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Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik provided by Ishestar Horse Riding Tours

Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik

Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik
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Tour snapshot
Access incredible outdoor beauty on this Icelandic horseback riding tour
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Spend time outdoors and explore the spectacular beauty of Iceland on this horseback riding experience from Reykjavik. It’s a great way to cover more ground than a walking tour, and access remote rural sites, such as lava-laden scenery, lakes, moors, and mountains. No need to worry if it’s your first-time horseback riding—the experience is tailored to your ability, and led by an instructor.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
Highlights
  • Travel light—all required riding equipment is provided
  • Flexible tour–pick from morning or afternoon start times
  • Stay hydrated—coffee, tea, or hot chocolate is provided
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Travel light—all required riding equipment is provided
  • Flexible tour–pick from morning or afternoon start times
  • Stay hydrated—coffee, tea, or hot chocolate is provided
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30057P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate
  • Helmets, rubber boots, rain gear and warm overall
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Pre-booked pick-up and drop-off from pick up points in Reykjavik, unless specified with tour option
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up needs to be pre-booked. Please be sure that you've chosen a tour with pick up included if you require to be picked up from your accommodation or a designated bus stop close to your accommodation. Please note the weight limit on our tours is 110kg/240lbs and the age limit is 8 years old.
  • Sörlaskeið 26, 220 Hafnarfjörður, Iceland If you are traveling on your own to our stables, please be there at least 30 min. prior to your tour departure.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Age limit is 8 years old
  • Weight limit is 110kg/240lbs
  • Used riding gear is not allowed on the tour or near the horses
  • If you arrive in your own car please be at the stables 30 minutes before your tour starts
  • Due to possible harm to unborn children pregnant women cannot ride on our tours
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • All riders must be able to mount the horse by their own strength.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • In our tours up to two children or youth may travel with each adult, paying full fare
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate
  • Helmets, rubber boots, rain gear and warm overall
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Pre-booked pick-up and drop-off from pick up points in Reykjavik, unless specified with tour option
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up needs to be pre-booked. Please be sure that you've chosen a tour with pick up included if you require to be picked up from your accommodation or a designated bus stop close to your accommodation. Please note the weight limit on our tours is 110kg/240lbs and the age limit is 8 years old.
  • Sörlaskeið 26, 220 Hafnarfjörður, Iceland If you are traveling on your own to our stables, please be there at least 30 min. prior to your tour departure.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Age limit is 8 years old
  • Weight limit is 110kg/240lbs
  • Used riding gear is not allowed on the tour or near the horses
  • If you arrive in your own car please be at the stables 30 minutes before your tour starts
  • Due to possible harm to unborn children pregnant women cannot ride on our tours
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • All riders must be able to mount the horse by their own strength.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • In our tours up to two children or youth may travel with each adult, paying full fare
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
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Kat W
8 contributions
This was a lovely little trip out for us we had originally had something else booked for the day but it got cancelled the day before so this was a late night booking for the next day. We decided to go with the 2pm ride which actually worked out well for us that day with the weather because the morning was really rainy and windy but luckily it was nice and clear by the time we got out. Picked up just after 1pm this isn't to far from reykjavik so was a fairly quick drive, greeted by the staff at reception and shown were the toilets and complimentary drinks where, and told we were just waiting on some one else before our saftey briefing, we were then shown the video and asked if we had any questions, asked our abilities or if we had any past experience with horses it's totally fine I you've never been. My boyfriend was put at ease with this as he had never ridden and it had been many years since I had been. Gear is provided if you need extra layers, waterproofs ect a buff if you want it and off course a helmet is provided. Your then Taken out to meet the horse and one by one paired up. I had Greta she's lovely 💞 staff help you to get on your horses and adjust styrups ect we all rode together for the first half and then stopped to let the horses have a break and get photos. For the second half we were asked if we wished to go faster or stick with how we were going previously we stayed behind and kept on the slower pace. Both the girls that came out with us were lovely and chatted with us as we rode I can't remember your names but thank you so much as it was really lovely and made to feel welcome. When we went back we put the horse away and were allowed a bit of time to pet them and get any ladt photos then went back returned the equipment, and while waiting for our bus were given more hot chocolate and coffee. Great experience with the icelandic horses highly recommend this experience.
Written 3 December 2021
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M.B.
8 contributions
We had such an amazing experience riding horses via Ishestar. From the pick-up service from every possible bus stop in the city center to making you feel super comfortable with the horses, everything was great. We did pick a very cold day to go on this tour, but the staff gave us extra winter-suits to keep us nice and warm during the ride.

