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$ 112.58 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
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 2 - 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 706 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Absolutely loved our morning out with the horses. Really well organised and I felt like we had ages on the ride. They provide a suit to wear so you’re not cold as I was worried about the cold (was -14 degrees) but take your good gloves! The staff and horses are lovely and I’m really glad we had this experience

March 14, 2023

Fantastic experience. I had never been on a horse before and the instructors were incredibly helpful. This is a great ride with fantastic views for beginners and experienced riders. You don’t need to know anything about horses before doing this tour. Would 100% recommend. If you’re going in the colder seasons they provide you with very warm overalls but make sure to bring good socks and gloves!!

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March 12, 2023

Hands down my favorite experience in Iceland! The guides were all extremely nice and I felt safe the whole time. I was very nervous snd am a generally anxious person, there was no need to be afraid though. The guides explained everything and there were several experienced riders accompanying our small group. I would recommend this 100%, for beginners as well as experienced riders.

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March 8, 2023

Product ID: 197029