3-Hour Horse Riding & Hot Springs Tour

3-Hour Horse Riding & Hot Springs Tour
Horse riding in Iceland is a traditional, historic activity.
Witness diverse nature, from wooden areas to geothermal hot spots, from horseback.
This horse ride will show you the geothermal areas of Reykjadalur.
Icelandic horses before a steaming geothermal area.
Icelandic horses have five gaits, more than other breeds which usually have just four.
Overalls and helmets are provided for your horse riding tour.

Grab the reins with both hands for this incredible 3-hour horse riding tour through the steaming geothermal landscapes of Iceland. This tour is suitable for both beginner and experienced riders, as well as all those looking to explore Iceland from a truly unique perspective.

You will be picked up in the morning and driven a short distance east of Reykjavík. At the stables, you will begin your tour with an easy introduction to horse riding, ranging from how to correctly use the reins to how to slow and speed up your steed.

Your knowledgeable, friendly and experienced horse riding guide will also be quick to share with you their first-hand knowledge of this unique horse breed, as well as provide a little background colour on the surroundings in which you will explore.

Horse riding in Iceland is unique not only because of the country’s fantastic natural scenery but because of the horse itself. Icelandic horses are a particularly special breed, capable of five gaits and able to withstand outside temperatures at which much larger horses would cower.

On the tour, you will ride gorgeous trails along the picturesque slopes of Mt. Reykjafjall, as well as through a dense green forest (a rarity in Iceland). Following that, you will trot past numerous steaming hot-springs in the geothermal area of Gufudalur Valley, located just above the town of Hveragerði. Along these hilly, volcanic paths, riders will observe sweeping panoramas of green plateaus and even the mighty volcano, Hengill.

During the winter season, given the length of this tour, you will be taking a break at local stables to learn more about the area and indulge in some light refreshments and snacks. When everybody is ready, you will make a pleasant return journey back to where you started, before boarding a bus heading to Reykjavík.

So don't wait! Gallop your way onto this tour, and you too can experience Iceland’s hot springs, geothermal valleys, forests and plateaus, all from atop your own Icelandic horse. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jul. - Apr.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 7 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, West Iceland , Reykjavík, Hengill, Reykjadalur, Hveragerði
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.

  • 2.5 - 3 hours on Horseback.

  • Refreshments (during the winter season)

  • Helmet

  • Rain Gear

  • Warm Overalls

  • Hotel Transfer

  • Tour Guide

What to bring:
  • Sturdy Boots

  • Warm Layers of Clothing

  • Hat, Gloves and Sunglasses.

  • A Sense of Adventure

Good to know:

This tour is suited both for beginners and experienced riders. Horses are selected at the start of the tour according to prior riding experience. Guiding in other languages is available upon request.

Loading prices and availabilities
Free cancellation
Free pickup
No credit card fees
No booking fees