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Eldhestar Private Day Tours

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Address: Vollum Olfusi, Hveragerdi, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 480 4800
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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great half day

Warm welcome from the bus driver. Took about 40 mins drive. Arrived at destination. I would reccommend borrowing all protective gear as we got very dirty and it was not made clear... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2017
debbie h
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our 5 night stay this was the best activity we had during this stay. Even though the weather was the worst, rain and wind up to 20m/s, both the guides and the horses did amazing. Extra thanks to Elise, you're the best.

Thank Linus S
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide Elise was patient and forgiving as a small group of mostly beginners mounted these magnificent creatures for our tour. Our steeds forged the river and sampled the grass when we stopped for photos. We saw several species of birds, a herd of range horses, and some quaint landscapes. A two-hour booking (Heritage tour) was a perfect interval for... More 

Thank Jason C
Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have dreamed of riding an Icelandic Horse since I was a teenager, so you can imagine my excitement when I finally booked my trip and the Hot Springs Tour. It was my one day to ride by myself, as my kids were too young. So I was to be picked up at my hotel. I saw the bus arrive... More 

Thank XaineB
Marianne G, Public Relations Manager at Eldhestar Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Xaine, Thank you for you review. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment that you experienced with Eldhestar has caused you. As this incident happened in summer 2016 it is very difficult to find out what exactly happened and address this matter with the staff members in charge, who might have been temporary summer employees. Because of our... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

me my bf and 2 friends booked a day tour that included riding the horse and hiking in the valley close by. the bus of the company came to pick us up at 08:00 at our guest house cause we chose that option, drove all the way to the farm outside Reykjavik where there were expert instructors waiting for us.they... More 

Thank Viole V
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the most amazing time on the Northern Lights Grand Tour. I travelled solo and was lucky to be in a group with 6 other lovely girls, 2 of whom were doing the shorter version of the tour. I upgraded my accommodation to the hotel. The room was very spacious, comfortable and warm and considering it was on the... More 

Thank Lorraine W
Annapolis, Maryland
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

As a lifelong equestrian I've learned not to expect much when riding on a tour w mixed experience levels. But Eldhestar was perfect. With 2 girls 11 and 9, who have 3 years of riding experience, everyone had a great time. First we crossed a river up to the horses belly. Fun! Then started to tolt (a unique gait to... More 

Thank pframe231
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Although we had a good time overall, we were extremely disappointed in our guide. She gave us very little information on what we needed to do and would then become upset with us when we weren't ready. For example, between activities, we were given time for lunch but not really told what we needed to prepare or whether we would... More 

1 Thank Kathy C
Jacksonville, Florida
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166 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

We booked a morning ride with a hotel pick-up. The 30 minute ride was pleasant enough with some nice scenery along the way. At the riding center people were divided by experience and a horse was selected for them. We were give instructions on starting, stopping, turning and getting up to trot or faster. The horses are special and the... More 

Thank Russell B
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

We went on the hot springs tour with Karin who was very knowledgable and would stop every now and again to tell us about the history of the area. We had a group of four, two beginners and two experienced but that didn't matter as the majority of the ride was in walk or tolt and gave you time to... More 

Thank Aero1902
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Warm welcome from the bus driver. Took about 40 mins drive. Arrived at destination. I would reccommend borrowing all protective gear as we got very dirty and it was not made clear that we would. Great calm horses even for the beginners. 2 hours went fast with information along the way. It would have been better if more info was... More 

Thank debbie h

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