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Eld Hestar Horseback Tours

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810 Hverageroi | Vollum, Hveragerdi, Iceland
+354 480 4800
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I do not recommend this clownfiesta.

We made the reservation over phone, they told us over the phone that we would get full riding... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eegle5
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Kopavogur, Iceland
Caters to all ages and horsemanship experience levels

If you want to sample a bit of the real Iceland, Eld Hestar is a great choice. We booked only the... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2018
S E W
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Clinton, Washington
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810 Hverageroi | Vollum, Hveragerdi, Iceland
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+354 480 4800
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"an experienced rider"
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"icelandic horses"
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"heritage tour"
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"riding tour"
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"full day tour"
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"hour ride"
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"complete beginner"
in 3 reviews
"lava fields"
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"hot springs"
in 14 reviews
"longer ride"
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"clear sky"
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"wonderful ride"
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"beautiful horses"
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"different levels"
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"friendly horses"
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"northern lights tour"
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"small group"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made the reservation over phone, they told us over the phone that we would get full riding equipment (gloves, boots, overalls and helmets) The overalls where in bad condition, ripped and torn. The gloves we where told to choose from where apparently gloves that...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

If you want to sample a bit of the real Iceland, Eld Hestar is a great choice. We booked only the one-hour tour for three adults and a five-year-old but had a full experience. The guide led our five-year-old on his horse, but he had...More

Thank S E W
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Helga G, Front Office Manager at Eld Hestar Horseback Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Dear S E W, Thanks so much for your review. I’m delighted you found that booking a riding tour at Eldhestar was the right decision and you and your family had such a good time. We trust you will all enjoy the rest of your...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

We decided last minute to book this trip, and I was happy that there were plenty of riding tour options available. Our tour included pick up and return to our hostel, and the bus was on time which was great. We did the Heritage Tour,...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

As an experienced rider I am ALWAYS looking to ride when I travel but so often the rides are not catered to different levels and I end up on a brain-dead robot in a line with 14 other people. Not at all what I want....More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

We had not booked a tour ahead of time because we were unsure of the weather. I had done some research and knew the approximate location of the stable; so when we just happened to be driving by as they weather started to cooperate we...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

While I am not really a “horse person”, I enjoyed our stop here as part of our Golden Circle tour which provided an opportunity to learn about this important part of the Icelandic culture such as how Icelandic horses are among the purest breeds of...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Pick up was on time. As it was raining we got some raingear at the stable, which was really good. Our guide Maria was great, very chearfull and friendly. We were only six riders, which made for a good group size. Maria explained everything about...More

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infoM641UZ, Reception at Eld Hestar Horseback Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Dear Apollon78, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We truly appreciate your feedback and are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour! We hope you can come and ride with us again in the future, Tammy

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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

I did a long outdoor adventure trip 👍but day trips or short trouser worth it. These are remarkable horses, for a day, week or more!!

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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

We did the horse riding and hot spring full day tour in February so we expected and dressed for the cold. I had a thick bottom base layer and gortex wind/waterproof pants. On top I had a medium base, fleece, 800 fill down vest and...More

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Marianne G, Public Relations Manager at Eld Hestar Horseback Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Dear Wesley, Thank you for taking the time for this review, we are sorry that you are unhappy with your experience at Eldhestar. The day you visited us was indeed very cold with temperatures just below zero and strong wind. However, these are typical weather...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

My sister and I booked onto the heritage tour and we loved it. From pick up to the riding it was very well organised and everyone was very friendly and helpful. They were very good at catering for all abilities and made sure the experienced...More

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Michael D. H
May 28, 2017|
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Response from Sigrún A |
Hi are you using eldhestar.is ? and here you can contact them: Tel: +354 480 4800 · E-mail: info@eldhestar.is Hope this helps :)
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Natalie E
June 20, 2016|
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Response from SeacoastSally | Reviewed this property |
I haven't personally, just a day ride (and loved it) but I know others who have done it. They recommend it if you have experience riding. You spend a lot of time on the horses, obviously, and you're exposed to more elements... More
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Kristin1212
May 16, 2016|
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Response from charlie m | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but the Icelandic horses are a very gentle breed.
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