Horseback riding in Iceland
Horse Riding Iceland


1,189 reviews
1,189 reviews
Reykjavik, Iceland

Tour highlights

  • Meet, learn about and ride the beautiful Icelandic horses
  • Experience scenic lava landscapes, pseudo craters and mountain views
  • Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate after the tour
  • Trained guides who speak multiple languages (English, Scandinavian and German).
  • The stables/meeting location is a short 20-minute drive from Reykjavik’s city center. Possible to add pick up and drop off

Tour Details

  • Duration:
    1,5-2 hours on horseback. With transfer, introduction, preparation total time is 4 hours.
  • Availability:
    Daily at 10:00 and 14:00
  • Pick up:
    From hotels within Reykjavik. Pick up arrives 60 minutes before tour departure, see more info in FAQ below!
  • Riding skill:
    Easy. This tour is perfect for both beginners as well as more experienced riders.
  • Age limit:
    8 years age limit. Children 14 years or older need written parental permission to ride alone.

Tour description

Are you ready to make new furry friends? Meet the beautiful Icelandic horses (ponies) and enjoy a scenic horse back riding tour in the Icelandic nature. Only 20 minutes from down town Reykjavik you can experience the best of the Icelandic horse & our untouched nature at the same time.

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1,189 reviews
Wake Up Reykjavik Tour Review by Ivorykay
Lava Field Trail Ride

We took the lava field trail ride with pick up in Reykjavik. Pick up was easy (as it was for all tours we did- Reykjavik and the tour companies have it down to a science!). Helmets were provided. Winter gear was available if you weren't dressed warmly enough. We were divided into 'beginner' and 'advanced' to put us on the right level of (cooperative) pony. The ponies were very easy to handle and we were given a choice whether we wanted to go fast (tolt pace) or slow (we went fast). Icelandic ponies and saddles are a heck of a lot more comfortable than US Western or English riding and horses! Beautiful scenery and a nice opportunity to experience the Icelandic pony!

Wake Up Reykjavik Tour Review by Lewis S
Lewis S
Great time, friendly staff and amazing horses

Only me and my partner attended, we had a lovely chat with the guide, both our horses Ást and Stármur were incredible friendly, while Stármur liked to veer left a bit he was very cooperative at getting back in line, it was incredibly cold but we were well wrapped up and we’re offered more layers, the walk was nice and long and the staff were kind enough to let us say bye to the horses during their feeding time after we finished

Wake Up Reykjavik Tour Review by The Venue at Chilleens
The Venue at Chilleens
Amazing experience!

Highly recommend ! No matter the time of year! We went in the winter so it was cold but we wore heated vests and snow suits and we were fine! Molly was our guide on this amazing horse back riding adventure! She was knowledgeable and taught us all the things we needed to know to have a fun ride! Our horses were well mannered and sweet. We loved everything about it!

Frequently Asked Questions

    What do I need to bring with me on this 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's included in this horse riding tour?
    *Riding helmets, rubber boots, and rain-wear/warm outfit during the ride. *Trained guides who speak multiple languages (English, Scandinavian and German). *1.5-2 hour horse riding tour *Possible to arrive in your own car or add transfers to your booking
    I'm arriving by my own transport. When/where should I go?
    Please be at the Íshestar stables at least 30 minutes before tour departure if you are arriving by your own transport. Sörlaskeið 26, 220 Hafnarfjörður GPS coordinates: 64°02'35.8"N 21°54'51.2"W (ISN93: 357665.7101, 396626.1977) Íshestar 26 Sörlaskeið, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland If you have any trouble call +354 555 7000.
    When does my pick up arrive?
    Pick up for departure at 10:00 is at 09:00, Pick up for departure 14:00 is at 13:00, Pick up for departure 16:00 is at 15:00. Pick up from all pick up points in Reykjavik.
    Duration of tour
    1,5-2 hours on horseback. With transfer, introduction, preparation total time is 4 hours. Tours can take shorter or longer time depending on group size and how much preparations is needed, for example it can take slightly more time to prepare in the winter time than summer etc.
    We ride in sun, rain, snow and other regular weathers here in Iceland. We cancel rarely, but when we do it’s usually because of high winds, which can be unsafe for riding. In case of weather cancellation on our behalf, we would let you know as early as possible (sometimes it can be in the last minute, as the weather can be unpredictable here in Iceland) and we would try to find a solution for a reschedule or refund.
    Weight limit
    The weight limit for one person is about 110 kg (approx. 240 lbs).
    Age limit
    8 years age limit. Children 14 years or older need written parental permission to ride alone.
    Clothes and shoes
    We have overalls and rain clothes if that should be necessary. We also have some gloves and boots which can be borrowed. But over all, visitors should dress according to weather. Most of our visitors have sneakers or boots on, and that’s in most cases just all right, but especially in the wintertime it can in some cases be good to have something more appropriate on.

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