Nupshestar

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Nupshestar – Riding Tours offer a horse rental and horse riding tours in South Iceland. In offer are short riding tours and a few days riding tours in Thjorsa Valley. We welcome any kind of experience riders. We also offer custom tours for all kind of groups.
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Breidanes, Selfoss 801 Iceland
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Ronja S
11 contributions
Friends
Elwira and Svenni made our dream, to ride on a horseback in Iceland, come true and even more!

The horses are fantastic, calm but really powerfull and absolutely beautiful and lovely, in and outside! You will be asked which kind you prefer, so there is the perfect horse for experienced riders which want speed, as for beginners, which want to start slowly. Elwira also is so kind and considers,if possible, your favorite horse when you fall in love, so you can ride it again :)

We've rode the completely NEW 6 days around Hekla Tour and the landscape was phenomenal and breathtaking, words can truly not describe what we saw. I will remember the diversity like the Highland mountains, lava fields and beautiful strong rivers for a lifetime. We've rode with free running horses and this is pure freedom and magic. Highly recommend this new tour!

The food, oh my god ,the food was always amazing and we really looked forward to it everyday :D You have always a choice of soo many different options, so you will always enjoy the food,which is all delicious. I am Lactose intolerant and Elwira was so amazing and kind to me. She always prepared separate food for me, so that I could really relax and have had a perfect meal too. She've never get tired to offer me my special Lactose free snacks for the Tours,it was so kind and they all taste perfect. So just let her know in advance if you have a special diet and she will really consider and make you happy.

The team in general is so lovely and nice,we had the best time with them and we will always remember our perfect funny party time with singing icelandic songs, all of this made it so special to us. You really want to be a member of the nupshestar team. Our Rider Team was the best and funniest team we've could imagine and trough the fantastic atmosphere we really became friends. Precious!

Long story short : If you' re thinking about goingt there,dont hesitate,do it!
You will not regret I promise you!

We will definitely come back!
It's already on our wishlist :)

Sending love to the nupshestar team

See you hopefully soon!

Greetings Ronja & Selina
Written August 3, 2022
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Mike K
Helsinki, Finland7 contributions
So we came to Nuphestar after comparing many different options in Iceland. We were a group of 5 from a mix of countries, Finland, Australia and Luxemborg, only one of us had experience riding horses.

The reason we chose Nuphestar initially was because after emailing many locations and asking some questions, the response we received from Nuphestar was the best. The lady writing the emails was very kind, and very flexible which was great as we were arriving from another city some hours away. She was willing to offer a ride tailored specifically to our needs!

When we arrived we were quickly welcomed and the staff were very friendly. It didn't take long for us to have an introduction to the horses, their names, and given equipment (like helmets and raincoats) and information on how to ride. A nice touch was that we took several extra horses with us so we could try multiple different horses and give them a rest, which comfortably trotted alongside us as we rode the "horse highways." It was a funny experience to be riding a horse for the first time and also be leading two others. The horses were very calm and friendly, I quickly felt comfortable despite never having ridden a horse.

We took a five hour ride where we got to cross rivers, climb hills, and see some great river rapids.

The two staff, Maddie and Andrea, who led the tour were incredible. They gave us tips, kept us talking, and told us some history about Iceland as we rode along. Along the ride they also made sure we stayed positive and happy. I have rarely met staff that were as positive and bouncy as these two were, which made the ride greatly enjoyable.

Along the ride we got to experience the many gaits Icelandic horses are a capable of, including the famous "tölt" which only Icelandic horses are capable. The more bold of us got to try the canter and "Flying" pace, which is similar to a gallop.

The ride also included a lunch which was great, as riding can have you build up quite an appetite, the lunch was quite nice and Nuphestar was nice enough to accommodate some of the specific dietary needs of the group.

When we returned to the stables we got a nice hot chocolate to warm us up and a small snack, which was greatly appreciated after several hours of riding, which at times became quite chilly. The staff at the stable debriefed us and asked how we enjoyed it and again kept us chatting.

I would highly recommend to choose Nuphestar for the amazing experience they provided. The horses were great, and the staff were the best. Which is what really made it an excellent choice for us.

