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Hekluhestar

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Austvadsholt 1b, Hella 851, Iceland
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Great experience

I went to Hekluhestar last year and since then only think about returning there. The team was... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
Daniel F
Six Day Ride August 2016

I knew from the description of the ride that I'd be in for an adventure but I didn't really... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
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16 Oct 2016
“Great experience”
5 Sep 2016
“Six Day Ride August 2016”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Austvadsholt 1b, Hella 851, Iceland
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

I went to Hekluhestar last year and since then only think about returning there. The team was incredibly friendly, the trip well organized, the horses kind and willing, with unbelievable Icelandic landscapes. Thank you Anita for everything, and see you soon again!!!

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

I knew from the description of the ride that I'd be in for an adventure but I didn't really understand just how wild the trip would be. Lots of riding on wonderful smooth Icelandic horses, fabulous food, incredible logistics and best of all amazing staff....More

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Did circular ride from the farm near Hella. A fantastic ride and holiday - looked after very well by Anita and Steffnir (and their small team). Amazing scenery, lovely Icelandic horses, great staff and fellow guests. Probably the best riding holiday we've done.

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

It was great! They are wonderful, caring people and try very hard to match riders to specific horses. (You still should be a good rider, though.). The gallop home on the last afternoon is wonderful and memorable, as is running with the free herd. If...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

You know you are on the best vacation when everyone else on vacation is taking pictures of yours! I will never forget galloping alongside 40 free horses through the highlands of Iceland. The scenery was amazing and we even lucked out with great weather. The...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2016

Highly recommend for anyone touring south: wonderful experience for our 4 year old who had no experience and was scared initially. She couldn't stop talking about horse riding for days, wants to do it again.

Thank Pinkas S
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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We haven't found the time to go riding there but the E-Mail contact which we had was very lovely and friendly. We weren't sure first if the weather would be great and they offered that we could come and see their young horses if the...More

1  Thank Joelle K
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

Having tried the more Commercial riding in Iceland before (and been pretty disapointed) I this time went to Hella, to Hekluhestar and Anita to try out a more Authentic experience. Anita made this experience the best ever. The landscape is awesome, the private riding tour...More

Thank Janken70
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

Hekluhestar are a great equine tour-operator in the south of Iceland. Their tours are a unique experience and their speciality are expeditions in the Fjallabak and Mt. Hekla areas. This is a family run business and that makes all the difference. The guides know all...More

Thank BjorkGisla
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Reviewed 10 July 2015

Our family of four including two teenaged daughters took a 6 day riding and sightseeing tour with the Hekluhestar Farm managed by Anita and Stefnir in Austvaosholt, South Iceland during the first week of July, 2015. We had an amazing time with Stefnir and Anita....More

Thank J Y C
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