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Fosshestar

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Isafjordur, Iceland
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About Fosshestar
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.
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Enjoy the unique experience of riding an Icelandic horse, with its distinctive tölt gait, while receiving the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour. Whether you are a beginner rider or have lots of experience, your tour will be personally customized to your needs. Begin with an introductory session in the indoor arena and, once you and your horse are comfortable with one another, head out into the Engidalur Valley for a scenic trek.
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$145.00 per adult
The Experience Small group Horse Tour
If you want to have the unique experience of riding an Icelandic horse, but don't want to ride outside in wild open spaces, this tour offers more control by taking place inside a riding arena. In a small group of no more than six people, learn the basics of Icelandic horsemanship and experience the uniquely Icelandic gait known as tölt.
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$107.00 per adult
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The ride itself is not particularly exciting. But the tour guide was super friendly and made you feel good and the horses were very nice.

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Date of experience: June 2019
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IcelandMassi, Owner at Fosshestar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your nice review. Sometimes our guests want more excitement than we feel they can handle. Our main concern is ALWAYS the safety of our guests. Thank you for supporting us❤😏

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great fun and a different way to get around. Also good for beginners. You will definitely have a lot of horsehair everywhere afterwards. I really enjoyed that we got to brush the horses and then help with putting the saddles on and if you liked...More

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Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a sunny afternoon, I decided with my daughter to discover Isafjoerdur's aerea by horse. The tour was very pleasant in a beautiful landscape. It was my first horse riding :-)

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Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was for few days in Ísafjörður with my dad. And my dad wanted to try horse riding and for me, the last time was 10 years ago. And the people were really kind. For begin, we went inside for see if we were OK...More

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Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

My wife and I took a late-April private riding tour, and we were so happy with our ride! Our guide was newer to the area, but had been riding for years and it was clear she was very comfortable with the horses already. I had...More

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Date of experience: April 2019
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IcelandMassi, Owner at Fosshestar, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

Thank you for going on our tour and your nice review. Since we opbviously cannot provide a new helmet and gloves for each rider, we do the next best thing. We provide clean buffs and gloves which are washed before each use. We do not...More

Reviewed December 28, 2018

insisted that when I got to Iceland I would ride an Icelandic Horse (had ridden them in Vermont yrs ago) Very Pleased w/ Fosshestar! upon seeing the quality tack, all well cared for, knew that this was good choice. introduced to horses, who all looked...More

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our riding experience with Fosshestar more than any other riding experience we have ever had. Not only are the Icelandic ponies beautiful and comfortable to ride, but the staff there provided exceptional service. Clearly they are concerned about the welfare...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

My wife Courtney and I were thrilled everything about this tour from the ease of boooking, customer service, how well the animals are treated to the ride itself which is tranquil and has spectacular views. We visited in the summer of 2017.

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Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

Despite frequently visiting Iceland, I've refrained from riding the beautiful Icelandic ponies due to my subtle fear of horses. On my last visit with a friend, she demanded we go horseback riding. We were staying in Isafjordur, so we searched for local farms online and...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

We were so happy with Fosshestar and riding horses through the beautiful West Fjords. Fosshestar made us feel comfortable, relaxed, and matched us with amazing ponies! They were well mannered and easy to ride. It was such a great experience and I would go back...More

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Date of experience: June 2018
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Superdave1957
April 1, 2017|
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We pick our guests up at the tourist information centre. About a 5 minute walk from the ship.
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travelbug8002016
August 6, 2016|
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Our horses are off duty at that time. We try to keep their rutines as regular as possible and only do tours at 10:00 or/and at 14:00
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donnalynn2
July 14, 2016|
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Tour length: Approximately 2,5 hours (actual riding time approximately 1-1,5 hours depending on the size of your group since larger groups need more time to get the horses ready). Limits: Maximum weight 115kg (255... More
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