Day 1: Reykjavik – Stóri Kálfalækur
Pick up at BSÍ Bus station in Reykjavik or at Reykjavik official bus stops near your accommodation (see: www.busstop.is) between 18:00-19:00, where our Íshesta bus will transfer you and your fellow riders to Stóri-Kálfalækur Farm, where horses and staff are waiting for us. After a lovely introductory meal where we get to know each other we relax and rest so we are well prepared for the adventure ahead of us.
Day 2: Stóri-Kálfalækur – Grímsstaðir
After an introduction to the Icelandic horse and its special gaits, we start our ride into the mountains through fertile farmlands and along good riding tracks to Grímsstaðir Farm with its proud history dating back to medieval times. Overnight at Stóri-Kálfalækur in made up beds, showers and a hot tub on site. (approx. 25 km)
Day 3: Grímsstaðir – Hítarhólmur
The ride today leads through multi-colored mountains and along low bushy hillsides. Hítardalur is a geological paradise. Vast lava fields, soft tracks through ashes and the high palagonite (tuff) mountains give you the impression of taking a ride on the moon! We leave the horses at Hítarhólmur farm and drive back to Stóri-Kálfalækur, where the hot tub is waiting. (approx. 25 km)
Day 4: Hítarhólmur – Þórarinsdalur – Staðarhraun
We continue our ride through this mystical volcanic valley. We stop at the sheep gathering place Hítardalsrétt and if you take a good look you can see the troll woman Hít who was turned into stone returning late from a date. We proceed west across Hítará River and travel through an area well known as the hideout of Iceland’s most famous outlaw, Grettir. At Kolviðarnes Farm we leave the horses and drive back to Stóri-Kálfalækur. (approx. 45 km
Day 5: Staðarhraun – Kolviðarnes –
After rejoining the horses, we start our beach ride on Löngufjörur, the famous horse trail on the seashores of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. View majestic Snæfellsjökull Glacier ahead of you and feel the horses’ excitement and take part in their joy on this extraordinary trail released by the tide. After the riding day and dinner, we leave our riding companions behind and drive back to Reykjavík. (approx. 30 km)
Day 6. Kolviðarnes – Gaul
We start our beach ride on Löngufjörur, the famous horse trail on the seashores of the Snæfellsnes peninsula with the view of majestic Snæfellsjökull Glacier ahead of us.
Day 7. Gaul – Kolviðarnes
Unique riding experience for everyone with lava-fields and mountains on one
side of the trail and the Atlantic Ocean on the other.
Day 8. Kolviðarnes – Stóri-Kálfalækur
Last day on the beach and yet a new experience. The sand turns black as we
follow the outline of the Eldborg lava field.
Return to Reykjavik in the evening
– We reserve the right to alter the itinerary if necessary –