Horse Riding with Eldhestar (1,5 – 2 h riding)
The Siggi Tour – Tour description
On this tour we offer the best riding routes available each time. Depending on weather and wind, we ride in the scenic surroundings of our farm, fore example across the river Varmá and through a lava field area, ending on good riding paths in the meadows south of our farm.
Included: 1.5-2 hours riding.
Hotel pick-up in Reykjavik every day between 8.00-8.30 and 13:00-13:20.
Return to Reykjavík ca. 13:00 and 17:15.
This tour is offered all year round, starting at our farm at 9:00 and 14:00.
Our horses – our most treasured team members!
Here at Eldhestar, our horses are the stars of the show. After all, it is their contribution, their willingness and spirit that make the experience special and we have the right horse for every rider. Friendly, calm and gentle oldies carefully balance our youngest riders. Experienced riders get to enjoy our spirited, forward-thinking tölters. In short, each horse is hand-picked and matched with the rider according to the person’s riding experience. Furthermore, when buying new horses, we pay close attention to both character and gaits to make sure the horse fit our needs.
What to bring for half day and day tours
- Sturdy shoes, good sneakers or hiking boots that are not very broad are fine.
- Comfortable pants (riding pants are not necessary).
- We recommend gloves and a thin hat under the helmet (“buff” is well suited).
- If you would like to bring small items such as a camera you should bring a small waist bag, back packs can not be taken on horseback.
Eldhestar provides the following:
- Safety helmets
- During the wintertime we also provide winter overalls
- Rubber boots (limited number)
Important – Cleaning / disinfection of riding gear
Used boots, riding wear, saddlebags etc. must be disinfected before arrival in Iceland. This is because infectious diseases can easily be brought into the country, which pose a great danger for the horses. Riding wear is normally washed, and shoes, helmets and security wests are cleaned with iodine or some other fluid disinfectant.
Used riding gloves and all used leather articles (e.g. chaps) are prohibited.