Guided tour

Beginner Horse Ride through Hafnarfjordur Countryside

4.5 / 5

87 reviews

Activity provider: Íshestar Riding Tours

Beginner Horse Ride through Hafnarfjordur Countryside

Activity provider: Íshestar Riding Tours
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From US$ 80.23 per person

Head straight from your hotel to the stunning nature lying right outside of Reykjavik for an hour of relaxing horseback riding. Enjoy the unrivaled scenery that surrounds clear paths as you make your way through the beautiful Icelandic countryside.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, German, Icelandic


  • Experience beautiful riding tracks through bushy hills and moss-covered lava fields unique to Iceland
  • Enjoy a view of the breathtaking Bláfjöll Mountains on the horizon
  • Take in the area's naturally stunning nature as your horse walks down the riding tracks
Full description
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.
  • 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

  • Riding gear (boots, trousers, jackets, hats, gloves, etc.) needs to be washed, dry cleaned, or disinfected before arriving in Iceland. Used leather gear may not be brought into the country.
  • For your safety:
  • 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
  • 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
  • Please note there is a weight limit of 110 kg/240 lbs for this tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 87 reviews

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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

was overall good. just when they picked us up we had 40 mins just to wait there until the tour started which wasn’t a great use of time. horses were a lot of fun and staff was nice but they don’t talk to you when you’re riding the horses. the route is nice and simple for beginners. they offer to take photos of you which is a nice touch

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August 14, 2019

A wonderful experience, even in winter. Beautiful horses, lovely staff

This is my first trip to Iceland. I was looking forward to doing the beginner horse riding tour with my son, but was a little nervous as I hadn't ridden on a horse for a long time and have never had lessons or anything. But after my initial nerves I felt very comfortable and relaxed and was happy to go from a walk to a gentle trot. I look forward to doing this again in the summer. - yes I've fallen in love with Iceland and will be back! The guides were great - friendly and reassuring. Pick up time was about 15 minutes late but our accommodation is in the suburbs so I accepted that. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience these splendid Icelandic horses first hand.

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November 26, 2017

Product ID: 27436