Comfy Þórsmörk tour

ABOUT THE COMFY ÞÓRSMÖRK TOUR

Would you like to try a multi day horseback riding tour, but take things more on your own speed and enjoy some more comfort and luxury? Than our comfy Þórsmörk tour might be something for you.
The first two days we will spend at the farm to get to know the horses better through some riding lessons and shorter riding tours. After that we head towards the beautiful nature reserve Þórsmörk, where we will spend a day riding in the area before heading home again.

ABOUT ÞÓRSMÖRK

Þórsmörk is a valley in the south of Iceland. The place has a big part in the hearts of many Icelandic people. Nature there is in many ways amazing with a lot of diversity from big glacier rivers on the lowland, to steep mountains and ravines with waterfalls, green hills and trees. The valley is surrounded by glaciers and Þórsmörk is the perfect place for horseback riding.

 

 

DAY BY DAY:
1. Arrival

Pick up in Reykjavík at the BSÍ station at 17.00. From there we drive along the Southcoast to Skálakot. We will have dinner in the hotel restaurant and there is a possibility to relax in the hottub before going to bed.
Accommodation: Skálakot manor hotel. Facilities: private bathroom and shower, hottub, WiFi.

2. Riding lesson and riding tour in the mountains

After breakfast it is time to get to know the horses. You will meet our instructor and together you can talk about what you would like to focus on in the riding lessons. The lessons will be individual or in small groups and depending on the weather and/or your wishes, the lessons can be inside or outside.
After everyone has had their riding lesson we enjoy our lunch before going together on a 3 hour riding tour up in the mountains towards the glacier Eyjafjallajökull. A well deserved meal will wait for us when we come back, as well as a warm hottub to relax the muscles after this first riding day.
Accommodation: Skálakot manor hotel. Facilities: private bathroom and shower, hottub, WiFi.

3. Riding lesson and riding tour towards the beach

In the morning we will continue with the riding lesson we had the day before. After lunch we will take a riding tour towards the black sand beach. On this riding tour you will get enough chance to try the tölt, the special gait of the Icelandic horse. Also this riding tour will take around three hours.
Accommodation: Skálakot manor hotel. Facilities: private bathroom and shower, hottub, WiFi.

4. Riding towards Þórsmörk

Today we will start to head out to the nature reserve Þórsmörk. We will drive you to ´gamla brú´, the old bridge, where the horses will be waiting for you. On the way we can stop at the famous waterfall Seljalandsfoss for some sightseeing. Depending on the group size and/or your preferences, you will either ride the horses and take some handhorses with you, or we will herd the horses loose with us. Maybe you even get to try both! Now we start to leave civilization, and over good riding trails on the foot of Eyjafjallajökull we ride towards the big river Krossá. A car will be waiting for you there to drive you over the river, while your guide(s) will make sure that the horses get safe to the other side. Just on the other side of the river is ´Húsadalur´, where we will spend the next two nights.
Riding distance: 20 km
Accommodation: ´Glamping´ at Vulcano Huts in Húsadalur. Facilities: Natural hotspring, sauna, showers and bathroom (shared), bar/restaurant, WiFi.

5. Riding tours in and around Þórsmörk

In the morning we will ride in the area called Almenningar, an area where we leave our sheep to graze over the summertime. The area is beautiful with great mountain and glacier views in nice weather. Along the way we can tell you lot of stories about the area, as well as the names of the mountains, rivers and glaciers you will see. After this approximately 4 hour riding tour we ride back to Húsadalur for lunch and a small rest. When we have reloaded our batteries, we will saddle some fresh horses for a riding tour into the magnificent ravine Stakkholtsgjá. This area has been used a lot as a decor in movies, and when you see it you will understand why! This second riding tour is a bit shorter and will take about two hours. After this riding tour we head back to Húsadalur for a good meal, a nice hottub or sauna and our second night.
Accommodation: ´Glamping´ at Vulcano Huts in Húsadalur. Facilities: Natural hotspring, sauna, showers and bathroom (shared), bar/restaurant, WiFi.

6. Back to the farm

Today we ride the horses back home. After we had a good breakfast and packed our bags, we will ride over the river Krossá and head back the same beautiful way we came on the third day. By this time you know the horses well and we will have a good pace. At home in Skálakot there will be a last dinner waiting for us, and of course the hottub to relax the muscles after the long riding day!
Riding distance: 40 km
Accommodation: Skálakot manor hotel. Facilities: private bathroom and shower, hottub, WiFi.

7. Departure

We enjoy one last breakfast together before we bring you back to Reykjavík. We will drop you off at the BSÍ busstation around 12.00.

 

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Other long horseback riding tours we offer:

Þórsmörk classic
Into the highlands
Hekla wilderness
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