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The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour
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The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour

By Fosshestar
Recommended by 97% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$180.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$180.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 13-70
Duration: 2–3 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
German, English


  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Use of helmet
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Professional guide
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Our car will be marked Fosshestar.
  • Aðalstræti 5, 400 Ísafjörður, Iceland
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17886P1

  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund. Cancellations by us are because of high winds according to our standards. We do not cancel due to cold weather or rain unless we feel that it is not safe for our guests or our horses.
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Our guide speaks English, German and French
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Maximum weight 115 kg (250 pounds)
  • Guests must be able to mount their horse without assistance
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

How much is The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour?
The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour price starts from $180.00. Discover and book The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour cancellation policy?
The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour?
The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour is hosted by Fosshestar. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Fosshestar on Tripadvisor. Discover and book The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17886P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Aðalstræti 5
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Fosshestar
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

robin v
robin v
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Horses
The place and tour where amazing. Best thing we did in Iceland. Our guide was knowledgeable and thought full. Horse
MGyurak
MGyurak
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A dream fulfilled
There was a small issue with a double reservation. It was resolved quickly and with compassion. The entire experien
andrewPL99
andrewPL99
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Wonderful Horses, Terrific Tour!
Awesome experience at Fosshestar. We had ridden horses previously, including a few times in Iceland, but never had
Susan C
Susan C
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Fun time riding Icelandic horses!
We booked a private horse riding experience while in port on a cruise. We had a great time. Annie was very sweet,
lindamaria91
lindamaria91
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I had a perfect day with Fosshestar!
We went on a tour on a beautiful riding trail with Anna the tour guide, she was lovely and made sure we felt safe a
188melissal
188melissal
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Best excursion ever!
We loved this trip! We stopped on a cruise and didn’t want to do anything the ship was offering. This was a great a
ivarinn
ivarinn
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What a wonderful experience!!
Me and my girlfriend went on a tour with Fosshestar and we were completely amazed. The tour guide (Anna) was extrem
holger4278
holger4278
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Horse Riding in Iceland
I can recommend the Tour really to everybody. It does not matter if you are a good rider or not - Anna is so great
Chris G
Chris G
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Private Valley Ride
Everything went perfectly. We definitely liked, that at first we got to know the horses a little bit and were shown
hrannartumi
hrannartumi
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Walk or trot, this is the best spot!
What an amazing place! Walking in the mountain side, watching all the animals around us and waterfalls with a view
116walterb
116walterb
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Astounding Icelandic adventure!
We visited in June of 2022 and our day spent with Fosshestar was the highlight of our holiday! The setting where th
Rena G
Rena G
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Sublime
Beautiful, well trained horses and guide, Beautiful river ride. Horse was gentle, moves gracefully and responded t
Reise_AK
Reise_AK
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Super Perfect Experience with the horses and Guide Anna
My daughter and I were picked up on time by Anna at the port. The stable made a very good impression on us. We got
son_morrison
son_morrison
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What an exhilarating and fun experience!
We did a horese ride in Isafiordur, and it was fabulous! I don't ride, and neither did anyone else in our group, bu
Benteoliva
Benteoliva
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Fosshestar guided private tour
Our guide checked our riding abilities and then created a tour suited to our skills. We had lots of tölt and galopp
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athena22
Stillwater, MN64 contributions
Jun 2022
We booked the private horse ride tour before we left for Iceland. We were not disappointed at all. Anna was absolutely delightful as a guide and the horses were in great shape and really fun to ride. They do a nice job of pairing you to the right horse and giving you instructions and a little time to get used to the horse before the ride. I would go back again in a heartbeat!
Written June 26, 2022
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Written June 29, 2022
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stork90
Mount Juliet, TN1,276 contributions
Jul 2021
I really wanted to experience the tolt, and had opportunities to ride all over Iceland during our month here. However, all the other operations I looked at appeared to be just trail rides, following other riders and horses in a line. I was definitely drawn to the idea of a private ride, and so chose Fosshestar.

I had a blast! Anna was my guide, and was so calm and confident in giving advice while I groomed, tackled and saddled my horse. I had ridden quite a bit as a young girl, but have never owned horses. Once she assessed my comfort level on a horse, we went as fast and as long as I wanted. I felt like a teen again, flying down the roads in the tolt or a gallop.

