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Mountain Spirit Ride - Landmannalaugar


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Sample itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1 (Tuesday): Arrival
Pick up at BSÍ Bus station in Reykjavik or at one of Reykjavik's official bus stops near your accommodation (see: www.busstop.is) around 6:00pm. From there, our bus will transfer you and your fellow riders to Kálfhóll farm, where horses and staff are waiting for us. After a lovely introductory meal where we get to know each other we relax and rest so we are well prepared for the adventure ahead of us.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Kálfhóll farm


Day 2 (Wednesday): Kálfhóll to Sandlækjarmýri Field
We ride on fantastic riding paths along the mighty glacial river Þjórsá, with views of the glacier Eyjafjallajökull and the volcano Hekla. We leave the horses at Sandlækjarmýri field and drive to Blesastaðir Guesthouse. This day is the perfect start to get to know your horse and the Icelandic way of trail riding in a relaxed atmosphere. We stay at Blesastaðir Guesthouse and relax in the hot tub outdoors.
Riding approximately 20 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Blesastaðir Guesthouse


Day 3 (Thursday): Blesastaðir Guesthouse to Mountain Hut Hólaskógur
Today, we ride along the lovely river Sandá through the National Forest Skriðufellskógur into the beautiful and famous valley of Thjórsárdalur. The mountain Dímon towers over the vast lavender blue lupine fields along the sandy tracks. We stop at Stöng, the ruins of a medieval farmhouse excavated in 1939. In 1104, Mt Hekla erupted for the first time in the recorded history of Iceland. The eruption destroyed at least 20 farms in the valley Thjórsárdalur, among them the farm Stöng. After a short stop at Gjáin, a mystical canyon with lots of small waterfalls and famous setting for Games of Thrones, we head for the cozy mountain hut Hólaskógur with prime view of Volcano Hekla.
Riding approximately 30 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Mountain Hut Hólaskógur


Day 4 (Friday): Mountain hut Hólaskógur to Landmannahellir Mountain Hut
We ride over narrow tracks through black lava north of Valafell mountain. Our surefooted horses carry us comfortably through rough terrain across the Lambaskarð mountain passage. We continue on sandy paths close to lake Sauðleysuvatn and through the moonlike desert towards Mountain Hut Landmannahellir, where we will spend two nights.
Riding approximately 30 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Mountain Hut Landmannahellir

Day 5 (Saturday): Ride to Landmannalaugar
Today we ride to the famous Landmannalaugar, with its natural hot pool, surrounded by colorful mountains and lava. Our horses rest in a paddock and we have a good part of the day to relax in the hot pools or visit the numerous sights, before returning to Landmannahellir. This day will be without a doubt, one of the highlights of this tour.
Riding approximately 40 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Mountain Hut Landmannahellir

Day 6 (Sunday): Landmannahellir to Mountain Hut Hólaskógur
We leave the beautiful area of Landmannahellir and ride on towards the Herbjarnfell mountain. Today´s route takes us over varying landscape. We ride across sand, sharp lava, huge and colorful pumice fields and over green grazing fields where the farmers drive their sheep during summer. We stay overnight in the solitary mountain hut Hólaskógur with great view of the Hekla volcano. Here we get the feeling of being “on top of the world”.
Riding approximately 40 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Mountain Hut Hólaskógur

Day 7 (Monday): Mountain Hut Hólaskógur to Réttarholt Guesthouse
Today, we ride over the rich green mountain fields over Seljamýri to Fögruskógar and Þrengslasandur towards Réttarholt Guesthouse. Here we have to say goodbye to horses and staff. The bus will take us back to Kálfhóll farm for coffee & cake. We then drive back to Reykjavík.
Riding approximately 20 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Mountain Spirit Ride - Landmannalaugar
Tour Code: IT-ICRT04
7 days / 6 nights ~$2,800.00
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 08/11 - 08/17 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP (High) 8 /16 Expired
A 2020 08/18 - 08/24 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP (High) 8 /16 Expired
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