Tour 19 – Sprengisandur: 6 days on horseback
Between Glaciers into the Desert Wilderness
We ride along the ancient Sprengisandur route that crosses Iceland. We explore some of the most fascinating and extreme contrasts of the Icelandic landscape. In the South, we ride along soft green paths along the riverbanks of the Thjórsá River and through a lava valley created by an 800-year-old eruption of the volcano Hekla. The spectacular wilderness of Iceland emerges as we follow the sand and rock plains across Sprengisandur between the glaciers Vatnajökull and Hofsjökull. In stark contrast to this barren landscape, we stop at a hot spring, where we have the opportunity to relax in the geothermal water. During the tour, we pass Arnarfell Mountain, Iceland's geographical centre. We arrive in North Iceland at the bottom of Eyjafjörður Fjord, one of the longest fjords in Iceland.
8 days and 7 nights - 300 km.
6 days on horseback.
Full board – in sleepingbag accommodation
Riding distance per day: 35 - 60 km (6-9 hours).
Departures: July 6 and 15, 2013
Please note that dinner on the last evening is not included in our longer tours.
(Note: The first tour starts from the South, the second in the south)
Tour 19: Sprengisandur auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen