Family Horse-Riding Adventure | Meet on Location

Family Horse-Riding Adventure | Meet on Location
Icelandic horses are so friendly, most who ride them become quite attached to their steed very quickly.
Give your kids the feeling of being a viking settler aback an Icelandic Horse.
This family riding adventure on the Icelandic horse runs throughout the year.
The Icelandic horse stables have a paddock where you can get comfortable with your steed.
Icelandic horses are much smaller than other breeds meaning children can ride them in comfort.
Children six-years-old and up are welcome to join a horse-riding tour.
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Join this tour for horseback riding fun for the whole family. No matter what your experience level as a rider, everyone loves the adorable Icelandic horse. Not so tall, the sight of its chubby belly and shaggy hair makes everyone smile. This tour is for anyone who loves animals or is travelling with children.

The tour group is limited to 20 or fewer people in order to ensure the best experience for your family. You will be able to receive more personal attention from your guide and truly enjoy your surroundings as you ride.

The whole family can enjoy a half hour’s riding tour on comfortable riding tracks in the vicinity of the riding centre. The Icelandic horse is a gentle breed, and there are many calm horses here for children and inexperienced riders. At the riding centre, there are also dogs, cats and rabbits for everyone to enjoy, as well as a children’s corner with farm related toys.

The Icelandic people feel very protective of their horses after the breed was nearly destroyed by a volcanic eruption which swept the southern coast in the 1780s. These horses are descended from the horses which were brought over from Norway by the first settlers in the 9th century.

Please note that at least one adult needs to stay behind with a young child at the Riding Centre. After your ride, enjoy a cup of complimentary coffee, tea or hot chocolate to celebrate the day.

Don't miss out on this fun activity for every member of the family. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Activities: Horse Riding
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 6 years.
  • Languages: English, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Attractions: West Iceland , Reykjavík, Reykjanes, Bláfjöll, Hafnarfjörður, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 11:30.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Horse riding as per itinerary

  • Riding equipment (helmet)

  • Outerwear as needed (rubber boots, rain gear, warm clothing)

  • German-, Scandinavian- and English-speaking guide

  • Pick up and drop-off (can be added during the booking process)

What to bring:
  • Clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather

  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking (women's heels are not recommended because they may get caught in the stirrup)

Good to know:

Children must be 6 years old and up to ride. The weight limit for all tours is 110 kg (240 lbs).

The duration of the tour is 30 minutes excluding pickup and drop off time.

If you are traveling on your own to Íshestar Horse Riding Center, please be there at least 30 minutes before tour departure.

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