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Lava Caving and Horse Riding, Iceland

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy caving and horseback riding in the captivating Icelandic landscape
  • Visit the Leiðarendi cave in the Blue Mountains with its unique lava formations and massive tunnels
  • Ride an Icelandic Horse in the grounds surrounding the lava tunnels
  • Take in stunning views of Mt. Helgafell and the Bláfjöll Mountains on the horizon
  • Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at the Íshestar horse farm
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off available for this tour
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    7 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 9:00am

    Meeting Point

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Reykjavik.
    (Please mention your accommodation details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    This action-packed journey will take you through two completely different landscapes tied together by the same story of creation. You’ll explore deep underground on your hands and knees in the morning and aboveground on the back of an Icelandic horse later in the day, with a delicious lunch break provided in between.

    The Leiðarendi cave is located in the Blue Mountains right outside of Reykjavik, and is home to a variety of unique lava formations and massive tunnels, remnants of historical eruptions and volcanic activity. You’ll head into its depths before later resurfacing to ride in the surrounding lava fields. Depending on which path you take, you might pass the old Kaldársel sheep corral or Lake Hvaleyrarvatn on your horse, but all the while you’ll have stunning views of Mt. Helgafell and the Bláfjöll Mountains on the horizon.

    The trip starts and ends at your hotel in Reykjavik, so at the end of your action-packed day, you’ll have plenty of time for a nice evening out in the city or resting up for tomorrows adventure!

    Itinerary

    Your tour starts when your expert tour guide picks you up from your hotel in Reykjavik between 8:30am and 9:00am. You will then leave the bustle of the city and head towards the massive lava fields tucked in and around the Blue Mountains, located about 25 minutes away.

    Here, you’ll start your adventure in the Leiðarendi lava cave. This stunning structure was formed over 2,000 years ago in a period of intense volcanic activity, the remnants of which you can still see today in its impressive rock formations and deep underground passages. As you climb, crawl, and walk through its dark interior, you’ll learn about Iceland’s dramatic formation and the constant natural forces that continually change its subterranean landscapes.

    By the time you’ve surfaced, you’ll have worked up an appetite, so you’ll be taken to the Íshestar horse farm for a satisfying lunch. Belly full, it’s time to saddle up as you head back outside for the second part of the tour, horseback riding! The peaceful trail winds through lava fields in the shadow of the Mt. Helgafell Volcano. You might get the chance to pass through the old Kaldársel sheep corral or ride to Lake Hvaleyrarvatn, and your guide will point out the different lava formations along the way. All riding is done on excellent paths with the beautiful Bláfjöll Mountains in the background.

    By the end of this full day adventure, you’ll have seen Iceland from two completely different angles, yet understand how they come together to form its magnificent natural landscape. You’ll be guided back to your hotel in Reykjavik at the end of the tour.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
    • English-speaking expert guide
    • Lunch
    • Caving, including hire of all necessary caving gear
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

    Minimum age is 10 years.

    All caving and adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants.

    The Supplier does not assume any responsibility for accidents caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.

    No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have