Highland Expeditions - Iceland

Kjölur - North to South

4 star rating   17 August 2019

Lisbeth (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Kjolur - North to South | There was a lot in the itinerary about riding with a herd of horses, but unfortunately we did not do this very often. Unfortunately, it didn't happen until the last day when the herd overtook us and we got a feeling of being with them. Otherwise, we rode after them, and they rode away on the first time we had a pause.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
5 star rating
How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
5 star rating
How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
5 star rating

The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
3 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
4 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

It was good and nutritious food. But in the itinerary is says there would be Icelandic specialties, and we only got that on the last day. There was also something with a cheese table, and there were only two kinds; cream cheese and an ordinary firm cheese.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
4 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
4 star rating

How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

It is very strange that you are advised to vaccinate against typhoid. This wording should definitely be changed.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

We started the trip by waiting 1 hour in the bus terminal, because of the driver. The next day, which should have been the first riding day, there was a snow storm on the mountain and over 30 horses had gone lost into the mountains. They did their best to accommodate for us and compensated with an extra ride on the Friday. But it was an annoying way to start.
Overall it was a really good trip. It is absolutely fantastic to ride Icelandic horses in their natural terrain. It was fast pace over the terrain and the lovely horses were so good-natured. Amazing animals and it was a great way to experience Iceland on horseback and get into areas where no vehicles can go.