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Northern Exposure Lake Myvatn

Itinerary for Northern Exposure Lake Myvatn

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1 (Monday): Arrival
Departure (pick up between 06:30 – 07:30am) from pick up points in Reykjavik to the Domestic Airport for the flight to Húsavík and transfer to Bjarnastaðir Farm. Please dress already in riding clothes and bring your passport or other identification document for your domestic flight.
At Bjarnastaðir, we have lunch and start our ride with a short introduction to the Icelandic horse and its special gaits. This is truly a day to remember when we ride on the east side of the National Park Jökulsárgljúfur. After riding, we have a sightseeing tour by bus to Europe’s largest waterfall, Dettifoss and the famous Ásbyrgi Canyon, one of the wonders of nature, a wide, horseshoe-shaped canyon with sheer cliff faces up to 100 m high.
Riding approx. 20 km
Meals included: Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Bjarnastaðir Farm

Day 2 (Tuesday): Kelduhverfi to Theistareykir Mountain Cabin
After breakfast, we drive to Kelduhverfi and start our ride from there. We ride into the mountains and see a magical landscape over Öxafjörður Fjord. We ride to the geothermal area of Theistareykir.
Riding approx. 35 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Theistareykir Mountain Cabin

Day 3 (Wednesday): Theistareykir Mountain Cabin to Laxárdalur
Today’s ride goes from the Theistareykir area to Halldorstaðir in Laxárdal. We ride over the rough landscape, going through a geothermal area and lave fields up to the desert area of Hólasandur. Then we ride down to Laxárdalur Valley and over the Laxá River to Halldórstaðir. We then drive to Bjarnastaðir farm, where we stay the night with a hot tub on the premises.
Riding approx. 35 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Bjarnastaðir Farm

Day 4 (Thursday): Laxárdalur to Skógarhlíð
We saddle up again and head of through a black sand desert along the colorful Laxárdalur valley with the glittering Salmon River Laxá on our side. A true day of contrasts in the ever changing Icelandic nature. We stop at the very special Hraunsrétt – sheep round-up location made of lava rocks. We then ride to Skógarhlíð, where we leave the horses before we head back to Bjarnastaðir farm where we spend the night. We will enjoy a nice hot bath in Jarðböðin, an outdoor lagoon with geothermal water.
Riding approx. 30 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Bjarnastaðir Farm

Day 5 (Friday): Skógarhlíð to Bjarnastaðir Farm
Today we set out through Geldingadalur Valley and Reykjaheiði heath. At one point, we will practically cross over from one continental plate to another as we ride over the Mid-Atlantic ridge! It is a fascinating area with deep earthquake fissures, multi-colored mountains and geothermal energy. With all this volcanic activity going on here, it is easy to understand that Iceland is still under “natural construction”. We ride into Öxarfjörður Fjord to Bjarnastaðir Farm, where the hot outdoor tub is waiting and we spend our last night.
Riding approx. 40 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Bjarnastaðir Farm

Day 6 (Saturday): Bjarnastaðir to Húsavík (optional: whale watching)
In the morning, return to Húsavík by bus and whale watching cruise for those interested (Price per person EUR 80 - to be paid locally). There is no better way to end a great tour than by sailing into the evening sun with, hopefully, whales swimming alongside.
Others can enjoy the town‘s swimming pool with its hot tubs or just go for a stroll in this beautiful town. Afternoon flight back to Reykjavík Domestic Airport and a transfer to the city center.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

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Northern Exposure Lake Myvatn
Tour Code: IT-ICRT03
6 days / 5 nights ~$2,725.00
Dates : June & Aug

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 2022 06/27 - 07/02 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP (High) 8 /16 Reserve
A 2022 08/01 - 08/06 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP (High) 8 /16 Reserve
A 2022 08/08 - 08/13 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP (High) 8 /16 Reserve
A 2022 08/15 - 08/20 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP (High) 8 /16 Reserve
B 2022 08/22 - 08/27 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP (Low) 8 /16 Reserve
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Airport: Keflavík International Airport
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