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.
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.
The Hot Spring Valley – Reykjadalur
This day-long tour offers spectacular views, featuring the variety of the magnificent Icelandic scenery. In Reykjadalur Valley we will experience hot springs and also take a relaxing bath in a warm stream. On our way back to the farm, you can enjoy spectacular panoramas over the surroundings and also the waterfall Djúpagilsfoss. Later on we will have a fantastic view over the village Hveragerði and the Ölfus area, and all the way down to the coastline, where we can see the Westman Island on a clear day. This is a unique opportunity to experience Icelandic wilderness in all its variety.
You will ride in the footsteps of the first settler Íngólfur Arnarsson, along the mountain Íngolfsfjall which is named after him. On your way you will see a replica of a viking long house. After you have finished your ride for the day, around 15.30 o´clock, you can warm up with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy a pice of homebaked cake. Afterwards you have the opportunity to soften up in the big and warm hot pot in Hveragerði´s famous swimming pool, or in the hot tub at Hotel Eldhestar.
The Beach Ride
Our ride starts at the beach close to the small fishing town Thorlákshöfn. We follow the beach to where the river Ölfusá meets the sea. We then continue our ride on the soft river banks back to Vellir. After you have finished your ride for the day you will be transported back to Reykajvík and your accommodation there.
The tour can also start at Eldhestar's farm and end at Thorlákshöfn, depending on tides.
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.