Adventure-Packed 9-Hour Riding and Hiking Tour in Reykjadalur From Reykjavik

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9 hours
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Minimum age
8 years old


Experience the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation with a guided tour of the scenic Reykjadalur valley. Get ready for a day of outdoor exploration as you ride through captivating Icelandic landscapes and hike up to the geothermal wonderland. This tour is ideal for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and anyone looking to immerse themselves in Iceland's natural beauty.

Your day begins with a prompt 8:00 AM hotel pick-up in Reykjavík, starting at 7:45 AM in nearby areas such as Hafnarfjordur, Mosfellsbaer, Kopavogur, and Seltjarnanres. 

You’ll head to a farm in Vellir, where you’ll meet the friendly Icelandic horses. From there, you'll embark on a 1.5 to 2-hour horseback riding adventure, meandering through picturesque meadows and lava fields in the enchanting countryside. Feel the connection with these Icelandic horses, known for their gentle nature.

After your equestrian escapade, you'll enjoy a delightful light lunch at Hotel Eldhestar. Recharge with a warm bowl of soup, freshly baked bread, and more. Then, it's time to hop back in the vehicle for a short 5-minute drive to the base of the volcanic wonder, Hengill.

Here, you'll begin your 2 to 2.5-hour hike into the breathtaking geothermal valley of Reykjadalur. Along the way, you'll be treated to sights of the stunning Djupagilsfoss waterfall and a multitude of bubbling hot springs. 

The hike starts on a steep incline but gradually eases, making it suitable for adventurers of varying fitness levels. As you ascend, don't miss the opportunity to take a relaxing dip in a warm river – an experience that's nothing short of unforgettable.

As you make your way down from the heights, be sure to savor the panoramic vistas of volcanic mountains, the scenic village of Hveragerdi, and, weather permitting, even catch a glimpse of the Westman Islands along the coastline. 

Your unforgettable day in nature concludes back at Eldhestar riding center, where you'll enjoy a comforting cup of coffee and delectable cake.

This tour operates year-round, subject to a minimum of 2 participants, and is suitable for anyone aged eight and above, with a weight limit of 120 kilograms. Ensure you come prepared with good shoes, comfortable pants, gloves, and a buff.

If you're bringing a camera, opt for a small waist bag, as backpacks cannot be taken on horseback. And don't forget to pack your swimsuit and towel for that rejuvenating river soak.

Don't miss out on this immersive experience that combines horseback riding, hiking, and the natural wonders of Reykjadalur. Discover the beauty of Iceland's landscapes up close and personal. 

Check availability now by selecting a date, and get ready for a day filled with unforgettable memories.

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1.5-2 hours on horseback
Light lunch
Rain gear or warm overalls
Guided hiking tour
Coffee/tea and cake
Pickup and drop off in Reykjavík


Horse Riding
Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Sturdy shoes
Comfortable pants
Gloves and a buff
Swimsuit and towel

Good to know

This tour is suited both for beginners and experienced riders, horses are selected according to riding experience. The tour is offered all year round but is subject to weather conditions.

The hike is about 2.5 hours and is of medium difficulty, starting on a steep upward slope.

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