Horses and Waffles

Horses and Waffles

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Winter riding and relaxing with the horses

 

This relaxed tour through the Icelandic winter wonderland is ideal for beginners as well as more advanced riders. We connect strongly to nature and the elements as we calmly ride, for appr. 50 minutes, through beautiful lava fields, surrounded by mountains and pristine nature.

 

The horses and the weather are of course key to the experience and to ensure riders’ comfort we provide you with warm overalls and rain gear during the ride. The horses are comfortable as nature provides them with warm, fluffy winter coats and we equip them with studded winter shoes which make them surefooted even when the riding paths are covered with ice and snow.

 

After the ride, we come back to our cosy horse center where you can enjoy a complimentary, freshly baked waffle with toppings of your choice as well as hot chocolate, coffee, or tea.

 

You are welcome to take your time and relax and we’ll be happy to answer your questions about the Icelandic horse as we never get tired of talking about horses. You can browse our selection of horse-related souvenirs in our store or visit our stables and horse paddocks where you can pet and say goodbye to your horse of the day.

 

At Íshestar we take pride in our service and do our utmost to provide safe and enjoyable tours for our guests. With this in mind, we limit the number of guests in this tour to a maximum of only 12 - so seat availability is limited.

 

We look forward to showing you the Icelandic horse in its natural surroundings!

 

Riding skills: No riding experience is required for this tour. As the pace is relaxed it is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced riders. It is therefore ideal for families and groups of friends.

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12900 kr

    DURATION

    50-60 min.

    RIDING SKILLS

    For beginners and intermediate riders

    DEPARTURES

    Daily at 13:00

    RESERVATION CODE

    D11

    • The age limit to ride on this tour is 7 years old. Children 14 years or older need written parental permission to ride alone.
    • Children receive a 25% discount on the tour price.
    • The weight limit for all our tours is 110 kg/240 lbs.
    • It is the responsibility of each rider to assess whether they are physically able to take part in the trip, including getting on and off the horses of their own accord.
    • Arriving in your own car, please be at our stable 30 minutes before departure.
    • If you prefer a faster pace than a walk we recommend our LAVA TOUR or other options.
    • Please note that the riding tour is 1 hour.
    • Riding helmets, rubber boots, and rainwear/warm outfit during the ride.
    • Trained guides who speak multiple languages.
    • Waffle and choice of toppings at the waffle bar and a hot drink.

    Please note that it is not allowed to ride with backpacks or bags but Íshestar provides complimentary safety boxes at the stables for valuables.

    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, warm overall or rain coat and rain pants as well as 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 be 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 email info@ishestar.is or by telephone +354 555 7000

    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.

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

    Please note that riding tours at Hraðastaðir, Efri-Úlfsstaðir, and Myrkholt do not include transfer as they are Meet on location only tours.