From £87

Enjoy a ride on the unique Icelandic horse through lava fields surrounded by volcanoes and other stunning scenery.

Thousands of people in Iceland own horses for the simple pleasure of riding out and enjoying the companionship of their horses. Travel on horseback is growing in popularity and Icelandic horsemen are respectful and considerate when it comes to nature, just as they are with their horse.

The Lava Tour is an adventurous ride from the Íshestar Riding Centre into the lava fields surrounding Mt. Helgafell volcano to the old Kaldársel sheep corral or to Lake Hvaleyrarvatn through lava fields and across beautiful hillsides. View rough lava fields and look for different formations in the lava, maybe you will be able to spot a troll or two. The beautiful Bláfjöll Mountains tower above on the horizon. All riding is on excellent riding paths.

The locker room of the Riding Centre is well equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, raingear, riding boots and helmets in theirl sizes. The Íshestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs as well as secure the safety of everybody.

Please note: Minimum age for children is 8 years. Due to possible damage to unborn children and the woman herself in case of an accident pregnant women are not permitted to join the riding tours.

Departures: Daily at 10:00 and 14:00 (except 25Dec)
Riding skills: Little or no riding experience needed
Pick up from hotels start at 09:00 and 13:00 hours 

Duration: 4 hours (1.5-2 hours riding)
Price per person:
From £87


Booking instructions 

1)  While booking your holiday, you will be given the option to add day excursions and airport transfers as part of the booking process. Please first select the package you wish to book with travel dates and accommodation.

2)  If you have already booked a holiday with us, you can retrieve your booking here and follow the instructions for adding day excursions and airport transfers.

3) If you have made a flight only booking with Icelandair, click here to book day excursions and airport transfers. Please be sure to provide the name of your hotel when prompted for pick up purposes.

  • No refund for unused travel services or land arrangements 
  • All inquiries on change or cancellation requests must be sent to
  • Full Icelandair Holidays terms and conditions can be found here

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