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“Amazing adventure for 4 non-riders” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Laxnes Horse Farm

Laxnes Horse Farm
Laxnes, Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik 270, Iceland
+354 566 6179
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Owner description: Laxnes Horse Farm is a family run business and the oldest tour operator in Iceland. Founded in 1968, the farm offers horseback riding tours all year round for travelers interested in the gentle Icelandic horse.
New York City, New York
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“Amazing adventure for 4 non-riders”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Feb 2013 riding adventure in very close proximity to reykovik in beautiful farm setting with rollings hills and a number of water crossings. Amazing horses which were very calm and easy to ride for us non-riders. We enjoyed the outing despite rainy weather. The owners are amazing and it's clear they really care fore there animals. Cute dogs that help herd the horses make this experience even more special. We left our bag with all our camera equipment and they offered to bring it to us at our hotel in Reykovik. Would highly recommend them. Also complementary snakes (coffee, cake, soda, water, beer, etc$

Visited February 2013
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“Wonderful horses and guides”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Great horses (don't dare call them ponies!) with a very unique temperament. Because of their height, you ride an icelandic horse slightly differently and do a seated trot. The guides are all young girls who a pretty good and very friendly. A great day for all levels.

Visited January 2013
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“Thoroughly entertaining!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Booked a sunrise morning horse trek, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The staff there were extremely friendly. Helping everybody put on the outfits and choosing the right horses according to ability. We trekked through the beautiful Iceland wilderness whilst enjoying the nice sunrise. Occasionally the horses came across streams that had a layer of ice, to my surprise, the horses proceeded to stamp their way through, which was a thill in itself! All in all had a really fun day riding a horse, and enjoy some natural scenery.

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“Excellent, I wish I could rate it with 6 out of 5!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is without doubt my favourite memory of Iceland. The team at the farm let us take our 2 small children on a short walk within the farm on their friendliest horses, as they were too young to do the standard lava field trek. They absolutely LOVED it, as did we seeing their happy faces. The team were so friendly and welcoming, the nicest people we met on the island. The backdrop for the farm is spectacular and if we ever return to Iceland we will definitely return & hopefully do the main trek.

Visited December 2012
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“Great even in a blizzard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Really lovely people and horses. Care taken to match horse to each persons ability. I have ridden for years but the nearest my husband had been to horses is a donkey on a beach, so I was a little worried, but need not have been. A fantastic way to see some of the stunning scenery this country has to offer, even in a blizzard. Coffee and cake waiting for us when we got back, just what we needed to warm up. A must do when in iceland.

Visited January 2013
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