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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback riding, Nature & wildlife tours, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: The horse rental in Reykjavík, Iceland. Small family firm with personal service.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Horseback riding, Nature & wildlife tours, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: The horse rental in Reykjavík, Iceland. Small family firm with personal service.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our ride with Begga, her family and staff and horses. First of all, her enthusiasm is second to none, what a positive group! They really love and are proud of their Icelandic horses. We were picked up from our hotels and gathered in a front room of the stable. She asked us all about our level of... More 

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My two daughters and I did the lava field tour on our vacation in Iceland and it was a wonderful experience. Our guide (and owner) Begga had great attention to detail and made sure we were all educated and informed before getting on our horses. As we were all beginners, this information was welcomed. A few years ago my youngest... More 

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Begga the owner and all her staff were very welcoming and friendly.we were all novices but we were put at ease and made to feel confident with the horses .if you are looking for an unforgettable experience whilst in Iceland this is the riding school to use.it is only 10 minutes away from Reykjavik and the school will arrange to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

From start to finish, this experience was incredible. Begga and her team clearly respect and love their horses and ensure that all riders are catered for. We went on a small group ride (10 adults) with 2 guides. The horses were happy and forward going; the one I rode was well-trained and responsive. Throughout the ride, Begga shared her knowledge... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was a really fun trip and I highly recommend booking it. The staff were really friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel completely at ease on the horses. The scenery that we rode through was beautiful and the horses were fantastic - especially the tolt! Would love to do it again if we are ever back. Thanks for a... More 

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Sloatsburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Begga how is the own and i will say teacher is great. First upon arrival she teaches you about the icelandic horse which we new nothing about and found out it is completely different from the horse we know. We had very little ridding experience and most people in our group were the same or had none. Within 20 minuetes... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a great experience for anyone that likes horses. The staff was very friendly and made us feel comfortable. The horses were awesome, and we got to try the gait that is exclusive to Icelandic horses, the tolt. It was a really beautiful ride through lava fields, I would like to try it again in the summer as well.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The staff here is so friendly and competent and they make the whole experience amazing. I am an experienced rider but for those who weren't the staff took the time to teach everyone and made sure we were all comfortable. They picked us up right from our hotel for no extra cost. We were given snow suits, boots and helmets... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Possibly the friendliest staff you will ever meet in your life! From the moment we arrived we were immediately made to feel welcome. The 1 hour induction at the beginning was fantastic and I felt confident to start my first ever horse riding experience after it. We had a mixture of snow, hail and sunshine along the tour but the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My mother and had been wanting to go to Iceland for a long time because of the 5-gaited Icelandic horses that live there. So we were both really excited when we booked with Begga at Islenski Hesturinn. We were not disappointed! Her husband picked us up and we arrived and chatted about the history of the horses, our riding ability... More 

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