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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.)
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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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

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

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Traveler Tips

  • "They offer warm overalls, boots and a helmet-bring gloves though and warm socks!" See review
  • "The guides in this tour are very good, They will make you comfortable with the horses and help you along the way, This was a great ride," See review


242 Reviews

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We had a great experience...
, Jan 2022
We had a great experience with the Icelandic horses! Very easy pick up and drop off. The guides matched everyone with a great horse--Svinka was a dream! I went with my mom, who sometimes gets nervous on these types of activities, but she had a a wonderful time as well! Beautiful setting and the guides are very knowledgable. The horses are gentle and all have their own personalities. Look forward to riding on the longer tour when we come back to Iceland!
A fabulous way to spend a couple of hours
, Jan 2022
The horses are so friendly and easy to ride. The instructors are brilliant and very helpful. My husband has ridden before but many years ago and like me really enjoyed the experience,
Very lovely way to spend a few hours
, Jan 2022
The staff is very friendly and informative. The horses are clean and very well taken care of. Great afternoon. The pick up and drop off were punctual and easy
This was so much fun, the...
, Dec 2021
This was so much fun, the tour guides were great and the whole experience was unforgettable! I was so scared at first but it was nothing to be afraid of, we even sped up a bunch of times and it was so exhilarating.
Tour was amazing and staff were great
, Dec 2021
This was a fantastic experience. The horses were beautiful and the tour was great. The instructor's and staff in general were very friendly and pleasant. I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking to experience an amazing horseback riding tour.
Guides were wonderful and...
, Dec 2021
Guides were wonderful and accommodating. Felt very safe and well taken care of. They have horses and paths for all types of riders!
Picturesque ride on adorable horses
, Dec 2021
Really enjoyed riding the horse, talking to the guides and enjoying the beautiful landscape. The horses weren’t typical trail horses that automatically follow each other on a line, you actually have to guide them. Lots of fun!
, Nov 2021
Meeting the horses seeing how well they were looked after and loved Riding them was a unique experience My son and I loved it We now want to buy an Icelandic horse
1 traveler found this review helpful
Experience Icelandic Horses
, Nov 2021
What a fun, unique experience to try while visiting Reykjavik. Unnar & Jenny were helpful answer questions through email. Pick up service was prompt. Our guides, Patricia and McKenzie, help make it a enjoyable experience. You can tell everyone that works here has a love, passion for the horses and their guests.
Great time with icelandic horses.
, Oct 2021
We had a great time exploring Iceland with our horses Mr. Piano and Sofull. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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