Fosshestar
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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We offer horse riding tours in Isafjordur. We take pleasure in introducing people from all over the world to the wonders of the Icelandic horse and the beautiful area of Westfjords. Our tours have been designed so that everyone can join us for a ride they find suitable to their skills.
Isafjordur, Iceland
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Andrew L
New York City, NY356 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Awesome experience at Fosshestar. We had ridden horses previously, including a few times in Iceland, but never had the complete experience that we did with this tour (which included brushing the horses, helping to saddle them and after the ride, feeding them some treats and spending a little time with them). The horses were beautiful and friendly.

Our tour guide Anna was terrific and was great in guiding us through the entire experience. During the ride, she led us through a number of times where the horses were allowed to trot/tolt which we really liked. She also took pictures and a video of our ride which were emailed to us afterwards.

Great tour for those stopping in Isafjordur as a port on a cruise (they will pick you up near the tender pier and drive you to the farm)

Truly an exceptional experience and would highly recommend.
Written August 30, 2022
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Written August 31, 2022
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lindamaria91
Reykjavik, Iceland1 contribution
Jul 2022
We went on a tour on a beautiful riding trail with Anna the tour guide, she was lovely and made sure we felt safe and were having fun the whole time.

The horses are so wonderful! They are well trained and taken very good care of.

After the trip we got photos and a video from the trip which made the experience even more memorable.

I highly recommend going on a trip with Fosshestar and getting a unique experience
Written August 11, 2022
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Written August 12, 2022
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mair815
1 contribution
May 2022
I spent a lot of time planning our trip and looking for a horseback riding tour. I picked Fosshestar as our location for riding because they offered a unique experience. Instead of just hopping on a horse you don’t know, you first get time to meet and interact with your horse. You get to brush, saddle and bridal your horse and are taught all about Icelandic horses and how they are cared for.

Our guide Anna was an absolute pleasure to meet and we enjoyed spending a portion of our trip with her! Most important - Anna made us feel safe on horseback and our tour was completely catered to our abilities and desires. We were able to trot our horses as we rode outside and enjoyed the spectacular scenery. After, you’re provided with video footage and photos of you ride!
We were so happy with this experience and it was a highlight of our trip!

I must make a shoutout to our horses Sleipnir and Blossi who stole the show with their beauty and sweet nature.
Written May 15, 2022
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Gyurak
Venice, FL6 contributions
Aug 2022
There was a small issue with a double reservation. It was resolved quickly and with compassion. The entire experience, from meeting and grooming our horses, to the ride through the beautiful country, to tolting, to the ride back to the cruise port, exceeded our (high) expectations.
Written September 4, 2022
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Written September 5, 2022
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afremgen522022
Golden, CO4 contributions
May 2022 • Family
This was our second horseback ride on our tour of Iceland. We enjoyed the opportunity to brush and tack our horses. The ride was beautiful and so much fun. Our guide Anna was delightful, and knowledgeable. My daughters had not ridden much and she was very attentive to their needs. I have ridden quite a bit in the past but not much in the past years, I was able to go off on my own for a bit which was lovely. The horses are just adorable and so calm yet when you get on they are ready to go! Such a different experience from what we would have at home. Isafjordur is a gorgeous town also!
Written June 6, 2022
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Banh_mi1129
1 contribution
Jun 2022
Owner Árni was very accommodating and prompt with communication and my guide Anna was very patient and kind, she showed me how to bridle, saddle and tack my horse and once she assessed my riding competency off we went, galloping across the countryside, crossing rivers, walking along a small beach, and even going to see a small waterfall.

Ignore the one negative review - Fosshester really values the safety and competency of the rider and is a company that genuinely cares about guests' experience. They will go above and beyond to ensure you have a good time, and I had the best time on my private tour. Their horses are also happy and well-trained and very comfortable with human interaction.

It is difficult to run a horse tour business in Isafjordur because of limited lowland areas and even harder when there is a limit to how many horses they can keep and feed. I am so grateful to have gone on a tour with Fosshestar and would not hesitate to do another one. Support this local business - they deserve it!!!!
Written June 25, 2022
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Written June 29, 2022
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BrunoSeattle
The Woodlands, TX59 contributions
Aug 2022
We booked a private horse riding experience while in port on a cruise. We had a great time. Annie was very sweet, patient and helpful. The horses are very easy to ride without being boring. I highly recommend going horse riding, even if you have zero experience. The horses are super cute and you get to pet them in the end.
Written August 16, 2022
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Written August 17, 2022
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kerstin649
1 contribution
Jun 2022
It was the highlight of our Iceland trip, we rode for the first time and the two good-humored Icelandic horses were very understanding and patient with us, as was the guide. Very nice and competent introduction, we felt safe and enjoyed the ride very much. The subsequent cuddling with the horses has rounded off the event. The horses are led with much feeling and species-appropriate, you notice, these are lovers and not on commerce.
Written June 28, 2022
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Written June 29, 2022
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mkelnan
8 contributions
Aug 2021
We had a great morning riding among the waterfalls and beautiful scenery. The tour includes grooming and saddling the horses then riding in a ring to be sure you have a good comfort level with the horses. Their gallop seems/is faster than the western horses I have rode in the US so be prepared for that. Best of all, they seem to really take care of their horses.
Written August 10, 2021
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Written August 21, 2021
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Melissa L
Northampton4 contributions
Jul 2022
We loved this trip! We stopped on a cruise and didn’t want to do anything the ship was offering. This was a great alternative! We had plenty of time to spare getting back to the ship, and Anna was considerate of our desire to be back a little early, just in case! We had time to meet the horses and learn a little basic info about each one, before we went on an amazing ride. Afterward, we had time to take photos with the horses and give them a treat. My wife and I have no experience riding, other than doing guided tours. This was by far the best horseback riding tour we’ve ever done. If you’re stopping in this port, I would highly recommend doing this ride!
Written August 7, 2022
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Written August 8, 2022
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