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Full-Day Icelandic Horseback Riding Viking Tour for Experienced Riders provided by Ishestar Horse Riding Tours

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Full-Day Icelandic Horseback Riding Viking Tour for Experienced Riders

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    Ishestar Horse Riding Tours
    Stop: 7 hours -
    The tour starts with a shorter introductory ride in the morning (Lava tour) before we make a stop for lunch. Upon completing lunch, we continue exploring the different gaits of the Icelandic horse – be prepared to ride trot, the unique tölt or short canter in the beautiful scenery. At Íshestar we take pride in our personal service and limit group sizes to be 20 or below per riding group to ensure a safe and enjoyable tour for all of our guests. We look forward to showing you the Icelandic horse in its natural surroundings! Our stables are located a short 20-minute drive outside of Reykjavik’s city center. Please note that the riding time is 4 ½ – 5 hours, a total of 7 hours with the transfer.
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Sörlaskeið, Hafnarfjörður, IcelandIf you are traveling on your own, please be at the stables at least 30 min. prior to your tour departure.
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Departure Point
Sörlaskeið, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch
  • Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate
  • Helmets, rubber boots, rain gear and warm overall
  • Pre-booked pick-up and drop-off from pick up points in Reykjavik, unless specified with tour option
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Age limit on this tour is 12 years old
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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 damage to unborn children pregnant women cannot ride on our tours
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Participant considers themselves physically able to take part in this tour. Including getting on and off the horse by their own strength
  • 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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followingnyheart wrote a review Jan 2020
Markham, Canada69 contributions17 helpful votes
... is on the back of an Icelandic horse. I have had the amazing pleasure of visiting Íshestar a total of 8 times including my first visit in Sept 2014, then May 2017, Jan 2019 and Dec 2019. The last three times I went specifically to return to Íshestar. ... is on the back of an
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from MargretIshestar, Stables Manager at Full-Day Icelandic Horseback Riding Viking Tour for Experienced Riders
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Diana, Thank you for your kind words, it's always a pleasure when you visit us. Lína is such an exceptionally kind-hearted horse and the relationship you've developed with her is truly beautiful.All of us at Íshestar love the care and attention you give her each time you visit. We (and Lína) hope to see you soon again, hopefully in the summer next time! Best wishes, the office of Íshestar and all the guides who've had the privilege of riding with you and Lína.
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wendyhoyt wrote a review Dec 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah3 contributions3 helpful votes
We first rode with Íshestar on 12/21/19, doing the Viking tour. We are experienced riders and were matched with excellent, well cared for horses. The morning was an opportunity to first experience the tolt but the really amazing experience was galloping in the afternoon. We have
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Response from MargretIshestar, Stables Manager at Full-Day Icelandic Horseback Riding Viking Tour for Experienced Riders
Responded 27 Dec 2019
Thank you for your lovely feedback, we appreciate it. I'm really happy you enjoyed the rides with us. It was nice seeing you guys again and I'm sure your horses, Mist and Frami, were happy to see you again to!
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Jenny H wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions
Extremely professional, well organised, friendly staff and horses well cared for. Lunch included was also very good, pick ups prompt. Real effort made to match horse and rider and good tips on how to get the best out of your ride. The landscape in the National Park was beautiful
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from MargretIshestar, Stables Manager at Full-Day Icelandic Horseback Riding Viking Tour for Experienced Riders
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Thank you for your writing such a nice review. We do appreciate it. I'm glad you were happy with how we matched your horse. We have all kinds of nice horses, from very steady and calm suitable for nervous riders and children up to very fast and energetic horses, suitable only for very experienced riders. Hope you got some good rest after the ride and i hope to see you again next time you visit Iceland.
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Jennifer F wrote a review Jul 2019
17 contributions3 helpful votes
I'm giving this tour 5 stars because the horses were sweet, the guides were very nice, and the scenery was beautiful. But I did not enjoy the tour. I am experienced rider (showed for 10+ years, specializing in reining) and was very excited that they offered this tour. The first
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NMH wrote a review Jun 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I did the Viking Tour at Ishestar and it was an absolutely wonderful day! In the morning we were split into a slow, medium, and fast group depending on riding experience. The woman who manages the programs (I wish I knew her name) did a very good job working to match people with
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Date of experience: June 2019
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By: Ishestar Horse Riding Tours
Andrew H
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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The horses were very docile and easy to control. Guides were friendly. Warm overalls, boots and helmet were provide
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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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Ioana T
Fluffy horses!
The horses are super friendly and the overall experience was great. They could do with being a bit more organized.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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