5/5 I would go to the same place again.
Written August 31, 2020
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Árni J
Reykjavik, Iceland47 contributions
Family
Went to Núpshestar with my 7year old wich dreams of horses and she or I where not dissapointed.
Very nice welcome and the ride was great.
Along the river and great landscape had my girl smiling all day.
The guide Andrea was great answearing every question a 7year old can dream up.
Ended up after 2 hours wich is in my opinium is minimum getting the horses clean and ready for rest..
Great ride and great service😁
Written July 27, 2020
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Laura H
Irvine, CA79 contributions
Family
If you love riding I cannot recommend this tour company enough. Family-owned and operated by Elwira & Sveinn (and their amazing crew), our ride around Hekla volcano was magical and unforgettable. Every detail was carefully planned out for the benefit of the guests. Part of a small international group of riders, I rode with my young daughter (we both have
Icelandics experience) and loved how each horse was perfectly matched to our skill level and preferences. Definitely challenging, lots of tölting and galloping through majestic lava landscapes and scenic grasslands. So much team building. The homemade meals just made the days that much more enjoyable. No matter the riding skill, they have a horse for you. We come to Iceland annually and can’t wait to do another tour - so that should tell you everything. Takk fyrir Núpshestar!
Written July 22, 2022
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VerenaDresen
Innsbruck, Austria20 contributions
The best horse farm in Iceland. Our inquiry by email was answered immediately and very friendly. On the booked tour we were all alone and it was perfectly suited to us. Elvira was super friendly and explained everything to us. The horses are well trained. Everything is clean and tidy. We will come back next year and then for the 6-day tour.
Best riding experience in Iceland. We enjoyed it very much.
Written September 14, 2020
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Robyn
Morgantown, WV3 contributions
Family
This is a must do in Iceland! This farm is run by a wonderful family. They care greatly for their horses, which are amazingly gentle. The guides are knowledgeable about both the horses and the landscape. You will learn about the culture, history, and environment of Iceland.
Written August 7, 2019
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Nathalie
Lausanne, Switzerland4 contributions
Couples
As an experienced rider I was careful to look for a place where I'd be sure horses would be well-treated and happy: this this was it. Beautiful horses, a kind and very helpful guide, amazing landscapes along the river Þjórsá - Nupshestar really is the perfect place to try icelandic horse riding, whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider. I had so much fun tölting and galloping in the fields - thanks for this awesome experience, I'll definitely be back for a longer tour!!
Written July 16, 2019
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travelwithkids2017
Oxford, UK20 contributions
Family
Booked a two hour ride with Elwira by email before we arrived in Iceland. Very easy to arrange - excellent communication.

When I booked the tour I wasn't sure if we would be riding with others but it was just us which was great. Others arrived and went with different guides. Our guide (Alice) was great, particularly with my girls as one was a bit nervous. Beautiful countryside and a small river crossing. The horses were all very good natured and placid. Alice also took a load of photo's which was appreciated. Would definitely recommend.
Written August 30, 2017
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breninkenya
Ringwood, UK68 contributions
Friends
A friend and I had a lovely two hour hack here, my first on an Icelandic horse. I loved trying the tolt, and my friend (a non rider) tried it too and felt very safe. Great guide and friendly owners. Happy horses who looked well looked after. Very good value compared to other local options too. Really recommended.
Written July 20, 2017
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Sigurgísli P
3 contributions
Friends
My girlfriend and I went on a six-day tour with Nupshestar and we had a fantastic experience. The trip was well planned from beginning to end and the staff made the week an unforgettable memory for us. Our group consisted of riders with different experience levels which was no problem as the staff carefully selected the right horses for each rider every day and made sure that everybody was enjoying the ride and their horse. During this trip, we were riding both with hand horses and free running horses, which made the trip even more exciting.

The food was excellent and needs to be mentioned. Every day started with a big breakfast buffet that would make many hotels look bad and then everybody packed their lunch-pack according to their own preference. After each day of riding we arrived at the cabins where we would sleep, there we were served a traditional Icelandic dinner buffet with new variations every day, a great journey for the taste buds.

We highly recommend this trip and we will definitely choose Nupshestar for our next trip.
Written July 2, 2017
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