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Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1 (Wednesday): Arrival
Pick up at BSÍ Bus station in Reykjavik or at Reykjavik official bus stops near your accommodation (see: www.busstop.is) around 5:00pm. Our bus will transfer you and your fellow riders to Blesastaðir Guesthouse, 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. We can enjoy the nice hot tub outside and look up into the sky for dazzling Northern Lights.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Blesastaðir Guesthouse


Day 2 (Thursday): Ride along Þjórsá River & Visit of Secret Lagoon
We will drive to the Farm Kálfhóll where our guide will introduce us to the Icelandic horse and its special gaits. This first riding day is a perfect way to get to know Icelandic winter riding in a relaxed atmosphere along the mighty river Þjórsá (the longest river in Iceland: 212 km). We enjoy the southern countryside with an impressing view of mountain ranges, pastureland in its winter coat and the Hekla volcano watching over us in the distance. After a magical day in the winter wonderland, we will go and visit the Secret Lagoon where you can relax in the mineral-rich water. Dinner will be served at Blesastaðir and afterward, you can take an evening stroll with your guide and host to look for the Northern Lights again.
Riding approximately 15 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Blesastaðir Guesthouse


Day 3 (Friday): Ride along the Hvítá River 
We start the day with a short ride in the winter fields, by the Kálfhóll farm, before we have lunch. Our ride then takes us to the glacier river Hvítá with the milky water that streams from the glaciers into the highland. We ride through lava and moss-covered terrain and enjoy the view all around us. After a short break near the river, we saddle up again and head back through the beautiful countryside to Kálfhóll farm to have a lovely dinner. There is nothing better after a wonderful day in the saddle than to relax in the steamy hot tub, watching the clear sky and hope for the Northern Lights to show up.
Riding approximately 15 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Blesastaðir Guesthouse


Day 4 (Saturday): Ride along the Þjórsá River and Golden Circle Tour 
After breakfast, we take our last ride along the Þjórsá river and take in the breathtaking winter pastures one last time. After a light lunch, we say goodbye to the horses and hop on to the bus to visit the Golden Circle: the three most impressive natural sights in South Iceland. The Golden Circle consists of the Geysir geothermal area, the waterfall Gullfoss and Thingvellir National Park.
Geysir is a geothermal area with boiling mud pits and the lively geyser Strokkur which spouts water 30 meters into the air every few minutes.
At Gullfoss, you will have a chance to witness the mighty waterfall, and you can feel the power from the water coming down the canyon as you stand near the cliffs.
Then we drive to Thingvellir National Park and see an amazing nature and geological phenomena. Since 2004 Thingvellir has been listed on UNESCO‘s World Heritage List for its geological the uniqueness and historical significance.
We will be back in Reykjavík at approx. 6:00 pm.
Riding approximately 15 km
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
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Northern Lights Ride
Tour Code: IT-ICRT15
4 days / 3 nights ~$1,130.00
Dates : Jan-Apr, Sep-Dec

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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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2020 09/30 - 10/03 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP 1 /16 Expired
A 2020 10/07 - 10/10 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP 1 /16 Expired
A 2020 10/28 - 10/31 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP 1 /16 Expired
A 2020 11/04 - 11/07 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP 1 /16 Expired
A 2020 11/18 - 11/21 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP 1 /16 Expired
A 2020 11/25 - 11/28 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP 1 /16 Expired
A 2020 12/09 - 12/12 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP 1 /16 Reserve
A 2020 12/16 - 12/19 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP 1 /16 Reserve
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Tack: Icelandic
Horses: Icelandic
Pace: Daily rides are approx 15 km long (45k...

Airport: Reykjavik Airport
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