Great variety of horse riding tours just outside Reykjavík

1 hour riding all year round – ideal for families, groups and guests with their own car who would like to get a first impression of the Icelandic horse.

Tours at 13:30 & 14:45
ISK 8.000

1.5-2 hours  riding all year round – excellent trails through farmland with a glimpse of history, for riders of all levels – morning and afternoon!

Tours at 9:00 & 14:00 / pick up at 8:00 & 13:00
ISK 12.800

2.5-3 hours riding all year round – a variety of scenery with steaming hot springs, volcanic hills and green forests, for riders for riders of all levels.

Tour at 9:00 / pick up at 8:00
ISK 14.800

5-6 hours all year round – scenic landscape and excellent trails between volcanic mountains and a mighty river delta,  for riders of all levels.

Tour at 9:00 / pick up at 8:00
ISK 22.500

1.5-2 hours riding & 5 hours sightseeing all year round – riding through farmland and sightseeing to the famous natural sights in South Iceland – for riders of all levels.

Tour at 9:00 / pick up at 8:00
ISK 23.300

2.5-3 hours all year round – extraordinary environment and great trails for riding “tölt”, with stunning views at  the mighty Ölfusá river delta  – for experienced riders!

Tour at 9:00 / pick up at 8:00
ISK 15.500

1 hour riding & thermal pool winter season – short tour on an adorable Icelandic horse and visit in the local thermal swimming pool with hot tub and steam bath – for riders of all levels.

Tour at 9:00 / pick up at 8:00
ISK 11.800

1.5-2 hours riding & lunch all year round –  interesting tour to dwellings of the “hidden people” with stories about elves, ideal for families – for riders of all levels.

Tour at 9:00 / pick up at 8:00
ISK 13.500

3-4 days riding all year round –  a variety of great day tours and comfortable accommodation at the Eco-certified Hotel Eldhestar.

Summer: Every Thursday and Friday – from EUR 990
Winter: Every day – from EUR 795

6 days riding –  new tour in a beautiful area in West Iceland, with a herd of free running horses and the opportunity to visit a thermal pool every day.

Departure: June 16, 2018
EUR 2.195

6 days riding  –  stunning contrast between the highland deserts Kjölur and Sprengisandur and glaciers, with a free running herd – for experienced riders.

Departure: July 16 and 25, 2018
EUR 2.295

6 days riding – adventure on an ancient riding trail crossing Iceland´s highlands, with a herd of free running horses – for experienced riders.

Departure: June 17 & 25, July 14 & 22, August 6 & 15, 2018.
EUR 2.360

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My husband and I were visiting from Scotland just before christmas and we had booked the Beneath the Mountains day trip. It was absolutely awesome, the Iceland Ponies are just wonderful, the tolt is totally different to what I am used to in the UK but the ponies are so easy to ride. We thoroughly enjoyed the day, our guide was great, really friendly and informative. There was loads of snow, so picturesque. We had lunch there also, and they had a really lovely meat soup. Underfloor heating kept our feet lovely and warm. Anyone considering horse riding in Iceland should come here.

Visited December 2014

“Horseback riding through southern Iceland”

My husband and I visited Iceland for our honeymoon, and riding Icelandic horses was on our “must do” list. It was very easy to book with Eldhestar, and we went on the Meadows & Mountains trip. Only one other couple with us, plus the guide, so it felt private. Definitely worth going on the longer trip (2-3 hours) because the first hour was really on their property. This gave us plenty of time to get comfortable on the horses and ride into the picturesque mountains and meadows that surrounded us. Beautiful scenery, exciting ride. They also let us borrow waterproof pants and jackets, as well as hats and gloves to keep warm. Definitely recommend this activity!

"great experience"

we were picked up from the hotel [all foc] and driven the half hour to the riding establishment . spotless and well run stables with beautiful horses and friendly staff . beginners and experienced riders rode together and all horses were calm but not your average plod . wonderful views . only thing i think could improve on the 2 hour tour would be some commentary on the area and of the horses . free coffee and cake was most appreciated . loved the whole experience . thanks to all involved for a wonderful day and gorgeous horses x

"Best day of Iceland"

Went on the “Valley of hot springs” day tour with my two tennage daughters. We are all very inexperienced hosre riders, but the horses were very calm and friendly. The tour was in a very beautiful landscape, but sometimes on narrow tracks on the hills side. You had better trust the horses in these cases. But they seamed to know their way…

Lunch at the hot spring with a refreshing hot bath in the small mountain creek. Unbelievable!

Very friendly and helpfull staff as well!

“Amazing tour in the wilderness”

Went on the kjölur tour – one week on horseback in the wilderness. It was amazing! Nice people, good food, fun horses and fantastic unspoiled nature. Will come back every year!! 🙂

“Great Riding and Relaxation Tour Package”

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