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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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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 20/07/14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate
  • Helmets, rubber boots, rain gear and warm overall
Exclusions
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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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Aurelie O wrote a review Aug 2020
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Great tour, good guides and lovely horses! Nice for beginners and experienced riders. And a very good hot chocolate after.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Irena J wrote a review Jul 2020
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The staff was super friendly and made my whole family feel safe and comfortable before we took off. The ride was perfect for beginners and even my son (who was scared in the beginning) had a great experience!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from MargretIshestar, Stables Manager at Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 04 Aug 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words, I'm really happy your family felt safe and well taken care of with us. I hope the rest of your holiday in Iceland was as enjoyable.
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Andrew H wrote a review Mar 2020
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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
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Response from MargretIshestar, Stables Manager at Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 04 Aug 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write us such a nice review. I'm glad to hear that everything went smoothly and that you enjoyed the whole experience with us. I'm also glad you noticed that our horses are well taken care of, as their happiness is very important to us to.
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Nicole wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore, Singapore26 contributions4 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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Response from MargretIshestar, Stables manager at Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 04 Aug 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm glad you were happy with our horses and the gear provided and thank you for those helpful tips. If you ever come back to visit us we have a tour called Meet the horse witch i think you would really enjoy. There you can feed and groom our horses and learn a lot abut them, take as many pictures as you like and explore our stables. Afterwards those that feel up for it can do a bit of riding in our paddocks or on a track nearby. Hope to see you again someday if you ever come back to visit Iceland and the horses!
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Fizzy Brown wrote a review Mar 2020
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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
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Response from MargretIshestar, Stables Manager at Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 04 Aug 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad to hear you were happy with both horses and staff and both you and your partner had a horse that suited your riding level. I hope to see you again someday when you come back to Iceland.
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Lucinda T
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Love the Unique Iceland Horses
Loved the Icelandic horses I have seen, so this was something that I wanted to do on this trip (even in December!!!
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Ioana T
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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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dedecker1
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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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stockt
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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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420leighannl
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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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followingnyheart
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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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bausak
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Amazing!
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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devon_con
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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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wendyhoyt
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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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J7790SIkarenh
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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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washington_wahine
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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
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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
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Fantastic
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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jesssolsen
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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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jlallan79
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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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Key Details
  • Ishestar Horse Riding Tours
  • Duration: 2h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Danish, French, German, Swedish
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