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Polar Hestar

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Address: Grytubakki II, Akureyri 601 , Iceland
Phone Number: +354 463 3179
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The horses and all the people at Polar hestar gave us an amazing time! My daughter is a good, experienced rider but since I had a really bad accident at home, twenty years ago, I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The horses and all the people at Polar hestar gave us an amazing time! My daughter is a good, experienced rider but since I had a really bad accident at home, twenty years ago, I never thought I would go horseback riding again. At Polar hestar they easily picked out the right horse for everyone of us and we had... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stopped in at the visitor center in Akureyri not sure of which horse tour company to use, but the woman recommended Polar Hestar and it was a great recommendation. She said it was about a half-hour drive out to the farm up the fjord, but I would give yourself more like 40 minutes as we thought 30 was cutting... More 

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dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We turned up at the stables without booking, and were therefore delighted to be able to arrange a one hour hack immediately. Our guide Leo was very friendly and reassuring as we were "rusty" riders. We had a fantastic walk in the stunning countryside with a stop for photos. An added bonus was the coffee and cake at the end,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had booked an one hour tour and it was a very good existence. Our guide Leonie was very friendly and explained everything patiently and with a smile. After the tour we were served coffee and cake and got the chance to see some lambs that were only a few days old. There was a very nice atmosphere on the... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We have never done horse riding before and wanted to try it for the first time when we were in Iceland. Polar Hestar is about 30-45 minutes ride from Akureyri and it is possible to book it though many of their partners in Akureyri. We booked a two hour ride and I didn`t know what to expect in the beginning.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Me and my friend were totally new to this and we wanted to try. So we contacted Juliane and received quick response! Our guide Leo was very friendly and took care of us throughout the 1 hour ride. The scenery and landscape is jaw droppingly beautiful. It was really cold (sunny day) thank goodness for the overalls and helmet, I... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had a wonderful experience here with our family. We booked just an hour private horseback riding tour for us and our two children. Our guide, Katha was so friendly and nice and gave great background on the area and the horses. She was absolutely lovely. The farm is beautiful (if a little hard to find at first). The owner... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had been looking forward to this excursion for months. What I didn't expect is that I fell in love on this trip. With Iceland and with horse riding. As a complete (quite large) novice the guides were extremely patient with me, helping me initially on my horse (big shout out to the lovely Clara), and giving me kind encouragement,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were one adult and two children (11 and 9) of good/moderate ability. Voted the highlight of our week long (and fun packed) trip by the children. Super friendly, they made every effort to ensure we made the most of our ride, matched us up to perfect horses for our ability. Great scenery. The cakes at the end are a... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Our family of four adults all very novice at horse riding had a wonderful experience. We were not treated at all like novice riders and were allowed the freedom of trotting and cantering alongside the guides. The horses were wonderful with their own personalities and were very responsive to us ! Cake and drinks after were very tasty and the... More 

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Address: Address: Grytubakki II, Akureyri 601 , Iceland
Phone Number: +354 463 3179
Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Northeast Region  >  Akureyri

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