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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.

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 9:00. Hotel pick-up in Reykjavík at  08:00 – 8:30.    Return to Reykjavík ca. 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.

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The minimum age for this tour is 11 years, children 10 years can join part of the rafting (can be flexible depending on children’s height).


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Eldhestar half-day, day tours and combo tours All rates quoted are based on current purchasing price in Iceland. Prices are in ISK (Icelandic Kronur) Prices are guaranteed after full payment has been made.


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Cancellation received more than 24 hours prior to departure are fully refunded. Cancellation received less than 24 hours prior to departure will be charged full price.


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