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“Don't Miss Riding Icelandic Horses at this Wonderful Stable”

Islenski Hesturinn, The Icelandic Horse - Riding Tours
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Owner description: The horse rental in Reykjavík, Iceland. Small family firm with personal service.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 18, 2011

We prearranged our trail ride via email and were picked up promptly at our hotel for our morning ride. The stable is about 20 minutes outside Reykjavik but far enough away to feel that you're riding in the country.

The stable owners are friendly, fabulous people. They will find the right horse for you and make sure you feel comfortable and confident before the ride begins. Our trail ride consisted of four guests and two staff people. No huge groups! Perfect! My horse was energetic and well-behaved. We got to experience the tolt, a smooth gait unique to Icelandic horses. If you like to ride, don't miss this great experience.

Thank lynnzie513
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

Travelling with a family of 4 adults, we had little to no experience riding at all. How lucky we were that we found Islenski Hesturinn to experience this Icelandic adventure. We were picked up at the apartment rental where we were staying by Becca's husband after calling to make a reservation only the night before. Becca spent 10-15 minutes giving us instructions on riding which was very helpful. Then we got to meet the horses we would be riding and practice riding in an enclosed area to make us more comfortable and confident before we headed off for our hour ride. The horses really had a lot of personality and were very friendly. The four of us rode with Becca leading and another employee behind us. At the end of the ride we got to see another horse being fitted for new shoes! We found these business owners to be wonderful to work with and we were glad that we selected this company. It was also nice to have them so close to downtown Reykjavik rather than having to ride an hour each way to get to some of the other horse tours.

Thank firsttimer
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Reviewed July 10, 2011

We spent about 1.5 hours on a horse riding tour. There were only 2 of us on the tour with 2 guides. The Icelandic horse is unlike any other horse I have ever riden. They seem so calm and gentle. There is a trail around the stables that you go on and the scenary is the mountain side.

It was a great experience. I would do this again!

Thank PandaHouston
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Reviewed July 6, 2011

This was the highlight of my trip. A wonderful experience through breathtaking Icelandic landscape. They were very patient with us, as we are beginners, and made us feel comfortable the whole way. You can see how passionate they are about riding and Iceland. They also pick you up from your hotel, which is very convenient!

Thank prachisbak
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

During our recent trip to Iceland, my fiance and I were looking for something new and different and this promised to be just that. We were picked up at our hotel and driven to the outskirts of Reykjavik. As inexperienced riders we were paired with very mellow horses, given quick but thorough instruction and a tour through some beautiful lava fields. The staff was so friendly and helpful we would do this again in a heartbeat! We definitely recommend Islenski Hesturinn!

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