All year if the weather permits
Begin your day with horseback riding and then embark on a hike to Reykjadalur valley, where you can soak in the warm geothermal river and relieve any discomfort from the hike, feeling revitalized and refreshed.
All partisans wear a helmet while horse riding
The tour is a combination of horse riding and hiking and starts at a farm called Vellir
1,5 – 2 hours riding & 2 – 2,5 hours hiking
Pick up in Reykjavik, horse riding and hiking in Reykjadalur
Embark on an adventure in the great outdoors with our horse riding and hot springs tour. Start at our farm Vellir for a 1.5 to 2-hour ride through meadows and lava fields, followed by a light lunch at Hótel Eldhestar. After lunch, take a 5-minute drive to hike the beautiful geothermal valley of Reykjadalur, passing the waterfall Djúpagilsfoss and hot springs, and have the opportunity to take a relaxing bath in a warm river. Enjoy panoramic views of volcanic mountains, Hveragerði village, and the coastline, with a chance to see the Westman Islands. The tour concludes with a coffee and cake at Eldhestar riding center.
About the Tour
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Daily tours start at 09:00. We offer pick-up service from the BSI central bus station, hotels, guesthouses, and designated bus stops between 7:45 and 8:30 in the morning. Please note that we cannot pick up from private apartments and Airbnb accommodations.
Return to Reykjavík at around 17:15.
Is the ride difficult
The ride is easy, we encourage everyone over 8 years of age to join this magnificent journey.
Everyone is required to wear a helmet.
Eldhestar has strict security measures in place. For safety reasons, you cannot bring backpacks, large cameras, selfie sticks, or other bulky items on the horses. Small waist bags are allowed. Horse riding is a potentially risky activity; you participate at your own risk.
Is the ride season bound
The tour is available all year, but it's a good idea to bring extra clothing like socks, gloves, and a hat on rainy days or during winter day tours if you get wet during the ride.
What to bring
To participate in the horse riding tour, you'll need to wear sturdy shoes, good sneakers or narrow hiking boots, and comfortable pants (riding pants are not required). It's a good idea to bring gloves and a thin hat under the helmet (a "buff" is a good choice). If you want to carry small items like a camera, you should bring a small waist bag (backpacks are not allowed on the horses). On rainy days or during winter day tours, it's a good idea to bring extra clothing like socks, gloves, and a hat in case you get wet during the ride.
The maximum weight for participants is 120 kg.
All used riding gear, such as boots and saddlebags, must be disinfected before coming to Iceland to prevent the spreading of infectious diseases that could threaten the horses. That typically includes washing riding wear and cleaning helmets, shoes, and safety vests with iodine or another disinfectant.
Used riding gloves and leather items, such as chaps, are not allowed.
✓ Pass by the beautiful waterfall Djúpagilsfoss and many hot springs.
✓ Hike in the geothermal valley of Reykjadalur.
✓ Have the opportunity to take a relaxing bath in a warm river.
✓ Panoramic views of volcanic mountains, Hveragerði village, and coastline
✓ Enjoy coffee and home-baked cake to finish the tour.
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