Meet the Icelandic Horse | Hafnarfjordur Horse Farm Visit

Meet the Icelandic Horse | Hafnarfjordur Horse Farm Visit
A white Icelandic horse being fed treats by a friendly traveller to Iceland.
An Icelandic horse enjoying the dirt on a sunny summer's day in Hafnarfjörður.
A close-up of a beautiful specimen of the Icelandic horse breed.
Icelandic horses with their manes in front of their eyes, giving them an incredibly cuddly appearance.
The Icelandic horse is perfect for beginners to horse riding, as they are not only friendly and well trained, but short in stature.
Two Icelandic horses on a summer's day just outside of Iceland's capital city of Reykjavík.
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Meet the friendly Icelandic horse on this short and affordable tour to a local horse farm, where you can attend to these beautiful creatures and be led around the stables without holding the reins yourself. This adventure is ideal for those who want the chance of a close encounter with this incredible breed without embarking on an actual riding tour. 

Your excursion begins in the town of Hafnarfjörður within the Capital Region of Reykjavík. There, the stables are located, and you’ll arrive in the morning to take part in the daily routine of grooming and attending to the Icelandic horses that call the farm their home. 

The Icelandic horse is truly a unique breed, known throughout the world for its friendly temperament and vibrant personality. These animals arrived at the island with the very first settlers. Having adapted to their environment with no natural predators around, they are not easily spooked. 

If you always wanted to meet and greet these beautiful animals, but aren’t sure how you feel about riding them, here is your chance of easing in. After plenty of time interacting with the horses and taking pictures to your heart’s content, you can opt for giving riding a try within the paddock. 

All riding gear will be provided for you, including a safety helmet, riding boots and rainwear. Once you have been led around the stables, you will enjoy a briefing on the fascinating history of these amazing creatures, as told by your certified local guide. 

Then, you can enjoy some coffee or tea, before saying your goodbyes and heading back to Reykjavík City. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity in meeting the Icelandic horse, and trying out riding fit for absolute beginners. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding, Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Reykjavík, Hafnarfjörður, Capital Region
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00.

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.

  • English guide

  • Horse riding in the paddock

  • Riding gear: helmet, rubber boots, rainwear or warm outfit in the winter

  • Pickup (can be added through booking)

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Hat and gloves

  • Camera

Good to know:

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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Meet the Icelandic Horse | Hafnarfjordur Horse Farm Visit
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