Volcano Contrasts - Summer Holiday

5.0 (8)
3 days 2 nights
Iceland
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Upscale
Weight limit
120 kg / 265 lb

We offer a tour that spans two days and covers the varied region surrounding our farm. During this excursion we will explore the remarkable and contrasting features of Icelandic nature while on horseback. This experience allows you to savor both the breathtaking scenery and excellent riding conditions. Additionally, during the summer season, there is a chance to take a dip in geothermal water, so don't forget to pack your swimsuit and towel!

from US$ 795
per tourist for 3 days
Departing from
Capital Region, sveitarfélög Reykjavíkurborg, Reykjavík Airport
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Number of individuals
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Hróðmar B.
Hróðmar B. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English, German
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

Volcanoes and Mountains
Behold the mighty mountains and old volcanoes
You Will Tölt!
Enjoy the invigorating and liberating tölt, a gait exclusive to the lively and compact Icelandic horses
Bathe in Geothermal Water
Bring swimsuit and towel!

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Tour members arrive at Keflavík Airport, Iceland and take the Flybus from Keflavík to Reykjavík (BSÍ Bus terminal). You will be greeted by our representatives between 17:30 and 18:00, who will arrange further transportation to our farm in the neighbourhood of Hveragerði. After check-in, dinner will be served at the Hotel.

Day 2
Below the Mountains
Day 3
Hot Springs Reykjadalur Valley – Vistas and Volcanos
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

Riding distance: around 40 km on horseback over 2 days. The tour is for everyone, but requires very good physical condition ride a lot of tölt (about trot speed). Participants must be able to mount a horse with little assistance.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Upscale
Hotel / Guest House
2 nights

Total price if staying at the hotel is 895 USD

2 nights
Our Hotel

Our 3* hotel or a nearby hotel in double rooms with private facilities. All rooms are outfitted with the luxurious Hästens beds, unrivaled sleep comfort handcrafted from sustainable, natural materials, such as genuine hypoallergenic horsehair, cotton, wool, flax and Swedish pinewood. Each room has a door to the garden, allowing you to step outside and observe the northern lights, weather and season permitting. Each room has washbasins and soap. Bed linens, towels, Wi-Fi and parking are included free of charge.

Another option
2 nights
Our Guesthouse

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Group meeting place
Capital Region, sveitarfélög Reykjavíkurborg, Reykjavík Airport
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Tour conditions

Included

  • English speaking guide;
  • riding and safety equipment;
  • transfer from/to Reykjavik;
  • accommodation at our guesthouse;
  • 11% VAT;
  • all meals (breakfast, light lunch, coffee & cake, 3-course dinner).

Extras

  • flights;
  • tips;
  • transfer from Keflavík to Reykjavik;
  • accommodation at our hotel with private facilities (100$ per person for the whole stay);
  • lodging tax 666,-ISK per room per night;
  • personal expenses.

Group size

up to 14 tourists

Duration

3 days
2 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;
  • swimsuit;
  • towel.
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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 8 reviews
  • B
    Brit
    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
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    Kathy
    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
    Philline
    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

  • Any dates on request during the season
    15 May – 15 Sep
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