Day Tours/Activities

Horse Riding and Reykjadalur Hiking Tour

The horse riding hiking tour is a unique opportunity to experience Icelandic nature in all its variety and to get to know the extraordinary Icelandic horse.

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  • Available all year
  • Duration 9 hours
  • Location Reykjadalur valley, Ölfus
  • Difficulty
  • Number of participants Min. 1
  • Age limit Minimum age 8 years

What you'll experience.

The horse riding and Reykjadalur hiking tour starts at the farm Vellir. You’ll ride for 1.5 to 2 hours in the charming countryside followed by a light lunch at Hótel Eldhestar. After lunch your guide will drive you into the Hengill Volcanic area, where you’ll start your hiking tour down the magnificient geothermal valley of Reykjadalur.

Once in the valley you’ll experience the extreme beauty of the area. You’ll also be able to take a relaxing bath in a warm geothermal river. The tour ends with some refreshments at the Eldhestar riding center.

The horse riding hiking tour is a unique opportunity to experience Icelandic nature in all its variety. It’s also a great opportunity to get familiar with the extraordinary Icelandic horse.

Please Note

This tour is offered all year around. If weather conditions prohibit us from hiking up the valley the operator 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 let us know if there are any dietary needs like if there are allergies or vegetarians.

Included in final tour price.


  • Pick up and drop off
  • Riding for 1,5-2 hours
  • Light lunch at Eldhestar hotel
  • Guided hiking tour through Reykjadalur valley
  • Bathing in natural hot stream
  • Coffee and cake after the tour
  • Helmet
  • Rain gear/winter overalls for riding tour

    What to bring.

    • Warm clothes
    • Good, sturdy shoes
    • Swimsuit
    • Towell

    Tour operator

    This tour is operated by our friends at Eldhestar. Since 1989 Eldhestar have been offering fun horse riding tours in the beautiful surroundings in Ölfus municipality which is very close to the capital area. They put great emphasize on personal service, safety, and  environmental protection.

    Eldhestar's certifications:

    20.500 ISK
    Per person

    20.500 ISK