- The Icelandic Horse
- Horseback riding
- The red hills of Reykjavik
- Rauðarvatn Lake
- Lava landscapes & pseudocraters
Iceland’s breathtaking natural wonders, including towering waterfalls, geysers, and vast lava fields, make it a magnet for travelers seeking adventure and environmental enthusiasts from around the globe. For those who love horses or simply want to immerse themselves in Iceland’s natural beauty, it is a must to go on a Horse Riding tour. And the Reykjavik Red Lava Horse Riding Tour is an experience that should not be missed if you are staying in Reykjavik.
This tour offers the chance to get up close with nature on the back of a friendly Icelandic horse, even if you’ve never ridden before. Icelandic horses are known for their gentleness and sure-footedness, making them ideal for traveling across rough terrain. They’re also the only breed with five different types of gaits, making them a unique and fascinating companion on your ride.
The Reykjavik red lava horse riding tour is a 5-7 km journey that typically takes around 2 hours, but can vary depending on the experience level of the riders. Don’t worry if you’re a beginner; the tour guides are there to help and ensure a comfortable and enjoyable ride for everyone. The route takes you through the smooth-riding path of the Redhills and by the Rauðarvatn, offering stunning views of massive lava landscapes, pseudocraters, and magnificent mountains.
To fully enjoy this experience, be sure to bring warm clothes and sturdy shoes. Whether you’re an experienced rider or a first-timer, the Reykjavik Red Lava Horse Riding Tour is an unforgettable way to experience Iceland’s natural beauty and spend quality time with these majestic animals.
- Outdoor clothing for horse riding.
- Protection helmets
- Professional Horse Riding Guides
- Free Pick up in Reykjavik
What to bring
- Warm clothing
Good to know
- Dress according to weather.
- Pick up from Reykjavik is available and included in the tour price.
- If you ask for pick up, we will be at your location 30 minutes before the set riding time.
- The total duration of the tour is 2,5 hours. You will be spending 1,5 – 2 hours horse riding.
- This tour is ideal for single travelers, groups, families and children.
- No prvious horse riding experience is required on this tour.
- This tour offers small groups and personal services.
Most frequent questions and answers
The meeting point is at Surtlugata in Reykjavik.
The driving distance from Reykjavik is around 13 kilometers – 16 minutes.
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. The pick up is included in the price of the tour.
You will be picked up in Reykjavik 60 minutes before the tour starts.
We offer pick up from ION Adventure hotel for extra fee of ISK 7.000. The pick up starts 60 minutes before set riding time.
You will be on the horse for 1,5 – 2 hours.
This is a 5-7 kilometres horse riding tour.
This tour is ideal for beginners.
If the tour gets cancelled due to weather you can choose between rescheduling the tour for another departure or receiving a full refund.
- 2 days notice: 100% charge
- 6 days notice: 70% charge
- 8 days notice: 0% 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.