Status 27. April 2021: Please note that arriving passengers to Iceland must undergo a double testing procedure along with quarantine for 5 days. In addition to that, all travelers must pre-register before arriving in Iceland and present a negative PCR test certificate which must have been taken within 72 hours before departure on the first leg of the journey. Passengers with an approved vaccination certificate or a certificate of previous infection do not need a PCR test.

The double border-screening procedure requires passengers arriving in Iceland to undergo two PCR-tests:


EVERYBODY must undergo testing on arrival to Iceland. This includes children, those who have been vaccinated and those who have already had COVID-19.
Everyone should quarantine, but passengers who present a vaccination certificate or a certificate of previous infection only need to be quarantined until a negative result is obtained from the border testing.
Testing and quarantine: Those who do not present a certificate at the border must quarantine for five days and go for another test at the end of quarantine.
Passengers coming from high-risk areas are required to stay in a quarantine hotel during quarantine.


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We at Íshestar are dedicated to keeping our staff & our guests safe. As always, we are committed to cleanliness and are doing everything in our power to insure our staff and customers safety.


Due to new regulations in Iceland, we must ask that you wear masks when coming on our tours as we are not able to keep 2 meters away from our guests when adjusting equipment and helping our customers on horseback. We are not able to supply masks to our guests, therefore, we must ask you to bring your own. We have hand sanitizer and gloves available at our stables and must ask that all guests practice good hygiene when visiting our stables.


Here’s what else we’re doing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus:


  • Our bus is disinfected after each pick-up and drop off.
  • We clean and disinfect each helmet after each use.
  • Overalls, boots and rain gear are disinfected after each use.
  • All surfaces and doorknobs are disinfected before and after each tour.
  • We have gloves and hand sanitizer available to customers.
  • We have plenty of sinks for handwashing.
  • Our Coffee and hot drinks are served by an employee wearing gloves.
  • Our groups are smaller to help social distancing.

We reserve the right to deny passengers entry to our stables if they are not wearing a mask, have not gotten their results back or have gotten a positive result.