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Islenski Hesturinn, The Icelandic Horse - Riding Tours

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Surtlugata 3 | Fjarborg, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 434 7979
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Great way to see the landscape!

I went with 3 friends and we all loved it. Very helpful and friendly family business who helped kit... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Angela H
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Bath, United Kingdom
2nd visit in 2 years - Excellent time

Visited as a family of 3 adults - only 1 experienced rider - This was our second visit in two years... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sandra s
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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The horse rental in Reykjavík, Iceland. Small family firm with personal service.
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Surtlugata 3 | Fjarborg, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I went with 3 friends and we all loved it. Very helpful and friendly family business who helped kit us out for a couple of hours riding in the snow. We were lucky that it was a sunny, bright cold day and the whole experience...More

Thank Angela H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited as a family of 3 adults - only 1 experienced rider - This was our second visit in two years and when we come back to Iceland again we will be going again. The stables are well maintained, the team are helpful and informative...More

Thank sandra s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this, both my sister and I have ridden before but not for years, such a pleasure to learn about and meet these amazing little horses! The briefing was informative and put across so positively, our pick up was prompt and courteous. We were...More

Thank Karen A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not as complicated as it sounds. I am afraid of horseback riding but I did this, and I don't regret it at all. It is such a unique experience riding the horse through the volcanic landscape and pseudo craters. No experience needed! Would I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was absolutely fantastic!!!! They supply pick-up at your hotel or guesthouse included. Begga Rust CEO/guide was informative and very personable throughout. She took time to educate for an enhanced experience. Horses are selected for guest based on your riding experience. During the ride Begga...More

Thank Carol D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot rant and rave enough about Islenski Hesturinn. I booked a few months in advance and it was wonderfully easy. They picked us up right from our hotel, took us out to the stables, and then dropped us off back at the hotel. The...More

Thank krauscher
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Islenski Hesturinn and riding an Icelandic horse was one of the highlights of our 7 day trip to Iceland. Begga was recommended to us by many - including people who had worked there. All of them couldn't say enough good things about the treatment...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide Salka was the best. She was funny, experienced and her joy for horses is apparent. Three of the four of our group had no no riding experience and Salka didn’t bat an eye. We had a blast. The company was really accommodating as...More

Thank KatieD06
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I requested this excursion at the last minute...literally an hour before the experience began. I spoke with Sveinn who promptly arrived at our hotel to collect myself and my son (this trip was his 19th birthday present) The stables and horses are very well loved...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really loved the ride with them! I am a more experienced rider and it was always my dream to ride on iceland horses once in my life in iceland. I was travelling with a friend without experiences in horseback riding, so i was a...More

Thank Lisa H
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HERBERT D
February 12, 2018|
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Response from Luv2travel725 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with other responses. Email them and ask but I don’t think they will allow it. Good luck!
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Jemma H
January 15, 2018|
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there were first time riders in our group.....our 35 year old son being one of them. He did just fine. It may be a bit scary at first for some new riders, but the horses are exceptionally sweet and they do give you a LONG... More
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