TOUR 6B - Volcano Hengill and Hot Spring Valley
This is an ideal tour for experienced riders wishing to enjoy a day on horseback in varied Icelandic landscape. We cross the river Varmá and ride along a narrow path through an ancient lava field created by the volcano Hengill. We continue on good trails, cross a mountain ridge and ride towards the magnificent geothermal valley Reykjadalur. The horses then take us up into the valley with great views of colorful hills, the beautiful waterfall Djúpagilsfoss and hot springs. We stop for a lunch break and have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing bath in a warm stream before we follow the mountain trail down the valley through scenic landscape. On our way we enjoy a spectacular panorama over the southern lowlands, mountains and the sea all the way to Westman Islands, weather permitting. We then pass by the stable area of Hveragerði, riding on nice trails that are ideal for a brisk tölt, through a small river and alongside colorful mountain slopes with many hot springs above the village Hveragerði. The trail takes us through a forest and along the slopes of Reykjafjall Mountain back to the farm, where coffee and home baked cake are waiting for us.
Really wonderful tour, guide was fantastic, horses were amazing. Highly recommend the Volcano Hengill & Hot Spring Valley tour for intermediate or above riders. The scenery is so gorgeous, and the break at the hot spring was so much fun. Really lovely tour.
5 – 6 hours incl. riding, breaks and bathing
Daily at 09:00. Hotel pick-up in Reykjavík at 08:00 (- 08:30). The pick up in Hafnarfjörður, Mosfellsbær, Kópavogur and Seltjarnanres starts at 7:45.
Return to Reykjavík at around 17:15.
20th of May – 15th of September
English speaking guide, riding and safety equipment and hotel pick-up.
Duration in total 5-6 hours with stops, bathing and about 30 minutes hiking (four short walks, about 10 minutes on a steep slope), lunch box (sandwich, cookies, water bottle – special sandwiches available on request), coffee/tea/hot chocolate and home baked cake.
Riding distance ca. 19 km.
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.
This tour is for experienced riders who ride regularly and are capable of controlling a horse in all gaits in different terrain.
If the weather does not allow us to go into the mountains, the tour will be changed. There are no changing rooms in the valley.
The weight limit for participants is 120 kg.
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