Winter riding and northern lights

Winter riding and northern lights
From EUR €999.00
  • Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Hafnarfjordur
  • Product code: IH-21

Winter in Iceland means a
countryside ablaze with colour and the Northern Lights dancing in the Arctic
night sky. Enjoy visiting the best-known sights in Iceland, riding the
Icelandic Horse along fine bridle paths and viewing a dazzling Northern Lights
display after a great day in the saddle. Riding during the winter time is an
Icelandic tradicion and a wonderful experience.

 

We will take a tour and
visit the Secret Lagoon where you can relax in the mineral rich water. We will
ride between rivers, Þjórsá and Hvítá and visit the Golden circle. During the
riding days, “tölt”, the special gait of the Icelandic Horse will be introduced
to you while riding on the river trails, made for tölting.

 

Get ready in the evenings
to experience the unique tranquillity of the Icelandic countryside and gaze
skywards to perhaps see green-coloured Northern Lights dancing above you
(weather permitting).

 

 

Day-by-Day Itinerary:

Wednesday: Reykjavík – Blesastaðir Guesthouse

Pick
up at 18:00
from BSÍ bus station in Reykjavik. We drive to the
Guesthouse at Blesastaðir where we will meet our guide and staff. After we have
found our bedrooms we will enjoy a delicious dinner at Blesastaðir and get to
know our fellow riders and staff. We can enjoy the nice hot tub outside and
look up into the sky for dazzling Northern Lights. Then get good night sleep
before we start our ride the next day.

Thursday: Kálfhóll Farm – Þjórsá – Secret Lagoon

We will drive to the Farm Kálfhóll where our guide will introduce us to the
Icelandic horse and its special gaits. This first riding day is a perfect way
to get to know Icelandic winter riding in a relaxed atmosphere along the mighty
river Þjórsá (the longest river in Iceland 212 km). We enjoy the southern
countryside with an impressing view of mountain ranges, pastureland in its
winter coat and the queen Hekla volcano watching over us in distance. After a
magical day in the winter wonderland, we will go and visit the Secret Lagoon
where you can relax in the mineral-rich water. Dinner will be served at
Blesastaðir and afterward, you can take an evening stroll with your guide and
host to look for the Northern Lights again. Overnight at Blesastaðir
Guesthouse. (Approx. 15 km)

Friday: Kálfhóll Farm – Hvítá   

We start the day with a short ride in the winter fields by the farm before we
have lunch. Our ride then takes us to the glacier river Hvítá with the milky
water that streams from the glaciers in the highland.  We ride through
lava and moss-covered terrain and enjoy the view we have all around us. After a
short break near the river, we saddle up again and head back through the
beautiful countryside to Kálfhóll farm to have a lovely dinner. There is
nothing better after a wonderful day in the saddle than to relax in the steamy
hot tub, watching the clear sky and hope for the Northern Lights to show up.
Overnight at Blesastaðir Guesthouse. (Approx. 15 km)























Saturday: Kálfhóll – Þjórsá – Geysir – Gullfoss – Þingvellir

After breakfast, we take our last ride along the Þjórsá river and take in the
breathtaking winter pastures one last time. After a light lunch, we say goodbye
to the horses and hop on to the bus to visit the Golden Circle, the three most
impressive natural sights in South Iceland. Golden Circle consists of the Geysir
geothermal area, golden waterfall Gullfoss and Thingvellir National Park.
Geysir is a geothermal area with boiling mud pits, the lively geyser Strokkur
which spouts water 30 meters into the air every few minutes. At Gullfoss, you
will have a chance to witness the mighty waterfall, and you can feel the power
from the water coming down the canyon as you stand near the cliffs. Then we
drive to Thingvellir National Park and see an amazing nature and geological
phenomena at Thingvellir. Since 2004 Thingvellir has been listed on UNESCO‘s
World Heritage List for its geological the uniqueness and historical
significance. We will be back in Reykjavík at approx: 18:00. (Approx. 15 km

- We reserve the right to alter the itinerary if necessary - 


Accommodation: 2 - 3 bed units at guesthouse for two nights, beds with bed linen.

Meeting place: Reykjavík. 

Reservation code: IH – 21

ATTENTION

• 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 -