1-Hour Riding Tour in Reykjavik | The Red Lava Hills, Raudholar

1-Hour Riding Tour in Reykjavik | The Red Lava Hills, Raudholar
See the bright red rocks of Rauðhólar hills on a riding tour.
The bright red rocks of Rauðhólar pseudo-craters.
Saddle up and ride through the beautiful Icelandic nature on a horse riding tour.
An Icelandic horse unwinding after a fun day.
Icelandic horses are gentle, intelligent and very friendly.
Beautiful Icelandic horses in nature.
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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.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Dec.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Activities: Horse Riding, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Heiðmörk, Rauðhólar
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 12:30.

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
Surtlugata 19, 110 Reykjavik
  • Outdoor clothing

  • Protection helmets

  • Footwear

  • Pickup

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

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1-Hour Riding Tour in Reykjavik | The Red Lava Hills, Raudholar
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