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Islenski Hesturinn, The Icelandic Horse - Riding Tours

Surtlugotu 3 | Fjarborg, Reykjavik, Iceland (Háaleiti)
+354 434 7979
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Ranked #1 of 212 Activities in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Description: The horse rental in Reykjavík, Iceland. Small family firm with personal service.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
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Boston
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My daughters, wife and I took this riding tour and it was wonderful. Inge was our guide and it was easy to tell that she loved Icelandic Ponies and Iceland. Her enthusiasm showed on the quality of the tour and the care of the horses. Inge starts with a thorough introduction to riding that is interesting and helpful to newbie... More

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Saudi Arabia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was my third visit, and as always, the ride, instruction, scenery and horses were excellent. I took a longer private tour with Begga and enjoyed every minute of it. I even got to ride the same horse I rode last summer. If you have never ridden an Icelandic horse, this is the best place to get started. Horses are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I had the absolute pleasure of riding with the guide Inge, and two other couples last week. It was the most amazing riding experience, so unique and unlike any other trail or riding school that I've been to before. The horses were relaxed, the guides so knowledgeable & all round great landscape to see. I couldn't believe the tölt gate... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I know that sounds weird, but the stables are located within the city limits, although it very much feels like you're out in the country. Begga, the owner, is very passionate about the horses and gives a detailed overview about their gait, how to ride them and Iceland's love of its very adorable horses (don't call them ponies!!). She also... More

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Calgary, Alberta
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Islenski Hesturinn is one of those very rare businesses where you get the impression that these people love what they do so much, they would do it for free if they could. It's owned by a lovely woman named Begga along with her husband Svenn and friend Inga. They're all super friendly, knowledgeable people who are deeply passionate about their... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I've ridden horses in many countries/US states and this was by far my best horseback rental experience. The horses are well taken care of and happy which shows in their eagerness to show me and the other riders what they are famous for - their amazingly smooth gate in the equivalent of a fast trot. They were spunky yet safe... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had a fantastic afternoon with Becca and the team at The Icelandic Horse. They told us lots about the horses before we rode and despite the bad weather it was a fantastic time! Would definitely recommend to anyone staying in Reykjavik!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had such a fun ride with Inga and Sofie. It was lightly raining and the horses loved it and so did we. Out horses were Vafi and Some. What amazing horses and the are so well loved and taken care of. As a bonus you see pseudo-craters and lava formations that are stunning and you can have your pictures... More

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Guernsey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My only regret is not doing a longer ride. I was a little weary of riding a horse as I haven't done so in about 18 years. Everything from the pick up to the drop off was first class service. Everyone was so friendly. We were taken out, guided and taught by Ingo and Sveni. Ingo was so, so passionate... More

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Northern VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We just had a wonderful morning riding with Ingo as our instructor and guide. We were picked up promptly and it was a short ride to their stables. There we were greeted and fitted with helmets, boots, pants, jackets and gloves. It was raining a bit but no worries with our gear. After a good lesson on how to handle... More

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