Exciting 3-Hour Horse Ride & Hot Springs Tour of Gufudalur Valley

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Summary

Tour starts
Hveragerði
Duration
5 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
June - Apr.
Minimum age
7 years old

Description

Experience some of Iceland's most impressive sceneries while riding one of the country's most celebrated animals on this three-hour horse ride and hot springs tour from Reykjavik. This exciting adventure takes you through the captivating geothermal area of Gufudalur valley while riding an Icelandic horse.

The action begins when a local guide picks you up from your hotel in Reykjavik at 8:00 AM. They will drive you through east of Reykjavik to the horse stables. Upon reaching the stables, the guide will give a quick introduction to horse riding. They will teach you how to use the reins properly and control your horse's speed.

They will also share some valuable riding tips and provide background on the areas you'll explore while horseback riding. In addition, they'll share stories about the history of Icelandic horses and the stable's breeding program.

Renowned for their friendly nature and distinctive five gaits, Icelandic horses have been bred in isolation for over a thousand years. These horses are compact yet strong, typically standing between 13 and 14 hands high. Despite their smaller stature, they are incredibly sturdy and well-suited to Iceland's challenging terrain and harsh weather conditions. Moreover, their thick double coat provides excellent insulation against the cold, while their long, flowing manes and tails add to their distinctive appearance.

As for the attractions, you'll be horse riding along different trails toward the direction of the slopes of Mount Reykjafjall. This mountain has an estimated terrain elevation of 2,805 feet (855 meters) above sea level. You'll also pass through a lush green forest, which is rare in Iceland.

Next, you'll trot your horse toward the Gufudalur valley geothermal area. Located just above Hveragerdi, the colorful Gufudalur valley is known for having many steaming hot springs, which you'll see and appreciate on board your horse. Aside from the hot springs, you'll be treated to fantastic views of green plateaus and the active Hengill volcano.

If you book this tour during winter, you'll spend some time at the local stables and enjoy some refreshments while learning about the area. After getting some rest, you'll ride your horse and return to your starting point before heading back to your Reykjavik accommodation.

Don't miss this chance to experience Iceland's natural beauty on an Icelandic horse on this three-hour horse riding and hot springs tour of Gufudalur valley. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

2.5 - 3 hours on Horseback.
Refreshments (during the winter season)
Helmet
Rain Gear
Warm Overalls
Hotel Transfer
Tour Guide

Activities

Horse Riding

What to bring

Sturdy Boots
Warm Layers of Clothing
Hat, Gloves and Sunglasses.
A Sense of Adventure

Good to know

This tour is suited both for beginners and experienced riders. Horses are selected at the start of the tour according to prior riding experience. Guiding in other languages is available upon request.

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