
  • S
    Sabine
    9 Jun, 2023
    about provider
    Many thanks to Steina, Loa and Ari for once again guiding us to incredible locations and allowing us to ride your gentle horses. We had a wonderful time with you all and will cherish the memories for a long time!
    9 Jun, 2023
  • HN
    Hermès Noir
    8 Dec, 2021
    about provider
    Thank you team for providing us with an unforgettable holiday experience. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the stunning natural landscapes of Iceland on beautiful Icelandic horses led by a knowledgeable guide. The hospitality of our attentive hostess made us feel truly pampered and cared for. Our picnic under the clear sky was a delightful highlight. Every detail was taken care of, ensuring our comfort and satisfaction throughout the trip, creating a truly magical experience.
    8 Dec, 2021

Dates and Prices

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    11 – 14 Jul 4 days 3 nights
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    18 – 21 Jul 4 days 3 nights
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