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In this tour we combine two big experiences. For a part of the tour we ride on easy paths where it is good to try out the famous gait tolt (the special gait of the Icelandic horse). We also do cool off road riding in rough terrain, where you really experience how sure footed these horses are, and how good they feel in the very uneven terrain our Icelandic nature can offer. We go up a steep mountainside with spectacular view and visualize how the locals round up the sheep from the huge highlands on these sturdy horses, and live with the beautiful nature here. We also stop for a picnic with Icelandic specialities, that we provide. This ride is fun for experienced riders, and sporty novice riders have enjoyed the ride a lot too. Duration of the riding tour is ca. 3 hours (and the whole experience can be ca. 4 hours).
ICELANDIC COUNTRY LIFE
The exact trail that we pick in this Icelandic horse tour is a bit different depending on in what month we are riding, as circumstances in nature varies a bit in different parts of the trail depending on season.
In this tour we combine the experience of:
- Riding on easy paths where it is good to try out the famous gait tolt (the special gait of the Icelandic horse)
- Riding off road, and experience how sure footed and sturdy the Icelandic horse is, on the hillsides of the green and striking Barð mountain, and going high up on either the Barð hillsides or up on the Akraás hilltop, both places offering spectacular views.
- Spectacular view over the country side here and the grand lake Miklavatn (and the ocean in the distance), or over the striking Flokadalsvatn lake.
- Visualizing how the locals round up the sheep from the huge highlands on these tough, calm and brave horses
- How the farmers and other locals live with the beautiful nature here.
- Getting the inside information, and the questions answered, about the Icelandic country life in Northern Iceland
- Seeing a little bit of ancient ruins peeking out of the ground here and there, and learning about the history and living conditions here in the old days.
- We stop for a picnic break and good chatting (where we can tell you lots about Iceland, history, countryside, or whatever your heart desires, if you’re interested) where everybody can stretch their legs. We provide snacks that are f.ex. pastries and breads, can variate a bit, but always some traditional Icelandic delicacies like have been made on the Icelandic farms through history, and usually they are homemade.
Intermediate riding skills are needed. Speed and length of ride can be adjusted a bit to the riders, but one needs a bit of balance so it is not a good tour for absolute beginners.
Duration and price:
It’s 3,5-4 hour total. (where the whole experience can be 4-4,5 hours), and includes refreshments/snacks.
The Icelandic country life tour can usually be done in May-October (both included).
The Langhus farm, where the roads 76 and 787 cross. Gps dots are N66°03.653 and W019°07.280 or 66,060942 and 19,121477
Add-on option: The geothermal mineral bath:
On top of this it is super popular by groups of 10 people or less, to add on going to our indoor geothermal mineral bath (where you also can take a shower) for relaxation and fun, for maybe an hour. You get that as a very cheap add-on option for 1900 ISK per person.
Add-on option: Icelandic traditional waffle lunch with great drinks:
On top of this it is super popular to add on getting Icelandic waffles with a choice of toppings. Either homemade blueberry jam, or the traditional Icelandic way (with homemade rhubarb jam), also whipped cream (if you like), or simply Nutella chocolate spread. Also with good real coffee, a choice of teas, or excellent quality dark hot chocolate (with cream if you like). You get that as a very cheap add-on lunch option to the other options for 1900 ISK per person.