Excellent 11-Hour Combo Tour with Horseback Riding and River Rafting from Reykjavik

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Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland
12 hours
June - Sept.
Minimum age
11 years old


Immerse yourself in the stunning nature of Iceland with this horseback riding and river rafting combo tour from Reykjavik. This action-packed combo tour is perfect for adventurers who want to experience South Iceland in unique and exciting ways. 

The tour starts from a meeting point near your hotel in the Greater Reykjavik Area, where your tour operator will pick you up. You will travel to Vellir farm from your pick-up location to spend the first half of your day on a relaxing horseback riding tour. 

Enjoy the views on your drive and ask your guide questions about the surrounding landscapes and the adventures ahead. The Icelandic horse is the original Viking horse and is more well-suited for the rugged terrain and cold weather.

Furthermore, these animals are famously friendly, making them great for first-time riders. 

During your horseback riding tour, you'll pass through a soft trail with views of green meadows and volcanic mountain slopes. You'll also have an English-speaking guide throughout the journey who can answer all your questions about the tour. The guide will also assist you if you need help riding. 

Your horseriding journey atop an Icelandic horse will last for nearly two hours, going through varied terrain at different paces. This relaxing adventure will end at Hotel Eldhestar, where you will also have a light lunch. After this, you'll be picked up for a thrilling rafting activity on the famous Hvita river. 

Again, you need no experience to enjoy this excursion, as you will be under the protection of expert guides. They will provide you with all the necessary equipment and show you how to use the paddle. 

While rafting, you'll experience an adrenaline-pumping ride through the glacial river's waves and rapids. You'll also go through its serene canyons. Altogether, Hvita rafting will give you an excellent mix of wild and calm rides. 

As you cruise down the Hvita river, you'll admire gorges, valleys, and waterfalls. 

Your rafting tour will last one to one and a half hours, and you will travel around four miles (seven kilometers). At some point in your rafting tour, you'll also have the chance to cliff jump into the Hvita river's icy water. 

Dinner is not included in this combo tour package, but you have the choice to book a barbecued meal after rafting. Otherwise, be sure to jump into the sauna before departing. 

After all your activities, you will return to your accommodation in Reykjavik in the evening with fantastic new memories.

Don't miss this immersive horseback riding and rafting combo tour from Reykjavik, to experience a fun and unique way of enjoying Iceland's nature. Check availability now by choosing a date.  

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Rain gear
Transfer from Reykjavik
English-speaking guide
Riding and safety equipment


Horse Riding

What to bring

Sturdy shoes
Bathing suit
Comfortable pants
Clothes for changing
Gloves and a buff
Small waist bag (for cameras and other small items)
Warm sweater (avoid cotton)
Camera (should be waterproof)

Good to know

- The tour is suited for both beginner and experienced riders. No rafting experience is required.

- Guiding in other languages is possible upon request.

- Weight limit for riders is 264.5 pounds (120 kilograms).

- The minimum age for the tour is 11 years. But children who are 10 years can join depending on their size.

- Dinner is not included. However, participants can book BBQ upon arrival.

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