Red Lava Horse Riding & Glacier Ice Cave in Reykjavik

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Tour starts
Reykjavík
Duration:
4 hours
Difficulty:
Easy
Languages:
English
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
12 years old

Get the best of the Icelandic nature, without leaving the city. On this horse riding and ice cave tour, you’ll ride through the red lava field of Heiðmörk recreation area before heading to Perlan landmark building where you will find a man-made Ice Cave inside. Those looking to infuse beautiful nature with adventure and state-of-the-art technology should book this tour now.

The excursion starts with a riding lesson in a beautiful area on the outskirt of Reykjavík city. You can either meet your friendly guides at the stables or have them pick you up from your accommodations or designated pick up area in the morning. 

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never ridden a horse before, your friendly guides will show you the ropes before getting you into the saddle, and they will take a route depending on the group’s riding experience. Aside from that, Icelandic horses are considered very friendly, gentle and intelligent, making this tour perfect for the whole family.

You will either ride on a beautiful and smooth riding path along the Rauðhólar (Red Hills) or by the stunning Rauðavatn (Red Lake). On both routes, you will enjoy natural riding paths and a beautiful setting where you will get to know the friendly Icelandic horse. 

After the ride, you will be driven to the landmark building Perlan which sits on top of Öskjuhlíð hill. There, you will find The Glaciers and Ice Cave Exhibition inside one of Perlan’s hot water tanks. You’ll walk through a man-made ice cave, and you are encouraged to not only look at the ice but to touch it and feel the cold as well. 

After you’ve emerged from the ice cave, an interactive exhibition will greet you. There, you’ll learn all about glaciers, from the microorganism that can be found in them to the dangers they face due to global warming. Note that transport from Perlan to your accommodation is not included with this tour, but you could utilise the bus service, take a taxi or just walk, Perlan is not that far from the city centre.

 

Book now and take a ride on an Icelandic horse before exploring an ice cave in Reykjavík city. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Pickup from accommodations or pickup points and drop off at Perlan
Horse riding tour
Entry to Perlan Glaciers and Ice Cave Exhibition

Activities

Horse Riding
Cultural Activity
Ice Caving

Attractions

Reykjavík
Heiðmörk
Perlan
Rauðhólar

What to bring

Warm clothes
Good shoes

Good to know

Please note that after your horse riding tour, you will be dropped off at Perlan building. Transport from Perlan to your accommodations is not included.

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