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Hot Spring Hiking & Horse Riding

Hiking & Horseback Riding Tour

Hike up the geothermal valley of Reykjadalur & get the chance to bathe in the water. Afterwards ride Icelandic horses in the beautiful countryside.

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This is a great tour that combines horse riding, hiking and bathing in a natural pool. You have to be in a good physical condition and be able to mount a horse without much assistance to be able to participate in this tour.

  • Availability

    April 3rd - September 14th

  • Duration

    9 hours / 8am - 5pm

  • Level

    Moderate

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    12 years

  • Ratio

    1:16

  • Price from

    25.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Reykjadalur valley
Hellisheiði mountain range
Hveragerði (Hveragerdi)
Hot springs
Included
Pick-up from Reykjavík
Refreshments
1,5 – 2 hours horse riding

Pick up starts at 08:00 am from your Reykjavík pick up location. Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min. Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
The hot springs portion of this trip is in the morning and the horseback riding follows in the afternoon.

This classic hike starts from the outskirts of Hveragerði, the town of hot springs and flowers, into the beautiful geothermal valley of Reykjadalur. In the “Steamvalley” naturally hot water flows down of the slopes of Hellisheiði mountain range, creating the ideal place to bathe in a naturally hot river. The valley also has an amazing abundance of geothermal hot springs. You will witness everything from small gurgling melting pots to vibrant super heated pools of water. After exploring these wonders of nature, we hike back down into the town of Hveragerði. This is a great 7 km half-day trek that is suitable for anyone. It is a unique chance to visit the hot springs for a nice bathing session- just as the locals do.

Horseback Riding:
This trip begins through Iceland’s beautiful meadows and lava fields. Experience the unique gait tölt of the horses during your journey through the stunning and peaceful countryside. This trip includes taking you past several farms intending to give you an idea of how the agriculture and horse breeding have developed in the last few decades. At the end of your horse riding adventure, you are invited to our old farmhouse for coffee and some authentic Icelandic home baked goods!

Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, headwear, gloves, swimwear and towel.

What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from location.

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We would like to ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pick-up time as you could be our first pick-up.
Please be at your assigned pick-up location from the start time of your pick-up and wait for your guide to arrive.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

No, absolutely not. Due to safety reasons, it is strictly prohibited. If we suspect that participants are intoxicated we will prohibit them from joining the tour.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Special Tours, has been a favorite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summer time). Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs (the hot spring part is particularly popular with the kids:)). Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Do I need an insurance before going on an Arctic Adventures trip?

We recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland, we actually recommend that whenever and whereever you travel you take out a good travel insurance, as world travelers ourselves it has saved us money and aggravation many times.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

Disclaimer
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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Price from 25.990 ISK per person.

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

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