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Trail of Hope - North West Explorer Autumn


Trail of Hope - North West Explorer Autumn
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This tour is an ideal opportunity for everyone who wants to enjoy a comfortable ride in different types of landscape. We ride through unspoiled nature and get an excellent insight into Icelandic history when listening to stories from the Saga ages. Riding the horses on smooth sandy grounds is a joy for the rider and his mount. There is plenty of time to enjoy the unique gait “tölt” while exploring nature and the history of this outstanding area. Our hosts for this tour – Haukur and his wife Sonja – live in the narrow Vatnsdalur Valley. We start the ride at their farm Hvammur, crossing Vatnsdalsá River on our way to Sveinsstaðir Farm. We visit Borgarvirki, an impressive fortress made out of basalt strata. It is a thrilling experience riding in water on our way across the lagoon called Lake Hóp, accompanied by a herd of free running horses ahead of us. A visit to a seal colony on the North-Atlantic coast is something you do not want to miss. On our last riding day we help our hosts to bring the horses back to the farm where they are set free in the green meadows.

Another highlight on this tour is the bus trip back to Reykjavík following the highland route of Kjölur. We drive between two glaciers and enjoy bathing in the natural hot pool at Hveravellir. We also visit the Geysir Hot Spring area and the majestic waterfall Gullfoss.

Accommodation during the ride in 2 - 4 bed units at the Hvammur Farm, where a warm outdoor tub awaits us after a whole day in the saddle.


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

Meeting: Reykjavik
Airport: Keflavik Airport
Transfer: Reykjavik
Riders: Min 6 riders
Max 16 riders

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    Trail of Hope - North West Explorer Autumn
    Tour Code: IT-ICRT18
    5 days / 4 nights ~$1,705.00
    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 07/24 - 07/28 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 6 /16 Expired
    A 2016 08/07 - 08/11 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 6 /16 Expired
    A 2016 08/14 - 08/18 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 6 /16 Expired
    A 2016 08/21 - 08/25 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 6 /16 Expired
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    Tack: Icelandic
    Horses: Icelandic Horses
    Pace: Daily rides are between 5 - 9 hours (2...

    Airport: Keflavik Airport
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