Solvangur Icelandic Horse Center

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Solvangur Icelandic Horse Center

Solvangur Icelandic Horse Center
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Horseback Riding Tours
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Solvangur in South Iceland is a family run horse breeding farm where people can meet the Icelandic horse by visiting the stable, the farms Stable Cafe, horse souvenir shop and/or take riding lessons. If guests would like to stay for a few nights at the peaceful countryside, there are cottages available. Visit Solvangur and become acquainted with the great Icelandic horses and their trainers.
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Adam Q
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Family
Wonderful experience-did two children’s horse rides inside (it was too cold outside!) -the owner and instructors were so nice, amazing hands on experience with the well loved and beautiful Icelandic horses. The children got lots of time brushing out the horses, then riding around with different gaits, and then feeding the horses treats. Neither of my kids had ridden before and both felt very safe and comfortable. Highly recommend and my kids raved about the hot chocolate we bought at the end! Was such a unique experience and exceeded all expectations.
Written April 8, 2022
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Sara C
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Friends
We had the most wonderful experience here this month. We did a stable tour and our 4 and 5 year old boys did a children’s ride. Sigga and her daughter were wonderful with the kids (one of which was nervous to ride a horse and both were jet lagged and wound up). My 4 year old said it was his favorite part of our trip to Iceland. With small children too young to do most of the organized activities Iceland has to offer, this is not to be missed if you want to get up close with Icelandic horses.
Written April 18, 2022
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teddy1014
Brooklyn, NY178 contributions
We took a horse riding lesson here. We have ridden horses before but are definitely very new to this. Sigga really put us at ease and we had a great time with their beautiful Icelandic horses! She also showed us around the stables to look at the other horses, and we got to check out their shops that sells decorative items but also some lotions and such.

We also stayed at one of their apartments, which has a fully equipped kitchen and is very cozy. The kitchen came in handy as the weather was terrible and we really didn't want to drive back out into the storm once we got in. We would love to be able to come back in the summer and visit with the horses again.
Written January 28, 2021
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Naalehuretiree
Naalehu, HI5,038 contributions
We just came back from staying in one of the AirBnb units and having a horseback riding lesson from Sigga. The whole family is very welcoming and the unit was quite comfortable. Loved waking up on the peaceful farm and petting the horses and dog.

Sigga is an excellent teacher and very patient. We had a great time in our lesson, and my travel partner didn't want to get off her horse!
Written September 11, 2021
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Visitors from DC
6 contributions
Couples
Absolutely lovely and such a happy place. The owner takes great care of all her horses, cats and dog. Super friendly animals and a fun relaxing tour. We appreciate that we were able to get a stable tour despite being late.
Seeing the animals made my day!
Written November 1, 2021
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johndunne2017
Nottingham, UK11 contributions
Family
Fabulous time at the Solvangur horse centre. Although closed in winter the farm opened up for us and we had such a personal and friendly experience. Great coffee at the end of the tour also. The children 2-15 all four of them learnt so much. Only place also that we could find who would cater for our 2 years and five year old. Weather was beautiful on the day also. Certainly worth a visit to learn all about the Icelandic horse from such passionate people.
Written November 18, 2018
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Thank you for visiting us and your kind words :) Greetings from the Sólvangur team!!!
Written January 6, 2019
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Zach
5 contributions
My wife, 6-year-old daughter and I spent a very relaxing and fun week at Solvangur in June. Elsa and Sigga, the owners, and their staff are wonderful hosts. The rooms are clean, well-equipped and brand-new. In addition to offering riding lessons (Elsa is an excellent teacher!), it's a great base to explore southwestern Iceland and an easy drive into Reykjavik.

Staying at Solvangur offered a unique experience, especially for our daughter, where she could freely explore the farm and be with the Icelandic horses. She also loved playing with the dogs and the big, cuddly rabbit.

The cafe was a great place to relax and enjoy delicious homecake cakes, teas, hot chooclate and croissants. We would often spend our mornings here while our daughter played outside (a very nice and peaceful break for us parents!) Overall, I highly recommend and will definitely be back!
Written October 30, 2019
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susan m
10 contributions
Friends
seeing these horses was the best part of my trip to Iceland. The summer worker from Poland was very informative & knowledgable in teaching us all about the horses. It showed that she had great care for them as well as the farm did. they are treated with love at this farm & the horses were very happy,friendly and beautiful! We also had a nice lunch & dessert there & they sell some warm & stylish jackets for women.Would definitely visit again & spend more time there next time!
Written July 29, 2019
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Corinna Arnold
Leipzig, Germany4 contributions
Couples
The Sólvangur Icelandic Horse Center is such a beautiful place to visit and stay, it's a family owned horse farm within a stunning landscape, with high quality horses, funny dogs and sheep and such a lovely host family. Once you visit this place you will want to stay there. The little cottages named after famous horses from Sólvangur are very clean and decorated with love and heart, the horse scheme is present everywhere and very heartwarming. The cottages contain a modern bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen, so you'll find everything you need! There is also a cozy little stable coffee at the farm where one can get great coffee, cake and lovely horserelated gifts. I would highly recommend a stop and stay at Sólvangur!
Written July 26, 2019
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Henriette L
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands1 contribution
Family
What a wonderful place, especially for children. Our kids, 3 and 5 years, had a lesson on the beautyful horses, they brush the horses. Afterwards we eat delicous wafels and drink really Nice coffee. We would recommend this place to everyone.
Written December 28, 2017
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  • Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM