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Itinerary for Krýsuvík and the Blue Lagoon




Sample itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival
The tour starts in the evening. Tour members who arrive the same day to Iceland should take the Flybus from the airport to the ending busstation BSÍ in Reykjavík. We will greet you at the bus station or at your hotel/ guesthouse in Reykjavik around 5:30 pm and drive you to our farm Vellir near Hveragerði. There, you will be lodged at our Guesthouse. We will get to know each other during the dinner. The day will end with a detailed description of the tour.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at the Guesthouse in Vellir


Day 2: Ride to Ölfusforir
We start the day by getting to know the horses in the paddock. After lunch, we ride from Vellir over green meadows in the bird sanctuary Ölfusforir. We ride across sand and water over part of the Ölfusá River delta. From there, we return to the farm Vellir, where both the horses and the participants will spend the night.
Riding 17 km (approx. 4-5 hrs.)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Guesthouse in Vellir


Day 3: Selvogur to Krýsuvík
The tour starts from Strandarkirkja Church in Selvogur. The horses and our guests will be driven over there in the morning. Strandarkirkja Church, which is right by the shore, has its own special history. We continue along the beach and then up near the mountains. We ride between the contrasts of mountains, lava and the ocean. We pass the green Lake Kleifarvatn and reach Krýsuvík, with its hot springs and mountains draped in rich colors.
After leaving the horses in Krýsuvík, we will drive to Isólfsskáli, a cosy house right by the shore that will be our home for the next two nights. In the evening, we will drive you to the famous Blue Lagoon, only 20 minutes drive away.
Riding 25 km (approx. 8 hrs.)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Isólfsskáli


Day 4: Krýsuvík to Ísólfsskáli
We start our day by driving back to Krýsuvík, where the horses wait for us. We then start out by visiting the geothermal area Seltún with all its magnificant colours and mudpools. After walking with the horses over the mountain Sveifluháls, we come down on the other side where we meet the road to Vigdisarvellir, a green oasis between the mountains, once the land of three farms. From there, we follow the old road between lava fields down to the coast and Ísólfsskáli, where we spend the night together with the horses.
Riding 25 km (approx. 5 hrs.)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Isólfsskáli

Day 5: Ísólfsskáli to Krýsuvík via Krýsuvíkurberg
The last day is a mixture of everything characterising the tour. We start by the shore and ride up the mountains. The old path goes between lava and green spots before we climb up the mountain and get a beautiful view over the southwest part of Iceland. We then follow the road and take a detour towards Krýsuvíkurberg, where we can enjoy our lunch on a high cliff by the shore with many seabirds around us. Afterwards, we return with our horses to Krýsuvík where the bus is waiting for us to drive back to Reykjavik. End of tour.
Riding 20 km (approx. 4 hrs.)
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

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Krýsuvík and the Blue Lagoon
Tour Code: IT-ICRT-E11
5 days / 4 nights ~$1,660.00
Dates : June to Sept

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: Basic
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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A 2020 08/23 - 08/27 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 6 /16 Expired
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