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Islenski Hesturinn, The Icelandic Horse - Riding Tours

#3 of 262 Outdoor Activities in Reykjavik Features Animals
Surtlugata 3 | Fjarborg, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 434 7979
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Positive energy and satisfaction guaranteed

Excellent tour for every horse lover as well as people wanting to discover more about Icelandic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Reykjavik, Iceland
Terrific experience

Although I booked this tour mainly for my teen, we both enjoyed it a lot. The people were very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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The horse rental in Reykjavík, Iceland. Small family firm with personal service.
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Surtlugata 3 | Fjarborg, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 434 7979

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent tour for every horse lover as well as people wanting to discover more about Icelandic horses and nature around Reykjavik. A short introduction into the world of Icelandic horse-riding will help you to enjoy this experience while you will actually know what is going...More

Thank kikrizanova
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although I booked this tour mainly for my teen, we both enjoyed it a lot. The people were very nice, very helpful. They matched us perfectly with horses appropriate for our skill level (mine is beginner but let's move a bit). The scenery was beautiful....More

Thank Joan F
Reviewed 4 days ago

The bus pick up from our Reykjavik hotel was smooth and a short transfer to the stables. Upon arriving at the stables we had a warm welcome from Begga the owner and chief guide. She made us all comfortable and took care to fully understand...More

1  Thank Andy M
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am opposed to tourist attractions that feature animals - it's usually not good for the animals. I read the reviews, though, and booked this. I'm an experienced rider and could see that Begga truly cares for these animals. Her introduction is superb; it's great...More

1  Thank lizdwhiz
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our experience was great from beginning to end, including pick-up and drop off right at the door of our B&B. We got an interesting and helpful introduction from our lead guide, who took care to match us to the right horses. There were six of...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this ride and the time we spent at the ranch with Begga. She was so wonderful and welcoming and an excellent teacher! The views and landscapes on the ride was wonderful and the riding was comfortable to do as a beginner. Also...More

Thank ChrissyCarrell
Reviewed 6 days ago

My daughter and I had a great time on this tour. Begga the owner was our guide on the tour. You can feel her enthusiasm and her love for the horses. We love the small group (only 8 riders) and the personal touch Begga gave...More

Thank Carmen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our second booked ride on islandic horseback, was with Islenski Hesturinn. A smaller operator but nevertheless this operator gave us a way better experience than the bigger one did. Salka, the guide, being from Iceland, she spoke english, some french and even Danish, where we...More

Thank Anders O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic time here. The owner/guide Begga is full of enthusiasm and is clearly living her dream which makes it such a joyful experience for everyone. She is engaging, funny, and patient in teaching about Icelandic horses, and carefully and thoughtfully matches riders...More

Thank 2546jdrrr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide Begga was full of energy. Her enthusiasm and love for the Icelandic horses was addictive. Her quirky sense of humour was the highlight of my experience. I am a novice to horse-riding and was very lucky to start with Icelandic horses. They...More

Thank Kim W
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May 17, 2017|
Response from theicelandichorse | Property representative |
Hi The riding tour only (excluding combo tours) costs 14500 ISK now. Regards, Sveinn Atli
March 25, 2017|
Response from theicelandichorse | Property representative |
Hi We always do the tölt on our tours and we choose the horses in accordance with the riders experience. Hope to see you :) Regards, Sveinn Atli
March 14, 2017|
Response from theicelandichorse | Property representative |
You can easily drive to Hveragerði (where the hike to Reykjadalur starts) in about 20 minutes (or even less) from where we are. So if you start with a morning tour with us, you can be in Hveragerði around 1 pm (if you drive... More