Rekstur - 4 Day Adventure 
 

August 9-12, 2016

4 day riding tour adventure for experienced riders, which combines some of the best that Icelandic riding has to offer.  Great horses, beautiful scenery, comfort and adventure. 

3 out of 4 days we travel with “Rekstur” which is an Icelandic word for a riding tour with a herd of free running horses running with the riders.  We estimate each participant will ride 3-4 horses per day.  Riders will not be assigned one single horse for the duration of the tour, giving all riders the opportunity to try as many horses as possible.

It´s a small group tour with a maximum 8 participants plus staff.

The trip will be based in Skjaldarvik in North Iceland only a few kilometers from Akureyri the capital of the North. That´s where our accommodation will be, our home away from home, except that the 3rd night offers the chance of an overnighting stay in an old turf house Baugasel, located in Barkárdalur, this stay will take you back in time about 100 years being surrounded by nature and nothing that gives a hint about modern times.  It´s an adventure of a lifetime; primitive, basic, no electricity, no running water, no Wi-Fi! At the same time it will be so relaxed, beautiful and unwinding.


Day 1,
Starts at 14.00 in Skjaldarvík
Check in, introduction of participants, staff and horses
2 short riding tours per person (approx... 30 min per tour, for you to know some of the horses and for us to know a bit better about your riding skills)
3 Course dinner in Skjaldarvik
Accommodation in Skjaldarvik

Day 2,
Breakfast at 9.00
Preparation
Riding tour “Rekstur” to Skriða in Hörgárdalur (approx.… 20 kilometers, 4 stints)
Short sightseeing in Skriða, a horse and dairy farm.
We overnight the horses in Skriða and head back “home” to Skjaldarvik by car
Free time in Akureyri for those who want
3 Course dinner in Skjaldarvik
Accommodation in Skjaldarvik

Day 3,
Breakfast at 9.00
Preparation
Drive to Skriða
Horse show in Skriða on the oval track
Riding tour “Rekstur” from Skriða into Barkárdalur (Baugasel) (approx. 16kilometers 3 stints)
BBQ and bonfire in Baugasel
Accommodation in Baugasel turf house (sleeping bag)

Day 4,
Breakfast at 9.00
Preparation
Riding tour “Rekstur” to Skriða (approx. 16kilometers 3 stints)
Coffee and waffles in Skriða
Drive back to Skjaldarvik
3 Course dinner in Skjaldarvik
Accommodation in Skjaldarvik
Included in the tour

Pick up and drop off in Akureyri
4 nights, 3 in Skjaldarvik Guesthouse  (shared facilities) and 1 night in a 19th century Turf House (participants will hold their rooms in Skjaldarvik during their stay)
4 breakfasts
3 dinners (3 courses) in Skjaldarvik and a BBQ in Baugasel
3 lunch packs (day 2, 3 and 4)
Waffles and coffee in Skriða on day 4
All transportation during the trip
Great horses (we will do our very best to deliver suitable horses for each rider)
Horse show in Skriða on day 3
$2,500- (double room)

*Additional charge for single room occupancy $210

Contact us ASAP to reserve your spot for a trip of a lifetime!

Testimonials

"Definitely the trip of a lifetime. This was the real Iceland, far more than a trek.  It was a privilege to experience Iceland at this level" 
-Alice Ryan
"Great horses, convivial companionship, and lots of fun in a uniquely beautiful and interesting place! Solheimar trips allow you to authentically experience the Icelandic Horse from the perspective of an Icelander. You can see firsthand the place that creates the unique character and qualities of the Icelandic Horse...We liked two of them so much that we bought them and now are riding them at home. There is nothing 'touristy' about this riding experience. We were warmly welcomed with Icelandic hospitality into real riding experiences."
-Richard Davis
"Each time I have travelled to Iceland, it has been a unique experience and the trip with Sigrun  was no exception. Everything was beautifully arranged from the time that we landed at Keflavik Airport until we were dropped off in Reykjavik. The trip was well laid out for us ahead of time so there were no surprises in terms of cost or accommodations (which were excellent)."
-Jane Spear
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