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Eldhestar Private Day Tours

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Vollum Olfusi, Hveragerdi, Iceland
+354 480 4800
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Ruined one of our precious Iceland days--look elsewhere

When we arrived, it was pouring rain, about 45 degrees F, and with winds between 20-40 mph. While... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Jennifer S
Krysuvik Tour

Two adults and a 12 yrs old had a horseholiday with Eldhestar that exceeded all expectations... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Kaisa K
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Vollum Olfusi, Hveragerdi, Iceland
+354 480 4800
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

When we arrived, it was pouring rain, about 45 degrees F, and with winds between 20-40 mph. While we came fully understanding the weather conditions, dressed in all waterproof gear, there were so many tours arriving that our tour guide could not keep track of...More

Thank Jennifer S
Management response:Responded 29 June 2017

Thank you for you review. We are sorry that you consider your experience at Eldhestar has ruined one of your precious Iceland days. It is correct that the rain gear provided by Eldhestar was leaking, we sincerely apologize. This was a very busy day and...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Two adults and a 12 yrs old had a horseholiday with Eldhestar that exceeded all expectations. Horses were well kept, happy and lively, guides were super nice and food (we even had our own cook!) tasty and plenty. I believe that the whole group of...More

3  Thank Kaisa K
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Our group was treated to a presentation and explanation of the Icelandic Horse. We got to see an experienced rider put the horse through specific gates which were explained to us. This was very interesting and the horses are beautiful. I was able to have...More

Thank yellowbirdVermont
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Our guide was very nice and the experience on the horseback in Iceland is truly something. However the stable of Eldhestar reminds you of an assembly line- after our stay in Iceland we found it rewarding to go for the smaller stables that gives you...More

2  Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

During our 5 night stay this was the best activity we had during this stay. Even though the weather was the worst, rain and wind up to 20m/s, both the guides and the horses did amazing. Extra thanks to Elise, you're the best.

Thank Linus S
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Our guide Elise was patient and forgiving as a small group of mostly beginners mounted these magnificent creatures for our tour. Our steeds forged the river and sampled the grass when we stopped for photos. We saw several species of birds, a herd of range...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I have dreamed of riding an Icelandic Horse since I was a teenager, so you can imagine my excitement when I finally booked my trip and the Hot Springs Tour. It was my one day to ride by myself, as my kids were too young....More

1  Thank XaineB
Marianne G, Public Relations Manager at Eldhestar Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear Xaine, Thank you for you review. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment that you experienced with Eldhestar has caused you. As this incident happened in summer 2016 it is very difficult to find out what exactly happened and address this matter with...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

me my bf and 2 friends booked a day tour that included riding the horse and hiking in the valley close by. the bus of the company came to pick us up at 08:00 at our guest house cause we chose that option, drove all...More

Thank Viole V
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I had the most amazing time on the Northern Lights Grand Tour. I travelled solo and was lucky to be in a group with 6 other lovely girls, 2 of whom were doing the shorter version of the tour. I upgraded my accommodation to the...More

Thank Lorraine W
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

As a lifelong equestrian I've learned not to expect much when riding on a tour w mixed experience levels. But Eldhestar was perfect. With 2 girls 11 and 9, who have 3 years of riding experience, everyone had a great time. First we crossed a...More

Thank pframe231
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9 July 2017|
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Response from infoM641UZ | Property representative |
Dear Guest, Please contact us directly so we can assist you. Here is our email address: info@eldhestar.is We look forward to hearing from you. Best regards, Tammy