The Íshestar Riding Centre is unique here 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 its beautiful surroundings provide endless opportunities of riding, hiking and other outdoor activities.
We welcome individuals, families and all kinds of groups who want to enjoy themselves outdoors. The facilities offer people an easy way to enjoy our horses and the experience of our staff will ensure the safety of all our guests.
The locker room of the Riding Centre is well equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, raingear, riding boots and helmets in all sizes. The Íshestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs as well as secure the safety of everybody.
More than horses!
Íshestar also offer organised guided hiking tours, boat trips, jeep safari, and horse shows all depending on individual wishes. A spacious restaurant with a fully equipped bar is located in our Riding Centre. Special individual wishes can also be taken care of in advance.
Self-drive directions to Íshestar Riding Center from Reykjavik City
The same road is chosen as if you were driving towards Keflavik
International Airport, road no. 40. When driving through the town of
Hafnarfjörður, you will pass a N1 gas-station on your right side and
10-11 food store on your left. You take the first turn to the right
(look for the name Kaldársel on the sign). You will drive a loop upon a
bridge crossing the main road. Then you come to a round-a-bout where
you choose the third exit (look for the sign Kaldársel), road no. 410.
From thereon you drive approx. 2, 2 km straight ahead until you see a
big sign with the name Íshestar on your left side, where you turn to
your left down to the Riding Centre (also a big sign on the front of