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06B - Volcano Hengill & Hot Spring Valley

Hveragerdi
9 hours
Challenging

Tour description

This is an ideal tour for experienced riders wishing to enjoy a day on horseback in varied Icelandic landscape. We cross the river Varmá and ride along a narrow path through an ancient lava field created by the volcano Hengill. We continue on good trails, cross a mountain ridge and ride towards the magnificent geothermal valley Reykjadalur. The horses then take us up into the valley with great views of colorful hills, the beautiful waterfall Djúpagilsfoss and hot springs. We stop for a lunch break and have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing bath in a warm stream before we follow the mountain trail down the valley through scenic landscape. On our way we enjoy a spectacular panorama over the southern lowlands, mountains and the sea all the way to Westman Islands, weather permitting. We then pass by the stable area of Hveragerði, riding on nice trails that are ideal for a brisk tölt, through a small river and alongside colorful mountain slopes with many hot springs above the village Hveragerði. The trail takes us through a forest and along the slopes of Reykjafjall Mountain back to the farm, where coffee and home baked cake are waiting for us.

Please note

Summer tour! Departures: May 20 – September 15 Hotel pick-up in Reykjavik every day between 8:00-8:30. Return to Reykjavík ca. 17:15 Note that pick up from hótels in Seltjarnarnes, Hafnarfjörður, Kópavogur and Mosfellsbær is at 7:45 and pick up from Hveragerði and Selfoss is at 8:45. Please double check your booking a day or two before arrival for the pick up location, as they may change without notice. Please note that there are no changing rooms in the valley. This tour is only for experienced riders and participants should be in good physical condition. If the weather does not allow us to go into the mountains, the tour will be changed. Please let us know if there are any dietary needs like if there are allergies or vegetarians.

What's included?

Pick up and drop off, 5-6 hours riding – 24 km, lunch box, coffee and home baked cake after the tour. We provide helmets and rain gear/winter overalls.

What do I need to bring?

Please wear clothes according to weather and solid shoes. We recommend hiking boots. Bring your swim suit and towel.

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