Quick info

Tour name: Riding and Hiking

Age limit: 8 Years

Duration: 9 hours (1,5-2 hours riding)

Physical rating: Easy

Pick up: Available from Reykjavík

Meeting point: Eldhestar, 816 Ölfus

The tour starts at our farm Vellir. We ride for 1.5 to 2 hours in the charming countryside followed by a light lunch at Hótel Eldhestar. After lunch we drive into the Hengill Volcano area, where we start our hiking tour down the magnificient geothermal valley of Reykjadalur. In the valley we will experience hot springs and also take a relaxing bath in a warm river. The tour ends with some refreshments at Eldhestar riding center.

This is a unique opportunity to experience Icelandic nature in all its variety.


  • Pick up and drop off
  • Riding for 1,5-2 hours
  • Light lunch at our hotel
  • Guided hiking tour through the Valley of Reykjadalur
  • Bathing in natural hot stream
  • Coffee and cake after the tour.

What to bring

  • Please wear clothes according to weather and solid shoes
  • We recommend hiking boots
  • Bring your swim suites and towel
  • Guests should be in good physical condition!

Good to know

This tour is offered all year around.

Please note, if weather conditions prohibit us from hiking up the valley we will offer an alternative.

Hotel pick-up in Reykjavik every day between 08:00-8:30. Return to Reykjavik around 17:00
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.

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