Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

From US$ 104.86 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

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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

    • Warm clothing
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Weather-appropriate 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 233 reviews

    Review summary

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    The local partner was great, on-time for the pickup and drop-off and the horseback riding went well. The riding was pretty close to Reykjavik, which was both nice because it cut down on travel time and a negative because you could hear the highway the whole ride. The ride itself was a pretty standard horseback ride.

    October 18, 2021

    Very nice and relaxed tour with the possibility to see a lot of the nature around the see with its volcanic sand & stones. The horses are very cute & easy to handel, even if you are a beginner or haven't been on a horse for a long time like me. The guides are very nice and explain everything + take good pictures at a very well chosen place. I'm happy that I decided to go on this trip last second before flying home!!!

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    September 27, 2021

    The transfer from the hotel is on time, the instructors are very kind and always smiling. We made a route prepared for horses lasting about 2 hours. In some places they made us feel a kind of "trot". Finally, before returning, they offered us coffee / tea and biscuits. The horses are very beautiful and as the instructor called them "sweet". Highly recommended!

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    August 25, 2021

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