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Ishestar Horse Riding Tours

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Address: Soerlaskeid 26 | Reykjavik, Hafnarfjordur 220, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 555 7000
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Ishestar Stables offers great facilities for riders. It’s set in...

The Ishestar Stables offers great facilities for riders. It’s set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Hafnarfjordur, about 10 minutes drive from Reykjavik. The facilities and its beautiful surroundings provide endless opportunities for riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities. We welcome individuals, families and all kinds of groups who want to enjoy themselves outdoors. The facilities offer people an easy way to enjoy our horses and the experience of our staff will ensure the safety of all our guests. The locker room of the Stables is well equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, rain gear, riding boots and helmets in all sizes. The Ishestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs as well as secure the safety of everybody. Ishestar offers daily riding tours at 10:00 and 14:00 during the whole year, both for beginners and advanced riders.

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Great Viking Express ride

I had an excellent day at Ishestar on the Viking Express ride, helped by stunning weather. The horses were in good condition and well looked after, the staff very friendly but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sean D
Ronda, Spain
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Ronda, Spain
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had an excellent day at Ishestar on the Viking Express ride, helped by stunning weather. The horses were in good condition and well looked after, the staff very friendly but seemed a bit too busy! The ride itself was great. My one negative comment is with respect to their communication, emails went unanswered and the online chat facility a... More 

Thank Sean D
Dublin, Ireland
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

for a beginners like me i was a bit nervous doing it. so i was picked up at our hotel at about 9am and arrived in stables about 20mins after. then they showed us a video for instructions..then i was a bit unsure about helmets becoz to be honest as a beginner i haven't a clue but anyway i did... More 

Thank anabella_de
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found the staff was very helpful. I had injured my hip previous to my trip and didn't realize how difficult it would make mounting the horse. The staff was patient and helped until I was able to mount. Our beginner group was small so no one felt they were holding the group back.

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Thank Teresa B
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740 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 587 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guides were particularly unhelpful. Nobody helped with the riding outfits which were haphazardly thrown on to benches (as were the boots). The instructions were inadequate for safety. Nobody helped with adjusting the saddles or mounting the horses, despite repeated requests. The guides spent most of the 45 minute ride conversing with each other rather than explaining the terrain that... More 

4 Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had no real experience riding horses so they assigned me a very mellow​, nice horse on the ride and provided plenty of guidance along the way. The horses were​ absolutely delightful, the staff was knowledgeable, helpful, and patient, the scenery was otherworldly. I highly recommend their lava tour for anyone without​ riding experience, and I'd bet their more advanced... More 

1 Thank Erica S
County Clare, Ireland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on the lava tour in December and enjoyed it so much. Pick up from the hotel was easily arranged. The horses are unique and interesting animals, our guides were knowledgeable and clearly had bonds with the horses. All gear is provided and you watch a safety and demo video before you go out. I really enjoyed the experience,... More 

1 Thank louisefitzg2017
Fredrikstad, Norway
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This trip was planned for letting unexperienced horsebackriders (kids) see the horses and try some riding. Pickup worked as planned, and the kids were allowed to ride for approximately 30 minutes. The company responded quickly on E-mails during working days, but in the weekend response was slow. Much waiting, but the kids had fun anyway.

1 Thank Atle_Larsen
Richmond, United States
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy riding or are curious about the Icelandic horses, please go check them out at Ishestar Horse Riding. The horses are gentle, and the people at Ishestar take care in pairing you with a horse that has a temperament that the feel will suit your riding skill level including those that sate riding for the first time. Actual... More 

Thank Michelle C
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My teenage daughter and I went horse back riding. We are novices. The weather was brutal but we still had a great time! Cold weather gear was available. Bring gloves and a hat. Attentive staff. We left a coat at the stables and staff was kind enough to send it back later in the day with a driver. That was... More 

1 Thank Blaire H
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice tour. They give you all the appropriate equipment so you don't need to thing about boots or waterproof jackets/pants. They divide groups in beginners and more advanced, so suitable for anyone really. The only reason why I am not giving 5 stars is that they don't really describe what you are gonna see, guides are more focused on... More 

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