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$ 114.56 per person

Likely to sell out

Set off on a riding tour through the south of Iceland and admire some incredible volcanic landscapes. Explore the area on horseback with optional hotel pickup from Reykjavik also included.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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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

Soak up the dramatic volcanic landscapes of the red lava fields of Iceland on this horseback tour.

After being collected from your Reykjavik accommodation, you will be driven to the tour starting point where you will meet with your horses. Alternatively, you may wish to meet directly at the stables if you have your own transportation.

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 the stables or 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

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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 weight limit for this activity is 110 kg
  •  The activity provider offers pickup from hotels and shuttle bus stops in Reykjavik City. If you have your own car, there is also free parking in front of the stable which is a 14 minute drive from downtown
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 640 reviews

Review summary

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Pick up on time at the agreed place. Transport about 40 minutes. On site we would be given overalls and a helmet again, which was necessary given the weather (-10 degrees). Then it started. You make a stop for a nice photo and are then divided into 2 groups. Fast and slow riders. You can't go wrong on the horses, they're so experienced they run in a row without any commands at all. The tour is therefore also suitable for complete newcomers to horseback riding. Conclusion: anytime again

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January 6, 2023

We had a beautiful experience! They were extremely friendly- horses and people. We were lucky enough to be in a small group of just 3 and it lead to a calm, informative and relaxing time. I would recommend this and would definitely go back myself! Thank you so much and hope to be back soon!

December 14, 2022

Nice experience overall. The landscape on the route was lovely. There were 5 or 6 times when we sped up into Tolt. A minibus picked up from my hotel and dropped us off afterwards. Suggestions for improvement: a step to mount the horse, especially when riders are wearing snowsuits, it was very difficult to mount the horse. Better explanation on what to do in Tolt. For the first couple of times, I didn't feel stable when riding in Tolt. Perhaps a slower Tolt to start would help while we got used to the short reins and posture etc and building up speed from there.

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December 12, 2022

Product ID: 197029