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Amazing 1 Hour Horseback Riding Tour in the Red Lava Hills of Raudholar near Reykjavik

Ride through a lava field to the Rauðhólar, pseudo-craters in Reykjavík city.
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Feb. - Aug.
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12 years old

Discover the lunar-like landscapes on the outskirt of Reykjavík city with a riding tour through the Rauðhólar, red lava Hills. Spend an hour in the saddle, ride on through this beautiful area, and get to know the friendly Icelandic horse. Those wanting to immerse themselves in the wild Icelandic nature without leaving the city should book this tour now. 

You’ll meet your guides at the stables near Lake Rauðavatn, located a short drive from the city centre. Once there, your guide will provide you with warm overalls, helmets and footwear, so you will be fully equipped to saddle up and ride out.

You don’t have to worry if you’ve never ridden before, your guides will show you how. They also know their horses pretty well, so they can pair you up with a horse which matches your personality and riding experience. 

Icelandic horses are friendly, gentle and very intelligent, so this tour is perfect for both beginners and expert riders alike. The route you’ll take will also depend on the experience of the group, so even if you are a novice rider, you won’t have to worry about a thing.

After getting to know both your guides and your horse, you’ll mount your steed and head out into the Heiðmörk conservation area. You will ride on a path through a dark lava field and head in the directions of the red hills of Rauðhólar.

Rauðhólar is the remnants of a cluster of pseudocraters in the Elliðaárhraun lava field. Craters like these are rarely seen outside of Iceland, but they have also been found on the planet of Mars, so riding through this otherworldly area on a horse will surely be an experience you will never forget.

Experience the best of Iceland without leaving the city with this fun-filled horse riding tour. Check availability by choosing a date.


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