When Should I Arrive/Depart Iceland?
- We recommend arriving in Iceland a day or two before the first day of your tour. This will give you some time to adjust to the time difference. On the morning of the first day of your tour, you'll either be picked up in Reykjavik or from Keflavik International Airport, depending on when you decided to arrive in Iceland. On the morning of the last day of your tour, you'll be dropped off in Reykjavik or at Keflavik International Airport, depending on if you have a departing flight that day or have decided to extend your stay in Iceland.
What's the Weather Like in Iceland?
The weather in Iceland is relatively good during the summer months, averaging 55-65°F. Having said that, there is no guarantee with Icelandic weather. It's best to come prepared, so you can adjust accordingly. We find that layering is the best approch.
What Horse Will I Be Riding?
- We have horses for all skill levels and plan our rides so that everyone has fun. Each ride is led by a professional riding instructor and horse trainer who shares tips and tricks for getting the smoothest, most comfortable tölt (the Icelandic horse’s signature gait). The first day and a half you’ll be paired with a horse based on what we know about you or from your answers to your pre-trip questionnaire. We will do our best to find the right horse for you. Then we have the first day and half to tweak these matches. The intent of that first day and a half is to find a suitable horse for you and for you to learn about your four-legged partner before heading out.
Can My Spouse Come but Not Ride?
- We’ll be happy to quote you a price that excludes the riding component and only includes food and lodging. While you are out riding with the group during the day, your partner will be on his or her own. There is no shortage of options, which include golfing, hiking, sightseeing, snowmobiling, glacier walking, etc.. Your spouce can also purchase short rides via Stadarhus while the group is on the trek.
Will I Have Access to Wi-Fi?
- Yes! Any break you take from Facebook will be of your own volition.
What About the Voltage?
The electrical current in Iceland is 220 volts. So if you are coming from a country where the voltage is different, such as the US, you need to be careful when plugging in electronics. Luckily, most small electronic devices, such as phones, laptops and tablets are designed to run on 100-240V (but be sure to check the charger). In that case, you only need an adapter plug to allow your device plug to fit into an Icelandic outlet. You can buy a small adapter plug on Amazon before your trip. For most other electronics, such as hair dryers, straighteners, curling irons, you'll need a voltage converter, so we recommend leaving those types of electronics at home.
What Should I Pack?
Here are some ideas of what would be good to pack:
- Bathing suit
- Sleeping mask
- Ear plugs
- Waterproof jacket with hood
- Outer fleece-lined windstop layer to wear under jacket
- Waterproof pants to wear over breeches
- Waterproof riding gloves
- Warm (woolen or fleece) sweater
- Layering tops & t-shirts (cotton, Coolmax)
- Long underwear (protects also from chafing)
- Warm Socks (1 pr/day)
- Sports bra for the ladies
- Riding pants and/or breeches
- Waterproof or water resistant riding boots (can be same boots used in clinic)
- Band-aids and second skin plasters for chaffing
- Gnat net head cover
- Sunscreen for face and lips
- Electric Travel Converter (The electric current in Iceland is 220V, 50 HZ AC)