Horseback Riding & Leiðarendi Lava Cave Tour

Horseback Riding & Leiðarendi 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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Jump in the saddle for this experience touring the Icelandic countryside on a friendly Icelandic horse, followed by the breathless excitement of a lava cave tour. This combo is for anyone who wants to explore the Icelandic environment in depth, or someone who can’t decide if they want something more relaxing or more active – this tour is both!

You will be picked up at your accommodation in Reykjavik for the horse riding tour. You will explore the lava surrounding Mt. Helgafell volcano and ride across beautiful hillsides to the old Kaldársel sheep corral, currently a place of colourful summer camp cabins, or to Lake Hvaleyrarvatn.

Lake Hvaleyrarvatn is a popular oasis for locals as well as flocks of migrating birds such as seagulls, snipes, redwings, blackbirds, plovers and more. The route of the tour depends on the season and the weather, so no two tours are the same.

After the horse riding tour, you will be driven to downtown Reykjavík where you can enjoy lunch before immersing yourselves in the velvety darkness of the Leiðarendi lava cave.

Leiðarendi lava cave, in the Tvíbollahraun lava field, is a capital example of a lava tube. The cave was created by an eruption thousands of years ago, with the outside layer of the tube cooling while the middle of the tube continued to flow, hollowing the interior.

A distinctive feature of this cave is the flakes of lava which fall from the ceiling and walls, piling at your feet like gleaming dragon scales. The collection of these flakes causes layers which helps geologists understand the age of the cave and its changes throughout the years.

Get ready for some more activity. To make your way through, you will climb, crawl and walk in your travels beneath the surface. There is plenty of beauty and colour hidden in the depths here, so get ready to work for it.

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
  • Highlights: South Iceland, West Iceland , Reykjavík, Reykjanes, Leiðarendi Cave, Helgafell
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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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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