Ride Overview - Iceland Saga Ride
This horseback riding vacation allows you to ride with guides who have dedicated their lives to the Icelandic horse and good horsemanship! In addition, you will ride through western Iceland’s idyllic countryside. This region is regarded as the setting for most of the Icelandic sagas and is termed the “real” Iceland. On some days, you will even ride with a herd of horses. The feeling of riding through the highlands with 50 free horses is difficult to describe. All that is known is that it’s where you will feel free. Your trails will take you across a flatter terrain that’s closer to civilization and requires less off-roading. You will enjoy a full day’s ride that goes from farm to farm, over craggy riverbanks and across stunning beaches. This trek is challenging, but at the same time, your guides will make sure that you’re comfortable. This equestrian vacation will leave you with a natural high! RIDING IN ICELAND
“This will be third trek in Iceland with Gudmar, and if that is not a great endorsement in itself, add stunning landscapes, beautiful and wonderfully trained horses, all the cozy comforts of home with fabulous food, wine, and comaraderie … not to mention the expert and professional guidance of Gudmar and his staff. They really care that you come away excited and happy …. And Rejkavik, what a charming place to start and end the adventure, with cobblestoned streets, friendly people, and fabulous restaurants! My husband and I were never ones to repeat destinations , wanting always to try something new … but Iceland and Gudmar’s trips are an exception to the rule.” S.B.
Ride Itinerary - Iceland Saga Ride
You will be met at the BSI bus terminal at 10:00 AM. You will then be transferred to the tack shop in Ástund for shopping. Next, you will be driven to the farm in time for a 1:00 PM lunch. From 2:00 – 4:00 PM, you can settle in and explore the farm. At 4:00 PM, you will mount up for a lesson to become acquainted with your horse. At 7:30 PM, dinner will be served.
Day 2 – 6
After breakfast, you will depart for a full day’s ride. Each day your trail will take you in a different direction across the rugged countryside and across rivers. In addition, you will ride with a herd of horses. Dinner will be served at 7:30 PM.
At 1:00 PM, you will be dropped off at the bus station. You will then take the bus to the airport or your post-ride hotel.
Ride Details - Iceland Saga Ride
Dates: August 8th-14th. If you have a group, you will be able to customize this ride.
Airport: Reykjavik International
Meeting Place: Reykjavik BSI Bus Station (there is a flybus which connects the airport to the bus station)
Riding Days: 5
Daily Riding Hours: 5 – 6
Riding Ability: INTERMEDIATE: Confident and in control at all paces including posting trots, two point canters, gallops and riding on diverse terrain. Comfortable with crossing rivers.
Group Size: 6 – 13
Saddles: Icelandic Trekking
Non-riding Activities: hot tub, glacier tours, golfing, hiking
Accommodations: modern B & B. Some rooms ensuite bathrooms, others are shared.
Price: $3,950.00 per person, double occupancy $600.00 single supplement
Included: 6 nights lodging, all meals, horse, tack, guide, helmets, transfer to and from the bus station
Not Included: airfare, pre or post ride hotel
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Iceland Saga Ride