Newsletter 2024

Dear Friends,


A Heartfelt Thank You!  


As we have closed yet another fantastic season, our hearts are full of gratitude. Thank you to everyone who joined us on our rides, and to those who supported us from afar. Your enthusiasm fuels our passion for sharing the wonders of Iceland on horseback.

We can’t wait for next summer and to spend time in the wilderness with our wonderful guests and horses!

Riding the Icleandic Horse in Iceland

Your Next Adventure Awaits


Uncharted paths and endless horizons 


We take pride in our service and maintain small group sizes on our multi-day trail rides to guarantee a safe and enjoyable experience for our guests. Given that our groups typically consist of 10-14 riders (depending on the tour), the availability of seats is limited. In light of this, we recommend reaching out to us at your earliest convenience to secure your spot on your dream tour next summer.


Whether you are a returning rider or new to our family, we have a tour for you. If you don’t see the tour you are looking for you can always reach out to us – we’re here to create your perfect Icelandic horseback experience.


If you book your multi-day tour seat with us before the year’s end, we will extend a complimentary invitation for you to participate in one of our Viking tours at our Riding Center in the outskirts of Reykjavik before your summer ride. This exclusive Viking tour, spanning 2 ½ to 3 hours is designed for experienced riders and is the ideal preparation for your upcoming adventure!

Thrilling new tours alongside a selection of our timeless classics


Get ready for an early start in May 2024, leading into a rich September finale with the traditional sheep and horse roundups. Look forward to new itineraries, including the Hekla Adventure tour, Black Beach tour, and the Landmannalaugar Adventure tour.  Returning favorites include the Kirkjufell Adventure, Southern Highland Adventure, our very special Forces of Nature, and the Chasing Waterfalls tours.


In a special offering, we present an exclusive challenge tailored for returning and experienced guests, intrigued by riding to Landsmót Hestamanna 2024, the National Icelandic Horse Competition and Festival, scheduled for early July in Reykjavik. Embark on this incredible 8-day riding adventure commencing in the enchanting Snæfellsnes Peninsula in the final week of June. Traverse the smooth beaches of Löngufjörur, journey through the Borgarfjordur valley, and culminate at the historic parliamentary site, Thingvellir, before concluding your ride in Reykjavik, just in time for Landsmót’s biggest events. With limited seat availability, we encourage you to reach out for further information.

Myndir frá Róberti á Fossi Ljósmyndari: Jennifer Bechman

New Beginnings: Black Sand Beach Rides


We are thrilled to announce our Black Sand Beach rides collaboration with Robbi in South Iceland, ensuring that the beloved Beach rides continue, this time on a black sand beach. The tours will be a part of our Beach & Lava tour, and also as a 2-day add-on option to other tours or a stand-alone tour.

Farewell to Siggi and Ólöf – Celebrating 40 years of adventures with them


A significant chapter ends as we bid farewell to Siggi and Ólöf, the stalwarts of our Snæfellsnes, Beach, and Löngufjörur rides. While their departure leaves a void, their legacy remains in the joyous memories they’ve created. They will of course remain invaluable members of the Ishestar team as we look to collaborate with them on another level, more to come on that later!  Here’s to new adventures in 2024!

Siggi and Olof at Stori Kalfalaekur farm

We are really excited about the new additions to our Multi-Day Tours and we hope to welcome you on one of our tours.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions by phone at +354 555 7000 or email:
Best regards and stay safe,



The Long Tour Team of  Íshestar

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