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Egilsstadir Saga Easti


Egilsstadir Saga Easti
East and South Iceland

 

Discover the incredible wild beauty of East Iceland. Even among Icelanders this part of the interior is a well-kept secret. The surefooted Icelandic horse is the best way of transportation to discover the untamed nature.

Jón Thor, our former associate for many years, is back along with Hjalti Jóhannsson and their staff and they will make sure that this will be a tour you will never forget.

The ride ascends from sea level to the great highland plateau where vegetation and landscape bear an arctic character. Hrafnkelsdalur valley is where the great Saga of Hrafnkel unfolded during the Middle Ages. Gigantic Hafrahvammagljúfur Canyon is an unforgettable sight and a witness to the power of nature. The ride leads past Mt. Snæfell – the second highest mountain in Iceland. A vehicle then takes us to Europe´s largest glacier, Vatnajökull Glacier, where we spend some time at the rim of the huge icecap.

We enjoy watching wild geese and herds of reindeer roaming free in their natural pastures. We also enjoy a number of beautiful waterfalls until we reach green meadows again.


 


Camping Ride with vehicle support
Progressive Ride (no camping)
Suitable for riders over 210 lbs

Meeting: Keflavík Airport
Airport: Keflavik Airport
Transfer: Keflavik Airport
Riders: Min 8 riders
Max 16 riders

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    Egilsstadir Saga Easti
    Tour Code: IT-ICRT08
    9 days / 8 nights ~$2,410.00
    Dates : July - August

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Tack: Icelandic
    Horses: Icelandic Horses
    Pace: Daily rides are 4-7 hours (30 - 45 km)...

    Airport: Keflavik Airport
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