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Golden Circle Southern Comfort

Golden Circle Southern Comfort
East and South Iceland

This tour was nominated by CNNgo as one of the 15 greatest horse treks in the world! 

What better or more unique way to do the popular Golden Circle Tour than by riding through the lovely countryside of South Iceland. The three key attractions on this classic tour are the hot spring area of Geysir, Gullfoss or the Golden Waterfall and Thingvellir National Park. Each one guaranteed to take your breath away. Thingvellir National Park is now on the UNESCO World  Heritage List based on its historical, geological and cultural importance.

This tour is perfect for families and those not having the required riding experience for our highland tours. Keep in mind that riding days can be long so you should be in good physical shape and have the basic horsemanship skills.

On the first riding day you get acquainted with the unique Icelandic Horse and its special extra gait as we take an easy trek along the banks of the majestic Thjórsá River. We continue towards Gullfoss Waterfall with its thundering waters and the hot spring area of Geysir. After a relaxed day´s riding in that locality we next explore some of the more remote places, well off the beaten track. On our way to our accommodation we visit the charming Secret Lagoon for a well deserved bath.  We cross the highland moor of Hrunaheiði and enjoy good riding tracks when trekking past iconic basalt columns at Hrepphólar on our way back to Kálfhóll Farm. 

Progressive Ride (no camping)
Ride with Gaited Horses
Suitable for riders over 210 lbs

Meeting: BSÍ Bus station in Reykjavik
Airport: Keflavik Airport
Transfer: Reykjavik
Riders: Min 7 riders
Max 20 riders

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    Golden Circle Southern Comfort
    Tour Code: IT-ICRT06
    7 days / 6 nights
    Dates : May - September

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    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.
    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.
    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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    Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
    B 2024 06/01 - 06/07 7d / 6n 7 day trip (Low) 7 /20 Reserve
    B 2024 06/08 - 06/14 7d / 6n 7 day trip (Low) 7 /20 Reserve
    B 2024 06/15 - 06/21 7d / 6n 7 day trip (Low) 7 /20 Sold Out
    A 2024 07/27 - 08/02 7d / 6n 7 day trip (High) 7 /20 Reserve
    A 2024 08/24 - 08/30 7d / 6n 7 day trip (High) 7 /20 Reserve
    B 2024 08/31 - 09/06 7d / 6n 7 day trip (Low) 7 /20 Reserve
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    Tack: Icelandic
    Horses: Icelandic Horses
    Pace: Daily rides are 3 - 6 hours - Approx. ...

    Airport: Keflavik Airport
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