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Hestaleigan Katur

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Happy horses, happy rider

The horses were happy and well cared for, which was important to me. Elena was a great guide... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
CWCAMS
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Booked one day before

They were able to accomodate us really quick, recieved a confirmation that same night. Lovely... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
María Alejandra F
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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 January 7, 2019

The horses were happy and well cared for, which was important to me. Elena was a great guide, answering all my questions so that I learned a lot about the horses, and she was mindful of where it would be easier for the horses to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

They were able to accomodate us really quick, recieved a confirmation that same night. Lovely experience, horses were great. Thanks Elena!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank María Alejandra F
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hrh522
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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank grahamcracker6
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. 🤗

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank iaikendoka
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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