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Travel information

Active holidays and relaxation to feel good
We make abundant use of our natural hot open-air swimming pools and hot pools in summer as well as winter with every group of guests – enjoying Iceland’s richness of hot water (entrance fees for pools is included). Upon request we can also arrange a visit to a leading equestrian specialist shop. All transfers in our programs are included (except short-transfers in Reykjavík). Entrance fees for museums, dances or similar events are also inclusive according to programs.

Accommodation is pleasant and comfortable, wherever possible. We sleep in simple guest-houses and youth hostels with double-/multi-bedrooms. When hiking we also spend some nights in simple but clean and warm huts and village halls (mattress camp), old farmhouses and 2-person huts equipped with cooker, cooking utensils and provisions.

And finally: What does full board mean? As a rule this means: breakfast, substantial picnic or warm lunch, as well as warm dinner. We value typical icelandic food, whenever possible. Typically icelandic – most of all means healthy: Vegetables and salad from geothermic hothouses, fresh fish from the sea or our clean rivers, delicious dairy products which are not mass produced and lamb from absolute free-range animals.

En route, there is almost no need to spend extra money. But do take along some money for possible short-transfers in Reykjavík on departure-day.

Hiking I 
We sometimes walk over rough ground without roads or paths. Hiking up to 4 hours a day. Participants should be generally fit and healthy. No previous knowledge necessary.

Hiking II
We sometimes walk over rough grounds without paths. Hiking up to 8 hours a day (without luggage) . Participants should be fairly fit, healthy and steadfast.

Hiking III
We mostly walk over rough ground without roads or paths, we have to cross rivers and carry luggage (incl. sleeping-bag). Participants should be fit, healthy and steadfast.
Our mountain huts are simple but warm, clean and well equipped with goods and cooking utensils. However, we all have to carry some of the fresh food we need as well as our personal daily things.

Things to bring along for hiking tours::
Comfortable well-fitting water-proof hiking shoes, slippers, rain-proof clothes (jacket and trousers), hiking-bag, gloves and cap, bathing costume or trunks, sunglasses, warm, functional clothing, sleeping bag (Hiking II and III), trekking-rucksack (Hiking III only), hiking-sandals or similar shoes for river-crossings (Hiking III only).

Riding I – Beginners with a basic knowledge
It is no problem for you to ride a safe horse in all gaits. It is possible for children to take part in this tour if they have enough riding experience. (Tour: Horses and hot Pools.)

Riding II – Experienced riders only
We are riding at a lively pace, partly with free-running horses (pack-horses, exchange horses, young horses) and we appreciate it when our guests help driving and keeping the herd together. (Riding, Nature, Experience; Round-ups.)

For all our riding programs participants need to be fit and healthy.

Things to bring along for riding tours::
Boots, warm functional riding-clothes, comfortable hiking shoes, gloves and ear-muffs, bathing costume or trunks, slippers, riding-helmet, sunglasses.
We can provide water-proof clothes and riding-helmets if necessary.

At last:
Please note that some guest-houses do not serve breakfast for passengers of early morning flights (departure 04:00).

We reserve the right to change programs when absolutely necessary (e.g. extreme weather conditions).

Please understand that we cannot repay for services provided that you don’t wish to use.


According to regulations, riding-clothes and everything else that is bound to come into contact with horses has to be disinfected before travelling to Iceland (unless it is newly bought). Clothes can be chemically dry-cleaned and you can get other things (helmets, boots, etc.) disinfected at Public Health Departments, Institutes for infectious diseases or at the vet, etc. Please keep proof ready on arrival in Iceland. Leather clothes or wax-like jackets are not suitable since they are difficult to disinfect. Fur further information see:

Reservation and consultation

Arinbjörn Jóhannsson
IS – 531 Hvammstangi
Tel. +354-451 2938
Fax +354-451 2998