The Hot Spring riding tour in Iceland
Availability: 20.05. – 15.09
Duration: 5 – 6hrs & 8hrs with pick-up (5-6 hours with stops, bathing and about 30 minutes hiking).
Meeting Place: (without pick-up): Eldhestar, Vellir, 816 Ölfus., Iceland
Pick-up time: ca. 1,5hrs before start, from Reykjavik
Clothes: Warm clothes, good footwear, swimsuit and towel
Age limit: 8 years
Weight limit: 110 kg/240 lbs. (this is for the wellbeing of the horse)
Included: Transfer, Riding tour, Short hiking, Riding helmets, Riding and safety equipment, Trained guides, Refreshments, Lunch box.
A great horse riding tour in Iceland, with spectacular views and hot springs
This riding tour in Iceland offers spectacular views and a surprising variety of magnificent Icelandic nature. We start with the trail to Reykjafjall Mountain and continue on nice riding trails surrounding the small village Hveragerði. The trail then takes us through a green forest to a colorful geothermal valley with hot springs.
This is a famous area which expanded dramatically during an earthquake in 2008. On our way towards the green mountain hills surrounding the volcano Hengill we have good opportunities to try “tölt”, the special gait of the Icelandic horse. The horses will then take us on a leisurely pace following narrow trails up into the valley Reykjadalur. We pass the beautiful waterfall Djúpagilsfoss and some hot springs before we reach Reykjadalur valley and will have the opportunity to take a relaxing bath in a warm stream, so remember to bring your bathing suit.
During the horse ride down the valley, we enjoy fascinating panoramas over the surrounding nature and the village Hveragerði. You will enjoy this wonderful view over farmland, the coastline, where we might see the Westman Islands if the weather permits it. We continue our ride along the mountain slopes again back to the farm, where coffee and home-baked cake is waiting for us.
Eldhestar, Vellir, 816 Ölfus., Iceland
If pick-up is not wanted, pleace be at the meeting point 30 minuties before the tour start.
If you have chosen pick-up. pleace be at your chosen pick-up place ca. 1,5hrs before tour start.