Into the Highlands

In to the Highlands

In this tour, you get the possibility to look into the highland of South Iceland. Riding between glaciers in a beautiful landscape of fire and ice. We ride into the uplands of Fljótshlíð and Rangárvellir on the way to Fjallabaksleið Syðri. Passing Einhyrningur and the great canyon of Markarfljót river. A good tour for people who enjoy riding in the magnificent untouched nature.

Day by day plan:

Day 1. Reykjavík – Skálakot.
Pick up at BSÍ bus station in Reykjavík at 17.00. We drive to Skálakot where we have dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2. Skálakot – Fljótshlíð 25 km.
We ride from Skálakot along the mountains of Eyjafjöll, passing the waterfall Seljalandsfoss to “Gamla brú” an old bridge over the river Markarfljót, where we stop to have our lunch. After the lunch break, we ride over the bridge heading to Fljótshlíð, passing Stóri Dímon, an island rising up from the black sand beside the river Markarfljót. We end our riding in Eyvindarmúli where we keep our horses over the night, but we drive back to Skálakot for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3. Fljótshlíð – Emstrur 30 km.
After the breakfast, we drive to Eyvindarmúli where we start our riding into the highland. The way goes between the two glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull on the right side and Tindfjallajökull on the left side.
With a magnificent view of Þórsmörk and the uplands area of Fljótshlíð. On the way, we pass the special mountain Einhyrningur (unicorn) before we head to Emstrur where we have our overnight stay in a nice and cosy hut.
Day 4. Emstrur – Emstrur 35 km.
This day we take a ride in the area of Emstrur and stay in the same hut another night.
We ride a circle up to Hvanngil and over to Álftavatn, beside Álftavatn to Sáta and down to Krókur. From there to Hvítmaga, beside Lifrarfjöll and to Emstrur again.
Day 5. Emstrur – Skálakot 55 km
This is the longest day of the tour, from Emstrur to Skálakot where we started our trip.
Riding the same beautiful way as we came, seeing it from another perspective.
The horses are willing and happy to go home, so it makes it rather easy to ride.
At the end of this day the Jacuzzi and the sauna will be waiting for us and of course a good dinner.
Day 6. Skálakot – Reykjavík.
Drop off at BSÍ bus station, with a stop by the waterfall Seljalandsfoss.
We presume to be at BSÍ at 12.00