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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 220 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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
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Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I went to Iceland on Oct. 1 and this was one of the tours we scheduled. It was AWESOME! The weather was not good but they provided rain gear and boots. Everyone who works here are wonderful and the experience is one I'll never forget. I'm a novice to say the least and a bit afraid of horses. They spend... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

For those of you from the USA, this is equivalent to horseback riding on trails in the states. However, the main difference is the landscape and the treatment by the staff here. I have been on a good handful of trail riding in the states in various locations, and typically the horses are not well taken care of and the... More

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Seattle
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

How many travel reviews have you read where virtually everyone is as happy with their experience as the people are here? Know why the overall ratings are so high? Because Begga, Sveinn, their family, their staff and their horses are all amazing. My wife and I had the great good fortune to be in Reykjavik on the day of the... More

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New York City, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I took a lava riding tour with Islenski Hesturinn and had a lovely time. The weather was not optimal at the beginning (wet snow), but the ride was beautiful nonetheless and the skies cleared up as we rode. Begga and all the employees were wonderful and personable. The pickup and dropoff were timely, and the group that... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Our afternoon ride with Icelandic Horse was a highlight of our four-day summer trip to Iceland. The people (Bregga in particular, but all our guides were dynamic and personable) and their deep love for their horses are what make this experience fabulous! We loved how the company thoughtfully planned our time was them: they picked us up promptly, Bregga's overview... More

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Walpole, MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Owner run company and her love of the business shows. Begga was wonderful - you just like her from the beginning. She makes beginner and experienced riders have fun on this trip. This is a must do - great way to meet new friends and have fun with your existing crew (2 men/2 women) went (most who have little riding... More

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New York City, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I highly recommend booking a ride with this company. Before going, I read reviews for the many companies that offer horse riding in Iceland. My friend and I are experienced riders and wanted to make sure we picked the right tour. I have no doubt we picked the right company and would love to go back for a longer ride... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Our week in Iceland had come to a finish and we were driving past the horse farms on our way back from the Blue Lagoon, when we decided to finish off our holidays with an Icelandic horse ride. BEST DECISION EVER! We arrived for the 9:30 tour (The bus will pick you up if you're not self driving) and was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We booked the riding tour for my husbands birthday, straight from the moment we arrived we knew it would be a great experience. Upon arrival we were greeted by the very friendly staff and met our tour guide Inga, who took time time to explain to us the origins of the Icelandic horses and explain the basics of riding quite... More

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I have nothing but praise for the team that runs the stables. Horses well cared for, everything was explained patiently and thoroughly and the premises were ship shape. It is not permitted to import riding gear unless is it brand new or properly sterilised for which you need certification, but riding hats, gloves and even boots are supplied by the... More

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