Ride Overview - Ultimate Icelandic Ride
A challenging horseback riding vacation in Iceland! This equestrian vacation is ideal if you are looking for the ultimate adventure – if you want to get away from it all! Disconnect and enjoy pure Icelandic nature and the highlands with a loose herd; riding through breathtaking scenery that’s only accessible via horseback. After packing a lunch each morning, you will head out on your trails and not return until dinner time. At the end of each day, you will leave your horse and return to the guesthouse by bus. The next morning, you will be driven to where your group left off the day before and continue onward. You’ll be challenged, and your adrenaline will be pumping. But you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. RIDING IN ICELAND
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Ride Itinerary - Ultimate Icelandic 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.
After breakfast, you will depart for a full day’s ride. The first trail is along the beautiful Gufua river that runs through the farm. Your group will cross a river and continue along the other side. You will pass a crystal clear waterfall and, if you are lucky, you can see the fish jump up the waterfall. In addition, you will ride with a herd of horses. Dinner will be served at 7:30 PM.
Day 3 – 6
Another day of incredible views, riding along and crossing beautiful rivers and crossing them. It is hard to get any closer to nature than this. Nature here in Borgarfjordur is incredibly beautiful. There are many famous fishing rivers and glacier views. 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 - Ultimate Icelandic Ride
Dates: August 21st – 27th. If you have a group, you will be able to customize this ride.
Best Months to Ride: July and August. February, March, September and October are typically the best time to see the Northern Lights.
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: STRONG INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED: Confident and in control at all paces including posting trots, two point canters, gallops and riding on rugged 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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