Northern Lights Comfort Tour

Bonfire, Traditional Stories and great Icelandic food combined with visits to the Secret Lagoon and a Northern Lights hunt in the saddle in the dark are fascinating features of this tour.

Dates 2021

  • October: 14- 16 & 21 - 23

  • October: 13 - 15 & 20 - 22

For all those who want to travel with a bit more comfort, we are pleased to offer for a first time an autumn and winter tour with hotel accommodation during the whole tour. All rooms with shower/WC and the little bit of extra privacy requested by many of our guests. This tour is equally suited for riders and non-riders since there is always the option of taking part in non-riding activities.

Riding, hiking and relaxing in the geothermal water underneath the Icelandic winter sky ablaze with dazzling stars and the dancing Aurora Borealis. Bonfire, Traditional Stories and great Icelandic food combined with visits to the Secret Lagoon and a Northern Lights hunt in the saddle in the dark are fascinating features of this tour! On the way to Reykjavik, we stop and visit Gullfoss and the Geysir Hot Spring Area.

Attention

• Individual travel insurance is not included in the tour price. We encourage clients to obtain relevant travel insurance before visiting Iceland.
• Flight to and from Iceland is not included.

  1. Thursday:   Reykjavík – Kálfhóll farm

    Pick up at 17:00 from BSÍ bus station in Reykjavik. We will be transferred to Kálfhóll farm where we meet the farmers for a “baðstofukvöld” with Icelandic traditional dinner, Icelandic songs, stories from the countryside. Late at night lookout for the Northern Lights. Transfer and overnight at Fosshótel Hekla.

  2. Friday:  Riding in the morning – Þjórsárdalur – Northern lights hunt from horseback!

    After breakfast, we drive to the farm Kálfhóll. After a short instruction, we go for a ride along the banks of the mighty glacial river Þjórsá. (Alternative for non-riders: Individual walk along the river).

    After a good and warming Icelandic soup we take the bus for a trip to Þjórsárdalur valley where we visit the spectacular waterfall Hjálp and the Open Air Museumsfarm Þjóðveldisbær (Þjóðveldisbær not included in all departures).  A short hike in the Skriðudalurforest takes us to the hidden grave of a Mountain King and his beloved horse Blesi. We will visit the Secret Lagoon where you can relax in the mineral-rich water. At the farm, we feast on a typical Icelandic Buffet and after dinner, we go outside and look for the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights! As soon as we spot them we take to the saddles and go for a short ride in the dark beneath the Northern Lights! (1 hour). Alternative for Non-riders: Northern Lights spotting from Kálfhóll farm. After the ride: Return to Fosshótel Hekla for the night.

  3. Saturday:  Kálfhóll farm – Reykjavik

    After breakfast, transfer to Kálfhóll farm. We go for another 2-3 hours ride through the lovely countryside (Alternative for Non-riders: Visit the small Countryside Samansafnið Museum at Sólheimar) before we have lunch at the farm and head back to Reykjavík.

    – We reserve the right to alter the itinerary if necessary –

  • Bus transfer from Reykjavík to the farm.
  • During the ride full board is provided. Our menu consists of a large breakfast and traditional Icelandic meals (fish or lamb). Vegetarian meals are available if requested when booking. All riders make their own packed lunch from the breakfast table.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not included in the tour price and are hard to get in the highlands. They can be bought at a reasonable price in the Duty-Free Store at Keflavik Airport upon arrival.
  • Rainwear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet.

Here you can book your Flybus ticket to and from Reykjavík. The Flybus departs from Keflavík airport 35-40 minutes after each arrival. Busses are located right outside the terminal building. Book my ticket.

Please be ready at the earliest pickup time. Your accommodation might be the first one for pick up.

Terms & conditions:

Íslandshestar request a confirmation payment upon booking of minimum 30% of the tour price. When the confirmation payment is received the seat is secure. The remaining balance in is due 6 weeks before the tour departs. If you book the tour through the website the full amount is requested.

Children’s under 12 years receive 25% discount on our multi-day tours.

Liability:

Íslandshestar reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables without prior notice, should the necessity arise. No liability is accepted for loss or expenses due to delays or changes of arrival or departures of flights or other services, injury, sickness, accident, strikes, damage, negligence, weather, wars or other causes outside the control of Íslandshestar. All such losses and expenses are the personal liability of the traveler. The estimated duration of tours as indicated by km or timing can change according to road or weather conditions.

For more information please see also our Frequent Asked Questions and/or contact us at [email protected]

Reviews

I really wish I would have done this trip sooner, this is truly a life changing experience and one you can´t describe until you try it your self! The horses, nature, hosts, and helpers were amazing. I 100% recommend all riders to ride with them!

L.E. Germany.

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