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Islenski Hesturinn, The Icelandic Horse - Riding Tours

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Address: Surtlugotu 3 | Fjarborg, Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 434 7979
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Description: The horse rental in Reykjavík, Iceland. Small family firm with personal...
The horse rental in Reykjavík, Iceland. Small family firm with personal service.
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Awesome riding experience

They picked us up from hostel in Reykjavik. First they gave us introduction to riding with islandic horse. It was very good. After introduction they picked horses to us, best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

They picked us up from hostel in Reykjavik. First they gave us introduction to riding with islandic horse. It was very good. After introduction they picked horses to us, best combination to each team, horse and rider. After little training in yard we headed to lava field, where we trued out "tölt", islandic horse non-bouncong fast run. After good teaching... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We loved every minute of this experience. Begga the instructor and guide is funny and full of beans! I really felt like I learned so much about the amazing Icelandic horses and the countryside we rode through was gorgeous. A memory I'm sure I'll treasure :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing tour with Inga who taught us so much about the horses, the history of Iceland, the landscapes and so much more. We were able to also meet Becca and Sveinn (wife/husband owners) who were so personable, kind and extremely welcoming. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for a fun adventurous activity!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Islenski Hesturinn was a real highlight of my trip to Reykjavik. Begga and her family were so welcoming; and were truly informative too. The instructions prior to the ride made a huge difference to the ease for everyone. The horses are beautiful, and very even tempered. The settling for the ride (I took a Summer evening ride) amongst a lava... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

As a couple who have not been horse riding for over 30 years we were both nervous when we turned up for our riding tour. We shouldn't have been as the staff put us at ease straight away and gave us a really informed talk before we went riding about how we should handle the beautiful horses. It was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Don't ask me why, but I had decided that no trip to Iceland would be complete without a ride on an Icelandic horse. No I had never been horse riding before!! From the start Begga and Inge were efficient and thorough in making sure that we understood everything about riding the horses. There was equipment for the rain and Begga... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I love horses, but my husband had never been on one. He was kind enough to go with me on the tour and I don't know who enjoyed it more!! Inga was fantastic, as was everyone else. The landscape that you ride through is unbelievable. Our horses were so sweet, and for me, it was incredible to experience the tolt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Begga, Begga's husband and Inge take very good care of the horses and you. They are friendly, enthusiastic and very mindful of safety. You are fitted with a riding helmet and this is required. Optional are padded overalls, waterproof rain jacket or rain jacket, gloves and hat. You could show up naked on a cold day and they have the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

As someone who has never been horse riding before I was a little nervous but I found the experience a lot of fun and overall I would do it again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Begga's horse excursion was the best thing we did on our trip to Iceland. She is truly passionate about her job. We had a fabulous horse ride on a beautiful day. It was my husbands first time on a horse & he really enjoyed it, Photos are taken by Begga and sent to you when you get home. I'd recommend... More 

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