TOUR 4C - Riding and Rafting

Combine nature & action in one perfect day! This tour offers an adventurous day, starting at our farm Vellir where the first half of the day is spent riding the unique Icelandic horse in scenic surroundings. After riding 1.5-2 hours on soft trails along green meadows with views of volcanic mountains light lunch is served at Hótel Eldhestar. Then you will be picked up for rafting in the glacial river Hvítá, the “white river”. This popular river has a perfectly balanced mix of serene canyons and adrenaline pumping waves and rapids. We raft for 7 kilometers and at one point participants get the chance to jump from a cliff into the river.

This tour is in collaboration with:

I did a long outdoor adventure trip 👍but day trips or short tours are worth it. These are remarkable horses, for a day, week or more!!

Virgina S.


1,5 – 2 hours riding & 1 – 1,5 hours rafting


Departure times

Daily at 09:00. Hotel pick-up in Reykjavík at 08:00 (- 08:30). The pick up in Hafnarfjörður, Mosfellsbær and Kópavogur starts at 7:45.

Return to Reykjavík at around 20:00.


15th of May – 15th of September



English speaking guide, riding and safety equipment and hotel pick-up. 1.5-2 hours riding, light lunch at Hotel Eldhestar, rafting. Dinner is not included, but it is possible to book BBQ on arrival.


What to bring

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. Please bring a warm sweater (no cotton), bathing suit, towel and a change of clothing. See more detailed information here.



The weight limit for riders is 120 kg.

The minimum age for this tour is 11 years, children with 10 years can join the rafting depending on their size.


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