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Icelandic Horse & Stable Experience from Reykjavik provided by Ishestar Horse Riding Tours

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Icelandic Horse & Stable Experience from Reykjavik

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Overview
Discover the habits and history of Icelandic horses on a tour outside Reykjavik. Join experienced staff in the stables and learn the grooming techniques of the unique and charming breed. Once the horses are clean and happy, it's time for photo opportunities. With maximum 15 people per group, you’re guaranteed to have plenty of face time with the peaceful creatures. You also have the option to ride one of the horses around the paddock.
Highlights
  • Learn hands-on how to take care of the horses
  • Ride a horse around the paddock (optional)
  • Discover the unusual history of Icelandic horses
  • Get the personalized experience of a small group
Important Information
Departure Point
Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Capital Region
Duration
1h 30m
Inclusions
  • Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate
  • Helmets, rubber boots, rain gear, and warm overalls
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup (if selected - please provide hotel information to tour operator directly via email)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Weight limit is 240lbs/110kg
  • Used riding gear is not allowed on the tour or near the horses
  • The group size is usually 1-15 guests
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Hotel pickup selected, please provide hotel info to tour operator via email
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Participant considers themselves physically able to take part in this tour. Including getting on and off the horse by their own strength
  • 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 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ioana T wrote a review 1 Mar
29 contributions3 helpful votes
The horses are super friendly and the overall experience was great. They could do with being a bit more organized. The driver seemed angry during the pick ups. We were pointed the door at arrival and were left there confused for a while. There were 2 groups, one for meet the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MargretIshestar, Stables Manager at Icelandic Horse & Stable Experience from Reykjavik
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review us. I will look into the issues you mentioned and thank you for bringing this to my attention. But I'm glad you enjoyed the tour with us once it started and i hope to see you again some day if you ever come back to visit Iceland and the horses.
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bau wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom15 contributions10 helpful votes
What a fantastic experience!!! We have opted for the “Meet the horses” trip as we have no experience in riding and I am so happy we did, the lady who was our guide and works with the horses was extremely knowledgeable, very passionate and was so kind and explained a lot about
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from MargretIshestar, Stables Manager at Icelandic Horse & Stable Experience from Reykjavik
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind words. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the whole experience and were happy with our staff and horses. I'm also glad you noticed that our horses are well taken care of as their happiness is very important to us, if the horses are happy, they make everyone else happy around them to! Hope to see you again sometime if you ever come back to Iceland.
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Karen H wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
Totally taken care of - lovely horse stables - amazing staff - amazing horses 👍🏻We all had a great time xx
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from MargretIshestar, Stables Manager at Icelandic Horse & Stable Experience from Reykjavik
Responded 21 Dec 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate it. Glad you had a great time with us and we hope to see you again next time you visit Iceland.
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Chris A wrote a review Nov 2019
15 contributions
We had a lovely couple of hours with the Icelandic horses. The staff were friendly and the facilities were clean; really nice hot chocolate too!
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from MargretIshestar, Manager at Icelandic Horse & Stable Experience from Reykjavik
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We do appreciate it. I am happy to hear you had lovely time with our horses, they sure are sweet. Hope to see you again next time you are in Iceland.
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Jess Olsen wrote a review Nov 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania7 contributions1 helpful vote
The horses are beautiful and well taken care of. Apparently the horses have 6 months out of the year off. The ethical care of the animals is important to me.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from MargretIshestar, Stables Manager at Icelandic Horse & Stable Experience from Reykjavik
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We do appreciate it. I am glad to hear that you noticed that our horses are well taken care of, their well being is very important to us and if the horses are happy they make everyone else happy around them. Hope to see you again next time you are in Iceland.
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Andrew H
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Horse Riding at Ìshetar Riding Centre
Me and my girlfriend recently visited Ìshetar for a two hour riding experience. We were picked up from our designat
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elocinnnnn
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Pleasant
The horses were very docile and easy to control. Guides were friendly. Warm overalls, boots and helmet were provide
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fizzyb2020
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Absolute dream!
I miss this activity already! I have ridden for most of my life and have experienced nothing like this. The horses
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GrumblyMumbly
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Pleasure holiday
This was an amazing experience! Friendly, efficient and professional (including the horses). We arranged to be pic
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Hanaraynes
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Great experience in beautiful scenery and beautiful horses
We went with TUI to ishestar, around a 20 minute drive from Reykjavik. We had an amazing time, exploring the lava f
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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
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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
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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
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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
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KimbKo
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Icelandic Ponies are Adorable!
We did this in December which really isn't a great idea. Keep this activity for the summer. While we are experienc
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647stephe
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Loved riding with them!
I ended up having some free time in the afternoon so I booked an hour long ride, if I had more time I would have bo
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Cassiopeiatravels
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Most amazing experience
I have ridden some before, but I would still consider myself to be a beginner. The guides were informed, kind, and
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jmaz79
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Memorable
My fiancé and I have only rode one time before this so we are beginners. After some safety instruction we headed ou
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devon_con
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Great Experience!
I loved Ishetar! I did the Lava Tour on my first day in Iceland, and it was such a great introduction to the countr
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wendyhoyt
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We love Íshestar!
We first rode with Íshestar on 12/21/19, doing the Viking tour. We are experienced riders and were matched with exc
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Key Details
  • Ishestar Horse Riding Tours
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German
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