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Polar Hestar

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Grytubakki II, Akureyri 601, Iceland
+354 463 3179
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Lovely ride

My friend and I went for a 2hr ride in the surrounding countryside with views of the fjords and... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Kristin345
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London, United Kingdom
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Horse Riding through Iceland

My friends and I did a two hour ride with Polar Hestar and we would definitely do it again! The... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
B17H
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“hour ride” (24 reviews)
“horse riding” (13 reviews)
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Grytubakki II, Akureyri 601, Iceland
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"cakes"
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"experienced riders"
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"coffee and cake"
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

My friend and I went for a 2hr ride in the surrounding countryside with views of the fjords and mountains. The horses were lovely and well behaved, my friend has less riding experience and still felt totally safe. Our guide was very sweet and took...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

My friends and I did a two hour ride with Polar Hestar and we would definitely do it again! The guides were super friendly and let us borrow wet weather gear which we really appreciated! Although the weather wasn't great we still had a fantastic...More

1  Thank B17H
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I have wanted to ride Icelandic horses all my life, so this was a dream trip for me. Polar Hestar really did fulfill my dream and then some... I did their 8-day Northern Iceland Tour in August. It is quite a physical journey, so best...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Had a brilliant time riding an easy going horse with Anna, our guide. She took us through brilliant scenery, narrating stories about the area and answering patiently all the questions we had. When we arrived the horses were ready to go and we were promptly...More

1  Thank Guillaume C
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Riding with my 15 yo dauhter as a part of a group in the wilderness for one week. We had fifty Freerunning horses with us. The most amazing trip we have made this far. Places we saw were dreamlike. Food was excellent.You are treated as...More

1  Thank MRaemet
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

My family went on a 2hr ride with Katha and the horses of Polar Hestar while we were in north iceland. The price was a bargain compared to anything closer to reykejavik and the experience was perfect. My 7 yr old was nervous and the...More

1  Thank Gwyn M
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Polar Hestar during our stay in Akureyri. It was a very pleasant experience, and our guide Leonie was quite experienced and pleasant. The horses were superb as well, and we were introduced to the "tolt" gait of Icelandic horses, which was a lot...More

1  Thank Owais D
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Because of the weather, we had to make a quick change for plans for the day. We called Polar Hestar in the morning to see if they had availability for 4 adults with no horseback riding experience..Luckily they had availability and we chose to take...More

1  Thank the2scotts
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

A group of 4 of us booked to go for a 2 hour Icelandic horse trek, it was genuinely one of our favourite things we did on our 12 day Iceland trip. Our guide (I forgot her name!) was an Austrian who was working there...More

1  Thank lynnielou80
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

loved it, we went on two hour tour, we are not experienced riders--and got to Tolt, and briefly gallop on beautiful Icelandic horses through a preplanned route. the guides are very experienced and if you were an experienced rider I think you would need to...More

1  Thank familyofsix78
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DesireeOhrbeck
3 November 2017|
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Response from alicewandjohng | Reviewed this property |
My nine year old came along who has only been on a horse a couple of times and he was fine. I don't know about your seven year old- I would think it would be fine but suggest contacting and checking as that way you'll know... More
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gail b
29 June 2017|
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Response from jtmh89 | Reviewed this property |
yes they do. they stay in schools and huts and so forth.
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