Guided tour

From Reykjavík: Icelandic Horse Riding Tour in Lava Fields

Activity provider: Íshestar Riding Tours
Guided tour

From Reykjavík: Icelandic Horse Riding Tour in Lava Fields

Activity provider: Íshestar Riding Tours
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From US$ 113.27 per person

Likely to sell out

Embark on a guided horse-riding tour in the Reykjavík area and take on the scenic riding trails beyond the capital. Cross lava fields on horseback and look out for interesting rocks, flora, and fauna.

About this activity

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Duration 2 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Icelandic
Pickup optional
Pickup starts 60 minutes before the tour departure time. Note that pickup is possible only from hotels or main guesthouses. If you are staying in a private flat, the closest pickup point will be communicated to you by email prior to your tour.


  • Pass through lava fields and along green hillsides
  • Enjoy beautiful surroundings as you ride
  • Make use of some of the best riding facilities in Iceland
Full description

Seeing Iceland’s volcanic fields on a horse, with local guides who know the area like the back of their hands on this horse-riding excursion from Reykjavík, with optional hotel transfers. Enjoy friendly horses on excellent riding paths at the Íshestar Stables in Hafnarfjörður.

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 are unique in Iceland with fantastic facilities set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Hafnarfjörður, about a 10-minute drive from Reykjavík. The facilities and the fascinating area provide endless opportunities for 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.

  • Horse riding as per itinerary
  • Riding helmets
  • Rubber boots
  • Rainwear or a warm outfit during the ride
  • English and Scandinavian-speaking guidance
  • Transfer (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People over 243 lbs (110 kg)

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Meeting point

Meet at Íshestar Riding Tours.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • All riders must be able to mount the horse by their own strength
  • Children that are 8 to 15 years old receive a 25% discount
  • 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
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 611 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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As always, punctual transfer, reliable horses that tölt great, very friendly staff, classification of the horses according to riding experience and wishes, understandable instruction, good equipment for the riding tour, photo stop, information on the way, cocoa after the ride, unfortunately a bit boring for advanced riders, there There are also complete beginners in the group and although this was later divided, the pace was also very leisurely due to insecure riders

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February 12, 2023

We had a wonderful time on this tour. Our guides were so kind and helpful. They ensured that we were comfortable on our horses and warm enough given the weather. I really liked having the opportunity to try tölting. The sights while on horseback were beautiful. I would gladly return and ride again.

December 22, 2022

Beautiful experience! Super docile horses, we were divided into two groups to allow the more experienced to increase speed and the less able to enjoy the ride in safety. Overalls and helmet provided by them. Beautiful view and scenery, kind and nice guides, they even let us take a break for photos!

January 9, 2023

Product ID: 27386