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Riding on the Kings Trail in Iceland
from $3,065
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2020 if booked by 31st December 2019

Summary:

Tour across Iceland´s western highlands, from the beautiful Vatnsdalur Valley in the north to the shrine of the nation, Þingvellir in the south. Follow the footsteps of Icelandic people who rode these paths to visit their King back in 1907 on quality Icelandics at a smooth tolt, staying in local farms and mountain cabins along the way. Experience the thrill of riding the trail alongside a herd of 60-90 free-running horses, the traditional Icelandic way of travelling. 

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 4, 12 July
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 7 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: Control a horse at a walk, trot and canter confidently over open ground.
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 16
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from closest designated bus stop in Rekjavik.
Iceland Lagoon Trail
from $1,765
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2020 if booked by 31st December 2019

Summary:

This is an incredible ride through the varied landscapes of the north west of Iceland. Accompany the herd of horses as you cross lakes and rivers and ride through valleys while returning to a comfortable farmhouse for accommodation each night.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 18* August (*denotes high season).
  • 2020: 7, 14 June; 19* July; 23 August (*denotes high season)
  • Trip Length: 5 days / 4 nights / 4 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: Up to six hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik (own booking)
  • Riding Ability Required: Control a horse at a walk, trot and canter confidently over open ground. Minimum age 7
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 16
  • Transfer: 2019/20: Included from your hotel or closest designated bus stop in Rekjavik.
Crossing a river with a herd of horses
from $2,459
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2020 if booked by 31st December 2019

Summary:

The North of Iceland is known for its spectacular natural sights and diverse landscape. We ride along soft riding tracks ideal for “tölting”, the unique extra gait of the Icelandic Horse seeing volcanoes, beaches and geothermal pools. This tour was nominated by the Sunday Times as one of the 10 best trails in the world.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 26 August (*denotes high season)
  • 2020: 22, 29* June; 6*, 13* July; 10*, 17*, 24 August (*denotes high season)
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights/5 days riding - approx. 160km.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 to 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: Control a horse at a walk, trot and canter confidently over open ground. A sense of adventure is also required. Minimum age 8.
  • Usual Group Size: 6 - 20
  • Transfer: 2019/20: Included from your hotel or closest designated bus stop in Rekjavik.
Iceland Northern Lights Short Break
from $1,185
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2020 if booked by 31st December 2019

Summary:

Great riding in the wilderness outside of Reykjavik, a chance to spot the illusive Northern Lights and enjoy the legendary nightlife of Iceland's capital.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Short Break: Jan 29; Feb 19, 26; Mar 4, 11, 18; Apr 8; Sept 16, 30; Oct 7, 28; Nov 4, 18, 25.
  • 2020 Comfort Tour Short Break: Mar 26; Apr 2; Oct 15, 22.
  • Trip Length: Short Break: 4 days / 3 nights / 3 days riding
    Comfort Tour Short Break: 3 days / 2 nights / 2 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik (own booking)
  • Riding Ability Required: Able to walk, trot and canter on a good horse
  • Usual Group Size: 6 - 16
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from BSÍ bus station or closest designated bus stop to your hotel in Rekjavik at 17:00 (16:00-17:00 for Comfort Short Break).
Riding on the banks of the river
from $1,419
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2020 if booked by 31st December 2019

Summary:

A shorter tour, ideal for those who want to try out riding in Iceland. This one is ideal for families and all levels of rider, including beginner. Four riding days along Iceland's longest river staying in a cosy guesthouse with hot tub.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020:
  • Low season: 25 May; 15, 22 June
  • High season: 6, 20, 27 Jul; 3, 10, 17 Aug
  • Trip Length: 4 days / 3 nights / 4 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-4 hours
  • Meeting point: BSÍ bus station or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels are welcome
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 16
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from closest designated bus stop/bus station in Rekjavik.
Riding with the herd in Iceland
from $2,555
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2020 if booked by 31st December 2019

Summary:

Head to northern Iceland on this unique tour, coinciding with the summer solstice. You'll sleep during the day and ride overnight, being guided by the golden light of the midnight sun. The trail includes riding on the beaches of northern Iceland and takes you to the top of the Mid Atlantic ridge. Simple accommodation is offered on a traditional Icelandic farm. The ideal break for intermediate riders wanting to experience the midnight sun in an remote, unspoilt region with some truly unique landscapes.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 16-21 June
  • Trip Length: 6 days / 5 nights / 5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: The BSÍ bus station in Reykjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate: Control a horse at a walk, trot and canter confidently over open ground.
  • Usual Group Size: 12-20
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from closest designated bus stop in Rekjavik.
View of Volcano Trail
from $2,595
Special Offer:

10% off all departures for 2020 if booked by 31st December 2019

Summary:

Ride in the traditional way with a herd of Icelandic horses at all paces seeing volcanoes, beaches and geothermal pools. Adventure trip.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 24 (full) August (*denotes high season).
  • 2020: 6, 20 June; 15*, 29 August (*denotes high season).
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding - approx. 185km
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 to 8 hours
  • Meeting point: BSI Bus Station or closest designated bus stop to your hotel in Rekjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: Control a horse at a walk, trot and canter confidently over open ground. Minimum age 7
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 18
  • Transfer: 2019/20: Included from BSI Bus Station or closest designated bus stop to your hotel in Rekjavik.
Cantering through the lake outside Castle Leslie
from $1,155
Summary:

A luxury break in Ireland with over a thousand acres of rolling hills, parkland and lakes to explore on horseback. Tuition for all levels, clinics by top competition riders and 300 cross country jumps are part of a top-quality range of facilities. Accommodation is in the four-star Lodge with it’s own bar and restaurant, and spa.

Departure Dates:
  • All year round on request from 1st January - 20th December 2019.
  • All year round on request from 1st January - 18th December 2020.
  • Trip Length: Various packages from 4 to 8 days available
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 hours. The hours are flexible and can be taken as desired.
  • Meeting point: Castle Leslie
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginners onwards. Minimum riding age is 4 years old.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: Payable on site. 1 person €90 pp each way, 2-5 people €40 pp each way, 6+ people €30 pp each way from Dublin and Belfast, airport or hotel. You can also book a taxi. Transfer times are approximately 1 hour from Belfast, 1.5 hours from Dublin and about 2.5 hours from Shannon.
Riding on the beach
from $1,785
Summary:
Guided riding along the beaches and mountains of Ireland based in a comfortable hotel right on the sea.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019 Mid season: 15 Jun; 6 (FULL), 21 Sept
  • 2019 High season: 17 Aug
  • 2020 Low season:16 May
  • 2020 Mid season: 23 May; 6, 20 Jun; 4, 26 Sept
  • 2020 High season: 4 Jul; 22 Aug
  • Trip Length: 8 day /7 night weekly rides
  • Approximate riding time per day: about 6 hours
  • Meeting point: The Hotel
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident, intermediate riders happy to ride at all paces . Min age 14.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: Not included from Dublin airport - take a direct bus from the airport to the hotel, see Sample Itinerary for more information.
Summary:

Lessons for all riding abilities: general, show-jumping, dressage, cross country. Excellent on site facilities, organised and comfortable.

Departure Dates:
  • Weekly from March to the end of October (please note that full board option is only available in June, July, August)
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n, 5d/4n or 4d/3n, can be tailor-made on request
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 hours tuition daily
  • Meeting point: Kilbeggan bus station
  • Riding Ability Required: From total beginner to advanced rider
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: Included from Kilbeggan Bus Station. (An hour and a half from Dublin)

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