Horseback Riding & Geothermal Pool | Day Tour

Horseback Riding & Geothermal Pool | Day Tour
A group of sturdy and friendly Icelandic horses.
The Icelandic horse is sturdy in both summer and winter.
You'll get to try the Icelandic horse's unique 'tölt' gait on this tour.
The Icelandic horse is very friendly, making this tour perfect for beginners and expert riders alike.
There are several geothermal hot pots at Hveragerði's swimming pool.
The geothermal pool at Hveragerði is surrounded by beautiful nature.
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Spend a relaxing day in the countryside where you ride an Icelandic horse through the stunning nature in the morning, and soak in the warm waters of Hveragerði’s geothermal pool in the afternoon. Those who wish to immerse themselves in Icelandic traditions and culture should not miss this tour.

For centuries, the Icelandic horse has been vital to this nation’s survival. It was the only mean of transport as its small and sturdy stature could easily traverse the harsh volcanic environment. On this tour, you’ll get to follow in the footsteps of ancient ancestors and travel around the countryside on the back of this loyal servant and friend.

You’ll be picked up in Reykjavík in the morning and driven south to the stables, just outside the town of Hveragerði. There, you’ll meet your horse which will be carefully selected based on your riding experience. The Icelandic horse is very friendly and gentle, and so this tour is perfect for both beginners and expert riders alike.

You’ll spend around 2.5-3 hours in the saddle, riding through the farm’s surrounding area, through both dark lava fields and green meadows. You’ll then make your way to the local hotel where a light lunch will be waiting for you.

After a fun-filled ride and lunch, you will be taken to Hveragerði’s excellent swimming pool where you can uphold another time-honoured Icelandic tradition, relaxing in a hot tub. The warm geothermal water of the tubs is perfect to soothe aching muscles after a day in the saddle. You can also swim a few laps if you are still feeling energetic or try out the sauna. 

Before you head back to Reykjavík, you will stop again at the stables to say goodbye to the horses and get some hot coffee and home-made cake from your guides. 

Book this tour and spend the day like a true Icelander. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Sep.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 7 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Hveragerði
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • 2.5-3 hours on horseback

  • Lunch

  • Helmet

  • Rain gear or warm overalls

  • Transfer to and from Reykjavík

What to bring:
  • Sturdy shoes

  • Gloves

  • Swimsuit and towel

Good to know:

This tour is suited for inexperienced and for experienced riders, we select horses according to riding skills and every participant gets to try "tölt", the special smooth gait of the Icelandic horse.

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Horseback Riding & Geothermal Pool | Day Tour
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