Horse Riding

Guided trips only

Go for a horseback adventure and discover the valley of Heydalur, ride along the river until the fjord. Try to gallop on a black sand beach and observe Icelandic birds and flora. Experience Icelandic horses, their good temper, and their five gaits. They are the only horses in the world able to tölt. Our professional guides will make you feel comfortable and safe. Experienced riders, don’t miss the opportunity for a breathtaking journey.

We offer trips both for beginners and experienced riders.

1-hour trip 8000 ISK
2-hours trip 11000 ISK
Day trip 20 000 ISK     *Price per person. Two people min.

Time: 10 am and 4 pm

Special trips for younger kids

15 min tour 3000 ISK

Sea Kayaking

Guided trips

Enjoy the peacefulness of the fjord and observe seals in their natural habitat. We’ll bring you 12 km away along the fjord Mjóifjörður where you will be able to paddle and observe seals. If you are lucky, you might even see whales.

We offer trips both for beginners and experienced people.

2-hours trip (1hour driving and preparation + 1-hour kayaking) 7000 ISK
5-hours trip 20 000 ISK    *Price per person. Two people min.

Kayak rental (2 person min).

Enjoy a trip on your own. Only for experienced people.

Half-day 5000 ISK
Full-day 8000 ISK

Please notice that these activities are dependent on the weather and require calm days without strong wind.
Please notice that our guests are doing the trips on their own responsibility.

Thermal Springs

The swimming pool in the greenhouse

Our guests are welcome to enjoy the pool anytime, it's open 24 hours. The temperature is between 23 and 28 °C. We are using the geothermic heat to grow vegetables and fruits in the greenhouse.

Heydalur’s thermal spring

Our guests are welcome to use this hot pot right next to the greenhouse as well. The water is natural and pumped from the ground. The temperature is around 40°C depending on the outside temperature. It is the perfect spot to observe the northern lights without getting cold in the winter and the autumn.

The natural thermal spring

This hot pot situated across the river is known since the 12th century and was blessed at that time by the bishop Gudmundur the Good. Enjoy a relaxing warm bath in the middle of wild nature. The temperature is around 40°C depending on the outside temperature.

Notice that our guests are using the thermal springs and pool on their own responsibility. Young kids have to be under their parent's surveillance.

Hiking

Heydalur’s valley offers many possibilities for hiking.
A path runs along the river and brings you to some canyons, waterfalls, or to the lake Ausuvatn if you walk up the mountain.
Walking around the fjord or visiting our troll Þrándur is also a pleasant option. The hike along the beach and from Eyrarfjall is quite scenic.

If you are hiking up in the mountains, please let somebody know where you are going. Take care around the canyons, especially in winter- and springtime. Our dog, Loki, likes to play and will follow you for a hike if he has the chance. Bangsi, our golden retriever dog also likes company. 

Try the walking app in Heydalur: Wapp

Wapp - Walking app on the App Store

Fishing

It is possible to go trout fishing in the lake Ausuvatn which is on the mountain over Heydalur.
Notice that it's a 2-3 hours hike to reach the lake.

Bird Watching

You can see many birds in the valley or around the fjord.
For example the puffin, the golden plover, the oystercatcher, and many others. All year round, you might be able to see sea eagles or the Icelandic falcon if you are lucky enough.

Winter Adventure Tours

Heydalur is the perfect place to observe the northern lights from the middle of September to the middle of April. Come and enjoy winter adventure and Icelandic hospitality.

Organized trips 2022-2023

17.10 2022 – 21.10 2022
11.02 2023 – 15.02 2023
18.03 2023 – 22.03 2ö23

Small groups and a family atmosphere
Delicious local food
Wild and untouched nature
Encounter with local people
Geothermal hot springs
Relaxing and quiet environment
Different choices of activities, depending on weather conditions

The trips are sold through Travel Agencies. For more information, please contact us: heydalur@heydalur.is