Southern Comfort Summer Extended

4 days of riding (65 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.
  • 4 nights accommodation at Hótel Eldhestar.
  • 1 night in a hotel/B&B in Reykjavík.
  • 4 days of riding (65 km.)
  • All meals included during the ride (breakfast, lunch and dinner), apart from the dinner on day 5.
  • 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: 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. 1240 £ 5 nights
May-Jun fr. £ 1311
Jul-Sep fr. £ 1240

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.

Day1

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.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

Ingólfstrail

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.

Day 4

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.

Day 5

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 6

Southern Comfort Summer Extended

Fr. 1240 £ 5 nights
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