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Dancing in the tölt on Snæfellsnes (West Iceland)

Arrival: 23 July 2024

Departure: 30 July 2024 (earliest evening, or 31.7)

On the endless beach Snæfellsnes and on beautiful bridle paths in Borgarfjörður

We ride this year with our colleagues Oddur and Gugga on the farm Oddsstaðir in Lundareykjadalur. We all have decades of experience with highland riding and have also worked together several times.we ride with a free ranging herd from place to place. Almost all horses in the herd are bred by Oddur and Gugga and they have also broken them in and trained them themselves. This means that they know each horse very well and this is also very important to them in this work when they invite participants with different levels of riding experience to ride with them. Many of the horses have also achieved good results in the breeding test. Their breeding goal for several decades has been to breed good riding horses with a lot of loose tölt and good character. The horses should be able to be ridden by every rider without any problems. Oddur is also a breeding judge and it is fun to talk with him about breeding and the current focus in Iceland.sWe stay the whole week on the farm of Oddsstaðir. There we are guests of the family. The rooms have shared bathrooms / WC. In the garden there is a warm pool where we can relax after riding. In the evening after riding we come back to the farm, but the horses stay where the day's ride ends and the next morning we return there with the farm's own bus and the ride continues. fIn the evening Gugga cooks for us - there is traditional, delicious Icelandic food from fresh ingredients directly from the area and from their own farm.

Oddstaðir is close to the highlands. There are many beautiful possibilities to ride in this area. Our tour is characterised by very soft and good riding horses and very beautiful nature.

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Day 1: Arrival by bus from Reykjavík to Oddsstaðir Farm in Lundarreykjadalur.

Day 2: We drive to Skógarnes on Snæfellsnes where the ride starts. We ride along the beach in eastern direction to Laugagerði.

Day 3: On this day we enjoy the beach without the herd, riding on the bottom of the Atlantic at low tide, often seeing seals and sea eagles there. The horses stay a second night in Laugagerði.

Day 4: It continues on the famous beach Löngufjörur. We have to time ourselves to the low tide, so sometimes we ride early, sometimes late. Today's destination is Snorrastaðir near the volcanic crater Eldborg.

Day 5: We now ride inland, at the opening of the valley Hitardalur, and across the river Hitará, at the foot of the mountain Fagraskógarfjall. We have a great view over the country and the sea from there. Before we reach Grímsstaðir, we ride by the mountains Grímsstaðamúli and Svarfhólsmúli....

Day 6: We ride through the Borgarfjörður area to Heggsstaðir, among other things along the river Langá, then over the Hvítá.

Day 7: Our last ride takes us from Hegsstaðir back to Oddsstaðir along the river Grímsá, which we also cross several times.

Day 8: After a communal breakfast we return to Reykajvík by the farm's own bus.

Price: 2.590 EUR - Deposit: 300 EUR

Payment info:

IBAN: IS15 0325387101234902091070,

 Payment to: Klettahlid ehf, Klettholt, 803 Selfoss

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Included in the priceffen:

  • Horses with equipment.
  • 7 nights (beds made), 6 days riding.
  • Full board (breakfast, dinner and picnic) during the tour in shared rooms with shared bathroom.
  • Transfer from and to Reykjavik (airport transfer from airport to Reykjavík is not included).

Changes in the program, for example, due to adverse weather conditions are reserved.


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