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Islenski Hesturinn, The Icelandic Horse - Riding Tours

Address: Surtlugotu 3 | Fjarborg, Reykjavik, Iceland (Háaleiti)
Phone Number: +354 434 7979
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Ranked #2 of 258 Activities in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sightseeing Tours
Owner 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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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sightseeing Tours
Owner 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This was a truly amazing experience in Iceland.From my last minute booking,to the pick up ,the welcome and farewell,Begga and her team made one feel part of the family! We have never ridden as a family.My husband was hoping to fall off his horse in the training arena.Well at the end of the ride he could not stop talking about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I only have great things to say about this company! Warm, friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff! I am so impressed. This type of experience can sometimes be daunting for the first time, but the guides made all customers feel at ease and confident. We had the most incredible weather, with snow covered fields and an orange sunset! Truly magical! A... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Having booked my trip to Iceland, I rather belatedly looked up TA for the hotel reviews. While doing this I noticed the other attractions in the area included riding Icelandic horses, which had lots of great reviews, including one from an experienced rider like myself. Pleased to say it came up to and beyond my expectations - the staff, horses,... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Riding with Islenski Hesturinn was my first activity that I did in Iceland and it was definitely my favourite. The staff are really friendly and are very knowledgeable. They clearly have a passion for the Icelandic Ponies - they also know the ponies well and take good care of them. They were very conscious of those who had and hadn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

The entire experience was terrific. The training ahead of the ride was very helpful. The landscape was so beautiful and the ride itself was so much fun! First class in every way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Had a great time riding Icelandic horses with Islenski Hesturinn. The employees were very friendly and matched each of us with the perfect horse. Inga was a great tour guide through the surrounding countryside. I highly recommend that you check this out while in Iceland.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I had an amazing time riding Icelandic horses with Islenski Hesturinn. The employees were very friendly and matched each of us with the perfect horse. Inga was a great tour guide through the surrounding countryside. I highly recommend that you check out Icelandic horse riding while in Iceland.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When the "work" you do isn't really work, but your joy and passion, it shows in every experience you create for your visitors. Begga and Sven clearly love Icelandic horses and love watching others fall in love too. Begga's explanations before our ride were the perfect mixture of humor, fun and the seriousness of our safety and the safety of... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

After reviewing responses on Trip Advisor before leaving for Iceland, I contacted 2 horse riding places that had 99% reviews, as I had a couple of questions before booking. One didn't get back to me at all and Islenski got back to me the next day. Great start, good communication. We were picked up promptly from the Hotel by Sveinn... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Begga and Sven were great! The horses behaved very well in our small group of around 12 people. The weather was helping as well. Before the ride Begga explained to us how different is riding here.. Position, way we hold the horses etc.. Nice explanation along with his great humor and energy! I used to hide horses in Brasil when... More 

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