Small-Group 4-Hour Hot Spring Riding Tour with Geothermal Bathing in Reykjadalur Valley

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Summary

Tour starts
Reykjadalur 9, Hveragerði, Iceland
Duration
4 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age
14 years old

Description

Set out on an incredible four-hour horseback riding and hot-spring bathing experience to the Reykjadalur hot springs with this fantastic small-group tour. This meet-on-location adventure is perfect for those eager to see beautiful Icelandic landscapes from a unique and exciting new perspective.

The journey begins when you meet your experienced local guides at the stables near Reykjadalur in Southwest Iceland. This location is an easy drive from Reykjavik. Once your small group is gathered, they will provide all the equipment needed for a safe and comfortable trip, brief you on the route, and introduce you to your horse.

Icelandic horses are a unique breed due to their isolation and have developed into friendly, intelligent, sturdy creatures ideally suited to harsh landscapes. You’ll be paired with a steed that matches your size and experience before setting out into Reykjadalur valley.

Reykjadalur is renowned for its geothermal activity. As you trot through the area, you can expect to see hissing steam vents, bubbling mud pools, and smoking hot springs. 

However, the mountain paths you take will also provide magnificent views of the surrounding area, allowing you to marvel over the quaint village of Hveragerdi, rolling hills, and a stunning coastline. You may even see the Westman Islands in the distance in clear weather.

The guides will provide exciting trivia about these landscapes to enrich your trip. Feel free to ask them any questions.

Eventually, you’ll reach your hot spring bathing spot, where you’ll disembark to bask in geothermal waters surrounded by nature. The only things you need to remember for this tour (other than a camera) are your swimming costumes and towels so you can truly enjoy this experience.

It is best to wear your costume under your clothes as there are no changing rooms at Reykjadalur. However, the lack of buildings makes your time in the water even more beautiful, as you’ll have panoramic views of practically untouched nature!

Depending on conditions, the bathing spot will usually be in a river fed by hot springs. As such, you can go upstream for a warmer soak or downstream for slightly cooler waters.

Most of the river is very shallow, allowing those less comfortable swimming to enjoy the experience.

During this downtime, you can take photos with your group, and your guide will provide some light refreshments.

After a beautiful dip into Iceland’s hot springs, you’ll get dressed and return to your horse. The return journey to the stables provides even more incredible views.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to go horseback riding and hot spring bathing in Iceland on an intimate small-group tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Outdoor clothing
Protection helmets
Footwear
Light refreshments
English-speaking guide
Small group tour experience

Activities

Horse Riding
Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Towel and swimsuit
Warm and waterproof clothing
Camera

Good to know

The weather in Iceland is unpredictable, so please dress accordingly.

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 30 minutes before tour departure.

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