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Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik

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Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

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

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
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
  • 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 travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
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.
Q:
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.
Q:
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.
Q:
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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Traveler Tips


  • "They offer warm overalls, boots and a helmet-bring gloves though and warm socks!" See review
  • "bring a scarf or protector for face and under your helmet." See review

Reviews

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Horse ride in Iceland
Rosemary
, Aug 2020
Excellently organised by friendly people - a norm in Iceland. The pick-up was on time and the return transfer to Reykjavik was well organised. The Icelandic horses are well trained and have a relaxed temperament so a good trip for both the novice and experienced rider.
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Beautiful
Katalin_B
, Aug 2020
Highlight of my visit to Iceland, amazing staff, nice scenery, pretty horses. It was my first time and I couldn't have chosen a better location/company/country to try horseriding
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Beginner riding experience
MARK_M
, Jul 2020
Excellent experience for mixed ability riders. Amazing scenery, beautiful if occasionally boisterous horses.
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Friendly and informative
David_G
, Jul 2020
My youngest became nervous as soon as she mounted her horse so one of the members of staff was happy to lead her round the paddock with me walking alongside (I wasn’t riding) while the rest of the family set off out across lava field country. When they returned, they were all impressed with how enjoyable and informative the trip had been. Very friendly all round.
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Lovely experience
Anna
, Mar 2020
Beautiful experience. There is an optional route for beginners and advanced. It wasn't too long or too short. Highly recommend. It was my boyfriend's favorite tour of our trip and initially I had to convince him to book it
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Amazing!
Shaina922
, Mar 2020
Amazing experience. Def. must do. First time on. Horse and I am now obsessed with Icelandic horses! The tour guide gives so much Information on these beautiful creatures!
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Amazing experience
Joan_B
, Mar 2020
For me this was the best thing I did in Iceland (I'm a big horse lover). The horses were amazing - very responsive to commands and with really kind temperaments and I managed to do do the famous 'tolt' that this breed is known for. The staff were excellent. I would go every week if I lived closer!!
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Great experience
jennabickelmann
, Feb 2020
Great staff! Everyone was super friendly and the horses are super gentle and easy to ride. Would definitely go back and recommend to others
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Weather
rebeccacalleyne
, Feb 2020
Amazing experience with wonderful guides! Facilities were much more than expected and would highly recommend!
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Unique Iceland Experience
kissesdogs
, Jan 2020
Superb guides and gorgeous, sweet horses. The grandest day outdoors ever. Bring a balaclava and warm socks. They provide wind suits.
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