TOUR 3C - Horses and Hot Springs

Experience a variety of scenery and impressions! We first ride up a hill on excellent riding trails, along the slopes of the mountain Reykjafjall and through a green forest, a rare sight in Iceland. We then pass many hot springs in the impressive, colorful geothermal area situated just above the village of Hveragerði, a small town also known as the “hot spring capital of the world”. This area expanded dramatically during an earthquake in 2008 and is constantly changing. The path continues along the volcanic hills above the village, which is also known for its beautiful location between the volcano Hengill and the wide plains of the southern lowlands. We have a nice view of Varmá river, called the “warm river” as geothermal water flows through it, and green valleys with rising steam in the distance. During the winter season, we stop to warm up with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and learn more about the Icelandic horse before riding back to our farm.

Myself and my boyfriend took part in the horses and hot springs tour. I am an experienced rider and my boyfriend has only been on a horse once before coming. We both had a brilliant time and we had horses matched to our ability. The tour was wonderful and Ewa our guide was brilliant, she dealt so well with a group of mixed ages and abilities. We got to experience the Tölt which was great too! Highly recommended for all abilities and ages.
Thank you all!!

Anna H.

Duration

2,5 – 3 hours riding

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Departure times

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 13:00.

Availability

All year round

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Included

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

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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. See more detailed information here.

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Note

The weight limit for participants is 120 kg.

Price

see at the end of the page

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