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From Reykjavik: Full-Day Viking Horseback Riding Tour

Product ID: 27391
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Spend an entire day out in nature, experiencing the beauty of Iceland from the back of a horse, on a full-day Viking riding tour. Head to Hafnarfjörður, outside of Reykjavik, where you will spend time riding across the Icelandic countryside.
About this activity
Duration: 7 - 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Swedish, English, German, Icelandic

Pickup optional

Pickup starts at 9:00 AM. You will be picked up from your hotel or accommodation in central Reykjavik. Please wait outside or in the lobby of your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take a unique ride on the back of an Icelandic horse
  • Ride across stunning lava fields, cross the Kaldá River, head around Mt. Helgafell, or venture into Heiðmörk Nature Park
Full description
Enjoy riding horses through the Icelandic countryside as Vikings did years ago on a full-day Viking riding tour.

Head from Reykjavik to the Íshestar Stables, a unique horse facility in Iceland. 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. Over the course of the day, you will be led through the countryside on various routes as you ride across stunning lava fields, cross the Kaldá River, head around Mt. Helgafell, and venture into Heiðmörk Nature Park. In the middle of the day, you will enjoy lunch on the premises.

Departures/Days of week: Daily at 10:00. Transfer from hotels and guesthouses starts at 09:00.
Transfer back to hotels and guesthouses starts at 16:15.
Duration: 7-8 hours (with transfers and lunch)
Riding: 4 1/2 - 5 hours with stops
Age limit: 12 years
The locker room of the Stables is well equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, raingear, riding boots, and helmets in their sizes. The staff takes pride in finding horses to suit individual needs, as well as secure the safety of everybody.
  • Horse riding as per itinerary
  • Lunch at the Stables
  • Riding helmets
  • Rubber boots
  • Rainwear or a warm outfit during the ride
  • English and Scandinavian-speaking guidance
What’s Not Included
  • Transfers to and from the Stables

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point: Sörlaskeið 26, 220 Hafnarfjörður Meeting time: 9:30AM (Half an hour before 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 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
• This tour is for experienced riders only (for those who have been riding roughly 30 times or more in their lifetime). You must be comfortable with all gaits of the horse and feel confident in the saddle.
• Please note there is a weight limit of 110 kg/240 lbs for this tour
• Please remember that 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
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Íshestar Riding Tours

Product ID: 27391