This is without question the most popular half day horseback riding tour in the Reykjavik area. The trip takes 3 hours including transfers and about 1,5 to 2 hours riding included stops from the Riding Centre into the lava fields surrounding Mt. Helgafell volcano to the old Kaldársel sheep corral or to Lake Hvaleyrarvatn through lava fields and across beautiful hillsides. All riding is on excellent riding paths.
Season: All year
An adventurous ride from the Riding Centre just outside Reykjavík into the lava fields surrounding Mt. Helgafell volcano to the old Kaldársel sheep corral or to Lake Hvaleyrarvatn through lava fields and across beautiful hillsides. View rough lava fields and look for different formations in the lava, maybe you will be able to spot a troll or two. The beautiful Bláfjöll Mountains tower above on the horizon. All riding is on excellent riding paths. Season: All year
The Riding Centre is unique in Iceland with facilities as good as they get. It's set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Hafnarfjörður, about 10 minutes drive from Reykjavík. The facilities and the fascinating area provide endless opportunities of riding, hiking and other outdoor activities. We welcome individuals, families and all kinds of groups who want to enjoy themselves outdoors.
The facilities offer people an easy way to enjoy our horses and the experience of our staff will ensure the safety of all our guests. The locker room of the Riding Centre is well equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, raingear, riding boots and helmets in theirl sizes. The staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs as well as secure the safety of everybody.
Please note that you cannot take any backpacks or bags with you on the ride but there are safety boxes at the Riding Centre where you can store your valuables. If you bring your own riding gear (riding boots, riding trousers, jackets, hats, gloves, etc.) it is important that it needs to be washed (40°C), dry cleaned or disinfected before arriving in Iceland. Used leather gear may not be brought into the country.
Price per person: Adults: EUR 109
Departure: Daily, all year, at 10:00 and 14:00
Duration: 3 hours including transfers. Riding: 1 ½ - 2 hours
Pick up: Transfer from hotels and guesthouses starts at 09:00 for morning tour and 13:00 for afternoon tour
Drop off: Transfers back to hotels and guesthouses start at 12:15 from the Riding Center. Transfer time is about 15-20 minutes.
Included in package: Transfers to and from the Riding Centre, horse riding as per itinerary, riding helmets, rubber boots, and rainwear or a warm outfit during the ride. English and Scandinavian speaking guidance. Please note that you cannot take any backpacks or bags with you on the ride but there are safety boxes at the Riding Centre where you can store your valuables.
Minimum age: 8 years
Difficulty: Easy and ideal for beginners