Guided tour

Beginner Horse Ride through Hafnarfjordur Countryside

Activity provider: Íshestar Riding Tours

Beginner Horse Ride through Hafnarfjordur Countryside

Activity provider: Íshestar Riding Tours

From US$ 74.49 per person

Discover the natural beauty of the Icelandic countryside on this horseback riding tour from Reykjavik. Expereince moss-covered lava fields and admire views of the towering Bláfjöll Mountains.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, German, Icelandic


  • Experience beautiful riding through bushy hills and moss-covered lava fields
  • Enjoy stunning views of the breathtaking Bláfjöll Mountains on the horizon
  • Travel on a path that is good for those that are new to horseback riding
  • Take a tour that is suitable for all family members over the age of 8
  • Relax as you soak up the tranquil atmosphere of Iceland's countryside
Full description

Discover the beautiful nature outside of Reykjavik on this horseback riding tour that is tailored to beginners. Stay warm, dry, and protected with the provided overalls, rain gear, riding boots, and helmets. Enjoy the use of a well-equipped locker room. 

Choose from a tour where you meet your guide at the riding center or a tour where you are picked up at your accommodation in Reykjavik. Be greeted by your horseback riding guide that will find a horse that suits your riding level and needs. 

Mount your horse and set off into the area's breathtaking scenery. Admire endless rolling hills and valleys. Ride thorugh bushy hills and moss-covered lava fields with the peaks of Bláfjöll Mountains on the horizon. 

Return to the horse riding center at the end of your tour and (depending on the option selected) transfer back to your accommodation in Reykjavik. 

  • Helmets and rubber boots
  • Appropriate riding gear
  • English and Scandinavian languages-speaking tour guide (some guides speak German among other languages)
  • Transportation to and from the riding center (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People over 243 lbs (110 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Ishestar Horse Riding Center, Sörlaskeið 26, 220 Hafnarfjörður, Iceland. Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour departure.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • All riders must be able to mount their horse on their own
  • People under the influence of alcohol or intoxicating drugs are not permitted on the riding tours
  • Due to possible damage to unborn children in case of an accident, pregnant women
  • are not permitted on riding tours
  • Riders must be at least 8 years old and children between the ages of 8 and 15 receive a 25% discount
  • Backpacks, bags, or large cameras are not allowed on the ride but there are safety boxes at the riding center where you may store your valuables
  • All clients must participate on 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
  • There is a weight limit of 110 kg/240 lbs for this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 109 reviews

Review summary

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I received a smiling reception at the reception. The waiting time, 1/2 hour, as announced when ordering, could be spent with coffee/tea/cocoa, in pleasant surroundings. Alternatively, I had the opportunity to visit the stables and greet the horses. After an easy-to-understand instructional video, we were given helmets which were adapted to each one of us. After this we were introduced to "our" horse. The girls made sure we were all well placed in the saddles. Our guide took the lead for the next hour. It was a special experience, where she also took pictures of us along the way. A special thank you to "my horse" Isak for his calm disposition. Sincerely. Søren, Sønderborg, Denmark

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July 26, 2022

Very nice individual excursion. We haven't ridden for a long time and got exactly the right Icelandic horses for us. Riding the tölt several times was a brilliant experience. Reception and accompaniment by our guides was extremely positive. Photo stop with great pictures on our smartphone. Thank you ladies! Would love to stay here again next time. But then a long tour.

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October 4, 2021

We were very happy and had a lot of fun. The wonderful thing is just the area where the ride took place. Iceland is so different and we have been looking for longer and have already gone on horseback rides in other places. This one was really the most beautiful. All in all, including the guide, was a good thing and a nice experience for us. We can only recommend it to anyone interested.

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August 30, 2021

Product ID: 27436