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A Journey through Fjallabak

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Kiddi from Fákaflöt: A life full of horses

Because he is coming from a horse family, Kiddi – short for Kristinn – has been riding all his life, at least as long as he remembers. This family tradition continues: all of Kiddi‘s and Birna‘s six kids have been on horseback before they could walk. Three of their kids are still living on the […]

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Five reasons why you need to go horseback riding in Iceland

If you’re thinking of heading to Iceland, you probably already have a list of things that you’d like to do. From going whale watching to relaxing in the blue lagoon spa and witnessing the northern lights, there’s plenty to discover in Iceland. One thing that you have to do, however, is go horseback riding in […]

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The story of Reynisstaða brothers

The fatal ride It’s the year 1780 – some 240 years ago to be exact. But the story we are about to tell has lived through the generations and will not be forgotten. Icelanders were a small collection of poor people under Norwegian rule at that time, living off the land and the sea. The […]

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She saved Gullfoss – the Golden waterfall

One of the most remarkable sites in the south of Iceland is the Gullfoss waterfall in Hvítá, the White River. On the lower level of the visiting site, you will see this statue of a sharp-eyed woman. There is a noteworthy story behind this monument. Let’s hear it. A plan to make a dam It […]

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Riding with Íshestar

Íshestar riding tours are amongst the oldest horse riding operator in Iceland. Íshestar was established in 1982 by three families one of them being Einar Bollason a great rider and horse enthusiast. For the first years, Íshestar only operated multi-day tours but in 2000 the Íshestar horse center opened up in the outskirt of Hafnarfjörður […]

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COMBO TOURS WITH ÍSHESTAR

  If you want a full day of activities then we know a perfect way for you to spend your day! We do have two great tours that combine horse riding with popular activities in Iceland: Whale watching and caving. These exciting tours are perfect for those who want to get the most out of […]

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Where does the Icelandic horse come from?

Where does the Icelandic horse come from? The Icelandic horse has remained pure for centuries since the Nordic Vikings brought him to the country. The Icelandic horse is therefore amongst the purest breeds in the world. The Icelandic horse is from Norway but originally he comes from the Mongolian horses from Asia. Some of the […]

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Characteristics of the Icelandic horse

The Icelandic horse is known for being a very friendly breed. They are very smart with big personalities. The horses are rather small and strong but please be aware of this: Do not call them ponies because they get really offended by that. 🙂 The horses are curious and lack the spookiness that some other […]

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Horse Riding Center and Café Íshestar

Café ÍshestarÍshestar´s horse center is situated in beautiful nature only 15 minutes from Reykjavik. From there we go on our exciting day tours through lava fields and stunning nature. We have a perfect facility to welcome our guests in our horse center before and after the riding tour is finished. There is a small cafeteria […]

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The Icelandic Horse

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Day tours in Reykjavik area

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More about the Icelandic Horse

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How to put the Icelandic horse on Tolt

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This is how we shoe the Icelandic Horse

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Riding the Icelandic Horse: What to wear?

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How to saddle the Icelandic horse?

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How to take care of saddles and bridles?

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Horseback riding – Iceland

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A Magical Encounter With a Horse in Iceland

Parisian photographer Mahkeo got really lucky while on a trip to Iceland. While driving, it seems they came upon a horse in the middle of the road and took the following, quite amazing photograph.     If you want to meet the Icelandic horse but don’t really want to go on horseback, we recommend our […]