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Ishestar Horse Riding Tours

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Address: Soerlaskeid 26, Hafnarfjordur, Reykjavik 220, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 555 7000
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Ishestar Stables offers great facilities for riders. It’s set in...

The Ishestar Stables offers great facilities for riders. It’s set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Hafnarfjordur, about 10 minutes drive from Reykjavik. The facilities and its beautiful surroundings provide endless opportunities for riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities. We welcome individuals, families and all kinds of groups who want to enjoy themselves outdoors. The facilities offer people an easy way to enjoy our horses and the experience of our staff will ensure the safety of all our guests. The locker room of the Stables is well equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, rain gear, riding boots and helmets in all sizes. The Ishestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs as well as secure the safety of everybody. Ishestar offers daily riding tours at 10:00 and 14:00 during the whole year, both for beginners and advanced riders.

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Good for Beginners

It was well run, clean and friendly and the horses (not ponies!!) were lovely. My only disappointment was that there were a lot of us and we were corralled into a single line... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was well run, clean and friendly and the horses (not ponies!!) were lovely. My only disappointment was that there were a lot of us and we were corralled into a single line, nose to tail, and there was not much opportunity to do any "tolting". Even though the group was split into beginners and advanced, the advanced group were... More 

Thank Janet M
Dusseldorf, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed this Riding Tour and the experience was the most amazing for me and my family. We had a chance to view beautiful places and be in touch with sweet horses.

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Province of Piacenza, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was curious to try a ride on the Icelandic horse and took a tour with Ishestar. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend it. The tour my friend and I took is called Lava tour. we took the tour on a cool windy beautiful winter day, were given overalls by the staff and, after a very... More 

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Cornish, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am crazy about horses, and have been for as long as I can remember. I am lucky enough to have my own horse now, but that just makes me all the more interested in meeting other horses. There are several Icelandic horse places, and different tours at each. This just seemed to be the one that met my schedule... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ishestar picked us up at our hotel and drove us out to the stable. The location was nice. Hot chocolate, tea, and coffee were provided as refreshments. A horse riding video was shown to help explain the basics of getting on and off the horse and controlling it. Rain and warm gear, including boots, were provided along with helmets. The... More 

Thank CassandraAKD
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had booked another tour the morning of my departure and somehow the driver couldn't find me for pick up. Long story short, my hotel managed to call here last minute at my pleading to help me find a farm that will let me see the horses before my flight in a few hrs. I did not want to leave... More 

Thank MissingMoments
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an amazing time! The staff were welcoming, informative and the facility is clean and well kept! We came with rain gear but they provided jumpsuits, rain gear and rain boots. The horses are absolutely beautiful! The guiders were amazing and handled the whole tour with professionalism and were very knowledgeable! When we returned they had warm drinks waiting... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wel organised, pickup and drop off from your accommodation. Thankfully rain gear is provided, it was tipping it down the day I went! There seemed to be a lot of waiting around, from checking in to mounting the horse. I was surprised just how many people they managed to accommodate on the ride - 35, although we were split into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this tour with viator prior to my trip to Iceland. A bus picks you up at the hotel and drives you to the stables. They do have riding apparel available for all inclement weather. I have done a few riding tours various places and this one was by far the best ever. Not only is the ride about... More 

Thank lkc137
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our first time horseback riding on the 90 min tour. The company was good but not great. The focus was clearly "get these folks in and out of here." The safety video was engaging, but the guides didn't seem to know much about the landscape or the horses and certainly didn't volunteer much information. One of the... More 

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