Hot springs horse riding

Starting from: Reykjavík
Season: All year
Duration: 4.5-5 hours 
Difficulty: 2/5 (This tour is for everyone but participants should be in good physical condition and must be able to mount a horse with little assistance)
Minimum age: 7 years old

Ride on excellent riding trails along the slopes of Reykjafjall mountain through several hot springs areas in the colourful geothermal Gufudalur valley

You will be picked up from Reykjavík and transfered to a farm close to Hveragerði. From the farm, you will go on a 2.5-3 hours riding tour. You will return to Reykjavik after the tour.


- Safety helmets
- Rainwear
- Winter overalls (during the winter)
- Rubber boots (limited number)

To bring:

- Sturdy shoes, good sneakers or hiking boots that are not very broad are fine
- Comfortable pants (riding pants are not necessary)
- Gloves
- A thin cap under the helmet (“buff” is well suited)

If you would like to bring small items such as a camera you should bring a small waist bag, back packs can not be taken on horseback.

Important – Cleaning / disinfection of riding gear
Used boots, riding wear, saddlebags etc. must be disinfected before arrival in Iceland. This is because infectious diseases can easily be brought into the country, which pose a great danger for the horses. Riding wear is normally washed, and shoes, helmets and security wests are cleaned with iodine or some other fluid disinfectant.
Used riding gloves and all used leather articles (e.g. chaps) are prohibited.