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Volcano Hengill & Hot Spring Valley

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time-raw9 hours
Starting point
Your accommodation in Reykjavik
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Head out on this fantastic adventure in to Icelandic landscape on horseback. We will take you across lava fields, to waterfalls and in a nice relaxing soak in a natural hot spring.

What to expect?

This is an ideal tour for experienced riders wishing to enjoy a day on horseback in varied Icelandic landscape. We cross the river Varmá and ride along a narrow path through an ancient lava field created by the volcano Hengill.

We continue on good trails, cross a mountain ridge and ride towards the magnificent geothermal valley Reykjadalur.

The horses then take us up into the valley with great views of colorful hills, the beautiful waterfall Djúpagilsfoss and hot springs.

We stop for a lunch break and have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing bath in a warm stream before we follow the mountain trail down the valley through scenic landscape. On our way we enjoy a spectacular panorama over the southern lowlands, mountains and the sea all the way to Westman Islands, weather permitting.

We then pass by the stable area of Hveragerði, riding on nice trails that are ideal for a brisk tölt, through a small river and alongside colorful mountain slopes with many hot springs above the village Hveragerði.

The trail takes us through a forest and along the slopes of Reykjafjall Mountain back to the farm, where coffee and home baked cake are waiting for us.

What is included?

  • English speaking guide
  • Rriding and safety equipment
  • Hotel pick-up
  • 5-6 hours of riding with stops, bathing and about 30 minutes hiking (four short walks, about 10 minutes on a steep slope)
  • Lunch box (sandwich, cookies, water bottle – special sandwiches available on request)
  • Coffee/tea/hot chocolate and home baked cake.

Riding distance ca. 19 km.

Is this experience for me?

This tour is for experienced riders who ride regularly and are capable of controlling a horse in all gaits in different terrain.

What do I need to bring?

  • Good shoes
  • Comfortable pants (riding pants not necessary)
  • Gloves and a buff is recommended
  • A camera
  • A small waist bag as backpacks cannot be taken on horseback
  • Bring a swimsuit and a towel.

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 100% if cancelled 24 hours before event or less.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting Point

Departure times: Daily at 9:00. Hotel pick-up in Reykjavík at 08:00 – 8:30. Pick-up in Hafnafjörður, Mosfellsbær and Kópavogur starts at 07:45.

Return to Reykjavík at around 17:15.

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