Riding the Icelandic horse is a must try when visiting Iceland and we will give you an authentic experience in Icelandic nature!

Who are we?

Íshestar has been a leading tour operator since 1982. We offer guided riding tours in Icelandic nature with well-trained guides and horses. Our operation is divided into Day tours ranging from 1-5 hours from our Horse Center only 15 minutes from Reykjavik and 2-9 day Multi-day tours from farms all over the country. Our tours are for beginners to experienced riders

Quality Service

Our main goal is to offer our guests exceptional service, excellent horses and a safe ride in the Icelandic nature on very reasonable price. We strive to educate our guest not only about the Icelandic horse but also the nature surrounding us so our guests not only feel part of the riding tour but feel as they are part of the country and culture as well.

Sustainable tours

Iceland´s nature is wild and unspoiled and we want to ensure that it stays that way. We take precautions to enable our guests to experience and enjoy our tours in harmony with nature. Our goal is to support the sustainable development of nature, society, culture and the economy.

Most authentic way to travel

Seeing our beautiful country by horse is the most authentic travel experience you can get! It is hard to describe the feeling you get when you ride the Icelandic horse through breathtaking nature of Iceland. Come and feel the freedom with Íshestar!

Welfare of our horses

With over 30 years of experience providing horse riding tours to both locals and visitors, Íshestar is proud to be the industry leader in the caretaking of horses in Iceland. We work actively with MAST (Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority) to improve our caretaking methods. Our experience and collaboration with MAST and other leading veterinaries in Iceland prompted us to write and publish a handbook where our procedures are available to fellow horse riding tour operators as best-practice for optimal treatment for the Icelandic horse.