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Sheep Round-Up on Horseback

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Please bring your own sleeping bag as linen is not provided in any of the accommodations used on these tours.

Melrakkaslétta Accommodations Itinerary
All nights are spent at Bjarnastaðir Farm.
Bjarnastaðir Farm, home of Halldór Olgeirsson and Elín Maríusdóttir is situated in the low bushy area of Kerlingaskógur, close to the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum and Dettifoss Waterfall. You will enjoy great view over the Fjord Öxarfjörður and the famous Lake Skjálftavatn which suddenly appeared over night after a strong earthquake 28 years ago. Halldór and Elín, breeders of both horses and sheep will welcome you with open arms and their warmth and hospitality is indeed second to none.
•Number of beds:  18
•Outdoor jacuzzi:  Yes
•Number of showers:  2
•GSM connection:  Yes
•WiFi: No

Landmannaafrettur Accommodations Itinerary
Night 1 to 3: Landmannalaugar 
Nights 4 & 5: Landmannahellir
Night 6: Galtalækur Farm

This hut is big and comfortable and can accommodate up to 78 people on two floors. The ground floor has a good entrance hall, a large sleeping quarters with bunk beds and a kitchen, fully equipped with gas stoves, hot and cold running water and all utensils. Upstairs there is one small dorm room and three larger dorms. There is a big charcoal grill outside.
A patio connects the hut with a big toilet/shower house that also serves the camping ground and the numerous day visitors to Landmannalaugar. The wardens live in a roomy hut beside the toilet house.

Landmannahellir is located in a peaceful area in Fjallabak and  has for many years been one of the main dwelling place for sheep gatherers when they round up the sheep each autumn that have been grassing in this area during the summer.
•Number of rooms:  1
•Number of beds:  24
•Outdoor jacuzzi:  No
•Number of showers:  2 in separate building
•GSM connection:  No
•WiFi: No
•Made up beds: No
•Number of WC:  2 (in the building)

Galtalækur Farm
The Farm has 5 different cottages that can accommodate up to 28 people total. Each cottage has its own kitchen and toilet. Showers are shared with the campsite.

During the ride full board is provided. Our menu consists of a large breakfast and traditional Icelandic meals (fish or lamb). Vegetarian meals are available if requested when booking. All riders make their own packed lunch from the breakfast table.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Sheep Round-Up on Horseback
Tour Code: IT-ICRT14
5 days / 4 nights ~$2,145.00
Dates : September

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  MaxReserve
A 2021 09/09 - 09/13 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP Melrakkaslétt... 8 Reserve
B 2021 09/17 - 09/23 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP Landmannaafre... 8 Reserve
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Tack: Icelandic
Horses: Icelandic
Pace: Between 4-6 hours of riding per day. 1...

Airport: Keflavik Airport
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