• 3 or 4 Days of riding
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Horse riding & Comfortable Lodgings

Natureīs Treasures and Riderīs Pleasures
2018

A delightful hotel tour that combines riding with a comfortable base at the Hotel Eldhestar in Southern Iceland. There are lots of choices from many riding trails around the Hotel Eldhestar.The tour can be either 5 or 6 days long, (with 3 or 4 days of riding) It starts nearly any day in the winter, and Saturday or Thursday in summer

The hardest part about this tour is deciding what to do! It’s very flexible, so riders can choose, according to their skills or interest, or even the weather, what they should do and where they should go. There are lots of riding options in the mountains, valleys and river banks nearby, and at the end of each day the Hotel Eldhestar offers the comfort of a hot pot, good dinner, soft beds and private bathrooms, plus the conviviality of a chat in the bar.


Day 1:
Welcome to Iceland!

Riders will take then take the Flybus shuttle from Keflavik Airport into the BSI bus terminal in Reykjavik. You’ll have the day to explore the capital but return to the BSI terminal by 5:30 PM when your outfitter take you to their farm, about an hour outside of the capital. where you’ll spend the next 3 or 4 nights in the comfortable Hotel Eldhestar.

Day 2:
Ölfusá River Delta
After breakfast you’ll meet your guide for a short introduction to the Icelandic horse. You’ll soon ride through the beautiful landscape etween the volcanic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean in southern Iceland. Ride along green meadows and enjoy the special gait of the Icelandic horse, tölt. You’ll ride along the river Gljúfurá tto the mighty glacial river Ölfusá, where there is a lunch break with a panoramic view of the river delta Then ride alng black lava sand through shallow water in the river delta, Your riding day ends backat the farm where you can and relax with coffee and home-baked goodies. Afterwards you can soften up in the comfortably warm hot tubs at Hotel Eldhestar.

Day 3
Reykjadalur
Today offers spectacular views and a s variety of magnificent Icelandic nature. Ride along the slopes of Reykjafjall Mountain and through colorful geothermal valley with hot springs, created during an earthquake in 2008. The horses following narrow trails up Reykjadalur where you can take a relaxing soak in a warm stream. During the ride down there are fascinating panoramas over village of Hveragerði, picturesque farmland and all the way down to the coastline,. Follow the mountain trail again back to the farm, where coffee and home-baked cake are waiting for us. This tour includes four short walks with a total of about 30 minutes,

Day 4:
Ingólfstrail
Today you’ll head out on the “Heritage tour”along volcanic mountains towering over green hills and pastures, between large fields with grazing horses, on excellent tolt paths. You’ll ride along Ingólfsfjall, named after the first settler of Iceland, Ingólfur Arnarson, following an old Viking trail along the slopes of the mountain, riding in Ingolfurs footsteps. Circle back to the farm along the mountain Reykjafjall, with nice views over the surrounding area and the village of Hveragerði.

There are many convenient things about the Nature’s Treasures Tour! It’s available to start on any day when there is room at the hotel for you. It’s flexible enough to allow you a choice of where you’d like to ride most days - depending on your experience, energy, the weather, and whim. It’s comprehensive in that it gives you several nights in the country during the riding days, and it has a night in Reykjavik - so you’ll enjoy Iceland’s beautiful landscape and its lively capital!

Download a PDF of the itinerary of the Nature's Treasures tour

DATES
It’s available to start on many days (when there’s space at the hotel in winter, on Wednesday and Saturdays in the summer. It’s flexible enough to allow you a choice of where you’d like to ride most days - depending on your experience, energy, the weather, and whim. It’s comprehensive in that it gives you several nights in the country during the riding days, and it has a night in Reykjavik - so you’ll enjoy Iceland’s beautiful landscape and its lively capital!

Duration: of 5 or 6 days (in Iceland) with full board except for last night in Reykjavik (accommodations are included for that night).

Riders can be picked up at hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik after breakfast on the first day and returned to Reykjavik after the tour.

2018 Dates and Prices (per person)*

Dates

5 Day tour

6 Day tour
September to May
3 days riding
4 days riding
Sept 11 - May 13 Double
$2295
$2647
Sept 11 - May 13 Single $2646 $3083
Tour starts on most days Call 888 686-6784 for your dates.
May, June, July, August
May 14 - Sept 10 Double
$2528
$2911
May 14 - Sept 10 Single
$2888
$3356
Tour starts on Sundays and Thursdays in Iceland

*Prices and Useful Details
This ride, which is available as a 5 or 6 day tour, with three or four riding days, runs every day from January until December and can be joined on any day that there is room at the farm. Riders will arrive in Iceland, have a day in Reykjavik then be taken to the outfitters farm for overnight, so you’ll be ready to ride the next morning when the tour starts. You’ll ride for the allotted number of days, have a post ride night in a Reykjavik hotel before leaving for home the next day. Here’s how the four day tour works - if you choose to arrive in Iceland on a Monday morning, you could see a bit of Reykjavik that day, spend Monday night at the farm, ride Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, return to Reykjavik Friday night, and leave on Saturday. This is a great tour to use at the start or end a great Iceland adventure!

2018 PRICES
Price* includes round trip airfare, including fuel surcharge and departure taxes, from Boston, New York, and Washington Dulles International Airport. (Ask about prices from Minneapolis, Denver, Anchhorage, Seattle, and Toronto). Also includes all airport transfers, hotel accommodations in Reykjavik after the ride with private bath, tv, internet connection, and breakfast,, a comfortable hotel room on the outfitters farm during the ride with private bath, all meals during the ride, as well as safety helmets and rain gear.

* Not included in the price are travel insurance, breakfast and lunch on your arrival day, dinner on your last riding day back in Reykjavik, lunch and dinner on the day of departure and the cost of any additional travel.

Choice of riding trails each day will depend on weather & trail conditions.


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