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Islenski Hesturinn, The Icelandic Horse - Riding Tours

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Address: Surtlugata 3 | Fjarborg, Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 434 7979
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The horse rental in Reykjavík, Iceland. Small family firm with personal...

The horse rental in Reykjavík, Iceland. Small family firm with personal service.

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Great afternoon

My husband and I signed up for an afternoon tour . I was very nervous as I had no experience with horses. I am so glad I didn't change my mind about this as we had a great time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Oakville, Canada
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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I signed up for an afternoon tour . I was very nervous as I had no experience with horses. I am so glad I didn't change my mind about this as we had a great time. Everything from start to finish was wonderful. We had enough instruction before meeting our horses that I felt comfortable. They provide... More 

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Gillette, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful time despite the rain. Even though I was wearing my boots and rain gear, I opted to wear the rain pants and jacket, gloves, and boots that they offered. I'm glad I did because it gets a bit dirty splashing through puddles and mud. Dress warm, and bring an extra pair of socks for after the ride.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Highly recommended to a beginner like me! Since I had zero experience with horse riding before, I found the Icelandic horse was really calm and easy going to a beginner like me. I had a wonderful day in the rain enjoy going along with a big group of skillful riders without feeling shame or left lone. Now I am seriously... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't ride horses much but loved riding them growing up. So when I travel I take the opportunity to horse back ride if possible. Islenski Hesturinn was a great place to happen on. They are very safety oriented. Perhaps they spent a bit more time teaching the verbal cues a body positions of riding, but they did a nice... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've taken formal lessons and been on many trail rides, and I have to say this was one of the most professionally handled riding experiences I've ever had. I easily booked online through the company's website and the clearly marked van picked us up right on time. The barn is only about 15 minutes outside of the city proper, followed... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our horseback riding while in Iceland. We were paired up with horses that matched our riding experience. The host spent time at the beginning to ensure everyone was comfortable and was aware of what to expect and how to handle the horses. The horses (or at least) was very easy to handle. The ride took us along... More 

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Berlin, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Begga was a wonderful (and hilarious) guide to Icelandic horses and the Icelandic landscape. The horses are extremely laid back and fun, and the landscape is SO MUCH BETTER on horseback than driving by on a bus. I felt like I was riding through a picture. When I tell people about our trip, the horses are always my favorite part... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic experience. The horses were so friendly and felt so safe. I had never experienced the Tolte before and I loved it. Begga was amazing - she taught us the aids and was very safety conscious. The countryside was beautiful making the overall experience one to remember. This will be my first stop the next time I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been looking at doing a similar tour through another company, but saw many negative reviews. Decided to look elsewhere and found these guys, the top ranked tour. Made sense as to why. The owner/guide was very friendly and ensured everyone was comfortable and had fun, regardless of skill. Recommended for beginners and experienced riders.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was one of the main highlights of our trip! The guides were extremely helpful and made the introduction humorous and informative for both experienced riders and first-timers. The horses were kind, spunky and adorable. We were provided with riding boots and helmets and they even took pictures for us. Honestly, we just wished the tour was a bit... More 

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