Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

From US$ 102.08 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Danish, English, Icelandic
Pickup included
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.


  • 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 ill 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. Your total tour duration will be 2.5 hours, with 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
  • Coffee
  • Wet-weather clothing
  • Winter jumpsuits
  • Gloves
    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

    • Comfortable clothes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
    • Warm clothing

    Not allowed

    • 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
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 293 reviews

    Review summary

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    The experience was really good! We were well received by sweet and competent staff. We got a detailed and useful introduction and we had a couple of lovely hours on horseback. Only minus was that it was blowing hard, which we can not blame the friendly staff, who in turn got the route redesigned. So that we avoided the worst storm. We also had time to take pictures. We would definitely recommend this experience.

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    December 12, 2021

    It was a great experience and the guides were amazing. Nothing to be worried about. Their horses are sweet and cute. And the hot drink after the cold ride was perfect. You need to have a good thermal layers to keep you warm most especially good set of socks and gloves. They do provide snow suit and helmet.

    December 10, 2021

    Wooooow! This was perfect. I really don't know if the rest of my activities in Iceland will beat this. Whether you've never ridden a horse before, or are an expert, the guides will help you get over that hump with no issue. by the time the horses have walked a few feet with you, you already feel comfortable and ready to explore. The person who picked us up was also punctual and fast at getting to the destination. When you get to the location, there are some pieces of clothing you'll need to wear such as helmet and rainclothing. I advise bringing your own boots and dress accordingly for rain temp, but they do have attire for you if you need. the whole tour is filled with beautiful sceneries and takes place entirely on the horse. The horses are calm, responsive to your guidance are not to be feared. the guides as well are excellent, not enough can be said of how great they are. If you're going to Iceland, I definitely recommend this tour. It lasts about 2 hours.

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    November 28, 2021

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