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Hestaleigan Katur

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Fun couple of hours

Everything they say about the gentle nature of Icelandic horses is true. They are such gentle easy... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
noranekko
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Acton, Massachusetts
A Viking Horse!

That was his name and he truly lived up to it! He wanted to be at the front and the guide assured... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Jocelyn S
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Oceanside, California
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Hestaleigan Katur is located a short distance from Akureyri, the capital of the north. We offer one-to-two-hour guided riding tours every day for riders of all abilities. For larger groups, we adjust our schedule to meet your needs. Our horses are...more
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Kaupvangsbakkar, Eyjafjaroarsveit Unnamed Road | 601 Akureyri, Akureyri, Iceland
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

I would say this was an average experience and there are probably better options in Iceland. We left half an hour from our starting time. Our guide was nice and understanding, but the path for our 1.5 hour ride was not very scenic. We picked...More

Thank Elizabeth T
Hestaleigan_Katur, Guest Relations Manager at Hestaleigan Katur, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for your honest words. We a apologize if the tour didn't meet your expectations. Nevertheless, we hope you come back to our lovely country again :)

Reviewed August 28, 2018

Everything they say about the gentle nature of Icelandic horses is true. They are such gentle easy going horses. For beginners, there is nothing to fear. We started off with about a half hour walk, and then they asked if we wanted to go faster...More

Thank noranekko
Hestaleigan_Katur, Guest Relations Manager at Hestaleigan Katur, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thanks for riding with us. Next time wit will also work with the tölt :)

Reviewed August 14, 2018

That was his name and he truly lived up to it! He wanted to be at the front and the guide assured me that he was even capable of the 'tolt' -- the most difficult of the 5 gaits the Icelandic Horse can manage. I...More

Thank Jocelyn S
Hestaleigan_Katur, Guest Relations Manager at Hestaleigan Katur, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thanks for coming :) we hope to see you again

Reviewed July 16, 2018

My main priority is always that the horses are well cared for and loved - this was clear, we had a lovely family ride and split into groups so we could tolt as more experienced riders. Lovely view and really fun

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Reviewed July 15, 2018

There were just 4 of us but we still had 2 wonderfully helpful and engaging guides. The scenery was spectacular and the horses just the calmest, most beautiful creatures. Thank you for having such wonderful employees to show us this part of Iceland!

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Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

It was a very nice riding tour, we really enjoed it and your horses suited is perfect! And a very professionell guide. 🤗

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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Great ride with wonderful horses and guide. Would highly recommend to any experience level. And because we booked last minute we had the ride to ourselves which was a bonus.

Thank Jess C
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

An incredible gaming experience. They customized the ride to our level and were very attentive to the children. None of us had much experience riding (trail rides in Yellowstone, Sea Island etc.) and this was a much better experience. These horses have s gait that...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

I booked the tour only in the evening before but elena answered immediately and she confirmed that they have still place for me. I had to be 15 min before tour started. It is really not far from the city centre of Akureyri. I really...More

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Hestaleigan_Katur, Guest Relations Manager at Hestaleigan Katur, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2018

Thanks for riding with us:)

Reviewed May 11, 2018

Thanks Elena for your excellent guided ride. Your are a fantastic host and the horses were absolutely a pleasure to ride, well behaved and gentle. The online booking experience was easy and you certainly exceeded our expectations. The terrain was well varied , the sights...More

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Hestaleigan_Katur, Guest Relations Manager at Hestaleigan Katur, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

Thanks for riding with us 😊 please come again soon.

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