southern comfort - de luxe
Riding tour with hotel aCCOMODATION
June 18 - 23
July 9 - 14
August 6 - 11
Min: 2 riders / Max: 6 riders
June 18 - 23
July 9 - 14
August 6 - 11
Min: 2 riders / Max: 6 riders
Southern Comfort Riding Tour with Hotel stay
This tour combines a proper riding tour with 5 riding days of 20 to 30 km rides along lovely routes in splendid green countryside. During the ride we enjoy marvelous views of the Volcano Hekla and the glaciers Langjökull and Eyjafjallajökull. We ride into the uninhabited wilderness north of the romantic valley Tungufellsdalur and follow the mighty salmon river Stóra-Laxá sided by fantastic basalt collums on wonderful tölting tracks.
Accommodation is offered in Double/Twin or single rooms with private sh/wc at the cozy Icelandair Hotel Flúðir. Its fine restaurant, which uses only locally sourced, often organic products and relaxing bar are the perfect places to spend your evenings. Within minutes, you can be soaking in a hot tub in the beautiful hotel garden underneath the Midnight Sun during high summer. The hotel is situated in walking distance to the natural hot springs of the Secret Lagoon. The Lagoon´s natural surroundings and steam rising into the air gives the place a magical feeling. The warm water holds 38-40 Celsius all year. In the whole area there are several geothermal spots and a little Geysir which erupts every 5 minutes, showing off for the guests relaxing in the hot spring. Lots of activities such a River Rafting or a thrilling ride on the the River Jet can be arranged from the hotel doors.
Join our team from Syðra-Langholt with their wonderful well trained soft tölting horses with great temperament.
Optional tours to the Golden Waterfall Gullfoss, the UNESCO Heritage site Þingvellir and the Geysir area can be arranged.
Type: Multi - day tour with spare hand horses
(larger groups partly with spare horses running along in a herd)
Duration: 6 days / 5 riding days. Sunday - Friday
Level of expertise required: Medium experienced riders in good physical shape
Area: South Iceland
Accommodation: Hotel accommodation in double/twin/single rooms (single supplement surcharge applies) with private facilities at cozy Icelandair Hotel Flúðir. Accommodation in Reykjavik not included but can be arranged.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch (sometimes picknick lunch).
Guide: English and/or German speaking. Other languages upon request.
Maximum Weight: 110 kg
Day by day itinerary
Day 1 Sunday: Arrival – Transfer to Icelandair Hotel Flúðir - Welcome Dinner
Pick up at 6 pm at BSÍ bus terminal in Reykjavík. When arriving in Iceland on the same day, please make sure that your estimated arrival time at Keflavík International Airport is no later than 4.30 pm! An airport bus offers a convenient shuttle directly from Keflavík Airport to the BSÍ bus terminal. The city center with cafés, shops and museums is within easy walking distance from the BSÍ. Luggage can be safely stored for a small fee at the BSÍ bus terminal. Private transfer through lovely countryside to the cozy Icelandair Hotel Flúðir, situated in a small village in beautiful farming countryside of Hrunamannahreppur district, perfectly situated for long walks, visits to the local pool with Jacuzzi and sauna and the natural hot springs of the Secret Lagoon. A 3- course Welcome Dinner at the hotel awaits you!
Day 2 Monday: Dayride from the Farm Syðra-Langholt to the Secret Lagoon
After a plentiful breakfast buffet at the hotel transfer to the farm Syðra-Langholt for your first ride. After an introduction into the safety issues, tack and gaits of the Icelandic horse we set off for a lovely gentle ride over good tölting tracks. Our route takes you through rolling hills and idyllic farmland with young horses, sheep and cattle grazing on endless green fields. If you think of typical Icelandic farmlife – here it is! We stop at the natural hot springs of the Secret Lagoon. The pool´s steam rising into the air gives the place a magical feeling. The warm water keeps a temperature of 38-40° Celsius all year round. Close by there is even a little Geysir which erupts every 5 minutes, showing off for the guests relaxing in the hot spring. Changing rooms with showers are on site. After a long and relaxing bath we saddle up again and ride back to the farm for a coffee and a last hug for your new four–legged furry friend! During the ride we find a beautiful spot for our alfresco picknick lunch. (riding distance ca. 20 km) Transfer back to the hotel and evening for individual programme (please check our list of optional add-ons).
