Southern Comfort Summer

3 days of riding (55 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.
  • 3 days of riding (55 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

2018: May – September: Sundays and Thursdays

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. 1.024 £ 4 nights
Apr-Jun fr. £ 1.055
Jul-Sep fr. £ 1.024

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

Below the Mountains

This tour shows the beautiful landscape opening up between the mountains and the sea in Southern Iceland. We ride along the river Ölfusá and down to an island in the river delta. We then head up towards the mountains and continue along the Reykjafjall Mountain, where both sheep and horses graze in the summer. Before dinner you have the opportunity to soften up in the hot tub at Hotel Eldhestar or in the big and warm hot pot in Hveragerði´s famous swimming pool.

Day 2

The Hot Spring Valley – Reykjadalur

This day-long tour offers spectacular views featuring the variety of the magnificent Icelandic scenery. We ride through lava fields towards the green hills of the valley Reykjadalur. In Reykjadalur valley we will see some hot springs and take a relaxing bath in a warm stream. On our way back to the farm Vellir, you can enjoy spectacular views over the waterfall Djúpagilsfoss and all the way down to the coastline, where we will see the Westman Islands on a clear day. This is a unique opportunity to experience Icelandic wilderness in all its variety.

Day 3

Ingólfs Trail

You will ride on excellent tölt paths and following a scenic trail in the footsteps of the first settler Íngólfur Arnarsson along the mountain Íngolfsfjall, which is named after him. On your way you will see the replica of a viking long house. After you have finished your ride for the day, around 15.30 o´clock, you will be transported back to Reykajvík and your accommodation there.

Day 4

Departure 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 Summer

Fr. 1.024 £ 4 nights
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