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03B - Soft River Banks

    Tour Operator: Eldhestar     5 hours     Travel method: Other / Non-Travel     Region: Capital Region

This tour is for experienced riders who would like to ride the Icelandic horse in an extraordinary environment. We begin the tour on nice riding trails along our meadows which are perfect for trying the special gait of the Icelandic horse, tölt. We continue riding on grassland, following the river Gljúfurá to an old cemetery and further down to the soft Ölfusá River bank. From there, we have a view of the river and if the weather allows the famous volcanos Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull. We proceed through a bird sanctuary before returning to our farm Vellir. For experienced riders only!

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Minimum age: 12 years
Difficulty: Challenging

What is included

Pick up and drop off, Riding for 2 1/2 - 3 hours.

We provide helmets and rain gear/winter overalls.

Important information

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


This tour is offered all year round. 2.5-3 hours riding. Hotel pick-up in Reykjavik every day between 08:00 – 08:30. Return to Reykjavik ca. 13:00. 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 double check your booking a day or two before arrival for the pick up location, as the bus stops may change without notice. Only for experienced riders!

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