Riding Adventure and Waterfalls

Duration: 9.5 hours
Operated: 1 June – 30 September
Pick up: Egilsstaðir Airport or your hotel or guesthouse in Egilsstaðir around 8:30 am (first morning flight – optional)
Drop off: Egilsstaðir Airport or your hotel or guesthouse in Egilsstaðir around 7:30 pm (first evening flight– optional)
Departures: Every weekday at 9:30 am and upon request
Departing from: Hengifoss waterfall (16 km from the Wilderness Center)
Difficulty: Easy Hard
Group size: 2–15
Minimum age:
10 years
Language: gb[1]

36,000 ISK

For guaranteed departure we need a minimum of 2 persons  

Our first destination is Hengifoss, one of the highest waterfalls in Iceland. It takes 40-60 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the waterfall. On the way is another astonishing waterfall, Litlanesfoss, which is crowned by exceptional high basalt columns, making it totally unique and photogenic. After the waterfall walk we ride on through narrow valleys, rich with escarpments and undergrowth, inwards to the edge of the wilderness. Once at the Wilderness Center we have a tour through the exhibitions. Riding an Icelandic horse is something you have to experience at least once in your life. Travelling on horseback in the wilderness is for those who want a real feeling of exclusive freedom. After the ride, guests can feast on an delicious buffet in the kitchen of the Wilderness Center. We select each horse with riders’ enjoyment and safety in mind.

Suggested gear

  • Comfortable trousers for riding
  • Rain jacket or soft shell jacket
  • Rain pants or soft shell pants
  • Warm sweater or fleece jacket
  • Gloves
  • Woolen cap
  • Shoes suited to terrain
  • Water bottle (but you can also take a sip from some of the natural springs on the way)
  • Camera

We provide 

  • Fully guided tour 
  • Horses and riding gear
  • Rain gear if needed
  • Admission to the Wilderness exhibition
  • Lunch and refreshments


  • Pick up and drop off at the airport (Price: 12,400 ISK)
  • Extra night before or after the tour at the Wilderness Center 
  • Get in touch to book an extra night / pick up or call us on tel. +354 440 8822