TYPOLOGIES

LAVA TOUR

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DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. AGE

8 years

15.900 kr.

HORSEBACK RIDING TOUR IN THE REYKJAVIK AREA!

Experience the Icelandic horse surrounded by amazing nature right outside Reykjavík’s city center. Our friendly horses and specially trained guides will take you on a ride on excellent riding paths where you can experience the unique Icelandic horse while enjoying beautiful scenery full of lava fields and green hillsides.

 

When we arrive back at the stables enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate and feel free to ask our staff any questions about the Icelandic horse. This tour is ideal both for beginners and more experienced riders and is a fantastic choice for a day-tour in Reykjavík.

 

We recommend that children under the age of 12 stay in the slower group with their guardians unless they are used to riding horses. At Íshestar we take pride in our personal service and limit group sizes to 20 or less to ensure a safe and enjoyable tour. Our stables are located a short 20-minute drive from  Reykjavik’s city center. This horseback riding tour is a perfect way to experience the versatility of Icelandic nature in only 2 hours.

 

Please note; when possible we organise the groups according to riding ability to ensure everyone gets the experience and adventure they want. The slow group will mostly do the walk and the faster group will ride at a faster pace. If you like to go even faster and e.g. try gallop, we recommend our Viking Express tour

 

 

DURATION

1,5-2 hour riding tour

RIDING SKILLS

Easy

DEPARTURES

Daily at 10:00 & 14:00

NOTE

Pick up for departure at 10:00 is at 09:00, Pick up for departure 14:00 is at 13:00. Pick up from all pick up points in Reykjavik.

RESERVATION CODE

D02

  • The age limit to ride on this tour is 8 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.
  • If you are arriving in your own car, please be at our stable 30 minutes before departure.
  • Please note that the riding tour is 1,5-2 hours. With transfer total time is 4 hours.
  • Riding helmets, rubber boots, and rain-wear/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 complimentary safety boxes at the stables for valuables.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME ON THE TOUR?

We recommend 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 Íshestar by email [email protected] or by telephone +354 555 7000

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.

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

MY PICK UP LOCATION IS NOT ON THE LIST?

Please contact us at [email protected] and we will try to find a pick-up location near you.

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

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.

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

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR DAY TOURS?

Included in all day tours.
Transfers, riding helmets, rubber boots, rain-wear 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.