The Black Lava Horseback Riding Tour

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Duration8 hours
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DifficultyVery Easy

This tour is a combination of horseback riding and caving. The duration of the riding tour is a little less than two hours, exploring the cave takes roughly one and a half hours. The age limit for the tour is 10 years.

What to expect?

The excursion starts with an adventurous horse riding tour. We will explore the lava surrounding Mt. Helgafell volcano and ride through lava fields and across beautiful hillsides to the old Kaldársel sheep corral or to Lake Hvaleyrarvatn.

After the horse riding tour you are driven to downtown Reykjavík where you can buy lunch before immersing yourselves into the velvet darkness of the Leiðarendi lava cave.

Exploring this magnificent lava cave and discovering the marvels that the volcano created more then 2000 years ago is a trip that everyone will enjoy. Leiðarendi cave is a perfect example of an Icelandic lava tube and it is situated in one of the most active volcanic areas in the world. We will climb, crawl and walk on our travel beneath the surface.

Riding time is 1 1/2–2 hours. Caving time is 1 1/2–2 hours.

Age limit to ride on this tour is 10 years old. The weight limit for all our tours is 110 kg/240 lbs.

Please note that you cannot take any backpacks or bags with you on the ride but there are safety boxes at the Riding Centre where you can store your valuables. Riding gear (riding boots, riding trousers, jackets, hats, gloves, etc.) needs to be washed (40°C), dry cleaned or disinfected before arriving in Iceland. Used leather gear may not be brought into the country.

What is included?

  • Transfers to and from the Íshestar stables
  • Riding helmets
  • Wellies
  • Rainwear or a warm outfit during the ride
  • English and Scandinavian speaking guidance
  • Sight-seeing or other activities as per itinerary.

Additional Details

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher for this experience to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation anytime prior to tour.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade works with selected local partners we trust to provide the highest standard of quality service.

Meeting Point

  • Pick up and drop off anywhere in Reykjavik for a small fee
  • Or meet at Ishestar Stables, approx 20 min drive from downtown Reykjavik

$171