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Around the Glaciers


Around the Glaciers
East and South Iceland

This unforgettable tour starts from the farm, Skálakot, which is comfortably situated beneath the Eyjafjall Mountain Range. From Skálakot we ride to the Fljótshlíd area that was made famous in The Saga of Burning Njal, a piece of historic Icelandic literature.  Here we will have brilliant views over the Thorsmörk area and the glaciers, Myrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull. From Fljótshlíd we journey further north, passing the glaciers and to where we eventually reach Maelifellssandur, a black expanse of "tölt-friendly" lava sands.
At Maelifellssandur you have the beautiful rocky mountains to your left and the stunning, white glaciers to your right. Then we will follow the green meadows for a while, that lead from the mountains out towards the sea. Continu­ing along the mountains, we pass steep waterfalls on their edges. We will reach the black beaches east of the small southern village of Vík, where we pass the southernmost tip of Iceland, Dyrholey. Finishing off our trip is the village of Skogar, before completing the circle and we head back to Skalakot Farm.


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

Meeting: Reykjavik
Airport: Keflavik Airport
Transfer: Reykjavik BSI central bus station on Day 1 between 17.30 - 18.00hrs.
Riders: Min 8 riders
Max 16 riders

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    Around the Glaciers
    Tour Code: IT-ICRT-E15
    7 days / 6 nights ~$1,775.00
    Dates : June to Aug

    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: Moderate with long tolts. Daily rides...

    Airport: Keflavik Airport
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