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Snaefellsnes Beach Ride


Itinerary for Snaefellsnes Beach Ride



Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1 (Monday): Arrival
Pick up at BSÍ Bus station in Reykjavik or at one of Reykjavik's official bus stops near your accommodation (see: www.busstop.is) around 4:00 pm. Our bus will transfer you and your fellow riders to Hraunholt Farm, where your hosts are waiting for you. After a lovely introductory meal where we get to know each other, we relax and rest so we are well prepared for the adventure ahead of us.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Hraunholt Farm


Day 2 (Tuesday): Traðir to Kolviðarnes
After a lovely breakfast we meet our horses and head out to the yellow colored, sandy beach, a unique experience for everyone with lava-fields and mountains on one side of the trail and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. We leave the horses at the Farm and spend the night at Hraunholt Farm.
Riding approx. 35 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hraunholt Farm


Day 3 (Wednesday): Ride to Hausthúsahringur
We leave the herd at Kolviðarnes and go out and play, enjoying another brisk ride on the beach with fantastic views of the ocean, the mountains and the majestic Snæfellsnes Glacier. The horses stay at Kolviðarnes and we drive back to Hraunholt.
Riding approx. 18 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hraunholt Farm


Day 4 (Thursday): Ride back to Hraunholt
We take all the horses with us and ride into the mountains and lava, on our way back to Hraunholt. We ride through fertile farmlands and along good riding tracks over the river Haffjarðará and travel through an area well known as the hideout of Iceland‘s most famous outlaw, Grettir.
Riding approx. 25 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hraunholt Farm


Day 5 (Friday): Ride to Rauðaneslaug
On the last day we choose our best horses and continue riding in amazing landscape surounded with lava, mountains, rivers and lakes. We ride to Rauðaneslaug where we can have a bath in the Rauðaneslaug swimming pool.
We will then ride our last part of the tour before we enjoy the farewell dinner at Hraunholt.
Riding approx. 22 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at
Hraunholt Farm

Day 6 (Saturday): Departure
After breakfast, transfer back to Reykjavik. We should arrive in the city around 11:30am.
Meals included: Breakfast
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Snaefellsnes Beach Ride
Tour Code: IT-ICRT16
6 days / 5 nights ~$1,695.00
Dates : June, August & September

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 06/22 - 06/27 6d / 5n 5 day trip, AP (Low) 6 /18 Expired
A 2020 08/17 - 08/22 6d / 5n 5 day trip, AP (High) 6 /18 Reserve
B 2020 08/31 - 09/05 6d / 5n 5 day trip, AP (Low) 6 /18 Reserve
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Tack: Icelandic
Horses: Icelandic Horses
Pace: Daily rides are between 6-7 hours. Kne...

Airport: Keflavik Airport
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