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Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

1. Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

After being collected from your Reykjavik accommodation, you will be driven to the tour starting point where you will meet with your horses. Your tour will be between 5-7 kilometers depending on the experience of the riders, with this tour suitable for beginners and those with more experience too. After setting off, you will ride along a beautiful and smooth path along the Redhills. For groups of more experienced riders, you will ride by Rauðarvatn. On both routes, you will enjoy natural riding paths and a wonderful setting for horseback riding where you will get to know these friendly Icelandic horses. Enjoy a total of 1.5-2 hours of horseback riding. You will be provided with rain clothing during your tour if required, and there will be complimentary tea and coffee on hand for your comfort. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

Icelandic Horse Riding Tour in Lava Fields

2. Icelandic Horse Riding Tour in Lava Fields

Treat yourself to a 1.5 to 2-hour Icelandic horse riding excursion. From the Íshestar Stables in Hafnarfjörður you can enjoy the friendly horses on excellent riding paths. Ride 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. The Íshestar Stables is unique 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. The locker room of the Stables is well equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, rain gear, riding boots, and helmets in their sizes. The Íshestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs, as well as secure the safety of everybody. Departure/Days of the Week: Every day at 10:00 AM, 02:00 PM, and 04:00 PM (July-August only) Season: All year Duration: 4 hours (with transfer) Riding time: 1.5-2 hours (with stops) Transfer starts from: 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM 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.

Beginner Horse Ride through Hafnarfjordur Countryside

3. Beginner Horse Ride through Hafnarfjordur Countryside

Discover the beautiful nature lying just outside of Reykjavik on this nature horse ride for beginners. The facilities and the fascinating area provides endless opportunities for riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Individuals, families, and groups of all kinds and levels are welcome to join this tour on horseback. Set your horse walking for up to an hour as you take in the area's breathtaking scenery. Rolling hills and valleys are visible as far as the eye can see.  The total duration, including transfer time, is between 2 and 3 hours depending on conditions. Riders must be at least 8 years old. Children between the ages of 8 and 15 receive a 25% discount. The locker room of the riding center is well equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, rain gear, riding boots, and helmets. The Íshestar staff takes pride in finding horses to suit individual needs as well as secure the safety of everyone participating. Please note that you cannot take any backpacks, bags, or large cameras with you on the ride. There are safety boxes at the riding center where you may store your valuables.

Reykjavik Quad Bike Twin Peaks Tour

4. Reykjavik Quad Bike Twin Peaks Tour

Take a scenic Quad Bike ride in the outback area of Reykjavik and be rewarded with a million dollar view of the city. The Twin Peaks tour is an extended version of Safari Quad’s Mountain Safari, with an extra mountain top added to the mix. A bit more technical, this is definitely a more complete ATV experience, combining gravel roads, mountain tracks, rocky paths, and a steep ascent. The 4-hour adventure begins from the base camp, where you will start the ride on a gravel road along beautiful Lake Hafravatn. Then, head up a mountain trail to the top of Hafrafell. Once you stand there, you will enjoy great views over the whole Reykjavík area and the surrounding mountain range. After your first hour on the ATV, you will be feeling more confident, so it is time to head to Úlfarsfell Mountain, the view over Reykjavik from the summit is even more stunning. On a clear day you will even be able to see Snæfellsjökull Glacier, hundreds of kilometers away.

Afternoon Viking Horseback Tour

5. Afternoon Viking Horseback Tour

The Íshestar Stables is set in the lovely countryside just outside the town of Hafnarfjörður, which is around a 10-minute drive from Reykjavík. The facilities and the surrounding area provide endless opportunities for horse riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities. The Centre welcomes individuals, families, and groups of all kinds who want to enjoy themselves outdoors. The Viking Tour Express horse riding excursion is offered daily at 13:00, throughout the year. This 5-hour trip is only recommended for strong intermediate riders. Riders need to be comfortable and in control at all paces. The amount of actual riding time is around 2.5-3 hours, including stops. The minimum age for participation is 12 years. All guests are provided with warm overalls, raingear, riding boots, and helmets in the appropriate size. The Íshestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs as well as ensure the safety of all participants. Please note that backpacks, bags, or large cameras cannot be taken with you on the ride, but there are safety boxes at the Riding Centre where you can store valuables. For your safety please note that anyone under the influence of alcohol or intoxicating drugs will not be permitted on the riding tour. Also, due to possible damage to an unborn child in the case of an accident, pregnant women are not permitted on the tour. All guests join the riding tour of their own free will and inform the tour guide of any conditions that might affect their ability to participate in the tour. If a group is divided during the ride parents must stay in the same group as their children. Weight limit for the tour is 110 kilograms or 250 pounds.

From Reykjavik: Full-Day Horse Riding & Golden Circle Tour

6. From Reykjavik: Full-Day Horse Riding & Golden Circle Tour

This tour is a combination of the Viking Horse Riding Tour and Golden Circle Express Tour, and is perfect for visitors to Iceland who don’t have a lot of time to spare but want to make the most of a day. In the morning you’ll enjoy a ride on an Icelandic horse through the idyllic landscape of Laxnes, located just out of Reykjavik city. The Icelandic horse is a breed that has remained virtually unchanged since the Vikings brought it to Iceland in the 9th century. The riding tour is suitable for all ages and experience levels, from beginner to expert. After your morning ride and a short break you’ll head out on the afternoon portion of the tour, to Þingvellir National Park. Admire its remarkable geological features and see Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament. Iceland’s Parliament is the oldest still-functioning parliament in the world, and was founded on this site in 930 A.D. Visit the impressive Gullfoss glacial waterfall, the geothermal area around Geysir, and Strokkur with its spouting geysers. You’ll pass through fertile agricultural areas before heading back to Reykjavik over Hellisheiði mountain heath.

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What people are saying about Reykjavik

My boyfriend had never been on a horse before, but the guide was so nice and took the time to make him feel comfortable. She regularly checked on him and tried to make him feel at ease. The horses themselves are incredibly calm and gentle. The ride went through beautiful lava fields and we got some great pictures. I would definitely recommend, whether you’re an experienced rider or totally new to it.

My husband and I went riding on my 40th birthday and loved every second. My husband had never ridden before and was very nervous but very soon relaxed when he met the gorgeous, friendly Icelandic horses. We loved experiencing the ‘tolt’ and couldn’t believe how smooth it was! The guides were fantastic and the surroundings breathtaking. We wish we could go again!

We thoroughly enjoyed the horse riding, the staff were so welcoming and we were well looked after. Despite never having ridden before the ride was very comfortable and with a range of different terrain including river crossings i couldn't have had more fun! Couldn't recommend it more and will be returning one day to see the ponies again.

The guides here do a good job of adjusting to the skill levels of their guests. We split into a fast and a slow group to keep everyone comfortable. Our horses were well trained and it was a really distinctive landscape to ride through. Wear boots, we ride through some shallow water and it will splash on your legs.

I was a bit nervous at first and the guides were extremely helpful and understanding. The views are amazing and the animals are kind and tamed. Beautiful experience.