+354 480 4800 info@eldhestar.is

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.

Lilly

Duration

5 – 6 hours riding
}

Departure times

Daily at 9:00. Hotel pick-up in Reykjavík at  08:00 – 8:30. Pick-up in Hafnafjörður, Mosfellsbær and Kópavogur starts at 07:45.

Return to Reykjavík at around 17:15.

Availability

20th of May – 15th of September
N

Included

English speaking guide, riding and safety equipment and hotel pick-up. 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.
L

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 a swimsuit and a towel.

See more detailed information here:

https://eldhestar.is/faq/#whattobring

r

Notes

This tour is for experienced riders who ride regularly and are capable of controlling a horse in all gaits in different terrain.

Price

23.200 ISK / 185 EUR
TERMS OF BOOKINGS AND CANCELLATION POLICY
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.

CANCELLATION

All cancellations must be written and received by us 24 hours prior to the tours start. In conformity with business practices within the Icelandic travel industry, we at Eldhestar or a Travel Agent is obliged to charge cancellation fees to the passenger(s) as follows:

CANCELLATION CHARGES

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.

INSURANCE

We advise all our clients to have travel insurance.

OTHER

All complaints must reach Eldhestar within 5 days from departure from Iceland. Otherwise, possible compensation is not valid.

NOTE

Eldhestar reserve the right to alter tours and itineraries due to weather or road conditions. All programs can be changed or cancelled at any moment during the trip to assure the safety of the clients and staff of Eldhestar and other business partners in case of combo tours. No responsibility is accepted for losses, expenses due to delays, changes of flights, or other services or because of strikes, accidents, sickness, damage, negligence, weather, war, changes in schedules, or other similar causes. Eldhestar and other partners in case of combo tours do not assume responsibility for accidents or death that can be traced to the participant´s negligence, acts of third parties or exterior circumstances such as weather, natural occurrences, war or other similar causes.

BOOK NOW

Loading...