This might have crossed your mind – please read our FAQs:

How do I book?

You can book via email (hestaleiga@hestaleiga.is, ferdafakar@gmail.com) or phone us +354 69 57 218  and preferably with the online booking system 🙂 www.hestaleiga.is/booking

How do I cancel?

Please note that you have to cancel at least 2 hours before the departure of the tour otherwise the full charge applies. If you are worried about the weather, we offer rain coats and trousers as well as gloves. The weather in Iceland changes quickly. So if it is raining now, it can be bright sunshine an hour later 😉

What time is the pick up?

Pick up time is 30 to 15 minutes before the tour starts –  unless you get a different information on the phone or via mail.

Where do we meet?

Meeting point May – November: We meet at our horse rental near Eyjafjarðarbraut Eystri. The street is unnamed – just type “Hestaleigan Kátur” on Google Maps or click here.
In the winter we start from our stable on the outskirts. The address is Sörlaskjól 6 603 Akureyri. How to drive, when you reach the stable, you will find here. (just follow the red car;))

When do I need to be there?

Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts.

How do I pay?

You can pay when you come to us in cash or by credit card and soon online 🙂

What do I need to bring?

Please dress according to the weather, wear closed and warm shoes. As you are going horseback riding you might not want to wear your best clothes. You don´t really need a backpack or bag on the tour as your hands will be busy holding the reins 😉 You can leave everything that you don´t need in our cabin.

Can I bring my own riding equipment?

It is not allowed to bring used riding equipment to Iceland as our horses could catch a disease. Even if they are disinfected, cloths containing leather and riding helmets are not allowed to be brought to Iceland at all.

Is there a weight limit?

Yes, even tough Icelandic horses are very strong our weight limit is 110 kg / 240 Lbs.

Are there age limits?

To go on a riding tour children need to be at least 5 years old. If they are younger than 5 years they can be led by the rein. But if a child is capable of going on a 1 or 2-hour ride also depends on its height an experience. Simply email or phone us and we are happy to help to find the right tour.

We don´t have a maximum age. No matter how old you are, you need to be in the physical condition to mount, ride and dismount the horse yourself. We are happy to give you a little help through giving you a little push on your back – but there is no such thing as a ramp.

Are there other restrictions / limits?

You need to be in the physical condition to mount, ride and dismount the horse yourself. We are happy to help you by giving you a little push on your back to get on the horse – but there is no such thing as a ramp.

How can I prepare for my ride?

Before your horseback riding tour starts, we will give you a thorough introduction to horseback riding. Nevertheless, you are welcome to read our Information sheet before you come to us 🙂

Cancellation and Cancellation Charges

A cancellation has to be made at least 2 hours before the tour is supposed to start. If a cancellation is made with less than 2-hours-notice 100% of the tour price must be paid. You need to be in the physical condition to mount a horse. No ramp/chair or other will be provided. The weight limit is 110 kg / 240 Lbs.

Liability
Hestaleigan Kátur reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables without prior notice, should it be necessary. No liability is accepted for loss or expenses due to delays or changes of arrival or departures of flights or other services, injury, sickness, accident, strikes, damage, weather, or other causes outside the control of Hestaleigan Kátur. The traveller himself has to take care of all such losses and expenses.