About Trail of Vikings - Dream Tour Part V
This part of the Dream Tour starts at Spágilsstaðir near Búðardalur at the West coast of Iceland. We ride through Haukadalsskarð to Hrutafjörður at the north coast across the heathlands of Miðfjörður and along rivers and valleys of the northwest to lake Hope where we ride the amazing sand"beaches" of Þingeyrarsandur to Blöndudalur and across the hillsidese between The valley Svartárdalur and green fields of the farmlands in Skagafjörður close to the middle of the Northern coastline of Iceland. The tour is a 6 day adventure where riders experience the nice riding tracks through the farmlands and heathlands of the area following trails known from the age of the vikings when the settlers and theyr ancistors in early centuries of settlements travelled farm to farm with good or bad businesses in mind ! We stay over night on holiday farms in the area and the plan is to do a few sightseeing trips in the evenings visiting some interesting places like the rock formations "Hvítserkur" at Vatnsnes and Borgarvirki an ancient stronghold.
We ride along the westcoast up to Haukadalsskarð wich is a passing from the westpart of Iceland towards the north used through centuries by travellers.
Stay over night at a small guesthouse near the Passing.
We ride through the passing at Haukadalsskarð to Hrútafjörður and across the hilldsides of Hrútafjarðarháls to Miðfjörður where on of Ielands most famous Salmon rivers Miðfjarðara runs through the valley . We stay over night at Brekkulækur Holiday farm.
We ride from Brekkulækur farm along soft river banks of Miðfjarðará towards the coastline of the north and end our ride at a farm near lake Hóp , one of the near the lake Hóp, a big lake with shallow waters possible to ride through ! Overnigt at Brekkulækur holiday farm.
We cross the lake Hóp and follow gret trails of Þingeyrarsandur , soft and sandy beach like trails towards Blöndudalur valley where we leave the horses at a farm. Close by is our guesthouse for the night.
We keep on riding through the valleys of green farmlands wich many are horse farms with huge herds of horses. This area is known as one of the best areas for horsesfarming due to rather mild climate on an Icelandic scale, witl little snow in the winter and huge fields of grasslands.
We ride up the valley Svartárdalur and across the hillside to Skagafjörður. Great view will await us up in highlands before riding down to the green fields of Skagafjörður.
We end our ride at Brekkukot near the little village Varmahlið . We stay overnight at a Bakkaflöt guesthouse with hot pools aside for relaxing and chatting about our adventure before our final dinner and farewell party following as usual
After a good breakfast at Bakkaflöt we drive with our small bus to Reykjavík . Estimated arrival in Reykjavík 14.00 pm
Duration 6 days
Departure dates Aug 27 2021
Tour operator Saltvík Family
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