AWARD WINNING TOUR

Horseback Riding in the Secret Valley

Riding tour with the local horse farmer which has a passion for horses and locally produced food and would love to share his passion exclusively with you.

Not far away from Reykjavík City Center is a valley, hidden from the highway, away from civilization. Meet the local horse farmer which has a passion for horses and locally produced food and would love to share his passion exclusively with you.

After your arrival at the farm, you will prepare for a 30-45 min riding lesson and learn about the Icelandic horse before going on a riding tour with a professional guide.

We will gear up, mount the horses and ride along a beautiful river that is hidden away from most travelers. This is the perfect way for you to get to know the Icelandic horse, his history and its unique qualities.

We will go into the horse farmer’s home and have lunch, traditionally roasted lamb (other options are available for vegetarians). After lunch, you can relax on the outskirts of the capital area before heading your way. Great options for those who are traveling on their own and have a car.

Meet on location only!

Address: Hraðastaðavegur 9, Mosfellsdalur
GPS: 64.177932, -21.590124

  • Duration

    3-4 hours
  • Riding skills

    Easy
  • Departures

    At 11:00 during weekdays
  • Accommodation

  • Note

  • Reservation code

    HRS-01
  • Attention
  • Whats included
  • FAQ

Attention

  • AGE LIMIT TO RIDE ON THIS TOUR IS 8 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
  • PLEASE BE AT THE HORSE RIDING FARM 30 MINUTES BEFORE DEPARTURE

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

  • Lunch at the horse farmer’s house.
  • 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: www.mast.is

  • How do I book?

    You can book online on our website or by contacting Ishestar by email info@ishestar.is 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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