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.
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
Other Suggested Items
Riding helmet (disinfected)* - we can provide as well
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
- 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.