Lýtingsstadir Riding Tours

Lýtingsstadir Riding Tours

Lýtingsstadir Riding Tours
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FarmsHistory MuseumsHorseback Riding Tours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Lýtingsstadir offers short and long riding tours, lasting from one hour up to day tours and week long tours. The short tours suit beginners and experiences riders. Week long tours only for experienced riders. Long riding tours depart only during the summer month, short tours all year around. Riding holidays are provided on the farm all year round. Guests can rent one of the cottages for self catering and take part on riding tours. This option suits well for families and couples. The newest attraction is The Old Stable, made from turf. It displays how horses were kept in the old days. Guided tours along with the popular Horses&Heritage presentation can be booked. Lýtingsstadir is authorized by the Icelandic Tourist Board since the year 2000. Lýtingsstadir is one of three farms participating in the concept "The Icelandic Farm Animals".
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sabine and Felix
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Our kids took a one hour riding tour, and it was a great experience for them.
Their nice guide Mathilde took great care of them.
Thank you very much, we are continuing our travels now with two happy girls. We would definitely book this tour again - next time then for two hours ☺️
Written July 17, 2023
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Thank your for your visit and your great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time and that the girls were so happy with the ride!
Written September 27, 2023
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SophieBlue09
Payson, AZ2,605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Going on the "Horses and Heritage" tour was the most moving and memorable experience my husband and I did during our 17 days in Iceland! When we arrived with our fantastic tour guide, Lilia, we were warmly welcomed by the family farm's owners: Sveinn and Evelyn. Evelyn then walked with us to "The Old Stable" that she had built by a local expert in the traditional turf manner and filled with antique tools and equipment. Two friendly horses were in there as well. We also saw another traditional turf structure that was used as a holding pen for horses. Evelyn has a fascinating story to tell every step of the way and answered all of our questions about Icelandic horses and farming in Iceland. Next we took an hour-long trail ride on gentle Icelandic horses with our guide, Stephanie, who was very personable and knowledgeable. We even crossed a shallow stream and saw how sure-footed these horses are! When we returned, Evelyn had soft drinks and trays of delicious home-baked snacks for us in another building. Evelyn played a wonderful video on the Icelandic horses -- past and present. The time just flew by and throughout, we were learning so much about these amazing horses and how Evelyn opened up a working farm to become an extraordinary experience for others to understand and enjoy.
Written July 15, 2017
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Many thanks for your excellent review Sophie. It was a pleasure to welcome you on our farm for the Horses&Heritage program and a great feed back like yours is a big thank you for the work and passion we put into our project. All the best to both of you!
Written July 31, 2017
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Szilvi K
Den Bosch, The Netherlands25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
I participated in this year's "Saga Tour", a 6-day tour that includes daily horseback rides, including a two-day riding tour with a night in a cabin. Evelyn (our tour leader and the stable's owner) was a gracious host and knows A LOT about the valley (Sagafjordur), which also made this trip very educational. The horses were all friendly and pleasant to ride, most of them effortlessly switching to the famous "Tolt" gait when the pace warranted it. Along with the gorgeous views, this made all rides fun.
I would highly recommend the trips offered at Lytingsstadir if you're looking for the true Icelandic experience. In June (when I visited), the weather was chillier than in mainland Europe at the time, but mostly pleasant with little rain. Riding past remote farms, glacial rivers, and a lot of sheep on the iconic horse (NOT pony :P) that is so integral to this country's culture was the best summer vacation and adventure I booked in a long time.
Written August 5, 2017
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Thank you Szilvia for your time to write such a nice review. I enjoyed myself the week with you and the rest of the group. Hope to see you again soon!
Written August 7, 2017
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SGS18
Vancouver, Canada30 contributions
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Aug 2019 • Family
We visited Lytingsstadir for a 1 hour ride with our guide Sophia, and we had a fabulous experience! Our children (ages 6&10) loved riding the horses and felt very safe with Sophia’s instructions. We were able to ride right across a small river and our guide took a great family portrait. Highly recommended!
Written August 31, 2019
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Thank you for your great review. We are happy your whole family enjoyed the tour on our horses. Thank you for choosing our farm for your horseback ride adventure!
Written September 1, 2019
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Elena H
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
First time riding a horse. Our guide / riding instructor, Lisa, did a great job introducing us to the basic of horse riding. It helps that she is an actual riding instructor too. There was only me and my husband in our little group, and the horses are really patient with us - we started out sitting all wrong, with our weight all over the place, and I swear my horse, Dory, was snorting at me and giving the evil eye to actually ride him properly. Our guide was also really patient, taking time to explain the ins and outs of working on a horse farm, educating us about horses and the general lay of the land that we were riding. We experienced the tolt, and a full on gallop at certain points as well. The view from horseback is definitely different from hiking or from the car.
Written October 20, 2016
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Thanks for your nice words Elena. We really appreciate your feedback. Be welcome again at any time!
Written July 31, 2017
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Idaalisaa
4 contributions
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Mar 2016 • Friends
We (3 Friends) stayed three days in the big cottage- it was the perfect weekend in the heart of the beautiful nature of skagarfjördur! Clean, beautiful rooms with a good view, friendly horses (for beginners and Experts) and a warm-hearted family over there- we got some easter presents and were very happy about the fresh eggs and chocolate:-) in the last night we saw awesome northen lights!! go for it!
Written April 29, 2016
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Denise K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Dear Yvonne and Emilia thank you for a lovely ride on your Icelandic horses - it was a pleasure to visit your farm. Hope to see you again!
Written July 29, 2023
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Thanks for your visit and your great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time.
Written September 27, 2023
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Elodie B
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Jul 2023 • Family
Great family friendly experience. The guides are super attentive to both humans and horses. Laura was super nice with the young children, reassuring them and encouraging them. They had a great time and we felt super safe all along. This is a farm that clearly takes good care of its animals and that focuses on giving people the best possible experience.
Written July 18, 2023
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Thank your for your visit Elodie and your time to write such a great review. We are happy to hear that you all enjoyed your time on our farm!
Written September 27, 2023
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mavi
Naples, Italy517 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We did a 2 hours horse ride and we loved it! The landscape was beautiful and the guide extremely nice and competent. Highly recommended!
Written August 22, 2021
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Thanks you for your visit and to take time for the review. We are happy you liked your ride!
Written September 27, 2023
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Ninka
Birkerod, Denmark2 contributions
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Jul 2020 • Family
Wonderful two hours horseback riding om islandic horses to an amazing place in the mountain. Friendly instructor. Includes the horse riding in “tølte” .
Written July 24, 2020
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