Meet the Horse

Enjoy the friendly horses at our stables. Ideal for those who want to experience the magic of the Icelandic horse but do not fancy a riding tour. You learn some facts about the horse, pet the horse, see the gaits and take some pictures

Get to know the Icelandic horse

Would you like to come and visit our stables but unsure of how you feel about riding? Come and meet our horses! Learn about the unique history of the Icelandic horse that has been a big part of the nation’s heart ever since settlement.

You will get the chance to take part in our daily routine of grooming and caring for the horses. You will have plenty of time to interact with them and take some pictures. Afterward, those who feel up to it can give riding a try in our paddock.

  • Duration

    Total 4 hours with transfer (1 - 1,5 H)
  • Riding skills

  • Departures

    Daily at 10:00
  • Accommodation

  • Note

    Pick up for departure at 10:00 is at 09:00, Pick up from all pick up points in Reykjavik.
  • Reservation code

  • Attention
  • Whats included
  • FAQ


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

For those who want to try the Icelandic horse we provide: Riding helmets, rubber boots, and rainwear/warm outfit. After the introduction we offer coffee and tea.

  • 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 phone or send email to

  • 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.

  • 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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