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Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik

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    What to Expect
    On arrival, meet your instructor to adivse of your ability level — beginner, intermediate, or experienced.

    Get up-close to the Icelandic horses, learning about this gentle breed. Descendants of Viking horses brought here in the 10th century, these sturdy, good-nature steeds are known for their tölt, a four-beat gait that makes riding on rugged terrain smooth and comfortable.

    Next, watch a short instructional video, don your provided riding gear, and hop into the saddle. Learn to ease your horse into the tölt, and set out behind your instructor. Soon afterwards, having watched you riding, your instructor will split you into three groups – beginners, intermediates and experienced.

    Enjoy your 1.5- to 2-hour ride. Beginners ride slowly over easy terrain, with intermediate and experienced riders tackling more challenging routes at different paces. Just advise your instructor if you want to go slower or faster.

    As you ride, soak in the beautiful scenery. Weave through lava fields and moorland, passing volcanic mountains and lakes.

    After your trek, savor coffee, tea, or hot chocolate at the stables.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Sörlaskeið 26, 220 Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up needs to be pre-booked. Please be sure that you've chosen a tour with pick up included if you require to be picked up from your accommodation.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate
    • Helmets, rubber boots, rain gear and warm overall
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Pre-booked pick-up and drop-off from pick up points in Reykjavik, unless specified with tour option
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
    • In our tours up to two children or youth may travel with each adult, paying full fare
    • Weight limit is 110kg/240lbs
    • Used riding gear is not allowed on the tour or near the horses
    • If you arrive in your own car please be at the stables 30 minutes before your tour starts
    • Due to possible damage to unborn children pregnant women cannot ride on our tours
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    It was loads of fun! Being a city girl with 0 experience with horses I found it very easy to do, the horse they gave me was very patient and just very used to the route so I was immediately at ease. It feels like...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Agustina A
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Great trip! Absolutely fantastic staff. Highly recommended even for beginner riders. Horses are very gentle and easy to ride.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank rhondaandjim
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Amazing animals. Wonderful staff. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity. These horses are so beautiful and unique. True Viking horses uniquely adapted to the harsh climate. The staff is friendly and accommodation. Just awesome.

    Thank gregorye_13
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    This activity was on the list of things to do during our stay here in Iceland. It didn’t disappoint! The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the horses and safety. The trails and weather was beautiful. Perfect day for riding. The horses were friendly...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank tigurr
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Our horseback riding tour was well-organized and a fun activity. The staff was very helpful in fitting our equipment, assisting in getting on and off the horses, and overseeing the riders. I highly recommend this company!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank BURNEY R
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    16 August 2019|
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    Response from travelerM2889GP | Reviewed this property |
    They split you into groups based on experience. Then, they ask what you would like to do. There were areas where we could gallop if we wanted to.
    14 July 2019|
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    Response from travelerM2889GP | Reviewed this property |
    Their website says age 8 minimum.
    28 April 2019|
    Response from Malinda53 | Reviewed this property |
    We booked the Ishtar Stables excursion through Guide to Iceland and had an option for a Reykjavik pick up but paid an extra fee. They picked us up in a mini van at the time/pick up place we selected.
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