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Riding tours

When planning your perfect riding tour, look no further than us. Together with our 100 horses we deliver to all kinds of riding experiences. Everyone is welcome - from first time riders to experienced ones, choosing from short rides to week long riding with a herd... Get in touch and have an Icelandic surprise!
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Riding for kids

We are offering riding experience for every single guest - even for the smallest ones! The ride starts in the riding paddock and continues on the riding track around the farm. Our child friendly horses are led from the ground by a guide at all times, which makes it safe for any age.

Age limit: any under 8

Duration: 20 minutes

Price: 6000 ISK per person

Weight limit: 100kg/200 lbs

Kid rides
1h ride

1h

Field ride

The one hour long Field tour leads to true Icelandic countryside views. We ride in the grazing fields and always have the glacier in sight. The pace is adjusted to the capabilities of our riders so this tour can be both calm and relaxing and surprisingly fast and fun!

Age limit: over 8

Duration: 1 hour

Riding level: any

Price: 13.000 ISK per person

Weight limit: 100kg/200 lbs

2h

Canyon ride
Riverside ride

Bestseller!

Our 2-hour Riverside ride is the perfect choice for anyone interested in leisurely riding in the serene Icelandic countryside. We ride alongside the large Tungufljót river, see Geysir erupting in the distance and cross small streams. This tour is especially smooth for young or first time riders, but can include some tölt if you're up to it!

Age limit: over 8

Duration: 2 hours

Riding level: any

Price: 18.000 ISK per person

Weight limit: 100kg/200 lbs

The canyon through which the Hvítá river is flowing is likely one of the most breathtaking sights in the area. We offer to experience this view from horseback, riding along the canyon for almost all of its length. It is perfect for riding at different speeds. 

Age limit: over 8

Duration: 2 hours

Riding level: any

Price: 18.000 ISK per person

Weight limit: 100kg/200 lbs

River ride

On the River tour we cross the beautiful river Tungufljót, so this is an adventurous ride! Being on horseback in the middle of a big glacial river is an ultimate Icelandic riding experience. To reach the river crossing, we ride deep into the sheep meadows, perfect for trying out the tölt... or gallop!

Age limit: over 8

Duration: 2 hours

Riding level: intermediate

Price: 18.000 ISK per person

Weight limit: 100kg/200 lbs

Forest ride

Haukadalur forest is one of the nicest riding places in the area - you will not only see shady forest views, Bjarnafjall mountain and geyser Strokkur erupting from a distance, but also cross a few rivers and try the tölt on beautiful riding tracks!

Age limit: over 8

Duration: 2 hours

Riding level: intermediate

Price: 18.000 ISK per person

Weight limit: 100kg/200 lbs

2h Ride
3h Ride

3h

Gullfoss ride

Riding to Gullfoss waterfall gives ultimate satisfaction if you're looking for nothing but the best panoramas. First, this ride goes along the majestic canyon of Hvítá river, then continues to the waterfall itself. At Gullfoss, the horses have a little break while our guests can admire the waterfall or have a cup of coffee at Gullfoss Cafe.

Age limit: over 8

Duration: 3 hours

Riding level: any*

Price: 22.000 ISK per person

Weight limit: 100kg/200 lbs

Countryside ride

Being located in between Iceland's stunning places - like Geysir hot spring area, Gullfoss waterfall, Haukadalur forest and many other beautiful rivers and fields, we offer you to experience a truly nature-oriented ride. Be prepared to cross some rivers and ride deeply into Icelandic nature!

Age limit: over 8

Duration: 3 hours

Riding level: any*

Price: 22.000 ISK per person

Weight limit: 100kg/200 lbs

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* Anyone can ride with us! But be aware that more than 2 hours in the saddle can be a little bit more physically challenging for novice riders.

5h

Daytour

Our longest and likely most spectacular local tour includes everything you would want on a great Icelandic ride: the soft sheep meadows for tölting, the Hvítá river canyon for the grand views, Gullfoss waterfall for the enormous power of nature, the highlands for feeling far away from the world... and much more. Be ready for lifelong memories that this tour will bring you!

Age limit: over 8

Duration: approx 5 hours

Riding level: intermediate to advanced

Price per person (min. 2 persons): 34.000 ISK

Weight limit: 100kg/200 lbs

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* Anyone can ride with us! But be aware that more than 2 hours in the saddle will be more physically challenging. 

Daytour
Riding FAQ

Riding FAQ

All the things you need to know before riding at Geysir Hestar!

How physically fit do I need to be to participate? Do I need to have previous riding experience?

Everyone is welcome, and you don't need previous experience! However, we suggest having a reasonable judgement of how fit and ready you are to sit in a saddle for a longer time. During the ride, we might have breaks, so you have to be able to get on and off the horse without assistance. For zero-experience riders, we advise to not do more than 2-hour tours.

What is the weight limit?

We take utmost care of our horses, therefore the maximum weight is 100kg or 200 lbs. We keep a right to refuse a rider if this rule is clearly violated.

How fast is the pace of the tours?

We always start with a walk - to warm up the horses and ourselves. If everyone in the group is comfortable, we try to speed up to tölt or even gallop! It all depends on riders' abilities, level of comfort, and safety.

What do I need to wear and bring with me?

You need to wear comfortable outdoor clothing and shoes. You will be outside, sitting relatively still, so you should wear enough to stay warm the whole length of the tour. We always suggest to not underestimate the Icelandic weather and prepare well.

Can I bring personal things on the ride?

You are welcome to bring small, non-bulky items fitting in your pockets like your phone, gloves, etc. We do not permit backpacks or big cameras on the ride. For longer rides, there is a chance to use saddle bags for your items, up for discussion with your guide. Please note that we don't bear any responsibility for damaged or lost items whilst riding. 

Do you provide riding gear?

We will provide you with a fitting helmet and rain gear. We don't provide gloves, shoes, or riding clothes.

Can I bring my own riding gear?

You are welcome to do so! But due to the risk of spreading diseases, we have very strict biosecurity measures on what you can and cannot bring to Iceland. We require you to introduce yourself with the rules HERE.

What happens if the weather is bad - too rainy or windy?

Here in Iceland, we ride in any weather! But if we'll determine that the weather is indeed too bad for riding, we will notify you and offer a free cancellation or a chance to move the tour to another date. 

How do cancellations work?

We offer free cancellation up to 48 hours before the ride. After that, we expect full coverage of the ride. 

Is it possible to arrange a private ride?

Yes! We offer the possibility to arrange a private ride just for your family or group. This is also a great option if you are an experienced rider and want to secure a faster ride. The fee for a private ride is 4.500 ISK per person, on top of any tour base price. Please note that private tours are subject to availability.

Special Tours
Special tours

Cooperating with the best travel company Exploring Iceland, we offer many kinds of special riding tours. Starting from personalised stays at our farm with multi-day local rides, ending with seven day tours across Iceland. And much more in between.

Our most well known tour is the legendary Kjölur tour - a week long adventure crossing the highlands, riding in a lava desert, having not only one but two glaciers in sight, swimming in a natural hot spring, riding with the herd... and more! Hjalti - the guide, the horseman, the owner - has been doing this tour almost 180 times. With him as a guide, Ása as a cook and a herd of our lovely horses this tour is a guaranteed triumph of happiness.

Still looking for something?

If you have something special in mind for your family, friends or business partners, we would be happy and honored to arrange something tailored just for you. We have a wide experience with groups; multi-day stays; multi-day riding tours; and providing our guests with a real taste of local cuisine. Upon request we can offer a true insight into Icelandic life. Simply get in touch!

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