Horseback riding at Leirubakki 2015!
We are now
booking riding tours for the year 2015,
and as always we offer different tours from 1 hour up to several days. The
horses are suitable for beginners as well as experienced riders. We ride
mostly in the free and open nature with a spectacular view to the famous
volcano, Hekla. We ride over lava fields and pasture lands were both horses and
sheep are grazing in heards. We ride along beautiful and green riverbanks and creeks
and we ride through.........
Solar eclipse at Leirubakki
The next total solar eclipse is on March 20, 2015 and will be around 97% here at Leirubakki. We have very little light pollution here so it is ideal to look at the solar eclipse as well as the northern lights. The solar eclipse on March 20, start at 8:30 in the morning and 2 hours. As seen from the Earth, a solar eclips occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks ("occults") the Sun. This can happen only at new moon, when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen......
Bardarbunga and Holuhraun eruption
eruption in Holuhraun continues. It started 5 months ago. Small if any changes
of the intensity of the eruption have been detected over the last few weeks. Seismic
activity in Bardarbunga continues to be strong. Five earthquakes between M4.0 -
4.6 were detected the last 4 days. The strongest one was measured M4.6 Monday
About 10 earthquakes
between magnitudes M3.0 - 3.9 were detected over the period. In total around 130
earthquakes were detected around the caldera since last Friday, or between 20
and 30 per day.
No earthquake over M5,0 has been detected in
Greetings from Hotel Leirubakki!
Restaurant Hotel Leirubakki
Hotel guests, please notice that our restaurant may not be
open every day during winter, so please contact us if you want to have dinner, during your stay here. Horse riding is available all days, but it is necessary
to reserve in advance. Take a look at our link picture „RIDING TOURS" on the upper
right on the front page to see the prices and length of tours.
New rifts closer to the glacier
News report from mbl.is
Guðmundur K. Sigurdórsson, editor of local news-web Sunnlenska, flew over the new rifts south of the first rift that formed in Holuhraun. The rifts are closer to Dyngjujökull Glacier.
"It's scary to see the new rifts so much closer to the glacier than the previous rift," Guðmundur said to an mbl.is journalist. Fresh rifts opened up during the night in Holuhraun, 2 kilometers north of Dyngjujökull. Currently, there are no...........
Volcanic eruption in Iceland: Business as usual at Leirubakki!
A volcanic eruption has now started near Bárðarbunga in the
highlands in central Iceland. The eruption is a lava eruption and it
is not a threat to anyone at this stage and it has not affected any flights nor
have any airports been closed. This is far away from Hotel Leirubakki and
here is the business as usual, all roads open to................
Bookings for 2014
We are now busy preparing for the summer season of 2014. Bookings for the coming year, as well as the year 2015 are going well for all our services, hotel rooms, restaurant and private arrangements such as weddings and birthday parties. We also advise people to book horse riding in advance as any other service we supply, if you have certain dates in mind and want to be sure to get what you want. We still have vacancies in most weeks but they are.........