The Spirit of Iceland
It can be said that the true spirit of a country is reflected in the nature of its native animals. The spirit of Iceland can therefore be found in its own cherished friend and companion, the Icelandic horse. Independent yet gentle, standing strong in the face of the conflicting winds of adversity, hard working and loyal, handsome and hardy. Can these words not describe both horses and men?
The Icelandic horse was part and parcel of Iceland 1,000 years ago and continues to be an important part of Iceland today. So your trip to Iceland will hardly be complete without experiencing a riding tour, whether it is an easygoing ride for beginners or a multi-day tour for the more experienced rider somewhere in the far reaches of the country. As one of Iceland’s oldest and leading tour companies, Íshestar puts great emphasis on its personal service, quality tours and safety while providing a wide variety of year-round riding tours for all skill levels.
Join one of Íshestar’s most popular tours!
The Lava Tour is an excellent ride for beginners wanting to get a feel for the Icelandic horse. This tour suits ages 8 to 99. You will take a 1½ – 2 hour ride through ancient lava fields surrounding Íshestar’s Riding Centre.
Horse and Blue Lagoon Tour: After a ride of 1 ½ – 2 hours you will be driven to the fabulous Blue Lagoon, the perfect place for a soothing swim in the mineral rich waters, get a massage for those achy muscles or just relax and enjoy the facilities. (Blue Lagoon entrance fees are not included in the tour price.)