Guided tour

Icelandic Horse Riding Tour in Lava Fields

Icelandic Horse Riding Tour in Lava Fields

From US$ 118.75 per person

Head out of Reykjavik to Íshestar Riding Center in the Reykjavík area on a 1.5 to 2-hour horse riding excursion.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Icelandic
Pickup optional
Your hotel or designated bus stop in Reykjavik. Pickup starts 60 minutes before the tour departure time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Pass through lava fields and along green hillsides
  • Enjoy beautiful surroundings as you ride
  • Make use of some of the best riding facilities in Iceland
Full description
Treat yourself to a 1.5 to 2-hour Icelandic horse riding excursion. From the Íshestar Stables in Hafnarfjörður you can enjoy the friendly horses on excellent riding paths. Ride through lava fields and along beautiful green hillsides. Look for different rock formations in the lava while experiencing the special gait of these horses, known as tölt. The Íshestar Stables is unique in Iceland with facilities as good as they get. It’s set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Hafnarfjörður, about 10 minutes drive from Reykjavík. The facilities and the fascinating area provide endless opportunities of riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities. The locker room of the Stables is well equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, rain gear, riding boots, and helmets in their sizes. The Íshestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs, as well as secure the safety of everybody. Departure/Days of week: Every day at 10:00 AM, 02:00 PM and 04:00 PM (July-August only) Season: All year Duration: 4 hours (with transfer) Riding: 1.5-2 hours, with stops. Transfer starts from: 09:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM Age limit: 8 years. Children 8 - 15 years receive a 50% discount. Please note that you cannot take any backpacks or bags with you on the ride but there are safety boxes at the Riding Centre where you can store your valuables.
Includes
  • Horse riding as per itinerary
  • Riding helmets
  • Rubber boots
  • Rainwear or a warm outfit during the ride
  • English and Scandinavian-speaking guidance
  • Transfer (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Sörlaskeið 26, 220 Hafnafjörður, Iceland. Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour departure time.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • All riders must be able to mount the horse by their own strength
  • Riding gear (riding boots, riding trousers, jackets, hats, gloves, etc.) needs to be washed (40°C), dry cleaned, or disinfected before arriving in Iceland. Used leather gear may not be brought into the country
  • Please note there is a weight limit of 110 kg/240 lbs for this tour
  • This tour is ideal for beginners as well as more experienced riders. However if you prefer a more fast-paced tour and are experienced, it is recommended to book the "From Reykjavik: Full-Day Viking Horseback Riding Tour"
  • Please remember that pick-up (if option selected) is possible only from hotels or main guesthouses. If you are staying in a private flat, the closest pick-up point will be communicated to you by email
  • The age limit is 8 years old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 488 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.6/5

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They really do cater for all ages and abilities! Hadn’t ridden a horse for over 40 years but was well matched with a very laid back, calm horse who gave me some of my confidence back. A gentle ride through a tranquil landscape with the opportunity to learn more about these special Islandic horses. And their customer service is faultless. A unique experience. Thank you.

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August 13, 2021

Great service from Ís Hestar! Jenny was an engaging, knowledgeable guide and went out of her way to make sure the experience was fun and comfortable for everyone. The horses are all well trained and the Lava Fields are a great setting for the riding experience. Highly recommend, especially if the sun is out!

June 13, 2021

My husband and I took this tour the last day we were in Iceland and it was the perfect ending to our trip. We drove to the site and had no trouble parking and joining our group. We have only ridden horses a few times--and not for many years--and the guides were very helpful and understanding for us as beginners. In addition, our horses were wonderful--gentle and easy to manage! We really enjoyed interacting with the horses and guides, getting to see the beautiful countryside and lava fields, experiencing the different gaits and taking some wonderful pictures! I really appreciated that on the way back we were able to split into groups to go at different paces based on our comfort. Overall it was a really wonderful experience and one of the highlights of our trip!

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March 22, 2020

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