1. Iceland
  2. Capital Region of Iceland
  3. Reykjavik

Hafnarfjörður: Family Adventure Horse Riding

Product ID: 27425
Enjoy a horse riding adventure suitable for the whole family on a half-hour riding tour. Explore the nature just outside of the Íshestar Riding Centre on an expedition that is aimed toward the whole family.
About this activity
Duration: 30 minutes
Starting time 1:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Icelandic

Pickup optional

Your hotel or guesthouse in the Reykjavík area.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:



  • Take a 30-minute family tour of the nearby nature
  • Enjoy an outing that is well-suited for little ones
Full description
Head out on a horseback riding adventure that accommodates the whole family, including the young and inexperienced riders, on a 30-minute family adventure. Afterward, spend time hanging out at the Íshestar Riding Centre, which is home to dogs, cats, and rabbits, in addition to horses.

Days of week: Every day
Season: All year
Duration: 3 hours
Riding: 30 minutes
Transfers start: from 11:30
Departures: 13:00

Children under the age of 6 will be led by rein in a paddock at a discounted rate.
Please note that at least 1 adult needs to stay behind with a young child at the Riding Centre.

The Íshestar Riding Centre is unique here 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.

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 Riding Centre is well-equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, raingear, riding boots, and helmets in their sizes. The Íshestar staff takes pride in finding horses to suit individual needs, as well as securing the safety of everybody.

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.
  • Horse riding as per itinerary
  • Riding helmets
  • Rubber boots
  • Rainwear or a warm outfit during the ride
  • English and Scandinavian-speaking guidance
What’s Not Included
  • Transfer (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Íshestar Riding Centre, Sörlaskeið 26, 220 Hafnarfjöður. The meeting time is 12:30 PM, half an hour before the tour departure.

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Important information
Know before you go
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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Cold and snowy day. Staff were very mindful of kids in our group and emailed to offer change of date due to the weather but we had scheduling requirements. Nice orientation and coveralls were warm. The ride was enjoyable for the family especially the youngest. The hot chocolate after the ride was welcome.

December 16, 2019

It was a lovely experience

amazing experience. I recommended this experience. The people from this horse riding company is very approachable and they also know what they are doing. The place is close to reykjavik a few miles drive. They give you a helmet and an overall if you are riding out and its cold. Plenty of helmet sizes to choose from and they also lend you some riding boots to use for the experience. 5 stars. *****

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November 7, 2018

Nice place, but kind of an "assembly line". Tip: make sure you get your children happy up on the horse, before you mount one yourself. It got far too hectic when we were to mount the horses. They were all ready, and it felt like a rush to get on. Our assistents were young and obviously not prepared to handle children with some sceptisism. For one of my children it resulted in not wanting to ride, he ended up walking the full tour. Not ideal for him and certainly not for me. I'd whish for this moment to be more calm, giving the custumers the time to pet the horses a bit with guidance from the tour guides, letting the children adapt to what's ahead. This is sold as a "family adventure" - make it one, also in the stable. That being said: when we got back, the more experienced and very lovely norwegian guide, took her time with my son, making him get up on a horse and ride a few rounds in the paddock. That was really great, and made him smile and remember this as a very good experience.

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August 9, 2019

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Product ID: 27425