We follow the river Gljufura to an old cemetery close to the mighty glacial river Olfusa, where we enjoy the panoramic view of the river delta and the famous volcanoes Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull, weather permitting. A grassy path takes us further down to the soft, black lava sand on the river banks and through shallow water to the green island Lambey. On our way we have good chances of seeing various kinds of birds living in the wetlands of the nearby bird sanctuary.
We stop for a lunch break out in nature before continuing through farmland towards mount Ingolfsfjall, a table mountain named after the first settler of Iceland, Ingólfur Arnarson. An old Viking path takes us along the mountain Reykjafjall, where both sheep and horses graze in the summer. On the way back to our farm, Vellir, we have a nice view over the surrounding area and the village of Hveragerdi. Awaiting us back at our farm are coffee and home-baked cake.
During the winter season, the tour is slightly changed. We ride all the way down to the river banks and then return to our hotel for steaming bowls of traditional Icelandic meat soup before continuing our ride towards the mountains.
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Duration: 8,5-9 hours (with pick up and drop off in Reykjavík)
Operation: All year
Pick up time: Pick up/drop off in Reykjavik, 45 minutes before tour departure
Included: 5-6 hour horseback riding, packed lunch, all safety equipment needed, light refreshments at the end of the tour
Good to know before the tour:
Jeans are not suitable clothing; water proof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are recommended
This tour is for everyone but participants should be in good physical condition
You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland, and your horseback riding tour might be cancelled with short notice due to weather. Your safety is our number one priority!
This tour can change depending on weather conditions, so this tour needs to be flexible. We are concerned about your safety.
Get ready for the action and don’t forget your camera!