Southern Comfort (sep-may)

2,5 days of riding (34 km.)

Explore the magnificent contrasts in the Icelandic scenery around the Hengill Volcano. Glacier rapids, warm streams and unique rock formations abound. In the evening you can enjoy a dip in a warm pool, an excellent dinner and quality accommodation at Hótel Eldhestar – Perfect relaxation after a day on horseback!

This package includes

  • Return flights to Iceland, inc. taxes.
  • 3 nights accommodation at Hótel Eldhestar.
  • 1 night in a hotel/B&B in Reykjavík.
  • 2,5 days of riding (34 km)
  • All meals included during the ride (breakfast, lunch and dinner), apart from the dinner on day 4.
  • Transfers from and to the airport.
  • Transfers to and from Vellir to Reykjavík.
  • Guiding in English.
  • Personal service from our knowledgably advisors.
  • A 24-page brochure i PDF format from Promote Iceland.
  • Travel protection equivalent to ATOL, through Kammarkollegiet, the Swedish statutory travel protection.

Departures

2017 September - 2018 May: Every day

Direct flights from Belfast (BHD), Bristol (BRS), Edinburgh (EDI), London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), London Luton (LTN), Glasgow (GLA) and Manchester (MAN). Connecting flights from other airports in the UK also available.

Optional Add-Ons

• Cancellation insurance upon illness.


Price information

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double room. We always give you the best available price for flights, hotels and excursions. Prices vary according to date and season, so it might be a good idea to search several different dates to get the best price.

Fr. 999 £ 4 nights
Oct-Dec fr. £ 999
Jan-May 2018 fr. £ 1.012

Description day by day

Arrival

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.

Day 1

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.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

Return home

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.

Day 5

Southern Comfort (sep-may)

Fr. 999 £ 4 nights
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