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Golden Highlights of the South


Golden Highlights of the South
West Iceland

This tour through nature takes us to the most popular attractions in the South of Iceland. We leave from Vellir and follow paths nestled between the lava and hills to the Valley of Horses. Through soft grass, we proceed to the beautiful and shimmering Lake Thingvallavatn. We visit the ancient site of the Thingvellir gorge, where Icelanders first gathered in 930 to hold their parliament.

We ride across the heather and continue to the hot springs at Geysir. We proceed to the fierce, giant waterfall Gullfoss with Langjökull glacier in the background. We cross lava fields to Thjórsá, Iceland's longest river and visit the Waterfall of the Thieves. We ride through an Icelandic forest to the still active volcano Hekla where we complete our tour riding alongside the volcano.


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 17:30-18:00 hrs.
Riders: Min 6 riders
Max 16 riders

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    Golden Highlights of the South
    Tour Code: IT-ICRT-E13
    9 days / 8 nights ~$2,295.00
    Dates : June to Aug

    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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    Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
    A 2016 08/19 - 08/27 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP except dinner... 6 /16 Expired
    B 2016 08/28 - 09/05 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP except dinner... 6 /16 Expired
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    Tack: Icelandic
    Horses: Icelandic Horses
    Pace: Moderate with long tolts. 215 km tot...

    Airport: Keflavik Airport
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