The Black Lava tour

Lava and more lava! The tour starts with a riding tour on excellent riding paths through lava fields around Mt. Helgafell volcano. After the riding tour we go exploring this magnificent lava cave.

Our tour starts with an adventurous horse riding tour. We will explore the lava surrounding Mt. Helgafell volcano and ride through lava fields and across beautiful hillsides to the old Kaldársel sheep corral or to Lake Hvaleyrarvatn. After the horse riding tour you are driven to downtown Reykjavík before immersing yourselves into the velvet darkness of the Leiðarendi lava cave. Exploring this magnificent lava cave and discovering the marvels that the volcano created more then 2000 years ago is a trip that everyone will enjoy. Leiðarendi cave is a perfect example of an Icelandic lava tube and it is situated in one of the most active volcanic areas in the world. We will climb, crawl and walk on our travel beneath the surface.

  • Duration

    8 HOURS (1,5-2 hours riding)
  • Riding skills

    Easy
  • Departures

    Daily at 10:00
  • Accommodation

  • Note

    Pick up for departure at 10:00 is at 09:00, After the riding tour you change from the horse transfer bus for the caving transfer bus. Return to Reykjavík at approx. 06:00 PM. On-site Cafeteria.
  • Reservation code

    D47
  • Attention
  • Whats included
  • FAQ

Attention

  • AGE LIMIT TO RIDE ON THIS TOUR IS 10 YEARS OLD. CHILDREN 14 YEARS OR OLDER NEED WRITTEN PARENTAL PERMISSION TO RIDE ALONE
  • THE WEIGHT LIMIT FOR ALL OUR TOURS IS 110 KG/240 LBS
  • IF YOU ARE ARRIVING BY OWN CAR, PLEASE BE AT íSHESTAR STABLES 30 MINUTES BEFORE DEPARTURE

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

 

What is included

Transfer to and from the Íshestar Stables. Riding helmets, rubber boots, and rainwear/warm outfit during the ride. Trained guides who speak multiple languages (English, Scandinavian and German). Please note that it is not allowed to ride with backpacks or bags but Íshestar provides complementary safety boxes at the stables for valuables.

  • What do I need to bring with me on the tour?

    We reccomend that you bring warm gloves and a thin hat that can fit under the riding helmet. Included in the price is that you can borrow; A helmet, a warm overall or rain coat and rain pants also we have rubber boots.

  • What is the maximum weight on a rider?

    Maximum weight for a rider is 110kg/242lb.

  • Can I wear my own riding clothes?

    Riding clothes. Riding gear (riding trousers, jackets, etc.) needs to be washed (40°C) or dry cleaned. Items which can not be washed or dry cleaned (riding boots, riding hats) need to cleaned and disinfected at least five days prior to arriving in Iceland. The Icelandic Veterinary Authority recommends the broad-spectrum disinfectant Virkon S for disinfection. Used riding gloves, whips, saddles, bridles, chaps and other used leather gear may not be brought into the country.

    Please understand that these precautions are necessary because there are no contagious animal diseases in Iceland. Horses are not vaccinated and are therefore susceptible to infectious agents from abroad. Please help us to protect Iceland's fragile nature! For further information please take a look at: www.mast.is

  • How do I book?

    You can book online on our website or by contacting Ishestar by phone or send email to info@ishestar.is

  • When am I going to be picked up?

    Pick up starts at a certain time for each tour (see information box above) the driver has to pick up other guests as well but please be ready at your location at the given pick up time and if you have any trouble call us +354 555 7000.

  • My pick up location is not on the list?

    Please contact us at info@ishestar and we will try to find a pick up location nearby you.

  • How far in advance do I need to book?

    We recommend booking a couple of days in advance just to make sure that we have free spaces on the day you wish to arrive.

  • When will I be back at my hotel?

    Usually you will be back at your hotel around an hour after the tour ends, if you are in a hurry let us know and we might be able to help.

  • What is included in your day tours?

    Included in all day tours.
    Transfers, riding helmets, rubber boots, rainwear or a warm outfit during the ride.
    Meals are included on some of the tours, but optional on others, see tour programme for details.
    Our tour guides are English and Scandinavian speaking, some speak German.
    See tour programmes for details on what is included in combination tours.

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