Description day by day
Upon arrival at Keflavík Airport get the airport transfer bus towards Reykjavík and depart the bus at BSI Buss Station. A representative from Eldhestar welcomes you, and your transfer to the Eldhestar Farm Vellir, just outside Hveragerði, awaits you. At the farm a welcome dinner is served, and you will be briefed in detail about your trip over the next few days.
Meadows and Mountains
After breakfast we go out to explore the meadows and mountains. We ride over meadows and then follow the old route towards Ingólfsfjall Mountain, named after the he first Norwegian Viking who settled in Iceland, and finish the tour along the mountain Reykjafjall. Back at our farm at Vellir we will enjoy a light lunch. After lunch we explore the soft river banks. We will follow the river Gljúfurá to an old cemetery and continue down to the banks of the river Ölfusá. From there, we have a view of the river and the volcanos Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull, weather permitting . Back at our farm coffee and home baked cake will be available.
Meadows and Lava Fields
After breakfast we will ride over lava fields and enjoy the nice bridle paths that surround the stabel area of Hveragerði then continue to the valley Gufudalur. On our way home we pass by an geothermal area which expanded dramatically during the big Sudurlands earthquake in 2008. At the farm we enjoy a light lunch. After lunch, the tour will continue through meadows and lava fields. On our way, we pass several farms which give us an idea of how agriculture has developed over recent decades. After the riding, coffee and home baked cake will be served. After enjoying the hot tubs at the hotel, dinner will be served.
Midwinter warmth, Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir
The final day will deliever midwinter warmth. After one hour on horseback, we will enjoy the big and warm hotpot in Hveragerði‘s famous swimming pool and steam sauna. We pick you up for a light lunch at Hotel Eldhestar that you can enjoy after checking out of your room. The final part of the program will be a sightseeing tour to the famous waterfall Gulfoss and the hot springs at Geysir as well as the National Park Thingvellir before the bus will take you and your suitcases to your hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavík. In other words, we combine riding with experiencing three of the most impressive natural sights in South Iceland. You will be back in Reykjavík around 18:00.
Breakfast at your hotel. If you have chosen the optional add-on of return transfer to the airport a transfer bus will fetch you at the hotel. You can also buy a ticket for the airport transfer bus on site.