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

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Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik

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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.
  • Access incredible outdoor beauty on this Icelandic horseback riding tour
  • 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
Important Information
Departure Point
Sörlaskeið 26, 220 Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate
  • Helmets, rubber boots, rain gear and warm overall
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • 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
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • In our tours up to two children or youth may travel with each adult, paying full fare
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Andrew H wrote a review Mar 2020
9 contributions
Me and my girlfriend recently visited Ìshetar for a two hour riding experience. We were picked up from our designated bus top on time and swiftly transported there, all the staff at the centre were extremely friendly and accommodating, and upon a short introductory video we were
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Date of experience: March 2020
Nicole wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore, Singapore26 contributions2 helpful votes
The horses were very docile and easy to control. Guides were friendly. Warm overalls, boots and helmet were provided. We had some time to pet the horses which was nice. Would be better if we could feed them too. The ride was scenic but only one stop for pictures. Would be better
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Fizzy Brown wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions
I miss this activity already! I have ridden for most of my life and have experienced nothing like this. The horses are friendly and docile, and the instructers were so friendly, cheerful and helpful. The views were stunning and they have a horse suitable for every level, their
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Date of experience: March 2020
Tessa wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions
This was an amazing experience! Friendly, efficient and professional (including the horses). We arranged to be picked up and dropped off, which worked very well (despite our cofusion over bus stops - worth checking www.busstop first as google maps not as accurate). I will use
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Response from MargretIshestar, Stables Manager at Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We do appreciate it. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the overall experience and thank you for the tip about the bus stop. Looking forward to seeing you again next time you visit Iceland.
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Hana R wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions
We went with TUI to ishestar, around a 20 minute drive from Reykjavik. We had an amazing time, exploring the lava fields with beautiful scenery and beautiful horses. Ishestar cater for all abilities and provide all the equipment your could possibly need. I would definitely
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from MargretIshestar, Stables Manager at Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for writing us such a nice review, we do appreciate it. I'm glad to hear you were happy with your visit here and we hope to see you again some time if you ever come back to visit Iceland and the horses.
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About the operator

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By: Ishestar Horse Riding Tours
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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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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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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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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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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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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Well worth a visit
Totally taken care of - lovely horse stables - amazing staff - amazing horses 👍🏻We all had a great time xx
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90 minutes of Nose to Tail
Called Ishestar for riding, were told there were 3 spots open. My kids and I like to ride, and when asked about our
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Chris A
Great for those who want to meet the horses but aren't keen on riding
We had a lovely couple of hours with the Icelandic horses. The staff were friendly and the facilities were clean;
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Hannah M
I did the Lava field trip and it was fantastic! The guides were great! They split us into beginner and more advance
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Wonderful Experience
The horses are beautiful and well taken care of. Apparently the horses have 6 months out of the year off. The ethic
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Amazing Icelandic horses
This was a last minute tour we added. It was by far one of the best decisions we made. The horses and guides were
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Happy and enjoyable experience
The staff was very nice and the lovely Icelandic horses were very well trained. I joined the horse riding on a big
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Key Details
  • Ishestar Horse Riding Tours
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Danish, French, German, Swedish
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