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Reykjavik: Horse Riding Tour in Lava Fields

Product ID: 214407
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Treat yourself to a 1.5 to 2-hour Icelandic horse riding excursion at the Íshestar Stables in Hafnarfjörður. Ride friendly horses past incredible rock formations, lava fields, and beautiful green hillsides.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Swedish, English, German, Icelandic
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Ride an Icelandic horse through lava fields and along green hillsides
  • Admire the beautiful surroundings as you ride
  • Make use of some of the best riding facilities in Iceland
Full description
Depart from Reykjavik at 9 AM, 1 PM or 3 PM. Travel to the unique Íshestar Stables set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Hafnarfjörður - about a 10-minutes drive from Reykjavík. The excellent facilities and fascinating area provide endless opportunities for riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities.

Get kitted out with warm overalls, rain gear, riding boots, and a helmet in your size. Feel free to leave your valuables in safety boxes in the well-equipped locker rooms. The Íshestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs, as well as secure the safety of everybody.

Meet the friendly horses and embark on a 1.5 to 2-hour horse riding excursion 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. Tours depart every day between July-August at 10 AM, 2 PM and 4 PM. The entire tour duration is 4 hours including transfer times.
  • 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)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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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 riding gear must be washed at 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; for a more fast-paced tour, it is recommended to book "From Reykjavik: Full-Day Viking Horseback Riding Tour"
• 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
• There is a cafeteria with light snacks, sandwiches, and drinks. A buffet lunch is served from 12-1 PM for 2000 ISK depending on availability
• 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
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Íshestar Riding Tours

Product ID: 214407