Horse Riding and Glacier Hiking Tour from Reykjavik

Pack your day with adventure on this thrilling tour; ride one of Iceland’s beautiful horses in the morning, and scale a mighty glacier in the afternoon. This tour should appeal to anyone who does not want to miss a minute of excitement on their vacation. 

You will be picked up from your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík in the morning, and make your way straight to the farm you will be riding from. Which destination this is depends largely on the weather conditions, but considering all the surrounding nature is beautiful, you can be assured of a scenic ride wherever you go. 

As soon as you arrive at your destination, you’ll be provided with all the necessary equipment, then paired with an Icelandic horse based on your background and experience. Once you set eyes on these creatures, you will see that they are quite different to other breeds around the world. While initially, they may only seem smaller, just a minute in their company lets you know that they are also far more curious, sociable, and intelligent than other horses.

You will be helped onto your steed and given a moment to familiarise yourself with the reigns if you are a beginner before your guide leads you out into the nature. As you trot down country roads, through verdant fields, and along, even perhaps across, serene rivers, you will no doubt be as in awe of your surroundings as you are of the beautiful animal escorting you through them.

This journey will last from an hour and a half to two hours before you return to the farm and part ways with your horse. Before departing for the glacier, however, a traditional, locally sourced meal is waiting for you, with ingredients that change with the season.

Once you are ready, you will be picked up once more and driven to the glacier. This ride, along the stunning South Coast, will take you past some incredible natural features, such as Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, and the notorious Eyjafjallajökull, the glacier that erupted in 2010 with a disastrous effect on air travel.

The glacier you are heading towards, however, is the glacial tongue Sólheimajökull. Once you reach it, you will be given your helmets, ice axes and crampons, and will follow your guide onto the otherworldly ice.

The landscapes across a glacier are mesmerising. Fascinating sculptures, plunging crevasses, and dramatic ridges will surround you, as you explore this ancient, beautiful world. The colours around you are spellbinding, with the electric blue ice and veins of black ash from historic eruptions decorating the powder-white snow in jagged lines and gentle swirls. As you hike, your guide will tell you all about the surrounding nature, and how the glaciers formed and are changing.

After a fascinating walk, you will return to your vehicle for a beautiful drive back to Reykjavík. No doubt you will spend it still enthralled by the incredible adventures you have just had.

So do not hesitate to book. Enjoy a day of serene horseback riding and thrilling glacier hiking. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Aug.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Horse Riding, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: West Iceland , Skógafoss , Seljalandsfoss , Eyjafjallajökull , Sólheimajökull , Mýrdalsjökull , South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 08:00

Free pickup.
  • Transport

  • Professional Guides

  • Riding equipment

  • Glacier equipment

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Rain gear

  • Hiking Shoes

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