Experience the Icelandic horse surrounded by amazing nature right outside Reykjavík’s city center. Our friendly horses and specially trained guides will take you on a ride on excellent riding paths where you can experience the unique Icelandic horse while enjoying beautiful scenery full of lava fields and green hillsides.

When we arrive back at the stables enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate is available and feel free to ask our staff any questions about the Icelandic horse. This tour is ideal both for beginners and more experienced riders and is a fantastic choice for a day-tour in Reykjavík.

Before the Lava Tour starts we organize the groups according to riding ability to ensure everyone gets an experience and adventure they want! The slow group will mostly walk and the faster group will ride at a faster pace. We recommend that children under the age of 12 stay in the slower group with their guardians unless they are used to riding horses. At Íshestar we take pride in our personal service and limit group sizes to be 20 or below per riding group to ensure a safe and enjoyable tour for all of our guests. Our stables are located a short 20-minute drive outside of Reykjavik’s city center. This horseback riding tour is a perfect way to experience the versatility of Icelandic nature in only 2 hours.

Please note that the riding time is 1 1/2 hour, a total of 4 hours with the transfer.

We now offer a delicious lunch for only 2000ISK per person. Pre-book it when you book the tour. 



Tour details

1H 30MIN – 2H RIDING – Total 4 hours with transfer
Daily at 10:00, 14:00 & 16:00* *Only in July & August


Pick up for departure at 10:00 is at 09:00, Pick up for departure 14:00 is at 13:00, Pick up for departure 16:00 is at 15:00. Pick up from all pick-up points in Reykjavik.

What´s included

v Fully guided tour by guides who speak multiple languages (English, Scandinavian and German).

v Riding helmets, rubber boots, and rainwear/warm outfit during the ride.

Please note that it is not allowed to ride with backpacks or bags but Íshestar provides complementary safety boxes at the stables for valuables.

Terms and conditions


  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and beyond our control. They are visible in Iceland from September through April but visibility is subject to Northern Lights activity and cloud coverage
  • We cannot guarantee sightings even if the tour is operated
  • Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancel the tour
  • Reservation is necessary
  • Select your starting point (Reykjavík, Akureyri or Lake Mývatn) when finalizing your booking

Vehicle information: Vehicle information: Comfort Vehicle is a Mercedes Benz V-Class, Toyota Land Cruiser or similar for 1-4 Passengers. Mercedes Sprinter minibus or similar. Super Jeep is a Land Cruiser on at least 38″ tires or similar

We recommend you bring

  • Good walking shoes
  • Warm clothing in winter
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
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