Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

Activity provider: Sólhestar Horse rental

Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

Activity provider: Sólhestar Horse rental
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From US$ 93.12 per person

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A horse riding tour through the south of Iceland in which you will encounter amazing landscapes on the back of a friendly Icelandic horse. You can also choose between several terrains of varying degrees of difficulty to find the level perfect for you.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Pickup optional
Pickup is available from selected hotels and pickup points in Reykjavik at 60 minutes prior to the tour start time (at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM). You will be picked up by a small bus or jeep with the local supplier's name on the side. If you have your own car, we do have parking area front of our stable, the parking is free.


  • Be introduced to friendly Icelandic horses
  • Choose a riding path most suited to your experience
  • Ride through incredible natural volcanic terrain
Full description

After being collected from your Reykjavik accommodation, you will be driven to the tour starting point where you will meet with your horses. Your tour will be between 5-7 kilometers depending on the experience of the riders, with this tour suitable for beginners and those with more experience too. After setting off, you will ride along a beautiful and smooth path along the Redhills. For groups of more experienced riders, you will ride by Rauðarvatn. On both routes, you will enjoy natural riding paths and a wonderful setting for horseback riding where you will get to know these friendly Icelandic horses. Enjoy a total of 1.5-2 hours of horseback riding. You will be provided with rain clothing during your tour if required, and there will be complimentary tea and coffee on hand for your comfort. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

  • Pick-up from hotels in Reykjavik (free parking at the stable if you come by own car)
  • Horseback riding
  • Instructor
  • Coffee
  • Wet-weather clothing
  • Winter jumpsuits
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Gloves
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Backpacks
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • If you require a hotel pick-up, please be ready 60 minutes before the tour starting time
  • If you would prefer to drive yourself to the venue, please meet 30 minutes before the tour starting time
  • Please dress according to the weather
  • The provider offers pickup at hotels and Shuttle bus stops in Reykjavik City, if you have your own car they offer free parking in front of the stable (Only 14 min drive from downtown)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 541 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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We were picked up at hotel by a friendly young girl . she was prompt with time of pick up. They found the right horses for me and my husband. They rode along side of us giving us tips as needed. We got to go fast at times. the staff were excellent and the horses were calm and knew exactly what was required of them.

September 13, 2022

First, they forgot to pick me up from my hotel, but I’m sure that doesn’t happen again. I contacted them and they came as soon as possible to pick me up. The ride was pleasant. As an experienced rider maybe a bit… not boring, but a bit too calm for my taste. We did speed up to tölt every once in a while and it was as expected. The horses knew their job. The scenery was amazing and we certainly had time to enjoy the surroundings. For a beginner wanting to try horseback riding and enjoy Iceland’s nature at the same time this is perfect! The guides were very nice and helpful and told us exactly what to do, and the horses nice and very safe! The ride was not too long and not too short, just enough. Overall a pleasant experience.

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September 7, 2022

We had a wonderful time riding through the lava fields. The scenery was beautiful and the horses were wonderful. I wish there was a little more time to interact with the horses either before or after the ride. Not much emphasis was placed on actually getting to know the horse you were riding which I've appreciated on other horseback riding excursions I've taken. Overall it was a great experience.

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August 25, 2022

Product ID: 197029