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Northern Exposure Lake Myvatn

Northern Exposure Lake Myvatn
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This tour was nominated by the Sunday Times as one of the 10 best trails in the world!

The North of Iceland is known for its spectacular natural sights and diverse landscape. Our tour goes from Bjarnastaðir Farm near Húsavík to the Lake Mývatn area, famous for its volcanic features and rich birdlife. Ásbyrgi Canyon, Dettifoss, Europe’s largest waterfall, and the strange rock formations at Hljóðaklettar are just some of the gems of nature we´ll be seeing on this amazing tour.

An optional whale watching tour completes the selection of natural attractions on and off shore.

We ride along soft riding tracks ideal for “tölting”, the unique extra gait of the Icelandic Horse. The first day we spend in Jökulsárgljúfur National Park and visit both Dettifoss Waterfall and Ásbyrgi Canyon. From rich green pastureland we head towards the Gæsafjöll Mountains and spend a night in a mountain cabin at Theistareykir. Through an area scarred with cracks and fissures from earthquakes and volcanic activity the route takes us to Lake Mývatn where bubbling mud pools and eerie lava formations are a reminder of the powerful energy right beneath our feet. We have the opportunity to bathe in the warm geothermal water of the outdoor pool at the Mývatn Nature Baths. The next two days take us through Laxárdalur Valley to Heiðabær for an overnight stay and relaxation in the swimming pool on site. From there we continue across Reykjaheiði heath towards the coast and back to Bjarnastaðir Farm.

After this amazing tour in an ever-changing landscape we can let our cares float away in the hot tub at Lundur Swimming Pool before sitting down to a hearty farewell dinner at the farm.

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

Meeting: Reykjavik Domestic Airport
Airport: Keflavík International Airport
Transfer: Reykjavik Domestic Airport
Riders: Min 8 riders
Max 17 riders

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    Northern Exposure Lake Myvatn
    Tour Code: IT-ICRT03
    6 days / 5 nights
    Dates : June - August

    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
    A 2024 06/24 - 06/29 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP (High) 8 /17 Sold Out
    A 2024 07/29 - 08/03 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP (High) 8 /17 Sold Out
    A 2024 08/05 - 08/10 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP (High) 8 /17 Reserve
    A 2024 08/12 - 08/17 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP (High) 8 /17 Reserve
    B 2024 08/19 - 08/24 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP (Low) 8 /17 Reserve
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    Tack: Icelandic
    Horses: Icelandic Horses
    Pace: Riders should be comfortable and in co...

    Airport: Keflavík International Airport
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