• Ride through beautiful southern Iceland
  • Farmhouses, hotels with hot tubs!
  • Made up beds
  • 4 riding days
  • ...2016

 The Geysir - Gullfoss
Special Tour

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Riding Iceland’s famous horses to visit Iceland’s major sights

This popular ride is ideal for families and new riders or those who want a less strenuous pace than the longer countryside tours. You see a lot of Iceland, but at a pace that allows you to enjoy some of the most impressive sights in Iceland. Accommodations are simple but comfortable, in made up beds in farmhouses and guesthouse, and the hot tubs will be very pleasant after a day’s ride! There’s also a longer version - the Gokden Circle Tour is a little longer.

Friday
Leave the US
Travelers from North America leave for Iceland on an overnight flight with an early morning arrival at Keflavik Airport in Iceland.

Saturday:
Arrival in Iceland -
Keflavík Airport - Reykjavík

You will arrive at Keflavik International Airport and use your voucher to take the Flybus shuttle to the BSI Bus Terminal in Reykjavik, (about a 40 minute ride). You’ll have the day to explore Iceland’s capital city. An overnight in Reykjavík is included to give you a chance to catch up after your short overnight flight.

Sunday:
Reykjavík – Thingvellir – Kálfhóll – Fossnes Farm
After breakfast and check out you sould be dressed for riding, when the outiftter picks you up. you’ll head to South Iceland, with a short stop at Thingvellir National Park before arriving at Kálfholl Farm. Here you’ll meet your guides; get helmet and rain gear, and have an introduction to the special gaits of the Icelandic horse. You’ll enjoy a ride along a river bank, fed by the Thjórsá glacier. The horses spend the night at Sandlækjarmýri field while riders go to Fossnes Farm, where an outdoor hot tub will soak away the first days ride. You’ll have dinner and overnight at Fossnes Farm (15 km

Monday:
Fossnes – Hvítárdalur – Kjóastaðir -
The mornings ride is through the fertile farmlands of Hrunamannahreppur where you’ll have spare horses along so you can keep up a good pace. After crossing the Stóra-Laxá River, you’ll have a picnic lunch at Hrunaréttir before riding on to Hvítárdalur Farm where the horses get their dinner, while riders go to Kjóastaðir for the next three nights. (30 km)

Tuesday:
Fossnes - Hvítárdalur - Kjoastadir farm
The ride continues to the gigantic canyon Brúarhlöð where white water passes through unusual rock formations. Then on to mighty Gullfoss Waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country, and continue to the famous Geysir hot spring area Overnight again at Kjóastaðir farm, located just 2 km from the Geysir. 21km

Wednesday:
Geysir - Haukadalur - Haukadalsheið - Kjoastadir
Beautiful birch forests line the Haukadalur valley, where you cross clear little streams, and you ride past the wild mountain flowers of high summer. Ascend to Haukadalsheiði plateau for breathtaking views of the mountain s and glaciers of the highland. Rest of the day allows you to explore the Geysir area where you have plenty of time to explore this unique area with its countless bubbling hot springs. Overnight at Kjóastaðir (20 km)

Optional Snowmobile Adventure (about $110 per adult, half that for under 12):
Here’s an opportunity to enjoy the vast ice field of Langjokull glacier up-close! A 4x4 vehicle takes you to a base camp to change into warm gear. You’ll get the safety instructions and then we drive into the white world of ice and snow, on a 1 hour trip on to the glacier. Two people share a snowmobile and if you have a valid driver´s license you can drive!

Thursday:
Geysir - Reykjavik ...Goodbye
It’s over already!! After breakfast, you’ll bid farewell to guides, horses, and head back to Reykjavik. You’ll be here by about 10:30 AM, and the outfitter will drop you at BSI Bus terminal, where you can catch the Flybus which will return you to Keflavik Airport for your flight home.
(...or we’d be happy to arrange for you to spend a night or two in Reykjavik to see some of Iceland’s capital!)

Friday:
Farewell to Iceland
You’ll have a long morning to relax, explore Iceland’s capital city, visit geothermal swimming pools, cafes, museums and shops, before taking the bus to Keflavik Airport in time for your flight back home.

This popular tour is ideal for families and new riders. Less strenuous than the longer countryside tours, it offers a nice amount of riding, at a relaxed pace. Accommodations are simple but comfortable, and the hot tubs will be very nice after a day of riding!

There is a longer, similar, tour called the Golden Circle Tour that has 6 riding days and covers this area and a bit more.

d There is a PDF of the Golden Circle and Geyser - Gulfoss Riding Tours you can down load and print

Travel Dates
The Geysir - Gullfoss Tour will run 12 times in 2016. Below are travel dates but we can arrange for you to arrive earlier or depart later. Your arrival day in Iceland is always a transfer day, which allows you to rest from the short night of sleep on the flight before you start riding on the second day.

The price for Geysir Gullfoss Special is $3078 per person double occupancy (pp/do),
$3170
single (Pre-ride night))

Travel Dates:
Lv N America - Return N America
Fri, June 3 - Thurs, June 9
Fri, June 12 - Thurs, June 16
Fri, June 17 - Thurs, June 23
Fri, June 24 - Thurs June 30
Fri, July 1 - Thurs, July 7
Fri, July 8 - Thurs, July 14
Fri, July 15 - Thurs, July 21
Fri, July 22 - Thurs, July 28
Fri, July 29 - Thurs, Aug 4
Fri, Aug 5 - Thurs, Aug 11
Fri, Aug 12 - Thurs, Aug 18
Fri, Aug 19 - Thurs, Aug 25

*Price includes round trip airfare, including fuel surcharge and departure taxesfrom Boston, New York, and Washington Dulles International Airport. Ask about prices from Minneapolis, Denver, Anchorage, Seattle, and Toronto. Price also includes all transfers while in Iceland, a first night in double room in a Reykjavik hotel with private bath; during the ride, you’ll have two nights in made up beds in farmhouses with shared facilities, and two nights in a country hotel with private bath, all meals, tack and equipment while on the tour,

*NOT included are travel insurance, breakfast and lunch on the day of arrival in Iceland, dinner on your last riding day back in Reykjavik, lunch the day of departure and the cost of any extra and additional travels


a There is a PDF of the Golden Circle and Geyser - Gulfoss Riding Tours you can down load and print


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