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Accommodations for Kings Trail

This is a progressive ride so you will be staying in different locations each night.

During this tour, you will sleep in simple accommodations in dormitory style rooms. Please, bring your own sleeping bag!

Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Hvammur farm
Night 2: Haugakvíslarskáli Mountain Cabin
Night 3: Álftakrókur Mountain Cabin
Night 4: Hótel Á
Night 5: Húsafell Gamli Bær Guesthouse
Night 6: Brautartunga Community center in Lundareykjardalur

Hvammur farm
This farm is located in the beautiful Vatnsdalur Valley which is full of the old Sagas and has the famous salmon fishing river Vatnsdalsá running through. The farmhouse was renovated 4 years ago and has a hot tub in the garden with a view over the river.
There are 6 bedrooms with 2-4 beds in each room and two bathrooms.
There is cell service and Wi-Fi internet at this property.

Álftakrókur mountain cabin
There are 2 big dorms with about 20 beds in each. This is a remote location, surrounded by nature. There are no showers but 2 washrooms and cell service.

Hótel Á
This small hotel has 25 guestrooms with private bathrooms. Wi-Fi access is available at the reception.
Guests can relax in the lounge in the evening. The hotel offers laundry service for an extra fee.

Gamli bærinn Guesthouse
This former farmhouse now offers 6 bedrooms with 2-4 beds in each room. There are 4 bathrooms to share in between all the rooms;
There is free Wi-Fi available as well as phone reception at this guesthouse.

Brautartunga Community Center
This community center has 2 big rooms where you can sleep in your sleeping bags on a mattress. There are 8 bathrooms with whosers and toilets.
Guests can relax in the private warm swimming pool in the evening. There is cell reception here.

Room Occupancy
Single rooms are not available on this trip.

During the ride full board is provided.

The menu consists of a large breakfast and traditional Icelandic meals (fish or lamb). 
All riders make their own packed lunch from the breakfast table.

Alcoholic beverages are not included in the tour price and are hard to get in the highlands. They can be bought at a reasonable price in the Duty Free Store at Keflavik Airport upon arrival.

Dietary restrictions
Vegetarian meals are available if requested in advance.

This trip can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Kings Trail
Tour Code: IT-ICRT29
7 days / 6 nights
Dates : July & August

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  MaxReserve
A 2024 07/22 - 07/28 7d / 6n 7 day trip 20 Sold Out
A 2024 07/30 - 08/05 7d / 6n 7 day trip 20 Sold Out
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Tack: Icelandic
Horses: Icelandic Horses
Pace: Riding approx 25-30 km each day

Airport: Keflavík International Airport
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