The Reykjadalur Horse Riding & Hot Spring Bathing experience offers a unique and unforgettable way to explore the stunning landscapes and soak in the country’s natural hot springs.
Horse Riding & Hot Springs
Are you ready for a truly magical experience? Picture yourself riding on the majestic Icelandic horse, surrounded by rising steam from a hot water stream, as you journey to a mystical valley. Our horse-riding tour of the hot springs is just what you need. Nestled in the enchanting Reykjadalur valley, this tour offers the best of two of Iceland’s most popular activities. You’ll ride through the Smokey valley on one of the finest steeds in the country, and then take a dip in some of Iceland’s most beautiful outdoor natural hot springs. This tour is a true delight for the senses, filled with energy, enthusiasm, and the natural beauty of our amazing planet.
Join us for an unforgettable adventure!
- Pick up and drop off in Reykjavik.
- 5-6 hours riding tour – 19 kilometers.
- Lunch box.
- Home baked cake after the tour.
- All necessary equipment: helmets & rain gear / overalls.
What to bring
- Dress according to weather.
- Solid shoes – we recommend hiking boots.
Good to know
- This tour is available with pickup in Reykjavik or meet on location.
- Hotel Pick up every day between 8.00-8.30. Please be waiting at the designated pick up location at 8.00.
- Pick up from Hveragerði and Selfoss is at 8.45.
- Return to Reykjavik is around 17.15.
- This tour is ideal for single travelers, groups & families.
- This tour is ideal for beginners and experienced riders.
- This tour offers small groups and personal service.
- The weight limit for participants is 120 kg.
This Horse Riding Hot Spring tour is available with a pick up in Reykjavik & Selfoss, or you can meet us on location in South Iceland. The meeting point is around 40 minutes drive from Reykjavik.
Reykjadalur hot spring valley
Reykjadalur, a beautiful valley filled with hot springs, is located just 45 kilometers outside of the capital city, near the small town of Hveragerði. This town is situated near Mount Hengill, an extinct volcano that last erupted over 120,000 years ago. To get to the valley, you’ll have to pass through Hveragerði, which is a must-see destination on this tour.
Most people hike the slopes of Rjúpnabrekkur to reach the valley, but on this tour, you’ll get to ride there on horseback. The slopes are quite steep, so the ride promises to be thrilling and fun. On the way to the valley, you’ll pass by Djúpagil canyon, where a stunning waterfall drops directly into the valley. In just a few more minutes, you’ll arrive at your destination.
Once in the valley, you’ll find several hot pools and a borehole near the hot water river, each with its own unique temperature. You’re sure to find the perfect pool to soak in and relax after your ride. There are also some incredible mud pools along the path, but be careful when stepping into them.
In Reykjadalur Valley, we will have the opportunity to soak in hot springs and luxuriate in a balmy stream. As we journey back to the farm, you can take in stunning vistas of the landscape, including the picturesque Djúpagilsfoss waterfall. Additionally, we will be treated to breathtaking views of the Hveragerði village, Ölfus area, and even the coastline, where, weather permitting, we might catch a glimpse of the Westman Islands. This is an exceptional chance to fully immerse yourself in the diverse and remarkable beauty of Icelandic nature.
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Most frequent questions and answers
The driving time from Reykjavik to the meeting point is approximately 45 minutes (53 kilometres) in good road condition.
You should schedule to be at our departure point at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure.
This tour is available with a pick up from Reykjavik and Selfoss. The pick up is included in the price of the tour.
Hotel pick-up in Reykjavik is between 8:00-8:30. Please be waiting at the designated pick up location at 8:00.
The horse riding tour is around 5-6 hours.
This is a 19 kilometer horse riding tour to Reykjadalur hot spring valley.
This tour is ideal for beginners and experienced riders.
If the tour gets cancelled due to weather you can choose between rescheduling the tour for another departure or receiving a full refund.
- Less than 1 days notice: 100% charge
Yes, and you definitely should! The setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.
We do not recommend horse riding tours for pregnant women.
There are plenty of free parking lots next to the meeting point of the tour.
Yes, we have variety of horse riding tours that departures from Reykjavik, including this one.