The Elfin Tour
This horseback riding tour focuses on the folklore surrounding the Icelandic hidden people.
Duration: 5 Hours
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Elves are very important creatures here in Iceland. They not only get to decide where roads can go but also where houses can be built. They are greatly respected as a part of the culture here in Iceland. On this tour we see some places populated by these special creatures.
These are the “hidden people” though so unfortunately we will not actually meet them! We pass the small cleft Alfakví and the old sheep’s house. A special site that, if disturbed, carries some serious consequences.
Some elves are known to be musical. We will visit Skjólklettur, the place of the elves’ church, where there have been many reports that you can hear singing.
On our way to the elfin hill, Einbui, populated by friendly and sometimes singing elves, we also experience excellent riding trails for trying the special, smooth gait of the Icelandic horse, “tölt”.
We strive to combine pleasure, comfort and adventure. It is important to us to respect and protect nature in all our endeavors. We emphasise personal service, safety and an environmentally friendly operation.
This tour is offered all year round. 1.5 – 2 hours riding and a light lunch at Hotel Eldhestar. Hotel pick-up in Reykjavik every day between 08:00 – 08:30. Return to Reykjavík ca. 13:00. 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 let us know if there are any dietary needs like if there are allergies or vegetarians.
Pick up and drop off, riding for 1 1/2 - 2 hours, lunch at our hotel.
We provide helmets and rain gear/winter overalls.
What do I need to bring
Please wear clothes according to weather and solid shoes. We reccommend hiking boots.