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Kjolur Ride - Between the Glaciers


Accommodations for Kjolur Ride - Between the Glaciers


Accommodation
This is a progressive ride so nights will be spent in different accommodations.

Description
You will sleep in simple mountain cabins with shared facilities. Please, bring your own sleeping bag.

Accommodation Itinerary (North to South) - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1 & 2: Hvammur Farm
Night 3: Áfangi Mountain Cabin
Night 4: Hveravellir Mountain Hut
Night 5: Árbúðir Mountain Hut
Night 6: Fremstaver Mountain Cabin
Night 7: Myrkholt Farm

Hvammur Farm
Hvammur Farm is situated in the beautiful Vatnsdalur Valley. The farmhouse was renovated 4 years ago and has a hot tub in the garden with a view over the famous salmon fishing river Vatnsdalsá. The farm has 6 bedrooms (2-4 beds in each room) that can accommodate up to 19 people max. There are 2 showers and 2 washrooms to share. There is cellphone coverage and Wi-Fi access.

Áfangi Mountain Cabin
Áfangi offers clean and comfortable accommodation surrounded with beautiful highland scenery. Maximum occupancy is 32 people in 8 rooms with bunk beds (4 persons in each room). Guests have access to a well equipped kitchen, dining area and a lounge. Facilities are shared. There is a Jacuzzi that everyone is welcome to use.

Hveravellir Mountain Hut
Hveravellir is a beautiful geothermal hot spot located in the western highlands of Iceland. The group stays in the „Old hut” next to the geothermal Jacuzzi. The Old Hut at Hveravellir offers dormitory rooms with 8 to 12 bunk beds in each room. Facilities are shared between the hold hut, new hut and the campsite and include 3 washrooms and 1 shower. There is no Wi-Fi access but cellphone coverage is usually available.
Please note the stables/horses are in 15 min walking distance from the hut.

Árbúðir Mountain Hut
Arbudir is located on the banks of the river Svartá. The cabin has sleeping-bag accommodation for up to 30 overnight guests in 2 dormitory style rooms. There is 1 shower and 2 washrooms to share between guests. The GSM connection is usually weak and Wi-Fi is not available.

Fremstaver
Fremstaver is a cozy hut on the south slopes of the mountain Bláfell. The cabin is situated in beautiful surroundings that offer many sight-seeing possibilities. Climbing the mountain Bláfell is a long but rewarding walk. It can accommodate up to 25 people in a single dormitory room. There are 2 washrooms but no showers. GSM connection is possible but there is no Wi-Fi access.

Myrkholt
Myrkholt is located just between Gullfoss waterfall and the hot spring Geysir. This lovely farm has 8 dormitory style rooms (32 beds total) with 4 showers and 4 toilets (shared). There is cellphone coverage and Wi-Fi access.

Room Occupancy
Single rooms are not available on this trip.


Meals
During the ride full board is provided.

The menu consists of a large breakfast and traditional Icelandic meals (fish or lamb).
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.

Dietary Restrictions
Vegetarian meals are available if requested in advance.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Kjolur Ride - Between the Glaciers
Tour Code: IT-ICRT07
8 days / 7 nights ~$2,715.00
Dates : June to Sept

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Basic
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
B 2020 06/20 - 06/27 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low) 8 /20 Expired
A 2020 06/27 - 07/04 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 8 /20 Expired
A 2020 07/04 - 07/11 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 8 /20 Expired
A 2020 07/11 - 07/18 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 8 /20 Expired
A 2020 07/18 - 07/25 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 8 /20 Expired
A 2020 07/25 - 08/01 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 8 /20 Expired
A 2020 08/10 - 08/17 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 8 /20 Sold Out
A 2020 08/17 - 08/24 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 8 /20 Sold Out
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Tack: Icelandic
Horses: Icelandic Horses
Pace: Daily rides are 4-7 hours (24-35 km). ...

Airport: Keflavik Airport
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