Volcano Hengill & Hot Spring Valley

Völlum, 816 Ölfus, Iceland

Völlum, 816 Ölfus, Iceland

This is an ideal tour for experienced riders wishing to enjoy a day on horseback in varied Icelandic landscape. We cross the river Varma and ride along a narrow path through an ancient lava field created by the volcano Hengill. 

We continue on good trails, cross a mountain ridge and ride towards the magnificent geothermal valley Reykjadalur. The horses then take us up into the valley with great views of colorful hills, the beautiful waterfall Djupagilsfoss, and hot springs. 

We stop for a lunch break and have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing bath in a warm stream before we follow the mountain trail down the valley through scenic landscape. 

On our way, we enjoy a spectacular panorama over the southern lowlands, mountains, and the sea all the way to Westman Islands, weather permitting. 

We then pass by the stable area of Hveragerdi, riding on nice trails that are ideal for a brisk tolt, through a small river and alongside colorful mountain slopes with many hot springs above the village Hveragerdi. 

The trail takes us through a forest and along the slopes of Reykjafjall Mountain back to the farm, where coffee and home baked cake are waiting for us.

Tour information:

  • Available May. - Oct.
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Activities Caving
  • Difficulty Moderate

Pickup information:

  • Pickup time : 07:30 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30,

    Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.


  • Pick-up from and return to your accommodation in Reykjavik
  • All safety gear (helmets, harness, etc.)
  • Small refreshments (soup, coffee/tea and perhaps some sweets)
  • Experienced guides