Around the Volcano

New
days 4 days nights 3 nights
Iceland
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic+
Upscale
Weight limit
120 kg / 265 lb

This tour offers an excellent option if you're interested in staying at our farm and dedicating three days to horseback exploration of the captivating volcanic mountains in the vicinity. The tour takes you over moss-covered lava fields created by the volcano Hengill and into an unique area of exceptional beauty with volcanic formations, green valleys and hot springs.聽

We visit the hidden Valley of the Horses, Maradalur, ride along the J贸rukleif range of mountains and continue through picturesque landscape along the largest lake in Iceland, Thingvallavatn. We pass by a forest, steaming hot springs and a waterfall, enjoy beautiful views and follow the path leading up to Reykjadalur Valley with its hot river. Do not forget your swimsuit.聽

from US$ 1 495
per tourist for 4 days
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 18 tourists over 15 years old
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Photo Hr贸冒mar B.
Hr贸冒mar B. is the organizer and guide of this trip
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The organizer speaks: English
Hr贸冒mar, one of the founders and owners of the organisation. He is an economist, has worked with horses in Iceland and abroad and also enjoys guiding wilderness tours.

Tour highlights

Follow the old folktales routes
Ride on a lava that came from the eruption of Hengill in the year 1000. The old folktales say that the eruption was the revenge of the old gods Th贸r, 脫dinn and Freyr.
Relax at the hot springs
Steaming hot springs and Reykjadalur`s hot river. Have the opportunity to relax in the valley鈥檚 warm, geothermal water.
See the largest lake in Iceland
Catch the picturesque landscape view along the largest lake in Iceland - Thingvallavatn.

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Tour members who arrive the same day to Iceland should take the Flybus from the airport to the final bus station BS脥 in聽Reykjav铆k. We will greet you at BSI or at your hotel/ guesthouse in Reykjavik between 17:30- 18:00 and drive you to our farm. There you will be lodged in our new聽Guesthouse or聽Hotel as you choose.聽

We will get to know each other during dinner at our Hotel. The day will end with a detailed description of the tour (might be next morning).

Day 2
Vellir 鈥 Kolvidarh贸ll
Day 3
Kolvidarh贸ll 鈥 Nesjavellir
Day 4
Reykjadalur - Vellir
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour organizer's comments

This tour is for everyone, but require very good physical condition as we cover 20-25 km per day and ride a lot of t枚lt (about trot speed). Participants must be able to mount a horse with little assistance.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Upscale
Guest House / Hotel
3 nights

Accommodation during the tour can be at the Guesthouse (in 2-4 beds shared rooms) or at the Hotel (double room).

Accommodation at the Hotel has an extra charge of 125 euro.

3 nights
Our Guesthouse

Accommodation in a Guesthouse in 2-4 bedrooms (shared rooms) with made up beds and shared facilities.

The guesthouse offers a comfortable living room, shared bathroom facilities, tea kettle that can also be used to make instant coffee, and small refrigerator, however, we do not offer cooking facilities. Guests that stay at the guesthouse are welcome to use all facilities and services of the Hotel, including the hot tub and restaurant.

Another option
3 nights
Our Hotel

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

Capital Region, sveitarf茅l枚g Reykjav铆kurborg, Reykjav铆k Airport

Tour conditions

Included

  • English speaking guide;
  • riding and safety equipment;
  • transfer from/to Reykjavik;
  • accommodation at our guesthouse;
  • all meals (breakfast, light lunch, coffee & cake, 3-course dinner).

Extras

  • flights;
  • tips;
  • transfer from Keflav铆k to Reykjavik;
  • personal expenses;
  • dinner on the last evening;
  • hotel accomodation (extra charge);
  • single supplement.

Group size

up to 18 tourists

Duration

4 days
3 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Good shoes, comfortable pants (riding pants not necessary), gloves and a buff is recommended and if you want to bring a camera, please bring a small waist bag as backpacks cannot be taken on horseback. Bring your swimsuit and towel

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