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Landmannalaugar Nature Tour


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Sample itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

The tour starts in the evening. Tour members who arrive the same day to Iceland should take the flight bus from the airport to the ending bus station BSÍ in Reykjavík. We will greet you at the bus station or at your hotel/ guesthouse in Reykjavik at 17:30 and drive you to our farm Vellir near Hveragerði. There you will be lodged at our new guesthouse. We will get to know each other during the dinner at our Hotel Eldhestar. The day will end with a detailed description of the tour.

Day 2: Fellsmuli – Rjúpnavellir
We start the tour at the farm Fellsmuli and will follow first Landvegur until we can ride closer towards Mt. Hekla. We ride alongside Hekla, over the river Ytri- Rangá and reach Rjúpnavellir.
Riding 18 km; 4hours.

Day 3: Rjúpnavellir – Landmannahellir
We start at Rjúpnavellir ride along the river Ytri- Rangá until we can cross the river again at Fossabrekkur. From there we will ride towards Áfangagil, where the locals have collected their sheep since 1980. From there we ride Northeast on the roas Dómadalsvegur until we rach the mountains Langasáta and Rauðufossafjöll. From there we ride to Landmannahellir, a peacefull place in Friðland að Fjallabaki.
Riding 37 km; 7-8 hours

Day 4: Landmannahellir – Landmannalaugar- Landmannahellir
Today we will visit Landmannalaugar, a valley in the Icelandic highlands best known for its beautiful mountains and the hot springs that gave the valley its name. We will take the oportunitiy to take a bath in the hot rivers at Landmannalaugar before we ride back to Landmannahellir and have again the possibility to enjoy all the colourful mountains.
Riding 38 km; 8 – 9 hours.

Day 5: Landmannahellir – Þóristunga
We start this day by riding West and towards the mountain Loðmundi. From there we follow the path towards Dyngjuskarð and the ford Bjallavaði. While we cross the mountain pass we wil experience an exeptional nature. After wards we will turn Northwest towards the lake Hrauneyjarlón and on to Þóristunga where we will stay at the hut Hrauneyjar.
Riding 36 km; 7- 8 hours

Day 6: Þóristunga – Rjúpnavellir
Today we ride back to Rjúpnavellir. We start our by riding South over the lava until we reach the farm Hald. From there we take an ancient path alongside Vallafell which will lead us back to Rjúpnavellir, our final destination for this day.
Riding 43km; 8 – 9 hours.

Day 7: Rjúpnavellir – Fellsmuli
Today we start at Rjúpnavellir towards Mt. Búrfell, which was the home for a troll in the old days. After some miles over a dessert, we get a magnificient view at Thjófafoss (the waterfall of the Thieves) and we will hear some stories about this waterfall. We ride through the sandy forest at Skarð before our tour ends at the farm Fellsmuli, where we will have a great view of Mt. Hekla. From Fellsmuli, we take the bus back to Eldhestar’s farm Vellir where we will have some refreshments before we drive you to Reykjavik. End of tour.
Riding 30km, 6 -7 hours.

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Landmannalaugar Nature Tour
Tour Code: IT-ICRT-E18
7 days / 6 nights ~$2,700.00
Dates : June- 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: 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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Tack: Icelandic
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Pace: Daily rides are between 4-8 hours (20 ...

Airport: Keflavik Airport
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