Lava Tour


Riding an Icelandic horse is something you have to experience at least once in your life. From the riding centre in Hafnarfjörður you can enjoy the friendly horses on excellent riding paths. Ride through lava fields and along beautiful green hillsides. Look for different rock formations in the lava while experiencing the special gait, tölt. This tour is ideal for beginners as well as for more experienced riders.

Riding Centre: The Riding Centre is unique here in Iceland with facilities as good as they get. It’s set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Hafnarfjörður, about 10 minutes drive from Reykjavík. The facilities and the fascinating area provide endless opportunities of riding, hiking and other outdoor activities.

We welcome individuals, families and all kinds of groups who want to enjoy themselves outdoors. The facilities offer people an easy way to enjoy our horses and the experience of our staff will ensure the safety of all our guests.


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



Riding gear (riding boots, riding trousers, jackets, hats, gloves, etc.) needs to be washed (40°C), dry cleaned or disinfected before arriving in Iceland. Used leather gear may not be brought into the country.


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Quick Facts

Pick up at 09:00 and 13:00 from accommodation in Reykjavík. 


Price 2016:

11.400 ISK per person.

Children 8 - 11 years : 5.700

Age limit to ride on this tour is 8 years old. 

Transfer from and to hostel, riding helmet, rainwear or a warm overall, and English speaking guides.

3 hrs, 1 1/2 - 2 hours riding

How to book

This tour is bookable upon arrival in our Reykjavík hostels or by sending an e-mail to

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