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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
Petersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderful !”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

This was an experience that lived up to all the reviews! Begga and Sveinn were so attentive that despite being an extremely inexperienced rider I felt secure at all times. The scenery was utterly spectacular and Begga and Sveinn were very happy to share their knowledge and answer any questions thrown at them.
All in all this tour, this experience was perfect from start to finish, from the email confirmation which included a link explaining the importance of not wearing clothing that had been used for horse riding to the end where we gave our email addresses so photos of the whole experience could be forwarded at a later date. What attention to detail!!! Thank you Begga and Sveinn.

Visited January 2014
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“Never rode a horse in my life”
Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

And I'm hooked. Care and attention was lavished on me. I felt confident and comfortable the whole time. The beautiful Begga was an amazing guide and Sveinn and his other guides were patient and so helpful. Best experience of Iceland. Nothing can top this.

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Dublin, Ireland
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“Fantastic day”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

We had an absolutely great day at Islenski Hesturinn. We were picked up from our hotel by Sveinn and upon arrival Becca gave a good explanation on how to ride a horse and gave a brief on the uniqueness of the Icelandic horses. One of us had no previous riding experience and Becca and Sveinn were very helpful in their assistance. They also sent us photographs which they took during the ride, which are a great memory. It was definitely a great experience of riding an Icelandic Horse surrounded by a magnificent scenery. Highly recommended!

Visited January 2014
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“Amazing Experience”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Begga and Svenne(?) were excellent guides. We went for a trek in the snow with about 10 other riders just outside of Reykjavik.

We were picked up directly from our hotel and taken directly to the stables. After an excellent brief by Begga we were introduced to our rides and we headed out.

Was the highlight of our trip and I'd definitely recommend for anyone (beginner or professional rider)!

Visited January 2014
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Newport, United Kingdom
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“If you are in Iceland this should not be missed”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had a fantastic trip with the horses, it snowed through the night so the landscape was incredible, just like a Christmas card snow scene. The staff and owners were lovely and clearly live for the horses, there enthusiasm was infectious and their knowledge excellent. We are going back for a full day as we really enjoyed the trip.

Visited January 2014
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