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Icelandic Winter Escape

Itinerary for Icelandic Winter Escape

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Day 1 (Thursday): Arrival
Pick up at BSÍ Bus station in Reykjavik or at Reykjavik official bus stops near your accommodation (see: around 4:00 or 5:00pm. Our bus will transfer you and your fellow riders to Kálfhóll farm, where we meet the farmers for a "baðstofukvöld" with Icelandic traditional dinner, Icelandic songs & stories from the countryside. Late at night, look out for the Northern Lights.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Fosshótel Hekla

Day 2 (Friday): Ride along the river Þjórsá & Sightseeing
After breakfast, we drive to the farm Kálfhóll. After a short instruction, we go for a ride along the banks of the mighty glacial river Þjórsá (alternative for non-riders: Individual walk along the river).
After a good and warming Icelandic soup we take the bus for a trip to Þjórsárdalur valley where we visit the spectacular waterfall Hjálp and the Open Air Museumsfarm Þjóðveldisbær (Þjóðveldisbær not included in all departures).
A short hike in the Skriðudalur forest takes us to the hidden grave of a Mountain King and his beloved horse Blesi.
We will then visit the Secret Lagoon where you can relax in the mineral rich water.
At the farm, we feast on a typical Icelandic Buffet. After dinner we go outside and look for the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights! As soon as we spot them we take to the saddles and go for a short 1 hour ride in the dark beneath the Northern Lights! (alternative for Non-riders: Northern Lights spotting from Kálfhóll farm).
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Fosshótel Hekla

Day 3 (Saturday): Last Ride & back to Reykjavik
After breakfast, transfer to Kálfhóll farm. We go for a 2-3 hours ride through the lovely countryside (alternative for Non-riders: Visit to the small Countryside Samansafnið Museum at Sólheimar) before we have lunch at the farm and head back to Reykjavík. On the way to Reykjavik, we stop and visit Gullfoss and the Geysir Hot Spring Area.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
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Icelandic Winter Escape
Tour Code: IT-ICRT27
3 days / 2 nights ~$1,780.00
Dates : October

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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Tack: Icelandic
Horses: Icelandic
Pace: Nice tempo with walk and tolt - 2 ridi...

Airport: Reykjavik Airport
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