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06A - The Beach Ride

    Tour Operator: Eldhestar     9 hours     Travel method: Other / Non-Travel     Region: Capital Region

We go on a tour starting at the beach next to the small fishing town Thorlákshöfn. We follow the beach, riding on soft black lava sand to the picturesque area where the mighty river Ölfusá meets the sea. We continue our tour through shallow water at the edge of the river delta and ride on the soft, green river banks back to our farm Vellir. On our way we enjoy spectacular views, weather permitting, and have good chances to see birds of various kinds. (The tour can also start at our farm and end at Thorlákshöfn, depending on tides).

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Minimum age: 8 years
Difficulty: Moderate

What is included

Pick up and drop off, riding 4.5 – 5,5 – about 20 km, lunchbox on tour, coffee and home-baked cake after tour.

We provide helmets and rain gear/winter overalls.

Important information

Please wear clothes according to weather and solid shoes. We recommend hiking boots.


Summer tours! Departures: May 15 – September 15 NOTE: To be able to go on the tour we need to be a minimum of 4 participants. Pick-up in Reykjavík at 8:00-8:30. Return to Reykjavík around 17:15. Note that pick up from hótels in Seltjarnarnes, Hafnarfjörður, Kópavogur and Mosfellsbær is at 7:45 and pick up from Hveragerði and Selfoss is at 8:45. Please double check your booking a day or two before arrival for the pick up location, as they may change without notice. Please let us know if there are any dietary needs like if there are allergies or vegetarians.

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