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Around the Volcano

5.0 (8)
4 days 3 nights
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. 

We visit the hidden Valley of the Horses, Maradalur, ride along the Jórukleif 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. 

from US$ 1 350
per tourist for 4 days
Departing from
BS√ć Bus Terminal Reykjav√≠k, Vatnsm√Ĺrarvegur, Reykjav√≠k, Iceland
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Number of individuals
up to 18 tourists over 15 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Hr√≥√įmar B.
Hr√≥√įmar B. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I am one of the founders and owners of our organisation. I am an economist, have worked with horses in Iceland and abroad and also enjoy 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.
Relax at the hot springs
Steaming hot springs and Reykjadalur`s hot river. Have the opportunity to relax in the valley’s 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

Tour members who arrive the same day to Iceland should take the Flybus from the airport to the final bus station BS√ć in¬†Reykjav√≠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¬†Guesthouse or¬†Hotel as you choose.¬†

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 ‚Äď Kolvidarh√≥ll
Day 3
Kolvidarh√≥ll ‚Äď Nesjavellir
Day 4
Reykjadalur - Vellir
Tour provider'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 tölt (about trot speed). Participants must be able to mount a horse with little assistance.



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 145 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
BS√ć Bus Terminal Reykjav√≠k, Vatnsm√Ĺrarvegur, Reykjav√≠k, Iceland
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Tour conditions


  • 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).


  • flights;
  • tips;
  • transfer from Keflav√≠k to Reykjavik;
  • personal expenses;
  • dinner on the last evening;
  • lodging tax 666,-ISK per room per night;
  • hotel accommodation (extra charge);
  • single supplement.

Group size

up to 18 tourists


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

Cancellation of booking

Tour reviews

Based on 8 reviews
  • B
    12 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    This ride was my first activity in Iceland and turned out to be a great start! The staff is very well prepared and the horses are very easy to ride - especially the tölt which was fun to try! We got on the horses right away and spent almost the whole duration riding. That was great!
    12 Mar, 2024
  • K
    2 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    The establishment was well-structured and professional, with guides who were friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable. The horses were charming and impeccably behaved. Among our group, three members possessed considerable riding expertise, while one had limited experience. Nonetheless, our guide adeptly matched our mounts to our respective skill levels and adjusted the difficulty of the ride accordingly, ensuring a delightful experience for all. Even our less experienced rider found the tolt technique comfortable and enjoyable. The excursion lasted 1.5 hours, meandering through picturesque countryside, encompassing a serene river crossing, and offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. We delighted in spotting whooper swans and ravens during our journey. Our guide also stopped for photos of us on horseback. Riding the Icelandic Horse was truly a pleasure, the team ensured it was so enjoyable. Thank you for a lovely equine experience on our trip to Iceland.
    2 Mar, 2024
  • P
    26 Feb, 2024
    about provider
    It was an amazing experience! Anna made it perfect! We did the horse riding first and went to the hot springs after. It was just wonderful!
    26 Feb, 2024

Dates and Prices

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