Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik

Outdoor Activities in Reykjavík
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Tour description

Riding the Icelandic horse is must-do at least once during your visit. It connects you to Icelandic history and allows you to experience the most authentic travel method there is in Iceland. Lava tour is a more popular and ideal adventure for beginners as well as experienced. During the tour you will ride in beautiful landscape  with the view of lava, lakes, and mountains around you. For 1.5 to 2 hours, or 4 hours with transfer, your tour offers you a relaxing coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Included are riding helmets, rubber boots, rain wear, or warm outfit for your ride.

Íshestar Stables are 15 minutes from Reykjavik in a small town called Hafnarfjörður, outside of the city surrounded by dramatic landscape and beautiful scenery. Friendly staff and amazing horses await you. Multilingual guides help you every step of the way from picking helmets to showing you how to put your horse on the unique gait Tölt. Upon arriving, see an instructional video on how to ride the Icelandic horse, how to stop, turn, and drive your horse. Maximum guests on tour is 20 people, so you can choose from beginner, intermediate, or experienced riding. Not to worry if you are unsure of the difficulty level you would like to take. The beginning of your tour has one group to your guide can evaluate experience levels and levels of comfort. Your tour group splits after riding ability is determined. You can also request  preferences like going faster or slower.

What's included

  • Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate
  • Helmets, rubber boots, rain gear and warm overall

What's not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Pre-booked pick-up and drop-off from pick up points in Reykjavik, unless specified with tour option


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city