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“Iceland on horseback” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ishestar Horse Riding Day Tours

Ishestar Horse Riding Day Tours
Sorlaskeid 26, Hafnarfjordur, Reykjavik 220 , Iceland
+354-555-7000
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Owner description: The Ishestar Riding Centre offers great facilities for riders. It’s set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Hafnarfjorour, about 10 minutes drive from Reykjavik. The facilities and its beautiful surroundings provide endless opportunities of riding, hiking and other outdoor activities. We welcome individuals, families and all kinds of groups who want to enjoy themselves outdoors. The facilities offer people an easy way to enjoy our horses and the experience of our staff will ensure the safety of all our guests. The locker room of the Riding Centre is well equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, raingear, riding boots and helmets in all sizes. The Ishestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs as well as secure the safety of everybody. Ishestar offers daily riding tours at 10:00 and 14:00 during the whole year, both for beginners and advanced riders. We also have a selection of combo tours like Horses and Blue lagoon, Horses and Snorkeling and lot more.
windermere, Fl
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“Iceland on horseback”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

these stables are very cordial and well equipped for the climate. Iceland horses are one of the pure breeds in the world. easy to ride with a very smooth gait no bouncing up and down scenery of the mountains was pretty as well

Visited June 2013
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“Blue Lava Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

My sister and I booked the Blue Lava tour which consisted of a ride in the morning and a snorkel in the afternoon. We booked the tour on the Ishestar website. One special part of the tour is that they pick you up from either your hotel or at the port. Lots of other sites only pick up at a hotel. We were on a cruise so it was nice that they picked us up at the port. Once at the stables, they separated the group into riding experience. The horses are perfect size for those of us who are short. They provided everyone helmets. Boots and wet gear were available if needed. The guides were very knowledgeable and willing to help you with your horse. The ride was about an hr. long. Rode through lava fields on a well-maintained trail. The horses use English saddles but you rides the horses western style. The horse's 5 gaits make for a very smooth ride. After returning to the stables, we were provided a bag lunch consisting of a veggie sandwich, apple, and juice. A little confusing at this time since they did not give us an direction on what we were doing next. The driver did not speak English and the stable staff was not very communicative. After being driven back to town, we were just dropped off by the driver. We did not understand where we were to go for our snorkeling tour. The website did not declare that the second part of our tour was booked through a second party. These last 2 items is why I did not give them 5 stars.

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“Fantastic Icelandic Horse experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Was all I hoped, and the guides were lovely, friendly, and expert!
The horses were wonderful, the trail was perfectly kept, the guides were attentive.
I was impressed that there were several guides for the group.
I recommend Ishestar to any visitor to Iceland who wants to get to know first-hand how excellent Icelandic horses are.
If I am so blessed as to make another trip to Iceland, I will definitely be riding again with Ishestar!

Visited May 2013
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Cobleskill, New York
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“cant wait to go again!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

workers were very friendly and professional. our group was actually college students in an equine program, and they answered all our questions about management styles and maintenance of the facility /ponies without hesitation. the ponies were incredibly well-behaved and the scenery was great! did a two hour ride, which didnt take us far out, but we did get to ride past private residences and see things off the beaten path. we started out a large group, but we split into beginner and experienced groups shortly after starting so those who wanted to could go a little faster. very very enjoyable experience!

Visited May 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

A must-do when in Iceland is horse riding, I think. I greatly recommend Íshestar. The tour leads you through a wonderful landscape of lavafields and the guides are very friendly, helpful and competent in horse riding. The tour is both for inexperienced and experienced horse riders a challenge, for the group splits up so that everyone can enjoy it at the fullest.

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