JUNE, AUG. 2024
Price from:
€ 2.015,-
6 nights-6 riding days
Fixed dates


Booking request

The riding tour Volcano Helka & Landmannalaugar leads to the volcano Hekla, the "Queen of the Mountains" in Iceland. The ride offers one of the most beautiful views in Iceland and, in addition to riding, there is the opportunity to hike and take a hot bath. During this riding vacation, accommodation is in simple mountain huts or on farms.



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Arrival – Reykjavik

Icelandic Horses ©Islandshestar

Pick up at BSI Bus station in Reykjavik at 18:00 for the onward journey to the Kalfholl guesthouse. Your tour guide and the other guests will be waiting for you here and you can get to know them over dinner afterwards.


Glacier River © Islandshestar

Today we ride on soft paths along the banks of the mighty glacial river Thjorsa - always with the glacier Eyjafjallajokull and the volcano Hekla in view. Our horses stay in the pastures of Sandlaekjarmyri while we take the bus back to Kalfholl. Afterwards, we enjoy the hot water in the hotpot at the Kalfholl guesthouse. (approx. 20 km)


© Islandshestar

We start the day on the banks of the river Sanda, which flows through the Skridufellskogur forest into the beautiful Thjorsardalur valley. The volcano Hekla towers above dark blue lupine fields that frame the sandy bridle paths. During a break, we can visit the ruins of the Stoeng farm, which was buried under the ashes of Hekla in 1104. At least 20 farms in Thjorsardalur were destroyed in this massive eruption. We take another break at the Gjain gorge, which is famous for scenes in the Game of Thrones series. We spend the night in the cozy mountain hut Holaskogur. (approx. 35 km)


© Islandshestar

Today our sure-footed horses carry us along mystical, narrow paths, past the black lava north of Mount Valafell and the wild landscape of the Lambaskard mountain trail. We continue along sandy paths near Lake Saudleysuvatn and finally through a moon-like desert to the Landmannahellir mountain hut, where we spend two nights. (approx. 30 km)

Landmannahellir – Landmannalaugar – Landmannahellir Mountain hut

Landmannalaugar © Andreas Clematide

Today we ride to the famous Landmannalaugar area with its natural swimming area surrounded by colorful mountains. Our horses rest in a pen and we have time to relax in the natural, warm water of the river before returning to Landmannahellir. This day is undoubtedly one of the highlights of this tour. (approx. 40 km)

Landmannahellir – Mountain hut Hólaskógur

Landmannalaugar ©Islandshestar

We leave the beautiful Landmannalaugar area and ride towards the Herbjarnfell mountain. The trails of today's riding day show us many faces: deserts of black ash, bizarre lava, and pumice are evidence of the many eruptions of Hekla. We continue across green pastures where the sheep spend the summer. We spend the night in the mountain hut Holaskogur, which offers an excellent view of Hekla. (approx. 40 km).

Mountain hut Hólaskógur – Réttarholt Guesthouse – Kálfhóll – Reykjavík

Icelandic Horse ©Islandshestar

We saddle our horses for one last ride and trot across the green highland pastures over the Seljamyri moor to Fogruskogar and Threngslasandur and to the Rettarholt guesthouse. Here we say goodbye to the horses and tour guides before the bus takes us to Kalfholl farm, where we fortify ourselves with coffee and cake before traveling back to Reykjavík. (approx. 35 km)

Riding Tour

Suitable for:
Enduring, experienced riders: Can easily control the horse in all gaits, sit securely in the saddle, and feel comfortable in the saddle for up to 7 hours a day. They can ride at a fast pace over uneven terrain and up and down slopes. Experienced riders can follow the herd at any pace.

Sleeping bag accommodation in shared rooms in simple mountain huts during the ride (please bring your own sleeping bag).

8 days-7 nights-6 riding days - approx. 200 km

Dates 2024:
24. - 30. Junefully booked
01. - 08. Julyfully booked
05. - 12. August
12. - 19. August 


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Price per person in EUR

Accommodation Price per Person
Sleeping bag accommodation in shared rooms € 2.015,-

You can request the holiday you would like to book, and we will check the availability and contact you via e-mail within two business days to confirm the availability.


Please note that the itinerary and overnight lodges may be altered if necessary during the riding tour.

Tour Code ILH19

Prices Includes

  • From/to Reykjavik
  • Bus transfer from Reykjavik to the farm
  • Riding tour as advertised / 7 days-6 nights-6 riding days
  • 6 nights in shared rooms in mountain cabins during riding tour
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner all riding days
  • Rainwear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet

Prices Excludes

  • Flights to and from Iceland
  • Free cancellation
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Sleeping bag (please bring your own)