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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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A Quintessential Icelandic Experience

Begga is a riot, and she and her staff were absolutely fantastic. We did the Volcanic Landscape Tour which was nice and informative, but the horses really make the whole... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Begga is a riot, and she and her staff were absolutely fantastic. We did the Volcanic Landscape Tour which was nice and informative, but the horses really make the whole experience. They are gentle and happily follow each other so not much steering is required. The tolt is very easy on the body when you get it right; just listen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent wonderful time with grand daughters 12 &14. Very thorough and well presented introduction and instructions by Begga. Everyone feels very comfortable before meeting the horses. Than each person is carefully placed with the right horse for their karma it seemed. The ride was other worldly and the instructors were patient and knowledgeable. Will sleep well as its a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had not been horseback riding in a while and are novices. The instructions were clear, thorough and friendly. The scenery was beautiful. A definite must do for older children and adults.

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East Lothian, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful way to spend a few hours in Iceland. Begga Rist (The owner) is so full of playful fun and enthusiasm that she puts everyone at ease instantly. Using a large milk churn she shows how to hold the reins and position yourself when riding Icelandic horses which is useful for both novices and experienced riders. Begga is an outstanding... More 

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Sonoma County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great time! I loved that the staff made sure to include instruction before the ride, as many of the riders were inexperienced. The staff was lovely and knowledgable(:

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this ride with islandic horse in very nice lava scenery. Bekka's passion for the horses is great. We had no experience with horse riding but the explanation and guides set you quickly at ease

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Becca - our host - was really fun and entertaining. She has a wonderful personality and kept us smiling the entire time and made sure everything was perfect. The horses were easy-going and accessible to beginner riders, and the tour was nice and long - we were riding for well over an hour. This would definitely by one of my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent 10 days touring Iceland and couldn't really do without at least one close up experience with the unique 5 gaited Icelandic horses. Islenski Hesturinn was an absolute hit! I spent a truly amazing morning with Begga and her staff, both two and four-legged. Begga herself is super competent, has a great sense of humor and managed to make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just would like a moment to give this company our best endorsement. If you are thinking of going horseback riding in Iceland, this is the place. We had a very nice time and were pleasantly surprised to learn so much about the horses. Bagga was incredibly informative, enthusiastic, and personable. It is clear that the horses are incredibly well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely LOVED this! I specifically got a Trip Advisor account just so I could write this review because this place is awesome. The owner, Begga, is fantastic. She is one of the sweetest people and you can see her true passion for these horses. I haven't ridden a horse for years and years, so I was nervous, but once... More 

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