Horse riding in Iceland: get back to nature!
Horse riding is without doubt one of the most enjoyable and rewarding ways of exploring the stunning nature of Iceland. The unique Icelandic horse is a true symbol of the country, and their relatively small size make them perfect for riding.
Various companies in Iceland offer organised horse-riding tours, pairing up with horse farmers around Iceland who are real connoisseurs of local history and terrain.
Íshestar Riding Tours is one such Icelandic horse-rising company. They have a dedicated horse-riding centre in the Greater Reykjavik municipality of Hafnarfjörður. Íshestar works together with partners in all corners of the country.
Founded in 1982, Íshestar was set up as a joint venture by three families. Today, the company offers fun and authentic riding holidays through stunning scenery of lava, lakes and wilderness, for experienced riders and beginners alike.
Íshestar day tours start from ISK 6,600 (approx. €47) and their multi-day tours from ISK 95,900 (approx. €121). Their website has an online chat function where you can discuss tours and other questions with the company’s team of riding tour experts.
All levels of horse-riding proficiency are catered for, and Íshestar’s multilingual team is on hand to assist in planning riding trips or holidays in Iceland.
Have a look at this promotional video, to whet your appetite for your upcoming Iceland horse-riding trip: