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Today we'll ride Þingvellir National Park where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. One thing that makes it a spectacular geological site to see is that the plates keep drifting apart by an average 2.5 cm per year or 25 km per million years! Þingvellir has been one of the most popular attractions in Iceland for decades due to its rich history and striking landscape. On this tour, we will take you on exciting trails and to secret spots where you can peacefully enjoy the breathtaking landscape, far from the crowd. You will experience a fantastic ride inside the famous fissure of Almannagjá, placing you literally between the two massive tectonic plates. For a perfect ending of this tour, a relaxing moment in the geothermal heated Jacuzzis located at the hotel with a unique view of the surroundings.
Ride Þingvellir National Park
Approximately 15 miles with 600 feet of climbing
Frost and Fire
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Explore Iceland from the amazing angle that Kayak can offer is an unforgettable experience. We drive about 30 minutes to the base located at the small seaside village of Stokkseyri, with its many picturesque wooden houses and only 450 inhabitants. The village is small but the surrounded area spreads over more than 12 thousands hectares of untouched wild land that is the home of enormous numbers of birds, plants, seals and other animals. During the tour we frequently see curious seals following the kayaks when we paddle along the lagoons as well as getting incredibly close to a numbers of wild birds. Apart from being a great way to explore nature, paddling a kayak is a very peaceful and amusing entertainment.
Iceland's Golden Circle
Approximately 8 miles with 1000 feet of climbing
Frost and Fire
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Visit to the most renowned sights of nature in Iceland; known as the Golden Circle. We start by a visit to Gullfoss (The Golden Waterfall) Iceland´s most famous waterfall, and has long been regarded as the most beautiful. The gorge was formed by flash flood waters that forced their way through cracks in the basalt lava layers. Following by a 2 – 3 hours hike tour in the valley of Haukadalur next to the most famous spouting hot spring in the world and the origin of the international word geyser. Geysir´s bowl is 18 meters across, and in past times when Geysir erupted regularly, it would spout to a height of as much as 60 meters. Today Geysir does not erupt anymore, but nearby hot spring Strokkur, souts up to 30 meters about every ten minutes.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Today we will ride in the magical area of Lakagígar. We cross “another planet”, through endless moss-covered lava fields vomited by the hundred craters of the Laki eruption of 1783, the world’s biggest, continuous eruption of historical times. The trail is a variety of techincal and sweet flowy trails, naturally formed by the Icelandic sheep, surrounded by spectacular canyons, moss and epic nature. Today's ride is followed by home-baked treats back at the farm by the young and true modern day farmers who deliver an unconditional love for their land and culture.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Today we will depart early from our lodge to the start of our todays ride. Katla (meaning “Kettle”) is one of Iceland's largest and most active volcano, partially buried underneath Mýrdalsjökull glacier, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and steep mountains on the other side. The second part of the today´s tour is on the top of Mt. Hjorleifshöfði a 750 ft high tuff mountain born out of a volcanic eruption from under a glacier in the penultimate Ice Age. During our ride we have an epic view over the black beach of the south coast.
Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Today´s ride suit both novices and more experienced riders. We ride at a leisurely tölt – the smooth running gait characteristic of the Iceland horse – from the farm of Austvadsholt under the famous volcano Hekla, surrounded by breathtaking mountain landscapes with the accompaniment of the burbling of the river flowing by. All around we see fields of graceful mares, powerful stallions and this year’s long-legged foals – all adding up to an unforgettable experience. After the ride we’ll have about a 1-hour drive back to Reykjavík. This afternoon, say farewell to your guides around 5:00 PM at the Hotel in Reykjavik, and start dreaming of a return trip back to this amazing island nation.
Horseback ride around Hekla Volcano
Approximately 2-3 hours of riding
Breakfast | Lunch
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See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.
Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays.
We recommend that you fly into Keflavík International Airport (KEF). One of two Taxi companies and a frequent public bus travel between Keflavik International Airport and the CenterHotel Klöpp. Taxis can be reserved online or by phone. Booking information can be found at http://taxireykjavik.is or http://www.hreyfill.is/en/.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the CenterHotel Klöpp (101 Reykjavík, Iceland) at 9:00 AM on the first day of the trip. After meeting with the group, we'll embark on a 45-minute drive to the start of today's ride in Þingvellir National Park.
If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Héraðsskólinn Boutique Inn (+354 537 8060), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.View our pre hotel recommendations
After the ride we’ll have about a 2-hours drive back to Reykjavík. This afternoon, say farewell to your guides around 4:00 PM at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, and start dreaming of a return trip back to this amazing island nation.View our post hotel recommendations
Iceland can be chilly, even in summer. Expect nights to dip down to below 10°C (below 50°F) and days to warm up to 15-20°C (60-70°F) and warmer. In the mountains, weather can change quickly and drastically and rain is common. You should be prepared for a wide range of weather with rain gear and extra layers. Packing List
Cosmopolitan Reykjavik is the worlds northernmost capital city. It's a wondrous city, a hub for those choosing to escape to the rugged Icelandic backcountry or those wanting to stay close and explore the world renowned urban music and arts scene. Wander into one of numerous museums to learn of a rich Viking heritage, lounge in a quaint cafe; visit Hallgrimskirkja church or journey into the rotating Perlan glass dome to capture unmatched views of the surrounding mountains and the tempestuous North Atlantic. Reykjavik is a town to behold. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel:
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Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.
Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.