Day 3 Tuesday: Countryside ride
After breakfast return to farm Syðra-Langholt for another day´s ride from the farm grounds. Today we ride over the mighty Langholtsfjall mountain with wonderfull views to the infamous volcano Hekla and its even more dramatic neighbouring glacier Eyjafjallajökull who managed to ground all of Europe´s air traffic in 2010! We ride underneath the green slopes of Miðfell mountain and stop for a picnic lunch along the way. We continue along the banks of the great salmon river Stóra-Laxá back to the farm. (riding distance ca. 20 km). Transfer back to the hotel and evening for individual programme (please check our list of optional add-ons).
Day 4: Wednesday: Ride towards the highland along the Stóra-Laxá canyon
After breakfast return to the farm and start for our highland adventure. Today we ride along underneath the basalt collums of Hrepphólar along the canyon of the Stóra-Laxá river. We stop for an outdoor lunch at the romantic Hrunaréttir sheep paddock, used for separting the sheep in autumn when returning from the higland. We continue our ride over the mountains to Hvítárdalur farm where we leave the horses for the night. We return after a short drive back to our cozy beds and open air jacuzzi at Hotel Flúðir. (ca. 30 km Ritt). Evening for individual programme (please check our list of optional add-ons).
Day 5 Thursday: Highlandride over Hrunaheiði plateau to abandoned farm Kluftir
Today is going to be a wonderful ride into the uninhabited wilderness north of the romantic valley of Tungufellsdalur. We climb on a high mountain plateau and follow the narrow tracks made only by sheep and horses. We enjoy wonderful views of the wild green mountainside, follow little creeks with spring water and surely get a wonderful feeling of mountain freedom! We pass the abondoned farm of Kluftir and leave our horses at Kaldbak farm. Transfer back to the hotel after a truly adventurous ride! (distance ca. 30 km) Evening for individual programme (please check our list of optional add-ons).
Day 6 Friday: Return to the farm along Salmon river Laxá
After breakfast and check-out at the hotel return to the horses for a last day´s ride along the river Stóra-Laxá. We stop at the little local museum Samansafnið along the way and take a peek into the old days of farming life in Iceland. We continue a our ride until we return again to the farm for a sumptous goodbye coffee and cake treat by our wonderful local hosts. Return to the farm and transfer back to Reykjavík. (riding distance ca. 25 km ).
Exploring Iceland reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables should the necessity arise. The estimated duration of tours as indicated by km or timing can change according to road or weather conditions.
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- Transfer from Reykjavík BSÍ to Icelandair Hotel Flúðir on 1st day
- Transfer from farm Syðra-Langholt to Reykjavík on the 6th day
- 3-course Welcome Dinner
- 5x nights in double/twin or single rooms with private facilities at ICELANDAIR Hotel Flúðir incl. breakfast (single supplement surcharge applies)
- 5x picknick Lunch during the tour
- 5x riding days according to programme
- 1x goodbye coffee & cake treat and museum on 6th day.
- 1x visit to Secret Lagoon incl. towel on the 2nd day.
- English speaking guide. German or other languages upon request.
Optional add-ons for the evenings and extra days at Hótel Flúðir:
- River Jet Abenteuer www.icelandriverjet.com
- River Jet Abenteuer www.icelandriverjet.com & langoustine feast at Restaurant Mika
- Fontana SPA www.fontana.is
- Fontana SPA www.fontana.is & Gourmet dinner at Restaurant Lindin
- Rafting on glacial river Hvítá www.arcticrafting.com/Iceland/Rafting/RiverFun
- Sightseeing tour via Gullfoss-Geysir -Thingvellir back to Reykjavík on last day.
- Visit to a Mountain Rescue Team (ICE-SAR)