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“Always fun, perfect for new riders and well worth the trip, lots to learn about these great Icelandic horses and their five styles of gait, including and especially the unique Tolt! Warmly recommended!”
“Our guide, Kirsten, from Denmark, was great at managing all of us, showing everyone how to ride and guide our ponies (each of whom have a definite personality, which makes it so much fun).”
“We were collected promptly at our hotel in Reykjavik, driven to the stables and home of the owner, given gear for the possible inclement weather and treated to a delightful ride across lava fields and forest terrain.”
“After a test ride around the paddock we were off on a 1.5hour trek through amazing Icelandic countryside - over bridges, through tunnels, across lava fields and rocky meadows.”
“Our guide Martina was a pure joy to spend the day with, full of tips for riding, demonstrating and coaching the unique Tolt gait, insight into the region, and the beautiful landscapes, as well as life among horses...”
“... hour trip with these guys and enjoyed every moment, even when it was raining:) Our guide was very professional and told us a lot about the Icelandic horses, the horses were fun to ride, and the scenery was great.”
“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.”
“... the ride as enjoyable as possible for both of us! Best way to see Iceland!! Had a really good experience from when we came to the farm to when we left, they we're very lovely and welcoming, can highly recommend!”
“My wife and I had a fabulous two-hour ride through Iceland’s wildly varying terrain — farm, forest, a small river, lava field — with a wonderful guide, Sabine, who told us about the horses and the country along th...”
“We are pretty much beginners but all agreed this was our best ever ride of about 6-10 others around the world - lovely guides, fantastic horses and of course fantastic north east Iceland.”
“We had 2 beautiful, spirited Icelandic horses, a happy 20 year old German student on summer vacation as our guide, spectacular views, and delicious home baked cakes with our hot chocolate or coffee when we returned.”
“But they still made it happen!!!!!!!!! Carol our guide was amazing!! It’s so great to connect with Stefan and his family history and story was great on how this farm came about!”
“After a very warm welcome and a detailled introduction (including grooming and petting the horses which are in a very good shape) we had a wonderful tour with lots of information in varied landscapes with three gu...”
“For the first time and I was just planing to go once I went alone with the owner called Nina but after that tour I just knew I had to go again so the next day my husband (a complete beginner) joined me he usually...”
“To top it off with knowledgeable and helpful staff, a fantastic route (that seemed maleable depending on skill and ability) which took us past a local river (and crossing streams) by lava rock formations, and thro...”
“Amazing ride with fantastic horses, beautiful views, lots of fun tolting and great tour guide Jo.”
“... was good at doing the Tolt - an amazing fast, four strike gait that is like flying, so comfortable, you just sit tight and wiggle side to side!!! Icelandic horses have a mutated gene which allows them to do this!”
“Hillary was excellent and very patient with us being first timers and explained all the dos and donts and took us on this amazing ride on the black beaches on Vik.”
“The scenery was beautiful and our guide did a great job helping us take pictures and tailoring our ride based on our skill levels so that we could try the unique gaits that the Icelandic horses are famous for.”
“I and my friend joined this trip last Sunday, I have to say the trip was amazing and we so lucky the weather was super good and we enjoy so much on the horseback.”
“... at abroad, the horses were so well looked after and have the best of everything including long holidays each year , and as for the scenery that's the icing on the cake , spectacular and amazing day , thanks”
“Our lovely guide Molly was so fun and helpful, we got to canter/tolt through the Icelandic countryside and see the most amazing views from horseback!”
“The proprietress , my guide, the horses, and the cats were simply perfect and I send them my love and gratitude for giving me memories I will always cherish.”
“Horse riding is very pleasant, people are very friendly and give clear instructions, so even if you are a complete rookie you will be able to ride the horse :) riding among lava fields feels like a weird western s...”
“My husband and I had the most amazing ride, through the beautiful snowy scenery, we had a great view of a volcano for most of the ride which was stunning, our lovely, friendly instructor Caroline was very knowledg...”
“Beautiful scenery and our two horses “Breki and Tyr” were so smooth and comfortable, definitely worth our while !”
“The owner Magnus, who is very kind and knows his beautiful horses inside out will pair you with the perfect horse for your skill level and is supportive and so much fun throughout the ride.”
“The stable is a beautiful 45ish minute drive south of Reykjavik and it is in a cluster of other stables and barns - turn right at the main driveway and I bet Magnus will be there, waiting to greet you with a smile!”