Horses and Hot Springs Horse Riding Tour

All year
5 hours

Head straight from your hotel to the stunning nature lying right outside of Reykjavik for this incredible 3-hour horse riding tour through the steaming landscapes of South Iceland. You will encounter incredible geothermal landscapes on the back of a friendly Icelandic horse. This tour is suitable for both beginner and experienced riders, as well as for families, friends or solo travelers.


  • Horse riding experience
  • Hveragerði
  • Gufudalur Valley
  • Hengill
  • Reykjadalur

What's included

  • Guided small group horseback sightseeing tour
  • Helmet, warm overalls, rain gear
  • English speaking local expert guides and drivers
  • Transportation from Reykjavík
  • Refreshments

What's not included

  • Meals not included


You will be picked up in the morning at your accommodation and driven to our base a short distance east of Reykjavík. At the stables, you will learn how to ride a horse, ranging from how to correctly use the reins to how to slow and speed up your steed.

Your friendly and experienced guide will share with you their first-hand knowledge of the unique Icelandic horse breed.

You’ll first ride up a hill on excellent riding trails, along with the picturesque slopes of mountain Reykjafjall through a green forest, a rare sight in Iceland. Following that, you will ride past countless steaming hot-springs in the Gufudalur Valley geothermal area, located just above the town of Hveragerði also known as the “hot spring capital of the world”.

Along these volcanic paths, you can observe sweeping panoramas of green plateaus and even the mighty volcano, Hengill. You’ll have a nice view of Varmá river, known as the “warm river” as geothermal water flows through it, and green valleys with rising steam in the distance.

You will be taking a break at local stables to indulge in some refreshments and snacks learn more about the area. After this short break, you will make a pleasant return journey back to the farm, before boarding the bus heading to Reykjavík.

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FAQ & Important Information

The following is important information applicable to our tours. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

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Pick up:
Please note that Activity Iceland offers pick-up service from authorized pickup points in Reykjavik downtown area. We can unfortunately not offer pick-up service from Airbnb or private apartments, nor Keflavik Airport for our tours. If your pick-up location is not on our pick up list in the booking form then we kindly ask you to locate the closest pick-up point to your accommodation. It might take up to 30 min for our guides to reach your pick-up point, so please wait patiently for us to arrive. As much as possible be prepared and ready to go.

Horse riding tours are very popular in summer and we have many days when all available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply your message as soon as possible.

All prices are per person. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:
At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes, warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer-layers. Jeans are not suitable clothing; waterproof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are highly recommended. Please wear sturdy waterproof boots. Gloves and a buff is recommended and if you want to bring a camera, please bring a small waist bag as backpacks cannot be taken on horseback.

Medical conditions:
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

Payment and cancelation:
Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place. We require 24 hrs notice of cancellation for a refund. Any cancellation made within less than 24 hours prior to departure will be fully charged.

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Special offer


for a limited time on selected Super Jeep tours