The horses are super friendly but spirited and after the trip you get some time to cuddle and feed them (with "horse candy" as they call it). It's just such a special breed of horses and riding them through the thick layers of snow was amazing. Would def do this again if we find ourselves back in Iceland.
Written 19 March 2022
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RuthB9999
Bedford, UK10 contributions
I did the Afternoon Viking Horseback tour, and this was on of my highlights in Iceland. Booking and admin were really easy, and very people answered my phone and email queries very effectively in the days before. On the day, pickup was exactly as planned.

The actual riding experience was amazing! A wonderful horse with a really knowledgeable and friendly guide. We did loads of tolt, and cantered and walked; all across lava fields and through glorious scenery. It was so beautiful, and a real way to get closer to the Icelandic landscape.

The horses are gorgeous, and they look after them really well.
Written 13 June 2022
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Gregory D
Brantford, Canada8 contributions
Our three guides were friendly, helpful and professional with the horses, and very knowledgeable about the lava fields. Although our day was rainy, windy, and grey; although our rain gear didn't keep our lower halves dry we still had a wonderful time riding through the fields on those beautiful horses. One of our guides even stated that we now could say we experienced horse riding in "proper Icelandic weather", and that's something to be proud of. Rain, shine, or grey sky this is an experience you shouldn't skip.
Written 2 September 2021
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davidmarf
15 contributions
My wife and I try to go horseback riding wherever we go. Our experience here was easily the best one we have had. Before going on the ride we were shown a very helpful video of how to ride the horses. The staff were friendly and professional. They split up the group between those who wanted a gentle ride and those interested in more excitement. The Horses were small and spirited. While they clearly knew the route they were quite responsive so that even when walking they were fun to ride. Even though there was plenty of mud in the area where we treated the horses, the operation was the cleanest riding operation we ever encountered.
Written 3 October 2021
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Emina M
7 contributions
Friends
When we arrived at the stables we watched a safety video on the do’s and don’ts of riding a horse we than went out to get a helmet and we’re taken outside to get our horse. The guides did a great job of picking a horse based on our experience level and helping us mount. Once everyone was on their horse we proceeded down the trail. Once we had ridden for a while we were split into two groups fast and slow based on personal preference. We chose the fast group and were able to trot on our horse for portions of the trails. The guides took us to a scenic overlook of the lava fields and took individual and group photos. We then rode back to the stable where we were able to enjoy hot chocolate and tea before our transfer back to Reykjavik.
Written 19 July 2022
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Cas
1 contribution
I have ridden some before, but I would still consider myself to be a beginner. The guides were informed, kind, and so helpful. I learned a lot about Icelandic horses and had a wonderful time. My group was 5 people and 2 guides, so it felt small and personal. Any question I had was answered. This was by far my favorite riding experience and I recommend it to anyone visiting Iceland!
Written 5 January 2020
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Thank you for writing us such a nice review and thank you for recommending us. I'm glad you were happy with your experience and i hope to see you again next time you visit Iceland.
Written 7 March 2020
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KimbKo
Bostonian32 contributions
We did this in December which really isn't a great idea. Keep this activity for the summer. While we are experienced riders that enjoyed a tolt on these cuties, it was very cold. The view was gorgeous-when we could see it. There are very large groups at this stable and the ride is pretty but not too impressive. Each group had around 30 ponies in it. We set out in freezing rain that felt like needles on our face, rode through a near white out and a little rain was thrown in to make it a full experience. They don't refund your money so the show goes on regardless of the weather, snow, hail, freezing rate, and probably volcanoes.
Written 16 January 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the ride with us even though the weather could have been better. Hope you had a nice vacation in Iceland, land of Ice and fire.
Written 7 March 2020
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Amena
2 contributions
Had a wonderful time! The horses were so cute and docile, and the trainers were nothing short of amazing and kind. Even though I was a beginner they let me and a couple of others try to go faster since we asked for it. The trainers were super informative and it was a great experience.
Written 25 May 2022
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Kinga Jäger
Reykjavik, Iceland28 contributions
We went on the Lava Tour which was a great choice for my very first horseback riding.

