Geysir - Gullfoss Special
Geysir - Gullfoss Special– Iceland –5 days / 4 nights / 4 riding days, Reykjavik - Gullfoss - Geysir - Thingvellir National Park - Fossnes - Hvitardalur - Haukadalur - ReykjavikThe Geysir Gullfoss riding tour is a short version of our popular Golden Circle tour. Visit the well-known sights in Iceland, the Geyser Hot Spring area with Strokkur, erupting every few minutes, and Gullfoss Waterfall. Visit Thingvellir National Park on our transfer day. Ride your Icelandic horse through the lovely countryside of South Iceland; exchange the beaten tracks for fine bridle paths along deep canyons and across wide salmon rivers.
|Operation||June 7 - August 23, 2015|
|Departure||Sunday - Thursday:
June 7 - 11 / Jun 14 - 18 / June 21 - 25 / June 28 - July 2
July 5 - 9 / July 12 - 16 / July 19 - 23 / July 26 - 30
August 2 - 6 / August 9 - 13 / August 16 - 20 / August 23 -27
|Price||$1,675 per person in double room|
|Included||2 - 4 bed units, 2 nights in rooms with private facilities at Geysir
Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily
Transfer to the farm and back to Reykjavik
Full board during the ride, along with water and coffee/tea
Lunch packs (riders make their own from breakfast table)
Full guidance, English and Scandinavian speaking
Rain wear, saddle bag and riding helmet
|Not Included||Airfare & airport taxes
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Intermediate riders, comfortable during long hours in the saddle
Group size: Max. 18 guests
Accommodation before and after the ride to be arranged individually (not included)
Vegetarian meals are available if requested in advance
The tour leaves Geysir at 9:30 and arrives back in Reykjavík at 11:00 on Thursday morning.
We recommend ending your tour with a stay at the Northern Light Inn, ideally nestled into the lava fields at the Blue Lagoon. Visit the Blue Lagoon in the evening and/or the following morning prior to your afternoon
departure from the Keflavik Airport.
Our partners in Iceland have been a leading, fully licensed tour operator for almost 25 years. The tours introduce the traditional way of traveling in Iceland and support nature, culture and the economy of each district we cover. They were rewarded with the Environmental Award by the Icelandic Tourist Board in 2001 and is a Green Globe Affiliate.
|Tour Options||Snowmobile drive on Langjökull glacier, fee to be paid locally.
Additional nights in Reykjavik
Blue Lagoon with transfer to Keflavik Airport
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Day 1 REYKJAVIK - THINGVELLIR - FOSSNES FARM (D) Sunday
Departure from your hotel in the morning. Please be ready at the earliest pick up time and be ready in your riding clothes. Transfer from Reykjavik via Thingvellir Nationalpark to Kalfholl Farm. After an introduction to the Icelandic horse and its special gaits we start our ride along the pleasant trail at Thjorsa glacier fed river. This is the perfect day to get to know your horse and the Icelandic way of trail riding in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the outdoor hot tub at Fossnes Farm before a hearty dinner. (15 km/9 mi)
Day 2 FOSSNES - HVITARDALUR - KALFHOLL - FOSSNES (B, L, D) Monday
We leave the farm and drive back to the horses. From there we head off to the fertile farmlands of neighbouring community Hrunamannahreppur. We drive spare horses along in a free running herd, enabling us to change our mount regularly and traveling at a brisk space. Cross the well know Salmon River Stora-Laxa and stop for our picnic lunch at Hrunarettir, a corral used for the annual sheep round-up in autumn. Our horses stay behind at Hvitardalur Farm and we drive to Kjoastadir farm where we stay for next three nights. (30 km/19 mi)
Day 3 HVITARDALUR - GULLFOSS - GEYSIR - KJOASTADIR (B, L, D) Tuesday
We continue our ride on soft trails ideal for tölting towards the majestic canyon Bruarhlöd where milky green water passes through bizarre rock formations. Alongside Hvita River we follow the ever deepening canyon on to the impressive Golden Waterfall Gullfoss and continue to the famous Geysir hot spring area. We end the day at Kjoastadir farm (21 km/13 mi)
Day 4 GEYSIR - HAUKADALUR - HAUKADALSHEIDI (B, L, D) Wednesday
Our ride takes us through Haukadalur valley with its beautiful birch forest. Cross clear streams on the way and enjoy the rich vegetation of wild mountain flowers that bloom during high summer. While you ascend to a highland plateau you will notice the changes in nature as you reach higher ground. A breathtaking view of the mountain ranges and glaciers of the highland around awaits you when you reach the top of Haukadalsheidi.
Rest of the day is spent at the Geysir area. You have plenty of time to explore this highly interesting area with its countless bubbling hot springs. (20 km/12 mi)
Optional (available at an extra charge): Snowmobile drive on Langjökull glacier Enjoy the white ice field of Langjökull glacier up-close. A 4x4 vehicle picks us up and takes us to a base camp where we change into warm gear. After safety instructions we drive into the white world of ice and snow. Two people share a snowmobile during the 1 hr. drive and both get to drive the vehicle (a valid drivers license is necessary to drive a snowmobile, younger participants and children can ride in the back).
Minimum: 6 participants. Price per person approx. $110. Children younger than 12 years receive 50% discount.
Day 5 GEYSIR - REYKJAVIK (B) Today we leave our riding companions in the morning after breakfast and drive back to Reykjavik. Approx. arrival in Reykjavik at 10:30.
This popular tour has been in operation since 1984 and is ideal for families and those who do not have the riding experience necessary for our highland tours.
This tour is part of the 8-day Golden Circle tour. It can be booked as a 8-day tour (6 riding days), $2,450 p.p.
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