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Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik

Highlights
  • 4-hour Icelandic horseback riding experience from Reykjavik
  • 1.5-hour to 2-hour ride on a gentle Icelandic horse
  • Ride through lava fields and moors past mountains and lakes
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Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik
From USD 108.90
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Horse-riding at 10am w/pick upMost Popular
One and a half to two hours horse riding tour at 10am with pick up and drop off.
From USD 120.48
Horse-riding at 2pm w/pick up
One and a half to two hours horse riding tour at 2pm with pick up and drop off.
From USD 120.48
Horse-riding tour at 10am
One and a half to two hours horse riding tour at 10am.
From USD 108.90
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Overview
Get close to nature in the way of old Icelanders on your 2 or 4-hour 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 1.5- to 2-hour ride will be matched to your ability and led by an instructor. Hot drinks, riding equipment and round-trip hotel transfers included.
What to Expect
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 afterwards, having watched you riding, your instructor will split you into three groups – beginners, intermediates and experienced.

Enjoy your 1.5- to 2-hour ride. 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.
Reviews (90)
1 - 5 of 28 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing!!!!!

The whole set up is amazing, horses are extremely well looked after and the staff friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend this as a day out for experienced and non riders and will definitely be returning to do a whole day!!!!!

Thank Jaclyn L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour

They take safety very seriously. A very well organized place for both advanced and beginner horse riders. Highly recommended to those who like to have a closer encounter with Icelandic horses. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Beautiful landscape and lovely horses!

Thank abely736
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great experience

Ischestar stables were great from the beginning, booking the trip to the trip itself. I booked online before I went, easy. They are reachable by phone or email. They pick you up from your hotel and drop you back after. There is all weather gear...More

Thank elephantlover2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Awesome Experience

We had minimal riding experience (less than 30 hours) but they are 100% accurate when they say these horses are perfect for novice riders. Hopped on unassisted and were able to enjoy a lengthy, beautiful ride through the very impressive lava fields outside Reykjavik. Would...More

Thank threepwood007
Reviewed 27 October 2018
Great experience

The horse riding was a brilliant experience for two people who are not riders. We were picked up and taken to the stables, where we were given overalls and safety equipment. After a quick video, we were given our own Icelandic horse and we went...More

Thank tmsanders90
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The thing with the Icelandic Horse is that they are generally calm and love people. They are the purest breed in the world. A horse will be chosen for you based on your level of experience. This tour is great for a... More
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