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Hiking & Riding

Icelandic horses and hot springs in Iceland

Hiking and Riding in Iceland

  • Golden Circle

  • Availability: All year

  • Duration: 5hrs, 8hrs with pick-up (ca. 2hrs riding and ca.2.5hrs hiking).

  • Level: Moderate

  • Meeting place: (without pick-up): Eldhestar, Vellir, 816 Ölfus., Iceland

  • Pick-up time: ca. 1hr before tour start from Reykjavik

  • Clothes: Warm clothes, good footwear, swimsuit and towel

  • Age limit: 8 years

  • Weight limit: 110 kg/240 lbs. (this is for the wellbeing of the horse)

  • Included: Transfer, Riding tour, Hiking tour, Riding helmets, Riding and safety equipment, Trained guides, Refreshments, Lunch

Hiking and riding in Iceland to the magnificent geothermal valley Reykjadalur

Enjoy an active day in beautiful environment! The program starts at our farm Vellir with a riding tour through the amazing Icelandic nature. We ride for 1.5 to 2 hours along meadows and lava fields in the charming countryside, followed by a light lunch at Hótel Eldhestar. After lunch we drive about 5 minutes to the green hills on the foot of the volcano Hengill, just above the village Hveragerði, where we start hiking up into the magnificent geothermal valley of Reykjadalur.

On our way we will see the beautiful waterfall Djúpagilsfoss and many natural hot springs. We also have the opportunity to take a relaxing bath in a warm river, an unforgettable experience! On our way down, we can enjoy a spectacular panorama views over volcanic mountains, the picturesque village Hveragerði and all the way down to the coastline, where we might even see the Westman Iceland’s if the weather permits it. The tour ends with coffee and cake at Eldhestar riding center.

Good shoes, comfortable pants (riding pants not necessary), gloves and a buff are recommended for this tour. Please bring a small waist bag as backpacks cannot be taken on horseback. Bring your swimsuit and towel, so you can bath in the warm river in Reykjadalur.

The hike is about 2,5 hours (ca. 5km), the hike is of medium difficulty, starting on a steep upward slope. Please note that the hike can get more demanding in the winter time.

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  • Meeting Point: 
    (without pick-up): Eldhestar, Vellir, 816 Ölfus., Iceland

  • Pick-up: ca. 1hr before tour start, from Reykjavik

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