Hotspring Riding Tour

On the Hotspring Riding Tour you will be exposed to the dramatic landscapes above Hveragerði town.
Your guides will pair you with a horse that matches your character and riding skills.
The Icelandic horse is an animal that is easy to befriend.
A stunning view from the mountains above Hveragerði town.
For centuries, the Icelandic horse was considered the Icelander's best servant—now the horse is considered the Icelander's best friend.
Steam sometimes surrounds the riding trail on the Hotspring Riding Tour.

Take a close look at the hinterlands of southern Iceland to find some of its natural beauty and hidden gems during horseback riding hot spring tour! Join this tour and create memories that you can cherish for a long time.

The adventure starts in the morning at the Sólhestar horse rental farm in Ölfus where you will be equipped with the appropriate riding gear and assigned with the right horse for the tour. The right horse will be allocated to the right guest by matching the character and temper, making sure each visitor has the perfect travel companion. 

The riding trail is approximately 18 km long, which is means that you will spend between 4 and 5 hours in the saddle. Time will be added for gearing up, getting to know your horse and transfer, should you elect to be picked up upon booking. 

The ride typically starts by heading to Reykjadalur, a geothermal valley above the town of Hveragerði. Then you ride up through the mountain paths, all the way up to the geothermal area where visitors are able to experience hot springs up close and bathe in a geothermal river surrounded by pure nature. This is the perfect moment to relax and enjoy quality time with family and friends. 

After basking in the geothermal baths, you'll ride all the way back, through the town of Hveragerði and its surrounding area, crossing a shallow river, and riding on rocky mountain paths through an Icelandic pine forest to blue lupine meadows. 

This hot spring tour has it all and is led by friendly, professional, highly trained and multilingual guides, who have plenty of experience in horse riding and customer service. To guarantee your safety and comfort you'll be provided with warm jumpsuits, water- and windproof riding jackets, boots, gloves and helmets. 

Don't miss this opportunity of experiencing Iceland's geothermal nature and getting to know its most beloved animal. Check availability by choosing a date. 


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Oct.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Languages: English, German, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Highlights: Reykjadalur, Ölfus, Ingólfsfjall
Pickup information:
  • Starting 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.

Included:
  • Included Pickup and drop off at your hotel in the Reykjavík area

  • Outdoor clothing

  • Protection helmets

  • Footwear

  • Light refreshments


What to bring:
  • Towel and swimsuit.

  • Warm and Waterproof clothing


Good to know:

Weather in Iceland is fickle so please dress accordingly.



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Hotspring Riding Tour

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