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Dyrholaey Riding tours

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Road 2160, Vik 871, Iceland
+354 863 3238
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Sometimes you get a little window into a life enhancing experience which will keep you going for a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chalky W
No return email

We tried to email twice but got no response. We were hoping to do a tour with them. It is difficult... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linz0718
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A small family run horse rental available for those who would like to experience the world famous Icelandic horse on our private black beach. Tolting along black sand with off-shore views of Vestmanneyjar, fresh sea and glacier air while mounted on the horses of Vikings is a guaranteed unique experience. Miđ Hvoll is 170km away from the capital Reykjavik and easily located just off the highway.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Road 2160, Vik 871, Iceland
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+354 863 3238
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometimes you get a little window into a life enhancing experience which will keep you going for a while. Riding in this most amazing landscape with a fellow horses lover Katie, was one of those .

1  Thank Chalky W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to email twice but got no response. We were hoping to do a tour with them. It is difficult to call with a US phone.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I don't have any experience riding horses, but Katie, our guide, quickly put us at ease. She patiently answered our questions while instructing us, and never pushed us beyond our comfort level. Riding on the private black sand beach was one of...More

1  Thank Susan W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic morning with the horses and our tour guides :) Our guides were very friendly and spoke told us enough information about the horses. They also let us enjoy the peacefulness of the beach. The horses were also amazing! Mine had a...More

1  Thank Bethany L
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

I was here during my summer holidays and wanted to go for a horse ride. This is a family business, so there are small tours and they try to give you the best possible experience. I'm an advanced rider and it has always been my...More

3  Thank danifritzchen
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Katie, who led our private tour, was phenomenal in every which way. She is so friendly, warm, down-to-earth, and welcoming. She was very patient, answered all of my questions and taught me how to be comfortable riding the horse. The minute my friend indicated that...More

4  Thank Tammie G
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

i had an amzing time during the riding tour , the guites took really well care of us and made sure everyone was enjoying the ride , beautiful landscape and the black beach was amzing , the horses are really well traind and i felt...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

I am not an experienced horse rider, but that was no problem for this family to take me on a trip through the beautiful black beach. My personal guide was Katie, who did everything to make me feel safe and give me a great experience....More

2  Thank annemie179
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

We had decided to take the boys riding in the last few hours of our vacation. The family was happy to accommodate our request and got the horses ready and took us for an hour long scenic ride. The horses were well trained and were...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Tour is led by 13 y/o & her 10 y/o brother. No introductions upon arrival. No instructions were given until we asked. We even had to ask our horses names. The little boy was supposed to ride in back for "safety" reasons but instead he...More

3  Thank pigglywiggly
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DyrholaeyRidingtours, Owner at Dyrholaey Riding tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Dear Pigglywiggly, We are sorry to read this was your experience and have taken your criticism into consideration. However, if we knew you were so dissatisfied at the time management could have addressed your concerns professionally at reception prior to your departure. This is a...More

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