Quick info

Tour name: Below the Mountains

Age limit: 8 Years

Duration: 5-6 hours

Physical rating: Easy

Pick up: Available from Reykjavík

Meeting point: Eldhestar, 816 Ölfus

We ride along the Gljúfurá river to the banks of the Ölfusá river, with views of the famous volcanos Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull, weather permitting. We stop for a lunch break before continuing our ride towards the mountains and along Mt. Reykjafjall, where both sheep and horses graze in the summer.

Awaiting us back at our farm are coffee and home-baked cake. During the winter season, we stop at our hotel for steaming bowls of traditional Icelandic meat soup before continuing our ride towards the mountains.


  • Pick up and drop off
  • 5-6 hours riding 20 km
  • Lunch included (lunch box or meat soup), coffee and cake after the tour
  • Helmets and rain gear/winter overalls

What to bring

  • Please wear clothes according to weather and solid shoes
  • We recommend hiking boots

Good to know

This tour is offered all year round.

Hotel pick-up in Reykjavik every day between 8:00-8:30. Return to Reykjavík ca. 17:15.
Note that pick up from hótels in Seltjarnarnes, Hafnarfjörður, Kópavogur and Mosfellsbær is at 7:45 and pick up from Hveragerði and Selfoss is at 8:45.

This tour is for everyone but participants should be in good physical condition.

The tour is subject to weather conditions and might be changed.

Please let us know if there are any dietary needs like if there are allergies or vegetarians.