Riding Across Iceland - My Family Travels

If you’re into riding horses and love the outdoors Iceland is the place to go. Last summer my father and I went to Iceland and rode horses for eight days across the country of Iceland. The farm that we provided the horses and the food for this trip was Eldhester and they can we found on line at www.elhester.is. They help you with everything and you pay them and they make sure that you have food everyday and a place to stay. After that you just get to ride horses for hours every day. The tour that my father and I did was named Spingisandur and it started in the north of Iceland and went 300 km to the south. We rode everyday for 8 to 10 hours traveling from 40 to 60 km. There were about 18 people that went on the trip with 3 tour guides and there were 60 horses. Only about 20 horses would be ridden at a time and then the rest would run free, it was like the people that were riding were herding the horses from point A to point B.

There are many other tours that can be taken at Eldhester including short day tours to week long tours. They can take you to some very scenic places in Iceland on horseback and who wouldn’t want to enjoy the glaciers and hot springs by riding by them on a horse that doesn’t speed by as quickly as a car and allows you to enjoy the open air.

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