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Islenski Hesturinn, The Icelandic Horse - Riding Tours

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Surtlugata 3 | Fjarborg, Reykjavik, Iceland
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An excellent experience

So much has been written already about how good this experience is. I've only ridden once before... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
StandonZanzibar
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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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Awesome

The staff, the owner (Becca) and of course the horses were all amazing! A worth while activity for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin D
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Toronto, Canada
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The horse rental in Reykjavík, Iceland. Small family firm with personal service.
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“icelandic horses” (307 reviews)
“lava fields” (122 reviews)
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Surtlugata 3 | Fjarborg, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So much has been written already about how good this experience is. I've only ridden once before, twenty years ago. Made to feel at ease very quickly and ended up tolting like a good un through interesting volcanic landscape. The pony clearly knew exactly what...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff, the owner (Becca) and of course the horses were all amazing! A worth while activity for sure. (I think the briefing part could go faster). Bring extra pants, as the ones you where will smell like horse for your whole trip:)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Becca and her team did a wonderful job from start to finish on the Icelandic horse ride. She went beyond what I would expect with regard to safety and explaining the history of the volcanic landscape. We had riders with no experience and experts. Everyone...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic experience with wonderful people who have a great love of horses. They do a great job of safely and thoroughly educating their clients. They are fun and entertaining with an emphasis on a meaningful ,safe and interesting horseback experience. The place...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a great time! I recvomend this to everyone visiting Reykjavík. Everyone was so sweet and helpful.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was such a great experience to learn more about the Icelandic horses and being able to ride on them! The horses are so cute and friendly and the views along the route we ride are amazing. Prior to the riding, detailed instruction was given...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Really great experince with this lovely horses in a beautiful landscape. Pickup according to agreed, and a really good introduction before starting the riding tour. Great fun with Begga and the horses and with my friends.

1  Thank Annika R
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

My young adult daughter and I recently took a trail ride with Islenski Hesturin . Pick up and drop off were simple and convenient . Begga was an amazing host, instructor and tour guide. It is so evident the love she and the staff have...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Begga and Sveinn run a wonderful company with lovely horses and employees. Sveinn picked me up at Bus Stop 8 in Reykjavik on time and took us to the stable where Begga gave a humorous and concise introduction to the horses. My horse, Gaukaur II,...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

I really would give this tour more than five stars if possible. It is SO worth the cost, as the experience you get with the Icelandic horses is very unique and unlike any other horses on earth (seriously). They have changed very little since the...More

Thank Hannah M
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nixmo_1
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Please contact them directly. I have no idea.
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HERBERT D
13 February 2018|
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Response from Luv2travel725 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with other responses. Email them and ask but I don’t think they will allow it. Good luck!
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Response from evanscaribbean | Reviewed this property |
there were first time riders in our group.....our 35 year old son being one of them. He did just fine. It may be a bit scary at first for some new riders, but the horses are exceptionally sweet and they do give you a LONG... More
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