The Volcano Hekla

days 6 days nights 5 nights
Weight limit
120 kg / 265 lb

The tour takes us through the colorful landscape between Hekla volcano and Tindafjallajökull glacier, renowned for its stunning natural beauty shaped by volcanic and glacial forces. We ride on soft paths through black sandy ground covered with green grass and lava fields, surrounded by the mystical volcanic formations created by Hekla's eruptions over the centuries. The trail follows an old Viking path ridden by Gunnar from Hlíðarendi in Njál´s Saga during his battles. We explore hidden valleys, vast green pastures and mighty rivers, experiencing the natural force and mystique of Hekla, along with elements from the old Sagas. The combination of breathtaking scenery, magnificent horses and fantastic riding paths creates unforgettable memories. Riders can try different horses each day, enhancing their riding skills and experiencing the diversity of Icelandic horses in their natural habitat, far from civilization.

US$ 2 400
per tourist for 6 days
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 6 tourists over 15 years old
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Photo Hróðmar B.
Hróðmar B. is the organizer of this trip
The organizer speaks: English, German
Hróðmar, 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

Mysterious Paths
We can feel the presence of the natural force and the mystique surrounding Hekla, together with elements from the old Sagas
Amazing Nature
Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Iceland
Free Running Herd
Experience the diversity of the Icelandic horse in its natural environment, how Icelanders travelled in the old days. Try 2 or 3 different horses each day and develop your skills!

Route details

Day 1

The tour starts in the evening. Tour members who arrive the same day in Iceland should take the “Flybus” from the airport to the final bus station BSÍ in Reykjavík. We will greet you at the bus station or at your hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavik between 17:30- 18:00 and drive you to our farm near Hveragerði. There you will be lodged at our Guesthouse. 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 in the morning).

Day 2
Vellir – Hrólfsstaðahellir
Day 3
Hrólfsstaðahelli – Foss
Day 4
Foss – Foss
Day 5
Foss – Rjúpnavellir
Day 6
Rjúpnavellir – Þjófafoss – Fellsmúli
Tour organizer's comments

The tour requires basic riding skills with a secure, balanced seat and a good physical condition. We ride up to 45 km per day mostly in the gait tölt and take a herd of free-running horses with us part of the tour, which requires a certain speed.

Riding distance: About 160 km. 23 – 40 km (4 – 8 hours) per day.



Guest House
1 night
Camp Site
4 nights
1 night
Our Guesthouse

The Guesthouse has a capacity of 19 beds, with twin, triple and quad rooms available. It is strategically located on the property to offer convenience and excellent service to cater to your requirements. The guesthouse is warm and welcoming, with a dining area and communal bathrooms.

Although cooking facilities are not provided, the Guesthouse provides a cozy living area, communal bathrooms, a tea kettle that can be used for instant coffee and a small refrigerator. Guests are free to use all amenities and services of the Hotel, such as the restaurant and hot tub.

You will be accommodated in shared rooms.

1 night
Farm Hrólfsstaðahellir
2 nights
Mountain Hut Foss
1 night
Cottage Rjúpnavellir

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

Capital Region, sveitarfélög Reykjavíkurborg, Reykjavík Airport

Tour conditions


  • English speaking guide;
  • riding and safety equipment;
  • transfer from/to Reykjavik;
  • 1 night in Guesthouse in shared rooms, 4 nights sleeping bag accommodation in cottages and simple mountain huts (bunk beds, in shared rooms);
  • 11% VAT;
  • full board (traditional Icelandic home cooking).


  • flights;
  • tips;
  • transfer from Keflavík to Reykjavik;
  • personal expenses.

Group size

up to 6 tourists


6 days
5 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • good shoes;
  • comfortable pants (riding pants not necessary);
  • gloves; 
  • buff;
  • a small waist bag for a camera.
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 2 400
    12 – 17 Jun, 2024 6 days 5 nights
  • US$ 2 400
    12 – 17 Jul, 2024 6 days 5 nights
  • US$ 2 400
    9 – 14 Aug, 2024 6 days 5 nights
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