The Kings Trail
by Annina Dilger
The Kings Trail is a unique tour we first offered in the summer of 2018. We ride across Iceland ́s western highlands, from the beautiful Vatnsdalur Valley in the north and to Þingvellir in the south. The next tour then goes from south to north. Only two departures available and limited seats!
1907 the King of Denmark and Iceland, visited the country. Because of this huge event, some improvements were made on the ancient tracks to Þingvellir, to make it easier for the population to ride to the old parliament place and see their king. That is why we still today call parts of our trails leading to Þingvellir Kings Trail.
We enjoy the true quality of the Icelandic horse in the mystical inspiring landscape and peaceful wilderness. Our historical riding paths lead us across the legendary Arnarvatnheiði Heath with its countless lakes and myths. During our ride the majestic glaciers Langjökull and Eiríksjökull are on the east side of our tracks. We visit the geothermal area Húsafell. Húsafell is often called the pearl between the lava and the glaciers with its natural forest and great outdoor pool. This is the perfect location to enjoy the midnight sun in Iceland. The Þingvellir National park is a number one location to visit in Iceland. There is nothing more authentic then visiting the UNESCO park then on a horseback like the Icelanders have done for centuries! At this heart of the nation the first parliament was founded in the year 930 AD. Þingvellir is not only designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its historical importance but also because of the very special geology and natural features. Along this magnificent trail we travel with a herd of 60-90 free running horses and everyone will find his/her favourite horses. Haukur, his team and his horses as well as the many spectacular natural and historical sites make the Kings Trail an unforgettable experience.
Accomodation in shared rooms in guesthouses, community centres and simple mountain huts. Please bring your own Sleeping bag!
A detailed tour description can be found here: King's Trail
For more information please contact us!
Duration: 7 riding days - 6 nights
Dates 2023: July 13-19 & 21-27
Difficulty: Advanced riders