From  £2045
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Ride alongside farmers
  • See spectacular scenery
  • Ride into the valley of Vididalur
  • Enjoy a warm lunch in the mountains
  • Sing & dance with the locals
  • Help return the herd to their owners
  • Celebrate at the round up ball
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Iceland Horse Round-Up Group Tour

7 Day Tour, from £2045 per person
Itinerary Dates
2017
03 Oct  -  09 Oct

Saddle up and join the farmers of Vididalstungutungurett in this great horseriding adventure in Iceland. Ride alongside and help drive the herd down across a varied Icelandic terrain of highland moors, autumnal valleys, deep blue lakes and the spectacular Kolugljufur gorge before joining the locals to celebrate the successful round-up with a ball or ‘rettardansleikur’.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
Arrive at Keflavik airport, transfer to Reykjavik and check in at the Hotel Cabin for one night.
DAY 2
REYKJAVIK TO HVAMMUR FARM
REYKJAVIK TO HVAMMUR FARM
Transfer by bus from Reykjavík to Hvammur Farm and start your ride through Vatnsdalur valley. This beautiful valley is the setting of the Vatnsdæla-Saga. Ride along the banks of River Vatnsdalsá before crossing over to the western side of the valley. End your ride at Sveinsstaðir Farm and return to Hvammur Farm for an overnight stay. (B,L,D) (approx. 25 km)
DAY 3
SVEINSSTADIR TO HVAMMUR
SVEINSSTADIR TO HVAMMUR
This long and exciting riding day takes you alongside the Hóp and across the Gljúfurá River. Through the friendly countryside of Vestur-Hóp and into the beautiful valley Víðidalur. Follow Víðidalsá River to Dæli Farm where you will leave the horse. Return to Hvammur farm for an overnight stay. (B,L,D) (approx. 40 km)
DAY 4
DAELI TO HVAMMUR
DAELI TO HVAMMUR
Ascend towards the highland plateau Vididalstunguheidi and meet the horses coming down from their pastures in the highlands. Enjoy a warm lunch in the mountains before joining other guests and locals as they follow the farmers driving the herd down from the highlands. Stop at Kolugili Farm for refreshments before ending at Daeli Farm for dinner. (B,L,D) (32 km, 7-8 hours)
DAY 5
VIDIDALSTUNGURETT TO HVAMMUR
VIDIDALSTUNGURETT TO HVAMMUR
The day begins at Vididalstungurett. Enjoy an auction and join the farmers in celebrating the return of their horses. In the afternoon ride towards Lake Hop and return the horses to their meadows, before driving back to Hvammur. (B,L,D) (30 km)
 
Optional: Stodrettardansleikur dance at Vidihlid, where everybody relaxes after the excitement of the day and celebrates yet another successful round up.
DAY 6
HVAMMUR TO REYKJAVIK
HVAMMUR TO REYKJAVIK
Transfer from Hvammur back to Reykjavik and check in to the hotel for an overnight stay. (B)
DAY 7
FLY TO THE UK
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

7 day tour, from £2045 per person

Price Includes


  • Return flights in economy class with Icelandair from London Heathrow
  • Airport taxes
  • Accommodation in three-star/four-star hotels and guesthouses
  • Meals as specified (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
  • Return Grayline Shuttle Bus Transfers
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide
  • All riding equipment

 


Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions

Price Notes

Suitable for strong intermediate riders, 4.5 riding days – 130 km

Itinerary Dates  
03 Oct 2017
-
09 Oct 2017

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