Horseback Riding & Raufarhólshellir Lava Cave Tour

Horseback Riding & Raufarhólshellir Lava Cave Tour
Winter horseback riding is a beautiful way to witness the snowy vistas of South Iceland.
Lupins adorn the summer landscapes of South Iceland and are wonderful to behold from horseback.
The winter vistas of South Iceland are unmatched, unless, of course, you are seeing them from the back of an Icelandic horse.
Play with the effects of light and photography in the deep dark of Leiðarendi Lava Cave on the Reykjanes Peninsula.
Summer in South Iceland turns the landscapes green and verdant, making for a lovely and picturesque horseback ride.
In the eyes of an Icelandic horse, you can see its intelligence and curiosity.
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Our tour starts with the velvet darkness of the Raufarhólshellir lava tube. Explore and discover the marvels that the volcano created more than 5200 years ago. Raufarhólshellir lava tube, situated in one of the most active volcanic areas in the world, is a perfect example of an Icelandic lava tube. We will climb, crawl and walk our way through the underground lava tube. This uniquely daring adventure will exhibit the Icelandic lava fields from two very different angles, giving you a deep understanding of how Iceland was created and how the primeval forces of nature continue to shape it every day!

After the caving tour, you are driven to downtown Reykjavík before immersing yourselves into the horse riding tour.

You will experience the Icelandic horse, surrounded by amazing nature right outside Reykjavík’s city center. Our friendly horses and specially trained guides will take you on a ride on excellent riding paths where you can experience the unique Icelandic horse while enjoying beautiful scenery full of lava fields and green hillsides.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the lava landscape, both above and below. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Caving, Horse Riding, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: West Iceland , Reykjavík, Reykjanes, Leiðarendi Cave, Helgafell, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup 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.

  • Horse riding tour

  • Drop-off

  • Riding equipment (helmet)

  • Outerwear as needed (rubber boots, rain gear, warm clothing)

  • English-speaking guide

  • Helmet and lights for caving

  • Food

What to bring:
  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

  • Warm, waterproof clothing.

Good to know:

Children must be 10 years old and up to ride. The weight limit for all horseback riding tours is 110 kg (240 lbs).

If you are traveling on your own to Íshestar Horse Riding Center, please be there at least 30 minutes before tour departure.

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The guides for both portions were amazing. They were very knowledgeable and seemed to have a good time educating us and making us laugh. The weather was perfect because I finally got to see snow and snow at the Lava Tunnel was so beautiful. I would definitely do this tour again!
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Everything was perfect! The ride in a morning full of rainbow. In the afternoon, the lava cave tour...our guide was amazing!
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