The tour starts at our horse farm Vellir, and takes you through amazing Icelandic nature. We ride for 1.5 to 2 hours in the charming countryside, followed by a light lunch at Hotel Eldhestar. After lunch we drive about 5 minutes to the green hills by the foot of volcano Hengill, just above the village Hveragerdi, where we start hiking up into the magnificent geothermal valley of Reykjadalur. On our way we will see the beautiful waterfall Djupagilsfoss and several 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 over volcanic mountains, the picturesque village Hveragerdi and all the way down to the coastline, where we might even see the Westman Islands, weather permitting. The tour ends with coffee and cake at Eldhestar horse riding center.
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Duration: 8,5-9 hours
Operation: All year
Pick up time: 45 minutes before tour departure
Included: 1,5-2 hours horseback riding, all safety equipment needed, light lunch, 2,5 hours (5 km) hiking, light refreshments at the end of the tour
Bring with you: Good hiking boots and your swim suit
Good to know before the tour:
Age limit for this tour is 8 years
Jeans are not suitable clothing; water proof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are recommended
You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland, and your horseback riding tour or hiking 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!