Horse Riding in Iceland - Lava Tour - IH02

Outdoor fun for individuals and families in the Reykjavik area

Fully licensed travel agency & tour operator

Riding the friendly Icelandic horses is something you have to experience at least once in your life. Ride through lava fields on excellent riding paths and along beautiful green hillsides. Look for different rock formations in the lava while experiencing the special gait, tolt.

This tour is ideal for beginners as well as for more experienced riders.
Meet on location or be picked up in Reykjavik.

Duration: 2-4 hours

Pick-up: 09:00 and 13:00

Departure time: 10:00 and 14:00

Group maximum: 20 per guide

Available: All year

Age limit: 8 years

Difficulty: Easy

Tour Highlights:
  • Horse riding in Icelandic Nature
  • Mt. Helgafell
  • Lava fields
  • Warm drinks
  • Magnificent mountain views


  • 1-1.5 hour guided horseback ride
  • Specially trained guide
  • Riding helmets, boots & rain wear

Bring with you:

Warm clothes (gloves & headwear), sturdy shoes. A camera is a good idea.


The pickup begins an hour before departure. Please note that pickup can take up to 30 minutes. Pickup begins at 09:00 or 13:00 for the morning and afternoon departures.

Meet on location:

Please show up at least 30 minutes before departure.
Meet us at: Sorlaskeid 26, 220 Hafnarfjordur
Map to meeting location.


You will not be able to bring any bags or backpacks with you on the ride itself, but there are safety boxes located at the stables where you can store your items.

12 200 per adult

Children (8-15): 5 950

Operated by a Trusted Partner

If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.

Review on TripAdvisor

"We were collected by our coach on time & transferred to the horse stables. We were given a warm welcome & filled in a simple form. We were shown a brief film regarding riding. We then got kitted out in hats and offered outer wear if wanted then introduced to our horses. They helped us on to the horses and checked our saddles were all fitted well. We were then put in groups and off we went riding along stunning scenery"

Tour Description

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Horse riding through a lava field

An adventurous ride from the Stable through lava fields and along beautiful green hillsides. Look for different rock formations in the lava whilst experiencing the unique gait of the Icelandic horse, tölt. This tour is ideal for beginners as well as for more experienced riders.

We welcome individuals, families and all kinds of groups who want to enjoy themselves outdoors. The facilities offer people an easy way to enjoy our horses and the experience of our staff will ensure the safety of all participants.

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The Lava Tour - Suitable for the whole family

Daily Departures

Daily departures at 10:00 and 14:00 (on location). Transfers from hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik to the Stable start at 09:00 and 13:00. Transfers back to hotels and guesthouses start at 12:15 and 16:15. See booking engine for pickup prices.


Meeting location horse riding

Note: Tour departure location.

Disclaimer: Age limit is 8 years. Children 14-18 years old need written parental permission to ride alone.
The weight limit for all tours is 110 Kg a/ 240 Lbs.
Riding gear (riding trousers, jackets, hats, etc.) needs to be washed (40°C), dry cleaned or disinfected before arriving in Iceland. Used leather gear, gloves, and riding boots may not be brought into the country.