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Hestasport - Riding Tours

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Varmahlid, Iceland
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About Hestasport - Riding Tours
Our short riding tours in the Skagafjörður area are ideal to get a first impression of the Icelandic horse. Meet this wonderful 5-gaited breed, try out its specialty, the tölt, and be inspired by its well-balanced character, compliance, strength and endurance! Whether you are a first-time rider, a fanatical horse enthusiast or anything in between, we’ll either have the right tour for you in our program or create a customized experience suited to your individual needs and wishes. We offer short riding tours from one hour up to day tours. With experienced guides at your side, you might be crossing rivers, climbing up and down steep mountains, tölting over smooth fields or visit the scenic waterfall “Reykjafoss”. There is no better way to explore the beautiful landscape of Skagafjörður than on horseback. We also offer multi-day riding holidays for all experience levels. Visit our web site for further details!
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Verena F wrote a review Jul 2022
Zorneding, Germany1 contribution
We spend 9 wonderful riding days at Hestasport. We were a group of 10 friends and Gracina and Katja organised a private riding trip only for us. It was amazing, specially the mountains-trip and of course, the Highlight, riding the flying pace! I was several times in Iceland for riding trips, but this was definitly the best! For sure I will come again! Thank you Gracina, Katja, Magnus and of course Hjalti, our icelandic Guide, for this great holidays😘
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Date of experience: June 2022
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kwiks2015 wrote a review Jul 2022
Zemst, Belgium182 contributions75 helpful votes
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With little to none riding experience, we were 3 times lucky today. - the weather was beautiful and sunny - Maud and Sara were fantastic guides - Very beautiful area. The tour was easy and done is a nicely safe way. The typical Icelandic horses were very well trained and easy to handle. Great organisation!
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SCMV wrote a review Jul 2022
Northern Cali15 contributions1 helpful vote
Maude and Sarah took us on an amazing horseback riding tour. They were excellent guides - friendly - and capable with the horses. We went with our two girls - 8 and 10 - and they had smaller horses for them. It was a brisk and rainy day, but the rain let up and the day was simply gorgeous. We rode along the canyon to the waterfall. Our horses were happy and did well in the rain. We all go the chance to tolt - it was bumpier than I thought it would be. I will say that it was cold! and I thought I was dressed warm in all my layers. A buff and gloves were critical - waterproof if you have them!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Linda W wrote a review Apr 2022
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My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our ride from today and experienced the tölt! We went for a ride of 3h and even my boyfriend with no experience had really fun! The horses were lovely! Thank you Maud for guiding our ride today!!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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frenchiwilson wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom235 contributions16 helpful votes
Our favourite tour in Iceland so far (Viking Tour). Everything was perfect. We arrived at the reception and was greeted by the lovely staff who directed us to the stables. It was a short drive to the stables where we met our guide Julia. She was so kind and talked us through everything before showing us the horses. She spoke excellent English throughout the tour and was so lovely to chat too. She answered all our questions and really made us laugh. We were given snow suits as it was winter and riding hats. Our horses were so friendly and had fabulous personalities. We then embarked on our journey which lasted around an hour and a half. We were taken to a beautiful waterfall and got to try out different speeds on the horses. Julia checked in with us regularly to make sure we were okay and if we were too cold etc. Once the tour was finished, we got to spend some time with the horses and gave them some treats. They then offered us hot chocolate back at the office to warm up which was just perfect. Thank you for making our trip so magical!
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Response from GiuliaWe, Front Office Manager at Hestasport - Riding Tours
Responded Mar 17, 2022
Thank you very much for your opinion, we are glad to hear you enjoyed our tour :)
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