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Eld Hestar Horseback Tours

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Address: 810 Hverageroi | Vollum, Hveragerdi, Iceland
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+354 480 4800
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Fabulous Day

We did a full day tour that included riding in the morning, lunch, and then more riding in the afternoon. What a fabulous trip. The horses are so wonderful. They are gentle... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Marta H
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Columbia, United States
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Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a full day tour that included riding in the morning, lunch, and then more riding in the afternoon. What a fabulous trip. The horses are so wonderful. They are gentle, but still energetic and fun. We got snow, sleet, wind and more wind, but we had a beautiful view, crossed a river, rode under the mountains, and watched... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here are absolutely brilliant with all the guests, very chatty and helpful. We were in a large group and there were 3 guides out with us constantly riding up and down the line, interacting with all people to make sure they were okay and really made it feel like an individual experience with riders at different levels being... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

If you want to get away and experience beauty and hospitality then this is the place to visit. The hotel is eco friendly, the horses are treated very well and the guides are friendly and knowledgeable about the horses and the countryside. The food is good too. We really enjoyed this trip and i recommend it to even beginner riders.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I decided to visit Eld Hestar on the last day of our week stay in Iceland having been to another horse riding experience earlier in the week. We had an 8am pickup from a hotel near our Airbnb - the lady that picked us up seemed nice, but unlike any of the other tour guides we met... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We found this tour through "vulkanresor.se" and we strongly recommend a visit. The horses were easy to ride (also for an amateur as myself) and the guides were kind and competent. It was easy to tell that they treated the horses with much love and due care. The rides were made in small groups (we were only five individuals including... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

A well organized business - the tour is accompanied by an experienced guide - and is taking just over 2 hours - Riders will be supplied with waterproof and warm clothing - just in case it rains. The tours are very popular and this one in particular was great - because the weather was brilliant - and it was thoroughly... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

These people were fantastic! They took the time to get to know how comfortable you were with the horses and then kept checking on everyone in the group to make sure everyone was having a good time, not scared. I would recommend this group to anyone and everyone who visits Iceland 😃

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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

10/1/16 @ 9 AM. Riding an Icelandic horse is a must for anyone traveling to Iceland. Booked the Tour 3b – Soft River Banks Tour (2.5-3 hours riding) We drove to the stables and arrived just in time. Plenty of parking. The stables are well maintained and the horses well taken care of. Eld Hestar offers a variety of gear... More 

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the 1-2 hour trek through the lava fields, the weather behaved for the length of the trek. We booked the day before and could have possibly booked for a 4th member on the day. we were met by friendly guides who had knowledge of the area. the 'tolt' was comfortable once you got the hang of it,... More 

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Islesboro, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We decided to take a riding tour without prior booking. We showed up at Eld Hestar and were able to get a tour an hour later. We took the 1 hour tour, because even though I'm an experienced competitive rider, my husband has only sat on a horse once. Our tour was just the two of us and a guide,... More 

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