WHAT IS INCLUDED


INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR


All Iceland Trail Rides tours include the following. Transfer will be arranged from and to BSÍ Bus Central in Reykjavík. The flights to and from Iceland and transfer from the airport to your hotel/BSÍ are not included in the tour fees as well as hotels before or after the tour. Breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as drinks to accompany the meals are fully included as are visits to swimming pools and museums. Alcohol however is not included. It is very expensive in Iceland, so you might want to visit the duty free shop at the airport to bring your preferred stash.

MEALS

The day starts with a hearty high energy breakfast (usually including warm porridge). We then make and pack our own lunch boxes with healthy cold cuts, cheese, and fruit. Dinner is aimed to be one of the highlights of the day where we explore healthy and fresh Icelandic cuisine.

Please let us know ahead of time if you have any allergies or sensitivities so we can prepare our kitchen. However, it is not always possible to acquire food options for those with allergies or sensitivities - for example, if you are gluten free, you may want to consider bringing your own gluten-free bread as not all of our markets provide those options.

ACCOMODATIONS

We usually spend the all nights at a well equipped guesthouse, where we enjoy the luxury of showers and regular beds. On the shorter tours, we stay at the same guesthouse all nights, but we might change guesthouses on the longer tours and the whole group could have to share a room in some cases. In that case it might be comfortable to have ear plugs in case there are snorers in the group!

GUIDES AND STAFF

At least one qualified professional guide will be present on every tour. They will be accompanied by experienced riders in cases where needed. All guides are dedicated to the Icelandic nature and passionate horsemen and women. They will be happy to share their cumulative knowledge about glacial rivers, mountains, volcanic activity, wildlife, and the Icelandic history, Sagas and culture with you during the ride.

TERRAIN

Iceland’s landscapes offer a wide variety of landscape, ranging from rough rocky mountain passes to smooth and wide heath land, flowery meadows, swamps and stony deserts. The sure footed Icelandic horse is perfectly fit to carry us even through difficult terrain. Our aim is to find the remotest spots that remain beyond the reach of any vehicle or hiker.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Although our priority is riding, we might reserve some time during the afternoons to visit interesting sites in case they are reachable from our camp like geysirs, waterfalls or hot water pools. There is usually no entrance fee for natural wonders in the Icelandic mountains, it might however come in handy to have a small stash of Icelandic Kronas, in case you want to visit swimming pools in the civilized areas.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO YOUR TOUR

THE FINE PRINT

INFORMATION WE REQUIRE

To find the right tour and also to match you with the best horse on your tour we reserve the right to inquire information about age, weight, height and riding experience. Please let us also know about dietary requirements, vegetarianism and allergies in advance.

SAFETY

GSM connectivity is nowadays available ALMOST everywhere in Iceland – even in the very remote areas – in case of emergency. Full Medical Travel Insurance is required to join our tours. Also make sure your Health Insurance is up to date and active; covering this kind of riding activity.

SIZE OF RIDES

Group size ranges from 6 to 15 riders. We calculate to bring 1 horse for every rider, plus a few extra horses lead along by the guides. It is also possible to book a custom made tour. For this inquire at: hreinn@icelandtrailrides.com.

RIDING ABILITY

The tours are attended with relatively high physical demands. Please make sure you are fit to join. The minimum riding ability required is mastery of the basic aids and the ability to control the horse at all paces and in the open country. It is a great advantage if you are a proficient rider. We will not accept absolute beginners but would be happy to offer help in finding a more suitable tour.

CHILDREN

We do accept children but they must be strong competent riders, falling under the requirements listed above. We offer a 20% discount for children up to 12 years old if traveling with an adult family member.

THE RIDES

The average length of the day is 4-6 hours in the saddle and can sometimes be longer than that. We start shortly after breakfast when all necessary preparations are done. Whenever the terrain allows it, we enjoy the fast but still comfortable tölt of the Icelandic horse. We take short breaks every hour or two to stretch our muscles and allow the horses to rest a bit. During a long break at midday, we have lunch and give the horses a rest and a bite, before we continue to the destination of the day.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

We request a 30% non-refundable confirmation payment upon booking to be able to confirm a place on the tour. When we have received the confirmation payment your place is secure. The remaining balance is due six weeks before the tour starts. We accept all major credit cards and IBAN bank transfer.

INSURANCE

All guests must have adequate medical and travel insurance.

FORCE MAJEURE

We reserve the right to change the route of the tours if needed based on conditions of the riding trails, amount of water in the rivers, amount of snow still covering the riding paths, and any other factors that lie outside our control and that can affect the safety of guests and horses