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Islenski Hesturinn, The Icelandic Horse - Riding Tours

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Address: Surtlugata 3 | Fjarborg, Reykjavik, Iceland
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The horse rental in Reykjavík, Iceland. Small family firm with personal...

The horse rental in Reykjavík, Iceland. Small family firm with personal service.

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Family Adventure on Horseback Highlighted Our Iceland Vacation

We had the time of our lives on a 90-minute family horseback ride last week with Islenski Hesturinn. The equestrian center is less than 20 minutes from downtown Reykjavik but you... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the time of our lives on a 90-minute family horseback ride last week with Islenski Hesturinn. The equestrian center is less than 20 minutes from downtown Reykjavik but you feel like you are far, far away from the city. The lava park is a tremendous setting filled with unique geology and history plus the terrain you ride on... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have no riding experience so I was a little nervous going by myself, but everyone was very nice. Orsi (spelling is probably a little off) was great. He was funny and very informative. My horse's name was Adam. I was more nervous when I was told he jerks his head a lot and was given a riding crop to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Out of the 4 of us only my daughter had any horse riding experience, we needn't have worried we were in safe hands, great instruction and super lovely ponies. This was a real highlight for us. Only thing that could be improved for those driving there is bit more signs so its easier to find....just a tiny point.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I signed up for this tour during our trip to Iceland in March and we really enjoyed it! Begga and the entire Islenski Hesturinn team are amazing! All the guides are extremely knowledgeable about the horses - you got an information session prior to the tour where they talk to you about the different gaits of the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best horseback riding ever! This trip exceeded my expectations. I've been on a few horseback riding adventures but this one tops the list. Begga, the owner, gave an informative training session before we rode the horses and also provided us with much needed snow suits. Orsi, our guide, was great. We experienced the 'Tolt' and rode in windy and snowy... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're like us and large tour groups aren't your thing, this place is the activity for you. It's the perfect mixture of adventure and scenery. Begga and her husband were more than kind and very instructional about Icelandic horses. No level experience required as she assigns you a horse based on your comfort level. Orsi was our guide through... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My granddaughter and I had a 24 hour layover in Reykjavik. We decided to go horseback riding and it was fantastic. Our instructor (whose name I cannot recall right now) was fabulous and her love of horses was evident. We learned how to ride a horse and all about Icelandic horses and of course: Tolt. My 12 year old granddaughter... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a beginner at horse riding and I was nervous, but the staff were great, the horses were lovely and I would definitely recommend it. If I travel back to Iceland I would do it again, the landscape was pretty.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great riding experience, the horses behaved and allowed us to experience the Tolt. Wrap up warm and enjoy the magnificent scenery as you ride through the lava rocks. I would do it again in a heartbeat

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Icelandic horses are very clever. They know the way and follow the directions. This is my first time to experience the tölt. It's fun!! And the lava landscape is very beautiful!!

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