TOUR 5D - Riding and Hiking in the Valley Reykjadalur

Enjoy an active day in great environment! The program starts at our farm Vellir with a riding tour through the amazing Icelandic nature. We ride for 1.5 to 2 hours along meadows and lava fields in the charming countryside, followed by a light lunch at Hótel Eldhestar. After lunch we drive about 5 minutes to the green hills on foot of the volcano Hengill, just above the village Hveragerði, where we start hiking up into the magnificent geothermal valley of Reykjadalur. On our way we will see the beautiful waterfall Djúpagilsfoss and many hot springs. We also have the opportunity to take a relaxing bath in a warm river, an unforgettable experience! On our way down, we can enjoy a spectacular panorama over volcanic mountains, the picturesque village Hveragerði and all the way down to the coastline, where we might even see the Westman Islands, weather permitting. The tour ends with coffee and cake at Eldhestar riding center.

Minimum number of participants are 2 people. If we do not reach the minimum number of participants, a different tour will be offered instead.

Oh my gosh was this one of the best parts of our trip to Iceland. Great riding on wonderful horses, lunch then hiking to hot springs. This was the Iceland we were looking for. We had a larger group for the riding but that was just fine we had two great guides. We ended up being the only two on the hiking trip so we got to have our own guide who was just lovely and then a relaxing dip into a hot river. This entire experience was really the highlight of our trip.

Dulcia W.


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


Departure times

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

Return to Reykjavík at around 17:15.


All year round (weather permitting)



English speaking guide, riding and safety equipment, hotel pick-up, light lunch (soup, bread, etc.), a guided hike and coffee/tea and home baked cake after the tour.


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. Bring your swimsuit and towel. See more detailed information here.



The weight limit for participants is 120 kg.

The minimum age for this tour is 8 years.

The hike is about 2,5 hours (ca. 5 km), the hike is of medium difficulty, starting on a steep upward slope. Please note that the hike can get more demanding in winter.

Minimum number of participants are 2 people



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