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Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik

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    What to Expect
    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 afterwards, having watched you riding, your instructor will split you into three groups – beginners, intermediates and experienced.

    Enjoy your 1.5- to 2-hour ride. 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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Sörlaskeið 26, 220 Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up needs to be pre-booked. Please be sure that you've chosen a tour with pick up included if you require to be picked up from your accommodation.
    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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Horses and guides were fantastic! As an experienced rider I had such a great time learning about the Icelandic horses and their gaits. We did split up into two groups, only two of us wanted to try the quicker gaits. I can imagine a larger group would make this difficult. But in
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    We had a great time. Although the instructions were a little rushed (especially for first timers) the guides were great at keeping an eye on everyone and helping out as needed, making sure no one wandered off or got left behind. They encouraged us to talk to our horse and say
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    Beautiful animals. Great instructors and staff. Marvellous country riding. I can highly recommend this day out. The horses look well cared for and happy enough. The staff pick the right horse to suit your riding abilities.
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    This was a lovely way to see the lava fields. The Icelandic horse is very different from English or western riding. You mainly walk but on the more experience trail you will go a bit faster, Do not expect a gallop. The Icelandic horse gallop is called a “tilt” which is a
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    My son absolutely loved his horseback riding experience in Iceland. The tour company picked him up at the hotel and then kitted him out for his ride on an Icelandic horse, which is a smaller breed suitable for cold, snowy winters. My son is an experienced rider and enjoyed
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    • Ishestar Horse Riding Tours
    • Duration: 2h
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