Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

Activity provider: Sólhestar Horse rental

Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

Activity provider: Sólhestar Horse rental
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From US$ 113.18 per person

Likely to sell out

Set off on a riding tour through the south of Iceland and admire some incredible volcanic landscapes. Explore the area on horseback with optional hotel pickup from Reykjavik also included.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Pickup optional
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. If you have your own car, we do have parking area front of our stable, the parking is free.


  • Be introduced to friendly Icelandic horses
  • Choose a riding path most suited to your experience
  • Ride through incredible natural volcanic terrain
Full description

Soak up the dramatic volcanic landscapes of the red lava fields of Iceland on this horseback tour.

After being collected from your Reykjavik accommodation, you will be driven to the tour starting point where you will meet with your horses. Alternatively, you may wish to meet directly at the stables if you have your own transportation.

Your tour will 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. Enjoy 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 the stables or to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

  • Pick-up from hotels in Reykjavik (free parking at the stable if you come by own car)
  • Horseback riding
  • Instructor
  • Coffee
  • Wet-weather clothing
  • Winter jumpsuits
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Gloves
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Backpacks
  • 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
  •  The weight limit for this activity is 110 kg
  •  The activity provider offers pickup from hotels and shuttle bus stops in Reykjavik City. If you have your own car, there is also free parking in front of the stable which is a 14 minute drive from downtown
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 696 reviews

Review summary

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It was a fun and scenic ride through snowy mountains and icy creeks. We were able to experience a tolt, which is a fast-paced walk. I would liken it to a jog. I wish there would have been a little more instruction on how to get in tune with the horse during the tolt. Other than that, everything was great! The horses knew where to go and what they were doing.

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March 27, 2023

This was fantastic. Pickup on time and the staff were very engaging and professional. We felt really safe ( I had been on a horse once 20 years ago). The horses were wonderful and our trip ( they made sure we were wearing good quality warm jumpsuits and helmets) took us through the snowy icy lava flows with the snow falling. A great stop for pictures and a ‘tolt’ back - a horse fast walk - which everybody felt safe to do. All in all a wonderful experience, thank you!

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March 27, 2023

Brilliant experience, we loved it! The horses are so beautiful and know exactly what to do. I would not hesitate to recommend for beginnings on the fence about booking this. The horses are all aged over 10 years old, are very calm and it is clear they know the route & obey commands from the guides. Our group included 7 people and we had 3 guides led by Emily, they were all great. It was super cold, they provided a snow suit which I would recommend wearing and of course a helmet. Don't forget gloves and warm socks and boots, my feet were cold afterwards so the underfloor heating inside was great! About halfway there is a photo spot, we stayed on our horses and the guides took our phones to take photos. We were then asked if we wanted to try the tolt, all of our group wanted to do it and it was great fun. We did it a few times on the way back. They have an option to split the group if anyone wants to stay at a walking speed. Thanks to all the Solhestar team, we really enjoyed it :)

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 197029