Guided tour

From Reykjavík: Icelandic Horse Riding Tour in Lava Fields

Activity provider: Íshestar Riding Tours

From Reykjavík: Icelandic Horse Riding Tour in Lava Fields

Activity provider: Íshestar Riding Tours
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From US$ 115.45 per person

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Embark on a guided horse-riding tour in the Reykjavík area and take on the scenic riding trails beyond the capital. Cross lava fields on horseback and look out for interesting rocks, flora, and fauna.

About this activity

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Duration 2 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Icelandic
Pickup optional
Pickup starts 60 minutes before the tour departure time. Note that pickup is possible only from hotels or main guesthouses. If you are staying in a private flat, the closest pickup point will be communicated to you by email prior to your tour.

Experience

Highlights
  • Pass through lava fields and along green hillsides
  • Enjoy beautiful surroundings as you ride
  • Make use of some of the best riding facilities in Iceland
Full description

Seeing Iceland’s volcanic fields on a horse, with local guides who know the area like the back of their hands on this horse-riding excursion from Reykjavík, with optional hotel transfers. Enjoy friendly horses on excellent riding paths at the Íshestar Stables in Hafnarfjörður.

Ride through lava fields and along beautiful green hillsides. Look for different rock formations in the lava while experiencing the special gait of these horses, known as tölt. The Íshestar Stables are unique in Iceland with fantastic facilities set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Hafnarfjörður, about a 10-minute drive from Reykjavík. The facilities and the fascinating area provide endless opportunities for riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities. The locker room of the Stables is well-equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, rain gear, riding boots, and helmets in their sizes. The Íshestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs, as well as secure the safety of everybody.

Includes
  • Horse riding as per itinerary
  • Riding helmets
  • Rubber boots
  • Rainwear or a warm outfit during the ride
  • English and Scandinavian-speaking guidance
  • Transfer (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People over 243 lbs (110 kg)

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Meeting point

Meet at Íshestar Riding Tours.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • All riders must be able to mount the horse by their own strength
  • Children that are 8 to 15 years old receive a 25% discount
  • Riding gear (riding boots, riding trousers, jackets, hats, gloves, etc.) needs to be washed (40°C), dry cleaned or disinfected before arriving in Iceland. Used leather gear may not be brought into the country
  • You cannot take any backpacks or bags with you on the ride but there are safety boxes at the Riding Centre where you can store your valuables
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 591 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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We had a wonderful time on this tour. Our guides were so kind and helpful. They ensured that we were comfortable on our horses and warm enough given the weather. I really liked having the opportunity to try tölting. The sights while on horseback were beautiful. I would gladly return and ride again.

December 22, 2022

Wir machten sehr gute Erfahrungen mit dieser Tour. Die Pferde werden sehr gut behandelt, sind in sehr guter Verfassung und auch die Guides waren sehr freundlich und bemüht. Mein Freund saß noch nie auf einem Pferd und konnte aber ohne Probleme mit den Anweisungen der Guides reiten - heißt also auch für unerfahrene Menschen absolut empfehlenswert! Die Guides haben sich Mühe geben, dass richtige Pferd je nach Reiterfahrung auszusuchen und haben verständlich erklärt, wie man das Pferd behandelt und reitet (vor allem auch für unerfahrene Reiter). Die Gruppe wurde nach kurzer Kennenlern-Tour in die schnellere und langsamere Gruppe getrennt und beim schnelleren reiten wurde auch zum Wohl des Tieres eine kurze Pause eingelegt. Tolle Tour, hat uns sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Kann ich nur empfehlen!

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January 8, 2023

Fantastic experience! I was keen to ride an Icelandic horse on our visit and this was the ideal opportunity! When we arrived, we watched a detailed video with tips and tricks for riding Icelandic horses. The information was a good refresher as I haven't ridden for years, and my husband was riding for the first time. The staff did an excellent job of understanding our experience levels and matching us with an appropriate horse. The scenery on the ride was beautiful and part way through we had the opportunity to decide if we wanted to continue at a walking pace or go faster as the group split into two. We returned to the stables after a photo stop and warmed up with a well-deserved hot chocolate. It was an amazing experience and my husband, who was initially nervous about riding for the first time, hasn't stopped talking about it since!

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November 27, 2022

Product ID: 27386