Hekla-Landmannalaugar 6 days highland trail
23rd of June to 29th of June (pick up at 18 o‘clock at BSI bus station in Reykjavík on the 23rd of June and drop of at BSI bus station on the 29th of June around 18-19 o‘clock)
7th of July to the 13th of July (pick up at 18 o‘clock at BSI bus station in Reykjavík on the 7th of July and drop of at BSI bus station on the 13th of July around 18-19 o‘clock)
6th of August to the 12th of August (pick up at 18 o‘clock at BSI bus station in Reykjavík on the 6th of August and drop of at BSI bus station on the 12th of August around 18-19 o‘clock) FULLY BOOKED
18th of August to the 24th of August (pick up at 18 o‘clock at BSI bus station in Reykjavík on the 18th of August and drop of at BSI bus station on the 24th of August around 18-19 o‘clock) FULLY BOOKED
Price: 3100 euros
Requirements to join the ride:
Experienced rider, comfortable riding in all terrains at all gates.
Able to ride fast gallop through different terrain.
Able to mount the horse with out a step or help from other.
Comfortable riding in a group with 15 other riders.
Comfortable sleeping in a mountain hut, dormitory style with 15 others.
90 kg weight limit.
Included in the price:
– Pick up in Reykjavik.
– French, English and Icelandic speaking guide.
– All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
– Sleeping bag accommodation for 6 nights in mountain huts.
– 6 days of riding excursion with loose running horses three of the days.
– All horse tack, helmets and raingear.
– Evening hike if there is interest.
Pick up at BSI bus station in Reykjavik at 18 o’clock and driving to the farm. Dinner and discussion about the upcoming adventure.
Around midday, course is set through meadows and lava fields, alongside Ranga river, passing the historical lava sheep-fold Landrettir and the last farms before the highlands. 5 hours riding. Overnight in a new built lodge at a place called Rjúpnavellir close to the river.
Morning departure from Rjúpnavellir to the wilds, crossing a desert of ash and the lava field of Solvahraun, close to the famous volcano Hekla (last eruption in the year 2000). About 6 hours ride before reaching the green and peaceful area of Landmannahellir, where farmers stay while gathering their sheep in the mountains. Overnight in a lodge at Landmannahellir.
In the morning a 3-4 hours ride through the valley Domadal passing Frostastadarvatn lake on the way to the popular area Landmannalaugar, a grandiose setting of old craters and colorful mountains. Afternoon at leisure exploring the fabulous neighbourhood or bathing in a natural hot water pool.
Drive back to Landmannahellir for overnight.
Drive back to the horses at Landmannalaugar in the morning. Ride exploring the area via another route to Landmannahellir, a wild track previously known only to farmers. Traversing the inactive explosive craters such as Ljotipollur and Hnausapollur, passing several lakes, always in this unusual volcanic rough and soft landscape. 5 hours ride. Overnight at the lodge in Landmannahellir.
Crossing lava fields on the way back from the highland, heading towards Afangagil valley, a special place where sheep farmers and their friends get together in September for the ,,rettir”. 5-6 hours ride. Overnight in a shepherds lodge at Afangagil.
Departure from Afangagil early in the morning for the return to the farm Austvadsholt. Crossing deserts of ash and other impressive uninhabitable regions of Hekla. On through farmlands and across the Ranga river to get to the home meadows where the horses are released from their duties and get a well earned rest. 7-8 hours ride. Transfer to the BSI bus station in Reykjavik, arriving time there around 19 o’clock.
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