This was a fabulous experience! We booked a 2 hour ride at 10am and had a lovely time and saw loads of seals! My friend had no riding experience but I have ridden before and this ride suited us both. I was given the opportunity to go ahead with another guide and have a gallop which I loved. Contrary to another review, I found everyone at the farm to be lovely and welcoming. We were even shown a baby seal which was being hand reared at the farm before being released! If you are going riding in Iceland this is definitely the place to go.
Spent one week in Husey (booked the "riding holidays") - 2 adults, one kid with 10 years. Quiet private place, welcoming family & hostel team (German speaking), impressive nature and animals, great horses. Team organized individual daily riding tours for us :-) Simple but very clean hostel in an old farm house. If you want to spend one week with horses in iceland, this is the place to be.
Well organized, friendly staff and seals. What a great trip. The route and speed depends on your level of riding, which is great. So my bf could have the beginner package and I got the experienced one. I was very happy to do it there, because of the beach, seals and those 3 nice German girls.
I'm giving the Husey hostel a great rating, but this is from the perspective of knowing what you are getting ahead of time. The hostel is -not- a place to stay while you visit other places, it -is- your destination. The nearest other human habitation is 10 kilometers away. The nearest paved road is further than that and you are an hour from the closest spot to buy groceries. With that out of the way, the hostel is an old farmhouse. Read that as "quirky" in terms of the architecture, and not for people who cannot handle steep, narrow stairs and the like. The hostel is part of a working farm, so they have things to do aside from dealing with guests 24/7, but there was always someone available if we had a question. They do not serve meals, but they do have the standard shared kitchen facilities for guests and do have a few amenities for sale, like milk, chicken and duck eggs from the farm, and locally caught salmon and trout. We went there for the horseback riding and were not disappointed and would have no reservations about staying there again.…
We did a ring road trip in Iceland for the past couple weeks and stayed here one of the nights. It was a great choice! The location is fantastic, very out of the way and really peaceful - it probably helped that when we arrived the weather was beautiful! We went into the main house, rang the bell and checked in fairly quickly. The hostel wasn’t very busy when we came so we were given a choice of rooms (we chose the one which got darker due to the incessant sunlight!) comfy beds, and good linen provided. Excellent location with helpful tips as to local walks and to see local wildlife provided by the helpful owner. Highly recommended, especially if looking for a truly Icelandic experience in the wilderness, but with all the comforts of home.