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Kjolur Ride - Between the Glaciers


Kjolur Ride - Between the Glaciers
Highland Tours Iceland
Move back in time and ride along the historic Kjölur trail as Icelanders did throughout the centuries while travelling to the big summer parliament at Thingvellir, first held in 930 AD. We visit this historic place which has since become a National Park. Before leaving civilisation for the rugged wilderness of the interior we stop at the Geysir hot spring area and admire majestic Gullfoss Waterfall.

Travelling from south to north or vice versa right across the heart of Iceland we find ourselves riding in sand deserts close to mighty Langjökull and Hofsjökull Glaciers. Sheltered green valleys come as a surprise in this rugged terrain. At Hveravellir, a geothermal area in the highlands, we can relax in a long hot bath under the Midnight Sun! If you want to see as much as possible of the Icelandic highland, this tour, which has been in operation since 1983, might be the perfect choice for you.

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

Meeting: Keflavik Airport
Airport: Keflavik Airport
Transfer: Keflavik Airport
Riders: Min 8 riders
Max 20 riders

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    Kjolur Ride - Between the Glaciers
    Tour Code: IT-ICRT07
    9 days / 8 nights ~$2,620.00
    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 07/23 - 07/31 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP Tour number ... 8 /20 Expired
    A 2016 07/30 - 08/07 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP Tour number ... 8 /20 Expired
    A 2016 08/06 - 08/14 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP Tour number ... 8 /20 Expired
    A 2016 08/13 - 08/21 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP Tour number ... 8 /20 Expired
    A 2016 08/20 - 08/28 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP Tour number ... 8 /20 Expired
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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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