Tour Operator: Eldhestar 9 hours Travel method:   Other / Non-Travel Region / Starts from: Capital Region

05D - Riding and Hiking

The tour starts at our farm Vellir. We ride for 1.5 to 2 hours in the charming countryside followed by a light lunch at Hótel Eldhestar. After lunch we drive into the Hengill Volcano area, where we start our hiking tour down the magnificient geothermal valley of Reykjadalur. In the valley we will experience hot springs and also take a relaxing bath in a warm river. The tour ends with some refreshments at Eldhestar riding center. This is a unique opportunity to experience Icelandic nature in all its variety.

Please note: The tour is suitable for all levels of riding experience from beginners to advanced. During booking process, we ask our clients to inform us about their riding experience, which helps us to choose the right horse for everyone. Beginners and experienced riders ride together. We always try to tölt as much as possible, but do not gallop for safety reasons. 

Minimum number of participants are 3 people. If we do not reach the minimum number of participants, a different tour will be offered instead.

Best price guarantee
No hidden costs
8 Minimum age: 8 years
Free cancellation until 1 day before the departure
Cancellation fees:
+1 day - No charge
<1 day - 100% of total reservation value
What is included
Pick up and drop off, riding for 1,5-2 hours, light lunch at our hotel, guided hiking tour through the Valley of Reykjadalur, bathing in natural hot stream, coffee and cake after the tour.
Meeting point
Please be at our stable at 9:00 in the morning for the tour.
Meeting points:
  • Eldhestar, Suðurlandsvegur
Important information
Please wear clothes according to weather and solid shoes. We recommend hiking boots.

Bring your swim suites and towel.

Guests should be in good physical condition!

This tour is offered all year around. Please note, if weather conditions prohibit us from hiking up the valley we will offer an alternative. Hotel pick-up in Reykjavik every day between 08:00-8:30. Return to Reykjavik around 17:00 Note that pick up from hótels in Seltjarnarnes, Hafnarfjörður, Kópavogur and Mosfellsbær is at 7:45 and pick up from Hveragerði and Selfoss is at 8:45. Please double check your booking a day or two before arrival for the pick up location, as they may change without notice. Please let us know if there are any dietary needs like if there are allergies or vegetarians.