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Solhestar

Borgargerdi, Selfoss, Iceland
892-3066
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Selfoss
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We booked the 3-hour riding tour and were greeted by the very friendly owner at the farm. There were only 4 people in our group: the three of us, who are inexperienced riders, and another woman, with a lot of riding experience. The horses were great, the two guides that accompanied us were friendly and the scenery around the mountain... More

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Horsens, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Two teenagers, little uneasy about riding, absolutely loved it, now want horses of their own. Highly recommended, staff very friendly, nice surroundings and landscape

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We didn't book the tour in advance because we are horse lovers and want to see how owners treated their horses. We went to another farm before but it looks too much business. The horses looked rundown and in bad condition. So we left and came to Sólhestar, the horses here looked well cared and seemed to have a happy... More

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Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

great trip. it was amazing!!! we had a great guide. they fixed Food on the trip, and after trip. Great people working here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I wanted a smaller, more adventurous tour and I couldn't have asked for more. For a start there was only me and my brilliant guide on the tour, which is really unusual because most places would have cancelled if there was no more interest. The tour itself is was a brilliant ride up the steam valley on a fantastic pony... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I had an amazing day at Sólhestar. I booked the beach tour and we were only a small group of 3 people plus guide. The lonely black beach and the rest of the nature were just stunning! The horses were fun, they have a lot of power but you are always able to control the speed. Also the guides as... More

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I booked the hot springs tour through our hotel (ION Luxury Adventure Hotel). We are both experienced riders and wanted a more advanced and personal ride and they definitely accommodated. The tour started with a sure footed walk up the steeper Reykjadalur path to the hot river. Once there we had a light lunch (prepared by the... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I took part in the hot spring tour at Sólhestar in the beginning of August. I booked it 2 days in advance and asked also via mail for an "experienced ride". They told me they couldn't promise something (always have to look which people would come with me, but would give me a good horse) which made me first a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It's a family-run horse farm and it certainly doesn't feel like you're processed in the tourist machinery. I did the 'hot spring tour'. What's included? Pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation around Rekjavík, lunch-snack during the trip, soup when you return to the stabels, and any outdoor gear you could possibly need (like boots, helmets, gloves, beanies, scarves, rain coat).... More

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Uppsala, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were recommended Solhestar by a local tourist information office. It is located next to Eldhestar's farm but it is smaller and we were told that it was basically the same offer of tours but more personal and posibly smaller groups. We later spoke to other people who also recommended taking one of the smaller local companies, for example Solhestar.... More

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