Tour Operator: Hestasport 8 hours Travel method:   Other / Non-Travel Region / Starts from: North

Ride & Raft

This package includes:

2-hour horse ride into the beautiful surroundings of Varmahlíð, the ideal way to experience the unique Icelandic horse in its native environment. We have horses for both beginners and experienced riders, which makes this ride great fun for everyone.

For half a day you will be heading for a white water rafting adventure. This trip leads you through the scenic gorges of the West Glacier River that can easily be mastered by anyone and gives you the opportunity to experience Iceland from a different perspective.

Usually, the day starts with the riding tour in the morning and in the afternoon, you will go rafting. This tour doesn’t require previous riding or rafting experience and is suitable for everyone. 

Best price guarantee
No hidden costs
8 Minimum age: 8 years
Free cancellation until 365 days before the departure
Cancellation fees:
+365 days - No charge
365 days-2 days - 10% of total reservation value
<2 days - 100% of total reservation value
What is included
We provide a riding helmet (mandatory) and waterproofs (if needed).

Meeting point
  • Hestasport Activity Tours, Vegamót, Varmahlíð, Skagafjörður, 560
Important information
Temperatures in the summer can range from freezing to 20° C, so be prepared for all kinds of weather. We recommend a sweater and a windproof jacket as well as gloves. Wear comfortable pants and strong shoes (hiking boots are fine). Please note that we require you to wear a helmet when riding with us, so if you'd like to wear a woolen hat or head band, make sure it's a thin one and fits comfortably under a helmet.

the rafting you should wear thermal underwear, warm woolen socks and warm
pants and sweater, ideally fleece-, woolen- or thermo material. Try to avoid

will be provided with a dry suit, neoprene shoes, a pfd (personal floating
device) and helmet. The dry suits can sometimes leak, so your clothes might get
wet, but will still keep you warm as long as you don´t wear cotton. Please
bring some spare clothes to get changed after the rafting, just in case!

We strongly recommend that you have your own personal insurance when joining a riding tour in Iceland.
In case you bring your own riding clothes and boots, they must be disinfected before you arrive. It is prohibited by Icelandic law to bring used riding gear including saddles, bridles, etc. into the country, as well as used leather riding boots, other leather riding wear or riding gloves. Riding clothes, rubber riding boots and any other gear should be machine-washed (min. 40°) or dry-cleaned (chemically cleaned), and disinfected with VirkonS®.

We reserve the right to alter any itinerary in the guests' best interest and for reasons of safety. This will not reduce the quality of our tours!