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Thorsmörk nature reserve - Underneath glacier Eyjafjallajökull


CERTIFIED OPERATOR     Tour operator: Íshestar Riding Tours     2 days     Travel method: Other / Non-Travel

Thorsmörk nature reserve is the hikers paradise and you will get the chance to ride in this wonderland of nature.



HORSEBACK RIDING IN AMAZING NATURE RESERVE

We present here a truly wonderful tour into the fascinating Thorsmörk Nature Reserve. This tour used to be one of our most popular ones in earlier days and we are proud to be able to offer it again. The Thórsmörk area is hiker´s paradise. Riding in this wonderland of nature is pure joy.On our way to

On our way to Thorsmörk we are reminded of the major volcanic eruptions that occurred in 2010 causing massive disruption to international air traffic. We ride past one of the lava streams that flowed from the mighty glacier-capped volcano with the unpronounceable name, Eyjafjallajökull. We´re in the saddle for 4-7 hours (20-35 km) daily and stay in cozy mountain cabins with our horses nearby. On site, we have a sauna, an outdoor hot tub and warm showers. Can you imagine the sheer magic of relaxing in a natural hot tub in the highlands of Iceland with the Northern Lights dancing in the sky above? Life hardly gets any better!



Friday: Reykjavík – Bjarkarland – Thorsmörk

Pick up between 08:00 and 09:00. Please be ready at the earliest pick up time and be ready in your riding clothes. We travel by a private coach in the morning to the farm Bjarkarland, where we will meet horses and staff and start the ride down to the river Markarfljót. We will cross the river on a bridge and continue our ride past glacier lagoons and lava streams into the stunning nature park of Thorsmörk, crossing the glacial river Krossá on our way. Overnight for 2 nights in a cozy cabin in Húsadalur valley where we find a LavaSPA with sauna, showers, natural hot pool and sunbathing facilities (Approx.35 km)



Saturday: Riding inside Thorsmörk

We will spend the day riding inside the park, visiting numerous waterfalls and canyons. This is truly a wonderful area with the low bushes and glittering mountain creeks all over. Thorsmork has an especially warm climate, better than in the rest of south Iceland. In the protected valley, there is green vegetation of moss, fern, birch wood and other small shrubs. If you like yoga, Outdoor yoga walks and nature massage therapies could also be arranged. (Approx. 20 km)



Sunday: Thorsmörk – Bjarkarland – Reykjavík

This day’s ride takes us back across the river Krossá and alongside River Markarfljót until we cross it again on a bridge and take a new route back to Bjarkarland. After having said farewell to our horses we enjoy refreshments before we drive back to Reykjavík. At approx 19:00 we arrive back in Reykjavik. (Approx. 35 km)



– We reserve the right to alter the itinerary if necessary –



ACCOMMODATION

Shared sleeping bag accommodation in mountain cabins. Accommodation before and after the ride to be arranged individually.

NOTE - Please bring your own sleeping bag

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Bus transfer from Reykjavík to the farm.

During the ride full board is provided. Our menu consists of a large breakfast and traditional Icelandic meals (fish or lamb). Vegetarian meals are available if requested when booking. All riders make their own packed lunch from the breakfast table.

Alcoholic beverages are not included in the tour price and are hard to get in the highlands. They can be bought at a reasonable price in the Duty Free Store at Keflavik Airport upon arrival.

Rain wear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet.

ATTENTION

Individual travel insurance is not included in the tour price. We encourage clients to obtain relevant travel insurance before visiting Iceland.

Flight to and from Iceland is not included

Please bring your own sleeping bag with you on the tour

Bring bags rather than hard cover suitcases

Pack light because transport space is limited.



- For more information please visit our website www.ishestar.is -





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