ABOUT THE TOUR
Bright summer nights at the edge of the Arctic.
The North-East part of Iceland is often referred to as the “Edge of the Arctic“. During a two-week period around the 21st of June, the sun stays up all night and it´s an unforgettable experience to watch the colourful and quiet contrasts of light and water when the blood-red sun hovers over the glittering ocean in the night.
Our ride takes us along the shore, visiting small fishing villages and isolated farms with adventurous trails through the highland plateaus of Melrakkaslétta and Tunguheiði where the view is breathtaking and our only company are a few happy birds and sheeps wandering around in the heaths.
We will visit Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe and the National Park of Jökulsárgljúfur, with Ásbyrgi the hoof-shaped canyon; in the sagas, it´s said to be the footstep of Sleipnir, the eight-legged stallion of Óðinn, King of Aces (The Nordic gods of the Vikings)
Day by Day
Upon arrival at Keflavík airport, it is easy to use the Flybus service to a hotel or guesthouse of your own choice in Reykjavík for the first night. If needed, we can help with booking a room before and/or after the tour.
Day 1 - Saltvík – Þeistareykir (30 km)
Saltvík farm is located 5 min. from the Húsavík airport!
After an introduction to the staff and horses there is a short briefing about riding the Icelandic horses on trails, then we head up to the highlands. We ride over the Reykjaheiði heath and through ancient lava fields and moorland until we arrive at our destination at Þeistareykir, where we stay overnight in a cozy mountain hut, surrounded by geothermal hot springs that bubble and boil 24 hours a day with no rest and show us a glimpse of the powers that created this little Island millions of years ago!
Day 2: Þeistareykir – Ásbyrgi (30 km)
Day 3: Ásbyrgi - Kópasker (35 km)
Day 4: Kópasker – Ærlækur (40 km)
Day 5: Lundur - Þórseyri (40 km)
Day 6: Þórseyri – Saltvík (35 km)
Optional – 3 hours whale watching tour in the afternoon.
Day 7: Húsavík – Reykjavík
In the morning fly back to Reykjavík for an overnight stay before the flight back home!
16. June 2019
18. June 2019
25. June 2019