On 19th March 2021, a volcanic eruption started only 30 km from our main stables just outside of Reykjavik. The volcano, Fagradalsfjall (e. mountain of the beautiful valley), had been dormant for over 6000 years and this was the first eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula in 800 years. This unexpected eruption, which produced enormous amounts of lava flowing through valleys and surrounding mountains, came to an end (at least temporarily) almost as abruptly as it had started, in mid-September.
Time will tell whether Fagradalsfjall volcano will remain dormant for another 8000 years or start again soon but exploring these freshest lava fields in Iceland and the surrounding area is sure to make for an unforgettable experience.
While we will not ride to the crater itself as it’s surrounded by kilometres of impassable lava, we invite you to explore with us the surrounding areas, filled with geological activity with bubbly mud pools and hot springs and colours and scenery that seems out of this world.
The best way to experience these sights is of course on the Icelandic horse which has evolved to traverse them.
It is an optional choice to hike to the volcano.
We will overnight at the Viking Village in Hafnarfjördur in a comfortable cottage with full-board provided.