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Hella, Iceland
About Hestheimar
Hestheimar is a horse farm located in South Iceland between the towns: Selfoss and Hella - only 3 km from the ring road and 1 hour's drive from Reykjavik. Hestheimar offers 1-5 hours riding tours in the astonishing nature surrounding the farm. Our horses are well educated and we have horses for both beginners and experienced riders. All Hestheimar's riding tours are private and we specialise in rides for small groups - but we also have the capacity to welcome bigger groups. Departure times depend upon our guests' wishes, we are very flexible. We provide helmets and you will have a chance to get to know your horse in our riding hall before we leave for our ride - riding instructions will be provided if needed. In the winter season we offer our visitors coffee, tea or hot chocolate in our cozy stable after the ride. Plenty of toilettes are on the premises. Hestheimar offers riding tours all year - we look forward to hear from you!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to take a vacation to Iceland for our honeymoon. We had previously been on a few horse rides back home in America so we decided it would be fun to book a 2 hour riding tour at Hestheimar, and just...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I had a tour here in July and it was all around a great experience. I took my two children with me (9 and 13 years old) and my mother in-law as well. The staff took great care of us and made...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank MarieA12417
Reviewed June 6, 2019

I visited Hestheimar farms unannounced and was delightfully surprised at their willingness to accommodate me. Sistina the trainer even allowed me to borrow her boots! I only had a little time so we went on over a trail ride through the pastures and up to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Shellene11
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

We did the one hour riding tour and I definitely wish I had worn leggings under my pants, the wind wipped through them and my legs were frozen by the end of the ride so dress warmer than you think!! But the staff was niceand...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wonderwander4
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

With about 200 horses, the staff at Hestheimar are good at finding one that suits your needs, which they did for us. Beautiful surroundings and nice horses gave us a day we wont forget anytime soon!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chipsohoej13
Reviewed September 29, 2018

We stayed at the guest house just above the stable and was able to watch the horses for a few days before our ride. We went on a four hour ride that went through a canyon and around two lakes. I'm a novice at horse...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stina75WA
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Went in for a 1 hr tour since this place was nearby where we were staying. There were 6 of us in our family and it was just us on the tour. Girl leading us was not very friendly or talkative. She was only working...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kiwizoe
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

This horse riding place demonstrates a poorly run, unprofessional money making organisation. The countryside & river crossing made a beautiful outlook for our leisurely ride. The horses were lovely natured. The problem was with the human staff, they weren’t good in explaining the procedures, the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Australialynx
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Horses and guides were really friendly. Two 2h and one 1h rides in three days. Wonderfull landscape and lots of horse fun for our girls. Anytime again!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alexhandel
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We booked a riding tour for the entire family incl. our 7-years-old daughter and 4-years-old son, and had a blast. It was such a great experience to see our kids so happy and independent on their horses. The 60 minutes went by so quick. Definitely...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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January 30, 2018|
Response from zofijaanna_m |
Hi! The email address is hestheimar@hestheimar.is :)
Hestheimar offers pick up and drop off at hotels in the vicinity for 1-14 persons, in areas further away, it has to be a minimum of 4 persons, extra fee is charged for this service. All Hestheimar´s riding tours are private and we go with 1-30 riders at a time. Departure times depend upon our guests´ wishes, we are very flexible. Hestheimar riding tours provide warm overalls, riding trousers and jackets, helmets and gloves. After each riding tour, guests are offered, free of charge, warm cocoa, tea or coffee, served with home baked pastry. Plenty of toilettes are on the premises. In the stables we have our stable cat, called, Tía, which often has kittens. Hestheimar offers riding tours all year. Hestheimar offers Stable visits for small and big groups all year. In Iceland it is always best to dress warmly and in layers.
December 10, 2015|
Response from sunhaws |
Hello. I just booked a room at Hestheimar through a third-party website, and am interested in booking some riding as well. But I can't get the official Hestheimar website to load, so I'm not sure how to book the riding? Can... More
August 20, 2015|
Response from Hestheimar851 | Property representative |
Hallo :) We are so sorry to hear that you were not pleased. We have a good selection of horses here in Hestheimar, for all riders, among them competition horses. Also our riding tracks are very popular, among them the one... More