From Reykjavík

Horses & Glaciers

A one day south shore adventure that brings together riding on Icelandic horses, delicious food, a Glacier Walk on Sólheimajökull glacier and visiting the famous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls.

Tour code: IMG03

Horses and Glaciers Unite for a Day Packed with Adventure

This tour begins with a 1.5 to 2 hour horseback riding tour in the spirit of the Vikings. Where you go depends on the wind, weather, and your riding experience. Following your ride on a traditional Icelandic horse, you will fill up on freshly baked bread and the soup of the day. Your adventure continues as you venture past the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano to Iceland’s 4th largest glacier, the great Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Here, you get equipped with crampons and ice axes for your Glacier Walk on the Sólheimajökull glacier ice field. Your will discover a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges, and deep crevasses, and learn about the glacier’s history. On our way back to Reykjavík, we visit the wonderful waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. This combo of riding a traditional Icelandic horse and going on a Glacier Walk in a fascinating natural surrounding, is sure to delight all who experience it.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

    Moderate Difficulty

    Accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport regularly and who are used to all-terrain walks. 4-6 hours walking per day, without much carrying.

  • AVAILABILITY

    Jun - Aug

  • DURATION

    12 hrs

  • Pickup

    Included

  • Group Size

    Up to 12 per guide

  • Active

    5 hrs

  • 10

    Minimum age

    10 yrs

  • Language

    English

Customer Reviews

We took a combination tour that included the Glacier walk after a morning ride at the Eldhestar Horse Ranch. Both activities were amazing and it was by far the best day of our trip
AJ, USA2018-03-20

Tour Highlights

Horseback Riding

Walking on Ice with Crampons

Skógafoss

Sólheimajökull Views

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Transport
  • Lunch
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment
  • Riding gear

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothing

Optional Extras

  • Rain gear (jacket or pants)
  • Hiking boots

Practical Information