Dalatour - Valleys and Mountains

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Overview

This tour with a duration of 6 riding days will take you across different mountains and plains and into valleys on the eastern edge of the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

We follow old travel routes, which were only accessible on horseback in the old days. Today, only very few people still use these tracks. In addition we get to enjoy the special experience of riding over black lava sand when we cross the bay behind Stóri-Kálfalækur at low tide.

We travel according to Icelandic tradition, with regular stops to give horses and riders a good rest. Riding with a free-running herd allows for changing horses en-route and ensures that all horses can carry their riders through Iceland at brisk speed without tiring out.

We leave the herd behind at our daily destination. We go back to the farm by car or mini-bus at the end of our daily rides and are taken back to the herd the next morning after breakfast.

Homemade food is provided by our hosts. Enjoy traditional Icelandic dishes which have been adapted to the European taste - made with love, delicious and plentiful.

 

Tour dates/ itinerary:

Saturday 07/07/2018 to Saturday 14/07/2018

Saturday 28/07/2018 to Saturday 04/08/2018

 

  • individually organised arrival at Reykjavik

  • meeting at BSI bus terminal in Reykjavik at 6:30 p.m. on 07/07/2018 or 28/07/2018

  • organised transfer to farm Stóri-Kálfalækur, 6 riding days, 7 nights

  • organised transfer to Reykjavik on 14/07/2018 or 04/08/2018, arrival around lunchtime

  • individually organised onward journey

 

Useful information:

  • Number of participants: max. 16

  • This tour is not suitable for riders with no or little riding experience as we ride through rough terrain, up and down steep slopes and will be in the saddle for up to 7 hours per day.

  • Our hosts Siggi and Ólöf at Stóri-Kálfalækur have operated multi-day riding tours since 1986. They are widely known for their exceptionally good horses, Siggi‘s horsemanship and Ólöf‘s culinary skills.

 

Price per person

  • In double room: ISK 290‘000.-

 

Included in tour/price:

  • Transfer from Reykjavik to farm Stóri-Kálfalækur and back to Reykjavik after the tour

  • 6 riding days with 2-3 different horses per day and free-running herd

  • accommodation in double rooms with made-up beds and shared bathrooms

  • dinner at the farm on arrival day

  • full board on all riding days

  • breakfast on departure day before transfer to Reykjavik

  • use of hot tub

  • towels

  • rain gear

  • riding helmet

  • saddle bags

  • packing list

Perfect riding tours on wonderful horses. Good food and lovely people. Thank you for everything. I will come back again and again.

Gerda from Switzerland

Sigurður Jóhannsson and Ólöf Guðbrandsdóttir

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