Lava tour

This tour is the ideal way to experience the Icelandic horse surrounded by beautiful nature. Riding time is 1 1/2 -2 hours. This tour is perfect for both beginners as well as more experienced riders.

Horseback riding tour in Reykjavik area!

Experience the Icelandic horse surrounded by amazing nature right outside Reykjavík’s city center. Our friendly horses and specially trained guides will take you on a ride on excellent riding paths where you can experience the unique Icelandic horse while enjoying beautiful scenery full of lava fields and green hillsides.

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. This tour is ideal both for beginners and more experienced riders and is a fantastic choice for a day-tour in Reykjavík.

We recommend that children under the age of 12 stay in the slower group with their guardians unless they are used to riding horses. 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 centre. This horseback riding tour is a perfect way to experience the versatility of Icelandic nature in only 2 hours.

Please note that when possible, we organize the groups according to riding ability to ensure everyone gets an experience and adventure they want. The slow group will mostly walk and the faster group will ride at a faster pace. If you like to gallop we recommend our Viking tour or Viking Express tour.

Riding time is 1 1/2 hour, total of 4 hours with the transfer.

  • Duration

    1,5-2 hour riding tour
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  • Departures

    Daily at 10:00, 14:00 & 16:00* *Only in July & August
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  • Note

    Pick up for departure at 10:00 is at 09:00, Pick up for departure 14:00 is at 13:00, Pick up for departure 16:00 is at 15:00. Pick up from all pick up points in Reykjavik.
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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.


  • The 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.
  • If you are arriving in your own car, please be at our stable 30 minutes before departure.
  • Please note that the riding tour is 1,5-2 hours. With transfer total time is 4 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 

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Testimonials from happy riders

We took the Lava Tour and it was amazing!! The horses are beautiful and our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly. I felt incredibly comfortable on the tour and the group split into a fast and slow group to give more adventurous riders an opportunity to trot for the majority of the tour (as opposed to walk).

When I go back I will definitely be taking one of the longer tours with Ishestar!

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