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Polar Hestar

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Address: Grytubakki II, Akureyri 601, Iceland
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+354 463 3179

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Brilliant Adventure!

Thank you for incredible horse riding! It was really amazing trip. Surroundings were beautiful, horses were very clever and guide was helpful. All of this made this trip stunning.

Reviewed 2 August 2016
Tomasz B
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Thank you for incredible horse riding! It was really amazing trip. Surroundings were beautiful, horses were very clever and guide was helpful. All of this made this trip stunning.

1 Thank Tomasz B
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Polar Hestar in Iceland is a hidden paradise on earth for horse lovers. We were a group of 9 with very different riding skills and riding experience. And we still all had a wonderful time on extremely good horses on our 6 days ride, in the breathtaking nature. The owners and staff are the sweetest people and the food very... More 

1 Thank ispind
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

I thought I would be tölting over meadows and heath. Bu no! We were a group of 6 pax. Two inexperienced. We rode with 2 guides. We got more time than 1 hour because we - the horse - walked slowly along a gravel road. I asked if we could split up in two groups. Ot summed up to 2x20... More 

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Sierra Madre, California
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105 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

I was looking for something different to do from our cruise and found this on Trip Advisor. I E-mailed and set up a plan with Julianne, who picked us up from the ship and drove us to the farm about 20 minutes away. She explained a bit about the area on the pleasant drive over. When we got there our... More 

1 Thank Cynthia A
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

What an unbelievable experience. The owner Juliane was so accomodating with our arrival time. The setting of the North iceland was unbelievably beautiful. So worth the drive north for the quiet and peaceful setting with beautiful views. Our guides Anna and Laura were so sweet. I can't wait to go back for another ride. Polar Hestar will over deliver and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

My wife had a two hour ride and really enjoyed the experience. Nice people who were helpful and friendly answering all her questions. Coffee and cakes were good as well. Lots of animals that were obviously well looked after.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

Looking back, this is one of the activities I enjoyed most in Iceland. Within an hours notice, they were able to accommodate my boyfriend and me for a two hour ride with a guide - which felt like a good amount of time for a beginner to get comfortable on a horse and enjoy the scenery. It was just the... More 

1 Thank Alla I
Pasadena, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

We had a 3-mo visitor tour guide from Germany named Steffi. She guided all of our horses nicely and felt safe under her guidance. She suggested us to wear a bright orange jumpsuit saying the wind up on the hill might make us feel really cold. Weren't we glad we listened to her. At some points, it got very cold.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

I rode a lot in middle and high school, and am now 55...but wanted to try out the tolt gait that I saw in several riders as we traversed the Ring Road. Polar Hester set up the ride via email with no fuss, from the night before (original email) to ride on the ride the following afternoon (today, April 3)... More 

2 Thank ElizabethGOutdoors
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

We visited Akureyri in April of 2013, but I'm just getting around to reviewing places. My husband and I had an amazing time at polar hestar. Communication before the ride was excellent, and so were the instructions and guidance during the ride. This was my first time on a horse of any kind, but our instructors got us comfortable enough... More 

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