1. Iceland
  2. Southern Region, Iceland
  3. Reykjavik

Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

Product ID: 197029
A horse riding tour through the south of Iceland in which you will encounter amazing landscapes on the back of a friendly Icelandic horse. You can also choose between several terrains of varying degrees of difficulty to find the level perfect for you.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Danish, English, German, Icelandic

Pickup included

Pickup is available from selected hotels and pickup points in Reykjavik at 60 minutes prior to the tour start time (at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM). You will be picked up by a small bus or jeep with the local supplier's name on the side.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Be introduced to friendly Icelandic horses
  • Choose a riding path most suited to your experience
  • Ride through incredible natural volcanic terrain
Full description
After being collected from your Reykjavik accommodation, you will be driven to the tour starting point where you will meet with your horses. Your tour ill be between 5-7 kilometers depending on the experience of the riders, with this tour suitable for beginners and those with more experience too.

After setting off, you will ride along a beautiful and smooth path along the Redhills, for groups of more experienced riders, you will ride by Rauðarvatn. On both routes, you will enjoy natural riding paths and a wonderful setting for horseback riding where you will get to know these friendly Icelandic horses.

Your total tour duration will be 2.5 hours, with a total of 1.5-2 hours of horseback riding. You will be provided with rain clothing during your tour if required, and there will be complimentary tea and coffee on hand for your comfort. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to your accommodation in Reykjavik.
  • Pick-up from hotels in Reykjavik
  • Coffee
  • Wet-weather clothing
  • Winter jumpsuits
  • Gloves
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Sólhestar Horse Rental Reykjavik, Surtlugata 19,110 Reykjavik, Iceland. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour start time.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• If you require a hotel pick-up, please be ready 60 minutes before the tour starting time
• If you would prefer to drive yourself to the venue, please meet 30 minutes before the tour starting time
• Please dress according to the weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 159 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Saw a completely different view of the landscape just outside Reykjavik. The horses were well fed, well mannered and we'll managed. Marie, our Danish lead guide was delightful company as well as being informative, welcoming and professional. Warm outer clothing was provided for our unique ride in the snow a.idsy the red la a rock formations. Would not hesitate to recommend this unique activity in Iceland.

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March 17, 2020

Recently went on this tour with my boyfriend and we thought it was the best thing we did in Iceland!! My boyfriend hadn’t ridden before and he even said it was the highlight of the trip! Absolutely breath taking seeing the sun rise and riding through the forests and lava fields! The guides take amazing care of you and match you to a pony that suits you. If you haven’t thought about doing this tour I strongly recommend you do as you will he missing out!!

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February 5, 2020

Maria, our guide, was very patient, friendly and knowledgeable. I hadn't ridden for many years but she offered encouragement and got my confidence up. The landscape was interesting, and I really appreciated the opportunity to crank things up a gear and have a bit of a gallop. I also really appreciated the photo stop and now have some treasured momentos of the experience.

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January 7, 2020

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Product ID: 197029