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.
MEALSThe 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.
ACCOMODATIONSWe 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 STAFFAt 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.
TERRAINIceland’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 ACTIVITIESAlthough 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.
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