Afterwards we "cuddled" with the horses in the corral, before letting them out in the field. It is obvious that they are well cared for, and enjoy human interaction. I am so grateful to have had this fabulous experience!
Written July 12, 2021
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Written July 15, 2021
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Yuliya S
9 contributions
Jun 2021
Excellent way to explore this beautiful country! We took the tour with Fosshestar - 2 in our party had some riding experience, 1 had almost none at all, and the ride was very pleasant and tailored to our abilities. I'm sure it's suitable for novices as well as for experienced riders, though probably not together - better check in advance how to book for mixed groups. The landscape surrounding the farm is beautiful and the Icelandic horses are different from other breeds - smaller and with a slightly different gait. Altogether a very pleasant experience.
Written June 17, 2021
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Written June 18, 2021
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Sylvia D
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Jul 2022
This was a truly wonderful experience. I am an older beginner and my excellent instructor/guide geared the ride to my level perfectly. I was given practical instructions before the ride and even got to brush the horse down before saddling. The horse I was given was very gentle and responsive and the countryside through which we rode was beautiful! I got a chance to meet all the horses in the stable afterward and it was obvious from their friendly and trusting demeanours, not to mention healthy coats, that these animals are very well cared for and loved. Videos and pictures of me riding were provided. This will be a memory that I will always treasure.
Written August 5, 2022
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Written August 6, 2022
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Greg P
Bassett, VA8 contributions
Jun 2022
Visited on June first and got the private ride on a lovely Icelandic horse. The guide was knowledgeable and very helpful. The pictures and video were an added bonus.I had a little trouble keeping my boots in the stirrups as they didn't fit well with the safety toe cages, but that wasn't their fault. The ride was a lot of fun, and I'd ride there again if I'm in their part of the country the next time I go to Iceland.
Written July 25, 2022
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Written July 25, 2022
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Ken-Jah B
1 contribution
Feb 2022
Great experience and Arni’s & Mimmo’s horses are well taken care of and loved. You can tell how well trained they are with Anna, who was a wonderful tour guide. I really enjoyed the experience thank you!
Written March 8, 2022
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IcelandMassi
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Written March 9, 2022
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142patricia96
London, UK1 contribution
Jun 2015 • Family
We had a great afternoon out in scenic country and all of us (family of 4) really enjoyed it. Arni and his wife were so helpful - ours was a late booking but they agreed to take us out at very short notice.The horses were adorable and we were helped to ride at our own level - daughter being more competent than the rest of us was able to ride ahead. We enjoyed going through the river and along the beach as well as up the dramatic valley near Isafjordur. We had trouble viewing the video on our return home but, again, Arni made sure that the link worked and we now have a perfect reminder of a fantastic outing.
Written July 9, 2015
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OlafurDavid
Hafnarfjordur, Iceland1 contribution
Jun 2015 • Friends
This was my first time going horseback riding. I was a little nervous at first, but after meeting the horses and tour guides my nervousness quickly faded. First off we got our helmets on. Everybody found one that fit and received help with adjusting it properly if they needed it.
Next we got to choose a saddle and fit it on the horse we would ride. My horse was very patient and didn't mind my clumsiness when adjusting the saddle. We we everybody was ready and the guides had inspected our work, we lead the horses out of the stable and mounted them.
The weather was excellent when we rode off. The guides told us that we would be riding in a single line. Meaning one guide in the front and the other at the back. We rode along the mountain side at a fairly slow pace at first. Lots of wildlife to see including birds, sheep and a friendly dog or two.
I was enjoying every moment of it and so were my friends. We crossed a river on two occasions and those who had the guts got a chance to ride a little faster. Controlling my horse came naturally to me even when riding fast, it was very obedient and had a great spirit. Overall a magnificent experience and I will be back when I get the chance, highly recommended!
Written June 18, 2015
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Lou R
San Diego, CA10 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
This was one of our best experiences in Iceland. When in Isafjordur, horse riding with Fosshestar is a must adventure.

Their program includes bonding and getting to know your horse prior to riding. This process helps in developing mutual trust between you and your horse.

The ride is fantastic. Miriam was our guide and she is outstanding, very personable, and helpful.
Written July 10, 2016
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BusyBusy82
Hong Kong, China52 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
We had a wonderful 3 hours riding through the incredible vistas surrounding Isafjordur. We had a variety of experiences in such a limited time - up and down hills, through rivers, along the road, in fields, etc. Furthermore, the time we rode was longer than expected, making the session a better value than we expected. The horses and our guide were terrific. Great time!
Written June 17, 2016
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