Action-Packed 11-Hour Rafting and Horse Riding Tour in Olfus with Transfer from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
11 hours
May - Sept.
Minimum age
11 years old


Get ready for adventure by booking this exciting horse riding and river rafting day tour. Those who enjoy active exploration combined with breathtaking natural scenery should book this action-packed combination tour now.

No previous experience is necessary for this easy-level adventure combo trip. The fun starts with horse riding in Olfus, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, it's time for rafting on the Hvita River, followed by a temptingly warm sauna, the perfect contrast to an exhilarating day.

First, your driver will pick you up from your designated location. Then you will head to Olfus, where it's time to observe stunning nature all around you with an easy-level horseback ride. The ride takes about 1.5-2 hours and follows smooth trails amid green meadows with gorgeous volcano views.

Marvel at the breathtaking surroundings and enjoy the easygoing nature of Icelandic horses. Known to be friendly, intelligent, and curious, they have a special relationship with the people of Iceland. You'll also be able to try their unique gait, the tolt.

Most horse species have only three gaits, whereas Icelandic horses boast five. The tolt is one of those extra gaits, likened to an exceptionally smooth trot. Icelanders love the tolt for its mix of speed and rider comfort.

After an enjoyable ride, relax and warm up with a delicious fish soup at Hotel Eldhestar. Then it's time to head to Drumbo Basecamp for a rafting adventure on the Hvita river. A thrilling experience awaits on the wild water of this glacial river. 

Traverse its length on a raft taking in magnificent scenery such as the stunning Bruarhlod Canyon. The 4.3-mile (7-kilometer) journey takes up to 90 minutes and is accessible for most people.

Relatively gentle currents on this class II river allow thrillseekers to bring the excitement to the next level if desired. Cliff jumping opportunities are waiting, and you can also have fun jumping off the boat and having a splash around. This rafting trip is the perfect combination of fun and action.

Following the rafting excursion, finish your day with the ultimate relaxation before the driver takes you back to Reykjavik. Warm and loosen your muscles in a hot sauna, the perfect complement for the day's activities.

Active nature lovers should not miss the chance to get off the beaten track with this incredible 11-hour combination day tour, including horse riding and river rafting. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Horse riding in Olfus
Rafting on the Hvita river
All necessary safety equipment for rafting and riding



Horse Riding

What to bring

Good shoes and warm clothing, including comfortable pants, and gloves for the horseback riding
If you wish to bring a camera on the horse ride, you must also bring a waist bag to carry it in
Long thermal pants and a warm wool or fleece sweater to wear under your wetsuit for the rafting
Bathing suit, towel, and a change of clothing

Good to know

All outdoor activities carry an inherent risk. Therefore, participants must sign a waiver before taking this horse riding and river rafting tour.

Participants must be a minimum of 11 years old to join and should be in good health.

The tour operator does not assume any responsibility for accidents caused by customers' actions.

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