INFORMATION

WEATHER CONDITIONS


The tour catalog covers a season from late June until early August. Even though this is high summer, there can be a great variety in weather conditions, especially in the mountains the weather changes surprisingly quickly. The range can extend from warm and sunny to rain and wind up to gale and possibly snow in the mountains (not common).

It is vital to bring suitable clothes to be well equipped for all possibilities. For further information refer to our recommended packing list below which is based on the propositions of well experienced Iceland riders.


WHAT TO BRING


All items that you don't need during the ride in the mountains can be left behind and picked up again at the farm where we start our tour. The luggage will be transported by the kitchen van. It is recommended to pack light and use a soft hold-all/duffel type of bag rather than hard shell suitcases.

A helmet, saddle bags and drinking bottles will be provided. 
Bringing your own helmet is allowed, however you must disinfect your helmet using the process below, to eliminate all potential contagions that could infect our horses as we do not vaccinate in Iceland. 
Beyond that, your bag should contain:

Recommended Clothing Items

Long functional underwear, pants and shirt
Two pairs of warm socks
Riding boots (disinfected)*
Riding pants (soft shell if available)
A light middle layer sweater or shirt
A warm sweater
A functional warm rain jacket
Warm and watertight riding gloves
Heavy raingear

Other Suggested Items

Riding helmet (disinfected)* - we can provide as well
Sandwich box
Water bottle
Small medical kit with bandaids
Dextrose or chocolate for quick energy
Comfortable clothes to wear at night
Swimsuit and towel
Small pillow and earplugs


*DISINFECTING YOUR RIDING GEAR


Riding gear (riding boots, riding trousers, jackets, hats, gloves, etc.) needs to be washed (40°C) or dry cleaned. Used riding clothes and boots that cannot be placed in a washing machine or dry cleaned should be washed and disinfected as follows:

- Rinse thoroughly with detergent

- Dry

- Spray with 1% VirkonS ® (10g per l.water)

- Store for at least 5 days prior to bringing the clothes into contact with horses in Iceland

Saddles, bridles and other used leather gear may not be brought into the country. Please understand that these precautions are necessary because there are no contagious animal diseases in Iceland. Horses are not vaccinated and are therefore susceptible to infectious agents from abroad.