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Relax & Ride – Family Style!

Our friends at Staðarhús have organized this family-style tour, for those that just want to trail ride and sightsee.

JUNE 11-17, 2018

Icelanders have a long tradition of riding horses with the entire family, with three and even four generations enjoying relaxing trail rides together on groomed equestrian trails through the countryside. This tour gives families the chance to try it. We have horses for all skill levels, from beginners to competitors, and plan our rides so that everyone has fun. Each ride is led by a professional riding instructor and horse trainer who shares tips and tricks for getting the smoothest, most comfortable tölt—the Icelandic horse’s signature gait. Sightseeing, shopping, museum visits, hot tubbing, luxury accommodations, and great food combine for a fun family vacation in an exotic locale.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

ARRIVAL DAY – DAY 1
10:00 Pickups at BSI bus terminal
10:30 Stop to shop at Ástund
1:00 Arrive at farm in time for lunch
2:00 Settle in and explore the farm
4:00 Introductory riding lessons
7:30 Dinner

DAY 2
8-10:00 Breakfast
10-12:00 Ride (indoor or outdoor/weather permitting)
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Local Sightseeing in Borgarfjord: Depending on the weather, we will visit the lava-tube caves at Surtshellir, the waterfalls at Hraunfossar, the Deildartunga hotspring and greenhouse area, Reykholt’s Snorri Sturluson Exhibition, Stedji Brewery, and/or the Haafell Icelandic Goat Center
7:30 Dinner

DAY 3
9:00 Breakfast
10-12 Ride(indoor or outdoor/weather permitting)
1:00 Lunch
3:00 Ride (indoor or outdoor/weather permitting)
7:30 Dinner

DAY 4
9:00 Breakfast
10-12 Ride(indoor or outdoor/weather permitting)
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Free Afternoon in Borgarnes: soak in the hot tubs at the public pool, visit the Settlement Center and Safnhus Exhibitions, shop, relax in a café, or walk the coast path.
7:30 Dinner

DAY 5
8-10:00 Breakfast
Trail ride fun
Picnic Lunch
7-7:30 Dinner

LAST DAY – DAY 6
9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Depart Farm
11:30 Stop and Shop at Álafoss/Ástund
1:00 Drop off at BSI bus terminal.

*Ground transportation is included in our trips, only based on the schedule/itinerary provided. Guests will need to be at their designated location in order to be picked up by our shuttle. If you have a different itinerary planned than what is listed on our schedule, please be advised that you will be responsible for your own transportation.