PADDOCK RIDE

TYPOLOGIES

Visit Our Stables

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. AGE

3 Years

4.900 kr.

ENJOY THE ICELANDIC HORSE WITH YOUR FAMILY

This ride is ideal for families with younger children and guests who would like to get a first-hand experience of the Icelandic horse without going for a long ride. 

Come visit our stables and take part in grooming and petting the horses.  Enjoy the moment interacting with them and taking pictures before taking a 10–15-minute ride accompanied by our staff in our secluded paddocks or inside our indoor riding area.  

Our horses love children, and we promise a fun experience for the whole family!

DURATION

Paddock Ride - 3 rounds

RIDING SKILLS

Easy

DEPARTURES

Upon request

NOTE

Parents need to walk with small children.

RESERVATION CODE

  • Paddock ride is 3 rounds in the paddock
  • Parents need to walk beside the horse if children are small
  • For those who want to try the Icelandic horse, we provide riding helmets, rubber boots, and rainwear/warm outfit during the ride.
  • Trained guides who speak multiple languages (English, Scandinavian and German).
  • Please note that 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 [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, 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.