Þórsmörk classic horseback riding tour
This Þórsmörk horseback riding tour will charm you with many different aspects of Icelandic nature. Starting with a horseback riding tour to the black beach. While riding along soft trails through a grand wilderness, toward the nature reserve, Thórsmörk and as we ride in one of the oldest forests we will tell you some stories about the surroundings. One of the highlights is riding into the mighty ravine Stakkholtsgjá where the water has shaped the mountains for many thousands of years.
We live together in Húsadalur in cosy huts with a toilet, showers and natural hot spring.
Day by day:
Day 1 – Arrival day
Pick up in Reykjavik BSÌ at 17.00. There we will have dinner and plan our tour together before going to the hot tub or sauna to relax before going to bed.
Day 2 – On the beach and up to the glacier
For the first riding day we are having two nice riding tours with lunch in between. We ride to the black beach of the Atlantic Ocean and if we are lucky we might see some seals. For the second riding tour, we head to the mountains to meet up with the mighty Eyjafjallajökull. After a ride, it is good to relax in a warm water, therefore, the hot tub will be ready for you.
Day 3 – Riding to Thórsmörk
Riding from Skálakot along the mountains Eyjafjöll, towards the famous waterfall Seljalandsfoss where it is possible to be behind. We continue on good soft riding path and slowly leave the civilization. And as we go further heading across some small rivers before we untack the horses and jump into the truck who will take us over the final river Krossá. The horses will manage themselves over the river and we soon reach Húsadalur, where we have a good dinner buffet in the restaurant and a well-earned rest.
Day 4 – Riding in the nature reserve
Morning is coming in Húsadalur and it is time for riding. We ride the day in two stages. The first one we spend in the forest and the afternoon in the ravine Stakkholtsgjá.
We are riding in an area called Almenningar where the farmers put their sheep for eating good grass in spring- and summertime. On our way, we will tell you the name of the mountains and valleys and there are as many stories as names.
In the afternoon we ride into the magnificent ravine called Stakkholtsgjá. And finally, after a nice day, and after enjoying a good meal in the restaurant and spend the night in the same cabin as the night before.
Day 5 – Riding to Skálakot
It is the last riding day and we ride on the same beautiful riding path as when we entered Thórsmörk. By this time you should know your horses well and we are riding in a good phase.
For instance, we stop by Old Bridge who was in use until 2000´s century. Before going for a traditional Icelandic barbecue, sauna and hot tub.
Day 6 – Departure day
Late breakfast before we drive towards Reykjavik, for drop off at the BSÌ bus station at
around 12.00 am.