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Islenski Hesturinn, The Icelandic Horse - Riding Tours

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Reykjavik, Iceland
About Islenski Hesturinn, The Icelandic Horse - Riding Tours
The horse rental in Reykjavík, Iceland. Small family firm with personal service.
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Riding tour in a scenic landscape full of contrasts, lava landscape with pseudo craters and mountain view. Meet the Icelandic Horse and experience the tölt with certified tour guides in a colourful landscape. Unique riding experience on Icelandic Horses.
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Sam R wrote a review Aug 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom36 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a lovely time on our horse ride. Neither myself or my partner are experienced with horses (I have done this same ride once before but a few years ago) and Begga was great at going over the safety aspects and tips to make our ride comfortable. We were introduced to our horses - Esja & Ísabella and had some time to bond with them before mounting. I'm very short with short legs and our other guide Salka made sure the stirrups were short enough and I was comfortable and secure in the saddle which was really appreciated. The ride itself was lovely - we went through pretty & varied scenery and Begga made sure to point out interesting features in the landscape. She also took lots of pictures en route so we could focus on riding safely. We got to do the famous tölt multiple times throughout the ride, and Begga & Salka were both on hand throughout with tips to make things run more smoothly such as adjusting our grip on the reins, and sitting properly on the saddle. We both found this very useful as inexperienced riders. Overall it was a lovely way to spend a morning, the horses look really well cared for and are responsive and make the ride easy! Our guides were so friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend :)
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Date of experience: August 2020
Henrik K wrote a review Aug 2020
Fredericia, Denmark11 contributions2 helpful votes
We are a family of five and had a lovely morning in company with Begga and the lovely horses... We can not recommend this tour enough to everyone who visit Iceland. Begga made is very comfortable with the horses and had a detailed explanation about everything we saw. THANKS for the experience we will remember for life ❤️🐴
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Date of experience: August 2020
Matthew B wrote a review Jun 2020
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Absolutely amazing ride, the horses had a lovely temperament and were a much more comfortable ride than UK horses. Begga, the instructor, explained everything really well making this ride great for beginner or pro. There was no huge introduction and you are hands on with the horses relatively quickly which is really good. They are really good at taking photos and videos which they will then send to you so you don’t need to worry about losing a camera or a phone on the ride. The scenery is beautiful and the Tolt gait which the horses can all do is a very comfortable ride to see a lovely part of Reykjavík. All in all I throughly recommend
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Date of experience: June 2020
brmacnae wrote a review Jun 2020
Helensburgh, United Kingdom2 contributions
A brilliant experience under the expert guidance of Begga and the rest of the team. After a short intro to Icelandic horses and the riding style, we headed out for a session tailored to my level of experience. The volcanic landscape was an amazing backdrop for learning the tölt for the first time, and once I got the hang of it, I was pretty much the happiest I’ve been all year!
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Date of experience: June 2020
Kathleen S wrote a review May 2020
Fairfax, Virginia1 contribution
Book this directly; I did not find this tour on my hotel website. This tour was unique and memorable. There is much to SEE in Iceland but if you are more active, this is something to DO. I was with a group of 20 somethings but seriously this is great for kids and us, older, 50 plus people. I was really concerned about being too cold but Begga provided clean and comfortable jumpsuits that were perfect! Made the cold but sunny day super enjoyable! I grew up with horses, I actually had a horse but I did not know much about the Icelandic horse and had never heard of the additional Icelandic gait called the Tolt. Wow-- so cool to experience. This ride was Smooth. Begga took many photos and provided them to us online for free. Begga's husband picked us up from our hotel in downtown Reyk and drove us a short way to the stables. These owners clearly love their horses and they are from Iceland. This is the type of experience I was looking for and I certainly found it here.
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Date of experience: March 2020