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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Winter riding in Iceland
Horseback riding in winter is a completely different experience to riding during the warm summer months. Generally, in Iceland, we keep our horses out in the field from mid-summer until late December. The main reason for this is that Iceland…
The Icelandic horse and the Icelandic people through the ages
The Icelandic horse has been with the people of Iceland ever since the first settlers came here in 874 and it has adapted very well to nature and weather on this small island in the North Atlantic Ocean. When…
The color of the Icelandic Horse
Last day of winter at Íshestar
Horseback riding during the Easter holiday with Íshestar!
Christmas horseback riding tour with Íshestar
Winter horseback riding with Ishestar
Autumn riding with Íshestar
What to do in Reykjavik – Combo tours with Íshestar
Certificate of Excellence 2017 and Anniversary Celebration
How to ride with a herd of horses?
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.