A shorter version of our popular Viking tour the Express day-tour offers experienced riders a unique opportunity to see the versatility of the Icelandic horse in breathtaking nature. Join our trained guides for an exciting ride across Kaldá river and around Mt. Helgafell or Heiðmörk nature park. Riding time is 2 1/2 hours.
14600 per pers.
Horseback riding tour for experienced riders!
Experience the versatility of the Icelandic horse and go straight into exploring the Reykjanes preservation area from our stables in Hafnarfjörður. Cross the Kaldá river and ride around the dormant volcano of Mt. Helgafell or into the gorgeous Heiðmörk nature park with fellow travelers from the Viking Tour and our trained guides.
Please note that this tour is for strong intermediate riders that are comfortable and in control of the horse at all paces. The choice of route is dependent on both season and weather and is subject to change to ensure a fun experience for everyone.
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. We look forward to showing you the Icelandic horse in it ́s natural surroundings!
Riding skills: This tour is recommended for strong intermediate riders. You should be in comfortable and in control at all paces, firm seat, comfortable in the saddle for up to 7 hours.
Please note that the riding time is 2 ½ – 3 hours, total of 5 hours with transfer.
Duration2H 30MIN (Total 5 hours with transfer)
DeparturesDaily at 13:00
NotePick up starts at 11:30. Pick up from all pick up points in Reykjavik.
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.
- AGE LIMIT TO RIDE ON THIS TOUR IS 12 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 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 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 email@example.com
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.
Testimonials from happy riders
Wow. Just perfect horse riding trip in a beautiful area of Iceland. The staff are so charming and very anxious to give you a great tour on the saddle. And the horses… Love at first sight… ❤️ My warmest recommendations and we’ll be back!!!