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Ishestar Horse Riding Tours

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Address: Soerlaskeid 26, Hafnarfjordur 220, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 555 7000
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Ishestar Stables offers great facilities for riders. It’s set in...

The Ishestar Stables offers great facilities for riders. It’s set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Hafnarfjordur, about 10 minutes drive from Reykjavik. The facilities and its beautiful surroundings provide endless opportunities for riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities. We welcome individuals, families and all kinds of groups who want to enjoy themselves outdoors. The facilities offer people an easy way to enjoy our horses and the experience of our staff will ensure the safety of all our guests. The locker room of the Stables is well equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, rain gear, riding boots and helmets in all sizes. The Ishestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs as well as secure the safety of everybody. Ishestar offers daily riding tours at 10:00 and 14:00 during the whole year, both for beginners and advanced riders.

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We had a lovely time riding these beautiful horses!! Didn't want it to end. Definitely go in the 'medium' group as this was a lot of fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely time riding these beautiful horses!! Didn't want it to end. Definitely go in the 'medium' group as this was a lot of fun.

Thank jessicastares
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our last day in Iceland for Spring Break we decided to go horseback riding across the lava fields. As we hv ridden before we asked for the intermediate group and then got bumped up to the advanced group so we could do more speed runs and try out different gaits, the horses were fully- grown Icelandic horses, but looked like... More 

Thank Karenecr
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tours are fairly expensive but then again all activities in Iceland are expensive! I did the nature comfort tour and it was really really fun, beautiful placid horses and no reason to be nervous.

Thank mcc1996
Verwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly the Ishestar were brilliant in sorting out my mistake with the pickup location. They phoned me, worked out where I was and directed the driver to us, so a great service in this respect. We did the 2 hour Lava Tour on the morning before our afternoon flight home, so were able to make the most of our day... More 

Thank MuddyLegs11
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would definitely recommend this stables. Highly organised and horses are an absolute delight. We were picked up on time from our hotel and taken to large stables just outside Hafnarfjordur. Wonderful countryside in the lava fields. The horses are brilliant, kind and gentle, well trained and very affectionate. You have everything you need for an easy ride, boots, hats, warm... More 

Thank atownee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend this stable to anyone wanting to ride Icelandic horses. The staff was professional, the horses were well behaved and the trails we rode were beautiful. We had a few issues with pick up services in Reykjavik, but this stable provided transportation without any glitches. They also divide the groups into riding expierience and the type of ride... More 

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Portland OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived the day after a record snowfall in Reykjavik so we had a group of 40 rather than 20. They also had some difficulties with the pre-ride safety video. However, despite the weather trying to ruin the professionalism and preparedness of Ishestar, they were great. Very thorough and attentive. Take advantage of all the riding equipment and warm weather... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Viking Tour was exceptional, but only recommended for those who has a little horse riding training before, because the tour is much longer than the Viking Express Tour, and you need to run with your horse (at least sometimes) to enjoy the mountains in time. Piera was our guide for the Viking Tour, and she enjoys telling you more... More 

Thank 浩宏 李
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good selection of horses and very well behaved and calm. The ride was between 1.5-2 hours. There were a lot of people so kinda overcrowded. The tour were split into two groups, one was for more experienced rider the other less. I did not know that the slower group ended up to be the slowest ride, we literally rode the... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Iceland in May with my 13 yr old daughter and her friend. There was a mix up with the tour we originally booked, so we were quite happy when Ishestar was able to take us on short notice. We picked what was supposed to be a beginner trail as I have only ridden a couple times and my... More 

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