Before going on the ride, we watched a safety video of how to ride the horses. Everyone was assigned horses based on experience level.

My horse, Mósa was calm and clearly knew the route. There were 16 guests on our tour and every participant was asked whether they would like to go faster and as everyone in our group said yes on some parts of the route, we switched to tölt.

The staff was friendly and professional, our guides Patricia and Miriam paid special attention to everyone on the tour.

Midway through the ride they told us about the area, the Icelandic horses and the Íshestar stables and took pictures of everyone on their horse.

I arrived wearing several layers, but I am glad I decided to wear one of their warm suits as well.

It was a calm 2-hour tour in a nice, snowy landscape with friendly horses and professional guides.
Written 22 January 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to write us such a nice review. I'm happy to hear that you felt safe on our lovely Mósa and were happy with your tour. Hope to see you again someday if you ever come back to visit Iceland and the horses.
Written 10 February 2022
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IVK44
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Amazing Experience & Customer Service
Undoubtedly the best horse riding center to visit in Iceland! Customer service was honestly outstanding, the people
AnneEF
AnneEF
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Breath taking Ride
Picked up from accommodation, there were only three of us plus guide, had a quick briefing and off we went. Very q
Tim M
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Been around the world and I, I, I...
I have tried many horse-riding experiences around the word, (my wife is horse crazy and just books them up!). I can
Travelonceinabit
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A company that clearly doesn't want people to go back.
I'd like to begin that I am at fault for misreading the instructions for pick-up, it was the last day in Iceland an
Alin8731
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wonderful experience🤩
It was the first time i had such an experience,i can say that it was wonderful.i rode a horse named Piano a 15 year
Harlan12345
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Great experience friendly people!
Did the Nature Comfort ride and for my first time on a horse it was great! The guides took their time and explaine
Jolagol
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Good Relax with Horses
We had very exciting trip called "Lava Tours" from ISHESTAR with English-Polish speaking trainer Alicja. We ( 60+y
budgettraveller1987
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Perfect Mount and a Perfect Ride
We had a few hours before we needed to catch our flight back to the States, so my husband found this as an activity
Lucinda T
Lucinda T
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Love the Unique Iceland Horses
Loved the Icelandic horses I have seen, so this was something that I wanted to do on this trip (even in December!!!
Ioana T
Ioana T
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Fluffy horses!
The horses are super friendly and the overall experience was great. They could do with being a bit more organized.
dedecker1
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Lava field tour
The cold weather did not detract from this wonderful experience. The safety video was clear and the helmets provi
stockt
stockt
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Excellent for a beginner!
This trip was not initially part of my plans however I decided to give it a go as my planned tour was cancelled due
420leighannl
420leighannl
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Quality time with horses before and after the ride
This was a last minute trip but well worth it! We would recommend this adventure to beginners to experts. The guide
followingnyheart
followingnyheart
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Best way to see nature in Iceland ...
... is on the back of an Icelandic horse. I have had the amazing pleasure of visiting Íshestar a total of 8 times i
bausak
bausak
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Amazing!
What a fantastic experience!!! We have opted for the “Meet the horses” trip as we have no experience in riding an
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