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Tine Kjær
6 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
We went for a 2 hour horseback riding trip. It was windy but there overalls kept us warm. Beautiful nature and quiet! We definitely recommend this place but be careful the last 5km to the farm had very icy roads
Written February 20, 2022
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Chris T
Edinburgh, UK5 contributions
Jan 2020
Despite the snowstom which kept mere mortals indoors, the guide was fantasic and was more than happy to take my 14 year old daughter out for a trek. Wrapped up well, off they went into the blizzard (seriously) while I stayed back and drank coffee and ate their cookies. (I am allergic to horses so don't ride). One hour later they returned looking slightly disshevelled (to me at least) but very, very happy to have toltted and galloped across the white stuff - even met a group of horses who were keen to say hello - before eventually heading back beaming from ear to ear. To say my daughter loved it is an understatement!!! Thanks a million - you don't get the chance to do this very often, certainly not back home in sunny Scotland. Thankfully the surrounding roads had not been closed off due to the snowstorm and we made it back to the hotel.
Written January 4, 2020
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Rosalia
6 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
My and my friend booked the trip and I was a little scared as I never rode before. We got picked up from our hotel by 2 lovely guides- Danish ladies,which was helpful as we didn't need to worry about transportation and could enjoy the whole experience. Once we arrived we received protective gear and they helped up getting on the horses and gave us instructions. The horses were absolutely amazing! My little Biggie was such a sweetheart and even though I never done it before I felt safe and enjoyed the beautiful tril.Both guides were extremely helpful and kept checking on us to ensure we are ok and we even stopped for pictures. It was an over 2 hours trip and I was absolutely frozen and never felt such cold in my life but all worth it ! On return we got to spend some more time with the horses and received hot beverages to warm up. Overall the experience is worth the money and it's just gotta be done !
Written January 23, 2020
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edwin j
2 contributions
May 2022 • Family
What a fun experience! Our guide welcomed us promptly, reviewed instructions and matched us up perfectly based on our riding experience. She was kind and engaging throughout the ride. The paddock and pasture are in great shape and the horses are well cared for. They are gentle, full of personality and trained well. It was one of the best rides we’ve been on and hope to come back!
Written May 31, 2022
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Julie S
2 contributions
Mar 2021 • Solo
Best place for a horse riding tour by the moutain. From beginner to experienced rider, they choose the horse who fits you the best and the guide is taking good care of you. Family company, with wonderfull owners. I Fully recommend it.
Written March 3, 2021
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Keith D
7 contributions
Jan 2020
My wife and I have never ridden before, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience of riding on Icelandic Horses. Apparently the Icelandic Horse differs from other horses around the world.

Our guide, Bailey, was very experienced, kind and patient and gave us good tuition and support. Our ride lasted for an hour and we trekked across the snow covered fields which surround the stables.

After the ride there was time for hot chocolate and biscuits.

A excellent experience.
Written February 5, 2020
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Jen
Mexico City, Mexico178 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
My friends and I had a great experience during the one hour Icelandic horseback riding tour. We went around the mountains and saw some beautiful views. The horses were lovely and a joy to ride with. Our guide Amanda was very friendly and informative. She was able to teach us how to control the horses to ensure a smooth ride during the entire experience. The prices were average and well worth it. We didn’t book in advance so luckily they were able to accommodate my group of 5. I would definitely recommend this horseback riding experience in Iceland. You won’t get to see these beautiful horses anywhere else.
Written February 24, 2020
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Vivek S
0 contributions
Jun 2012 • Family
We just returned from a very nice ride experience, but it was tainted at the end. The hosts were good, and they matches horses very well for our experience levels. However, about 2/3 of the way into the 3 hour tour, one of the hosts received a phone call from home base, and shortly thereafter suggested we turn around early, without providing a reason. After we returned, it turned out that a big group was coming in, and they wanted the horses. Of course, none of this was mentioned to us, and we didn't receive a discount, considering we only received a 2 hour ride rather than a 3 hour ride.

Therefore, overall - I'm afraid I'm unable to give this a higher rating; much as the ride was excellent, this sort of bait-and-switch is unacceptable, whatever the circumstances.
Written June 25, 2012
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Nicoletta201609
London, UK6 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Guides were very unfriendly - they didn't even asked our names - and you feel it they do the same tour all over again and they do it only for getting their day pay.
The walk is outside the city but very closed to cars and electricity poles, the scenery was very poor in comparison to the rest of Iceland.
One of the horse got injured during our walk instead to be walked home, he was ride home.
Even if they have been told that I was an experienced horse rider, I've been treated as someone never been in a horse, this was very frustrating and left me with a very bad mood.
I hate when the guides to explain to new riders out to stop to beginners they just told them to pull their reins, this shows no respect to the horses as we know how much unexperienced can just hold on the reins and hurt horses.
Overall a terrible experience that I would not recommend to anyone, it doesn't worth the money at all.
The only positive note the Icelandic horses were very beautiful and in a good heath.
Written August 29, 2017
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Megan W
1 contribution
Aug 2016 • Solo
Or any other horse farm except this one. I have riden a lot (3rd place at world championships to back that up) and ridden gaited horses including icelandics a fair amount. I told them my experience level and background but stated i was there for enjoyment and wanted a nice horse with a nice tölt as riding that gait on the beach was my only reason for booking tour. We were given maybe a grand 3 to 5 minutes to try it on the beach that was it. And the horse i was given did NOT tölt. I have had no problem gettin any other icelandic horses i have ridden even ones that were very green under saddle to do this gait. The guides horse seemed to do this wonderfully and was the horse i thought i was riding as the dark bay horse i was forced to ride even in the paddock i did not feel comfortable with him and told them so. The owner picked me up as i had multiple injuries by this horse and reckless guide. She said saddle was fine and was not too loose great so why did i have to bail when the saddle started to slide down and under the horse? Horse people know that means the saddle was too loose! Non horse people even can fogure that out! It would have happe ed more frequently too had i not adjusted saddle multiple times during ride. At one point their horses took off without the guide warning me so i had to deal with settling mine down.... Only to then quickly find us lost in an open field with them no where in sight. Horse refused at every puddle putting me in the mud once. Would have been more if i was a more inexperienced rider.

Guy picks me up says he is the owner.... Really just found out he is only the stable manager. Said we would give me a refund or put me on a different ride or discuss how to make this up to me. He left before discussing it with me. Real owner who drives tbe buses (not well...bi have video that shows 5 red lights he ran- illegal in every country btw). Drives dangerously. I demanded out of the car he was driving out of reckless anger and i was not goimg to risk my life would have preferedtaxi or walkimg but he literally acted like a 3 year old- covering his ears or turning music up when i spoke to him, making threats to me, said he was owner then said he wasnt (i took screenshots of the webpage i found that finally list his name which he refused to give me and his title of owner). He had no sympathy no interest in correcting problem. Yes its a dangerous activity but they needed to file an incident report and at least twlling me where i could take a cab to an emergency hospital would have been the least they could do. Have concusion, neck pain and spasm, shoulder pain, calf pain etc still from their neglect. Next time i will only ride with ishestar as they gave me multiple wonderful riding experiences in the past. Thought itd be cool to see a new area but when the guide and the other girl on the ride with me were friends they left me and so i learned nothing about the interesting landscape around me. Also the guide kept amoking cigarettes which i am allergic to and i believe that is what has triggered this bad sinus infection and asthma flare ive been going through.
Written August 21, 2016
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