Family Adventure

The perfect experience for the whole family! See and experience the Icelandic horse with specially selected horses, under trained guidance – ensuring a safe and enjoyable riding experience for even the youngest family members. Riding time is 30 minutes.

Enjoy riding the Icelandic Horse With Your family!

Traveling with young horse lovers? Join our Family Adventure day-tour where everyone can enjoy a 30-minute riding tour near our stables in Hafnarfjörður (right outside of Reykjavík’s city center). Our trained guides take you and your whole family on a quick ride on calm horses allowing both you and the youngest ones to experience the breathtaking nature and the excitement of riding a horse.

When we arrive back at the stables enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate is available and feel free to ask our staff any questions about the Icelandic horse. At our stables, we also have dogs, cats, and rabbits for everyone to see and enjoy along with a dedicated children’s corner with farm-related toys for the youngest family members.

Please keep in mind that at least one adult needs to stay behind with a young child at our stable while other members ride.

At Íshestar we take pride in our personal service and limit group sizes to be 20 or below per riding group to ensure a safe and enjoyable tour for all of our guests. Our stables are located a short 20-minute drive outside of Reykjavik’s city center.

  • Duration

    30 min Riding Tour
  • Riding skills

  • Departures

    Daily at 13:00
  • Accommodation

  • Note

    Pick up is at 11:30. Pick up from all pick up points in Reykjavik.
  • Reservation code

  • Attention
  • Whats included
  • FAQ


  • The age limit to ride on this tour is 6 years old. Children 14 years or older need written parental permission to ride alone.
  • The weight limit for all our tours is 110 kg/240 lbs.
  • If you are arriving in your own car, please be at our stable 30 minutes before departure.
  • Please note that the riding tour is 30 min and with a transfer, it is a total of 3 hours

Riding gear (riding trousers, jackets, hats, etc.) needs to be washed (40°C), dry cleaned or disinfected before arriving in Iceland. Used leather gear, gloves, and riding boots may not be brought into the country. Disinfecting of riding equipment 

What is included

  • Riding helmets, rubber boots, and rainwear/warm outfit during the ride.
  • Trained guides who speak multiple languages (English, Scandinavian and German).
  • Please note that it is not allowed to ride with backpacks or bags but Íshestar provides complimentary safety boxes at the stables for valuables.
  • What do I need to bring with me on the tour?

    We reccomend that you bring warm gloves and a thin hat that can fit under the riding helmet. Included in the price is that you can borrow; A helmet, a warm overall or rain coat and rain pants also we have rubber boots.

  • What is the maximum weight on a rider?

    Maximum weight for a rider is 110kg/242lb.

  • Can I wear my own riding clothes?

    Riding clothes. Riding gear (riding trousers, jackets, etc.) needs to be washed (40°C) or dry cleaned. Items which can not be washed or dry cleaned (riding boots, riding hats) need to cleaned and disinfected at least five days prior to arriving in Iceland. The Icelandic Veterinary Authority recommends the broad-spectrum disinfectant Virkon S for disinfection. Used riding gloves, whips, saddles, bridles, chaps and other used leather gear may not be brought into the country.

    Please understand that these precautions are necessary because there are no contagious animal diseases in Iceland. Horses are not vaccinated and are therefore susceptible to infectious agents from abroad. Please help us to protect Iceland's fragile nature! For further information please take a look at:

  • How do I book?

    You can book online on our website or by contacting Ishestar by email or by telephone +354 555 7000

  • When am I going to be picked up?

    Pick up starts at a certain time for each tour (see information box above) the driver has to pick up other guests as well but please be ready at your location at the given pick up time and if you have any trouble call us +354 555 7000.

    Please note that riding tours at Hraðastaðir, Efri-Úlfsstaðir, and Myrkholt do not include transfer as they are Meet on location only tours.

  • My pick up location is not on the list?

    Please contact us at info@ishestar and we will try to find a pick-up location near you.

    Please note that riding tours at Hraðastaðir, Efri-Úlfsstaðir, and Myrkholt do not include transfer as they are Meet on location only tours.

  • How far in advance do I need to book?

    We recommend booking a couple of days in advance just to make sure that we have free spaces on the day you wish to arrive.

  • When will I be back at my hotel?

    Usually, you will be back at your hotel around an hour after the tour ends.

    Please note that riding tours at Hraðastaðir, Efri-Úlfsstaðir, and Myrkholt do not include transfer as they are Meet on location only tours.

  • What is included in your day tours?

    Included in all day tours.
    Transfers, riding helmets, rubber boots, rainwear or a warm outfit during the ride.
    Meals are included on some of the tours, but optional on others, see tour program for details.
    Our tour guides are English and Scandinavian speaking, some speak German.
    See tour programs for details on what is included in combination tours.

    Please note that riding tours at Hraðastaðir, Efri-Úlfsstaðir, and Myrkholt do not include transfer as they are Meet on location only tours.

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Testimonials from happy riders

I went there with my 11 year old son and 9 year old daughter and it was so nice! They were not used to ride and we had a lovely guide who introduced us to the horse and taught us the basics. My kids loved this tour and I was really happy to get to introduce the Icelandic horse to them before we went home. I recommend this tour if you are a family with young children who are not used to riding.