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Lava tour

Our bestselling day-tour is the ideal way to experience the Icelandic horse on excellent riding paths while being surrounded by nature. Riding time is 1 1/2 -2 hours. The tour is ideal 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.

Before the Lava Tour starts we organize the groups according to riding skill level to ensure everyone gets an experience and adventure according to their riding skill level! 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. This horseback riding tour is a perfect way to experience the versatility of Icelandic nature in only 2 hours.

Please note that the riding time is 1 1/2 – 2 hours, total 4 hours with transfer

  • Duration

    Total 4 hours with transfer (1H 30MIN RIDING)
  • Riding skills

    Easy
  • Departures

    Daily at 10:00, 14:00 and 17:00
  • Accommodation

  • 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 at 17:00 is at 16:00. Pick up from all pick up points in Reykjavik.
  • Reservation code

    D02

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 complementary safety boxes at the stables for valuables.

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
  • IF YOU ARE ARRIVING BY OWN CAR, PLEASE BE AT íSHESTAR STABLES 30 MINUTES BEFORE DEPARTURE

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

  • 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 phone or send email to info@ishestar.is

  • 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.

  • 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 nearby you.

  • 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, if you are in a hurry let us know and we might be able to help.

  • 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 programme for details.
    Our tour guides are English and Scandinavian speaking, some speak German.
    See tour programmes for details on what is included in combination tours.

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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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