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Islenski Hesturinn, The Icelandic Horse - Riding Tours

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Address: Surtlugata 3 | Fjarborg, Reykjavik, Iceland
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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 riding experience

We chose the 9.30 morning ride through the lava rocks. You can pay cash or by card when you get there. This was a really great riding experience, especially for those with little... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2015
Atanone
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Bergen, Norway
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Bergen, Norway
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26 reviews
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Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We chose the 9.30 morning ride through the lava rocks. You can pay cash or by card when you get there. This was a really great riding experience, especially for those with little experience, because our guide Inga took her time first to ask about our riding experience to choose which horses the rest of the staff should saddle. She... More 

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Thank Atanone
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 7, 2015

Begga has such an effervescent personality and she and her husband were kind and helpful. They take care to make sure everyone has a good and safe experience. The horses were wonderful and we appreciated the background on the history of the horses, the geology of the local landscape.

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Thank Valerie L
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Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Only good things to say. The staff was friendly, professional, safe, and engaging. They catered to all levels of riding and gave clear instruction. The horses are well taken care of and the riding grounds are stunning. Reasonably priced. Bonus: they pick you up from your hotel!

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Sydney
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Such a great way to experience a different part of Iceland. Not a long drive out of Reykjavik but feels like you're in the wilderness. The tour guides were great and you could tell they loved their horses. A definite must do if you love horse riding!

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Thank dood1989
Reykjavik, Iceland
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2015

I went on an evening tour with Íslenski Hesturinn. I'm a semi-experienced rider, and I was with a friend that has no experience with horses. We both had a wonderful time. The introduction before the tour was great, so we felt safe and we were obviously in very good hands. I highly recommend this company.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a lovely tour that is good for all levels of riders. I had never been on a horse before, and was nervous about being the weak link in the group. Begga (the owner) is fantastic and quickly put my mind at ease. There is a reason this attraction gets so many good reviews, and it is well deserved!

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London
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

This was my first time riding any horse and I was especially lucky to learn on beautiful icelandic horses. I've never seen them before and they are incredibly cute, kind and warm creatures. They are shorter and smaller than conventional horses which I liked since I'm short. However I still needed a little help climbing onto my horse as I... More 

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Carrollton, Georgia
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

It was great, finally got to do the Tölt. Even inexperienced riders were able to Tölt. The horses were very well mannered, even for children. Next time I will do a longer tour.

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Thank Ev M
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Excellent experience. Begga is such a JOYFUL person and it was wonderful to see her passion for her country and the wonderful Icelandic horses. We rode through beautiful landscape and got to experience the gait of the Icelandic horse....so much fun!! I highly recommend this tour!

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very easy to get to from Reykjavik centre. Begga (the owner) was extremely passionate about these unique Icelandic horses. I can't say a lot that hasn't already been said in other reviews, other than to reinforce this is a wonderful, worthwhile trip.

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