GLACIER HORSEBACK RIDING TOUR
Season: All year around, daily. Duration: 3 hours
On this 3-hour tour, you ride up the mountains towards the Eyjafjallajökull glacier and volcano. In nice weather, you'll have a great view of the Vestmannaeyjar Islands, as well as over the south coast of Iceland.
You start from the stable and ride up the hills behind Skálakot to the mountain area south of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. On the way, you will ride through a valley with a small river and cliffs. As you go higher, the view will get more amazing as well as the landscape surroundings. On one side you have the mountain Holtsnúpur 663 meters high, and the Holtsdalur valley below, with the mighty canyon Holtsárgil. It is an amazing experience to be out on the mountain with no one else around, just enjoying the ride and the landscape all around.
THE EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL GLACIER AND VOLCANO
Eyjafjallajökull glacier is a small glacier on the southernmost part of Iceland on a mountain ridge called Eyjafjöll. The size of the glacier is about 80 km2 and the thickness of the glacier ice around 100 to 150 meters. There is a big creator buried underneath the glacier ice in around 1600 meters altitude.
Eyjafjallajökull has been active for hundreds of thousands of years. Since the settlement time of Iceland, the volcano has erupted about 3 to 4 times. The last volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull was in the year 2010 before that in 1821 and 1612.
The mountain in the Eyjafjöll area is believed to be not more than 800 thousand years old, mainly formed during a time when the land was covered with glacier ice.
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