Longufjorur beach ride - Short version of IH-5 Snæfellsnes
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Product code: IH-17
This is a much shorter version of the Snæfellsnes tour. Enjoy wide-open stretches of light-coloured sand at Löngufjörur beach, where only the tide sets a limit to the freedom of horse and man
FEEL THE FREEDOM OF RIDING!
The beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula extends far out into the Atlantic from the west coast. You can find many features of the Icelandic nature in this part of the country. We enjoy wide-open stretches of light-coloured sand at Löngufjörur beach, where only the tide sets a limit to the freedom of horse and man. It offers them a great opportunity to experience the smooth gait tölt over long distances. The impressive 50-meter deep crater Eldborg is a distinctive landmark, where the light sand turns black once you reach its lava field. On our last riding day, we follow the edge of the lava flow along the shore before returning to Stóri-Kálfalækur Farm. Participants of this tour ride for two days together with the participants of the longer Snæfellsnes tour.
Participants of this tour ride for two days together with the participants of the longer Snæfellsnes tour.
1. Reykjavík – Hraunholt
Pick up at BSÍ Bus station in Reykjavik at 18:00 where our Islandshesta bus will transfer you and your fellow riders to Hraunholt Farm, where horses and the family at Hraunholt are waiting for us. After a lovely introductory meal where we get to know each other we relax and rest so we are well prepared for the adventure ahead of us. Over night at Hraunholt.
Day 2. Hraunholt - Kolviðarnes
After an introduction to the Icelandic horse and its special gaits, we start our ride from Hraunholt and ride through fertile farmlands with lava on both sides. We cross the river Haffjarðará on our way to Kolviðarnes where our ride ends today. Over night at Hraunholt. Riding distance: approx. 25km.
NB: Next three days we ride on Löngufjörur beach where timings depend on the tide. In some cases, we need to start the ride very early in the morning or in the afternoon.
Day 3. Kolviðarnes - Traðir
After rejoining the horses, we start our beach ride on Löngufjörur, the famous horse trail on the seashorses of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. View majestic Snæfellsjökull Glacier ahead of you and feel the horses excitement and take part in the joy on this extraordinary trail released by the tide. After a great riding day and lovely dinner, we say goodby to our hosts and fellow riders who continue their journey on our 6 days Snæfellsnes tour.
Riding distance: approx. 35km.
– We reserve the right to alter the itinerary if necessary –
Accommodation in made up beds in shared rooms. Accommodation before and after the ride to be arranged individually.
NOTE - Knee-high rubber boots are recommended for this ride.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Bus transfer from Reykjavík to the farm.
During the ride full board is provided. Our menu consists of a large breakfast and traditional Icelandic meals (fish or lamb). Vegetarian meals are available if requested when booking. All riders make their own packed lunch from the breakfast table.
Alcoholic beverages are not included in the tour price and are hard to get in the highlands. They can be bought at a reasonable price in the Duty Free Store at Keflavik Airport upon arrival.
Rain wear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet.
• Individual travel insurance is not included in the tour price. We encourage clients to obtain relevant travel insurance before visiting Iceland.
• Flight to and from Iceland is not included
- For more information please visit our website www.islandshestar.is -