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Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik

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Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
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Get close to nature in the way of old Icelanders on this horseback riding experience from Reykjavik, dependent on transfer option. Hop on a small, sturdy, Icelandic horse, a breed originally brought here by the Vikings, and enjoy a relaxing ride through lava-laden scenery past mountains, lakes, and moors. Your ride is matched to your ability and led by an instructor. Hot drinks, riding equipment, and guidance is included.
  • Icelandic horseback riding experience from Reykjavik
  • Ride on a gentle Icelandic horse
  • Ride through lava fields and moors past mountains and lakes
  • Choose a beginner, intermediate, or advanced ride
  • Refuel with coffee, tea or hot chocolate after your ride
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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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

Departure Point

Sörlaskeið 26, 220 Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

If you are traveling on your own to our stables, please be there at least 30 min. prior to your tour departure.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
On arrival, meet your instructor to adivse of your ability level—beginner, intermediate, or experienced.

Get up-close to the Icelandic horses, learning about this gentle breed. Descendants of Viking horses brought here in the 10th century, these sturdy, good-nature steeds are known for their tölt, a four-beat gait that makes riding on rugged terrain smooth and comfortable.

Next, watch a short instructional video, don your provided riding gear, and hop into the saddle. Learn to ease your horse into the tölt, and set out behind your instructor. Soon afterward, having watched you riding, your instructor splits you into three groups—beginners, intermediates, and experienced.

Beginners ride slowly over easy terrain, with intermediate and experienced riders tackling more challenging routes at different paces. Just advise your instructor if you want to go slower or faster.

As you ride, soak in the beautiful scenery. Weave through lava fields and moorland, passing volcanic mountains and lakes.

After your trek, savor coffee, tea, or hot chocolate at the stables.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Age limit is 8 years old
  • 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 harm to unborn children pregnant women cannot ride on our tours
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • All riders must be able to mount the horse by their own strength.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • In our tours up to two children or youth may travel with each adult, paying full fare
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ishestar

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik.
What is the social distancing policy during Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik.
What is the maximum group size during Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik.

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Hot to trot
, Aug 2021
The horses and staff were great. They broke us into a fast and flow group which made it more enjoyable. Don't wear hiking boots for riding tho as they do not slip out of stirrups easily and may leave you hanging as they did me by one leg
Blissful peace
, Aug 2021
Fresh, crisp air and green Mountain View’s on a gentle Icelandic horse. Blissful peace! Highly recommend
Great experience
, Aug 2021
Excellent and friendly guides and trainers. Plenty of time with the horses. Beautiful riding paths. A great way to spend an afternoon.
, Aug 2021
Amazing experience. The horse trainer/guide was so helpful and friendly. Had such a great time. Was terrified but the horses are well trained and well looked after. You get lots of time on the horse too!
Great experience
, Aug 2021
We really loved this experience. The pick-up from the city center was great, and the horses were beautiful. All of the guides were super friendly and knowledgeable. If anything, we wish we could have stayed longer. We hope to return one day!
So much fun!
, Aug 2021
So much fun!!!! My daughter (9) and I did this together and it was awesome! She was very nervous at first but the horses were so gentle and within minutes she was having a blast! The guides were so nice and made sure everyone was taken care of. I would 10000% recommend this!
invigorating, fun experience!
, Aug 2021
outstanding experience and fun guides. Knowledgeable staff and great experience. PS wear old clothes, booth and layers, lots of poop you have to go through to get on your horses! lol
, Jul 2021
The guides were extremely helpful for beginning riders like myself! We ended up having a great time and were able to go along pretty fast, and the guides made sure we felt comfortable the entire time. Great experience, and it was only a short 25 min drive from where we were staying in Reykjavik.
Great experience
, Jul 2021
Great first experience with horses. Really recommend it. They pick you up and leave you at your hotel as well which worked out great.
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Iceland vacation highlight!
, Jul 2021
We have two children under the age of 10. This horseback experience was one of the main highlights of our vacation to Iceland! The guided tour was amazing, educational and absolutely worth every penny! We would highly recommend anyone interested in learning about and going horseback riding in Iceland!

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