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Address: Borgargerdi, Selfoss, Iceland
Phone Number: 892-3066
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By far the best icelandic horse experience near Reykjavik!

I have gone on icelandic horse rides with other companies and Solhestar was by far the best. The groups are small and more intimate. Our guide was excellent and took excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Valerie M
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I have gone on icelandic horse rides with other companies and Solhestar was by far the best. The groups are small and more intimate. Our guide was excellent and took excellent care of the four people in our group, who ranged in experience from the first time on a horse to an experienced rider. We rode for two hours through... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I are complete beginners but were made to feel totally at ease on the horse. The horses were well behaved and we were able to go at a pace we felt comfortable. The staff were so friendly and encouraging. We went out for an hour and were offered coffee and biscuits when we got back. If we... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My wife & I are complete beginners on horseback but had a lovely time just sitting on the horse (only just in my case, I'm not a natural) as we strolled along the paths & fields admiring the rugged landscape. The guide was perfect & she tried to get us to go faster when we felt ready to but we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

we would highly recommend Solhester because they give you a personal and warm feeling while they are guiding you through mountains and open land. Not the best season to be horsebackriding but we would defenetely do it all over again anyway!

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Weston, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

horses are very nice, facilities are so so and staff is so so. Riding equipment needs to be updated.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My boyfriend and I had a lovely time horseback riding at Solhestar! The small farm is family owned, and the owner himself picked us up at our hotel nearby. It was about 0C that day, so we bundled up in the provided jumpsuits and boots, and went on a lovely ride nearby along the mountain with the farm dog guiding... More 

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My mother & I visited Iceland during Thanksgiving & we went for a morning ride with Solhestar. I have ridden, almost daily, for 30+ years, & it has been almost as long since my mother has ridden. It was a fabulous experience for both of us! We were the only people registered that day, so we got a wonderful, private... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

What a way to see Iceland! The horses are lovely and clearly well cared for. Our guide was fantastic and gauged the ability of the riders on our tour very well. I can nitrate this experience highly enough. I enjoyed it so much that I went back the next day for another ride.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I found Solhestar in one of many tourist-information points Reykjavik has. The combination of horsebackriding in the morning and the golden cirkle in the afternoon attracted me. This as I had relative little time to spend in Iceland. The horsebackriding tour was amazing! As a beginner (only had a couple of lessons back home) they hooked me up with a... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I'm so glad I went with this riding tour, instead of some of the more advertised ones. The tour guides were super friendly, and very understanding of varying levels of experiences. I was one of 2 people who had never been on a horse before, and it didn't even faze them in the slightest. They stop to take your picture... More 

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