Riding and Hiking
Enjoy an active day in great environment! The program starts at our farm Vellir with a riding tour through the amazing Icelandic nature. We ride for 1.5 to 2 hours along meadows and lava fields in the charming countryside, followed by a light lunch at Hótel Eldhestar. After lunch we drive about 5 minutes to the green hills on foot of the volcano Hengill, just above the village Hveragerði, where we start hiking up into the magnificent geothermal valley of Reykjadalur.
The tour starts at our farm Vellir. We ride for 1.5 to 2 hours in the charming countryside followed by a light lunch at Hótel Eldhestar.
After lunch we drive into the Hengill Volcano area, where we start our hiking tour down the magnificient geothermal valley of Reykjadalur. In the valley we will experience hot springs and also take a relaxing bath in a warm river.
The tour ends with some refreshments at Eldhestar riding center. This is a unique opportunity to experience Icelandic nature in all its variety.
- Pick up and drop off, riding for 1,5-2 hours, light lunch at our hotel, guided hiking tour through the Valley of Reykjadalur, bathing in natural hot stream, coffee and cake after the tour.
- Please wear clothes according to weather and solid shoes. We recommend hiking boots.
- Bring your swim suites and towel.
- Guests should be in good physical condition!
How do we get there?
Hotel pick-up in Reykjavik every day between 08:00-8:30. Return to Reykjavik around 17:00
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.
Reviews from users
Really nice, we both fall in love with the Icelandic horses. The hiking was incredible, we were lucky to have a sunny day and the guide that went with us was really nice. I would definitely recommend Eldhestar for anyone who wants to experience riding an Icelandic horse. For hiking you really need to be in good shape, you will walk a mountain!!! (Totally worth it, reaching the end is a huge experience)• Veronica • 18. Sep 2018 • Went to the Riding and Hiking tour from Eldhestar in September 2018