Autumn Colors - Víðidalstungurétt
The last of the roundup tours for the year. Excellent riding trails in the northwest part of Iceland including valleys, lake&riversides combined with the thrilling adventure of joining local horsefarmers bringing their horses home from the summerfields in the mountains.
In the morning the group will be picked up by our private bus from BSI busstation downtown Reykjavík. After the busdrive up north (about 3 hours drive), the first ride is a short but nice ride through Vatnsdalur valley, ideal to get used to the horses and riding with the herd before we ride a long day away from roads the next day. We follow the gravel road leading us out of the valley with a beautiful view over the river and the mountains.
We ride from the farm down to lake Hóp, which is one of the largest lakes in Iceland. We ride along the lake until we reach the river Víðidalsá and ride along the soft riverbanks and cross the river several times on our way to Dæli where we‘ll leave the horses and a nice hottub is waiting for us.
Today we enjoy the excitements of seeing the local farmers bringing their horses to the corral „Víðidalstungurétt“. We will ride with a big group of riders towards the gate from the mountains from where the farmers drive the big herd towards the corral. About 1000 young horses and mares with foals come together at the corral and it´s an amazing sight to see this big herd running down from the mountains.
In the morning we watch the farmers while they separate the horses at the corral. We start riding in the afternoon, cross the heathlands of Miðfjarðarháls and ride along the river Miðfjarðará to our destination at Reynhólar farm.
After breakfast at Dæli we drive back to Reykjavík where the tour ends.
Estimated arrival in Reykjavík around 12.00