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Skalakot

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Skalakot, Hvolsvollur 861, Iceland
+354 487 8953
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Fantastic ride in an idyllic spot

We were staying in an AirBNB just down the street from this place. Booked a 1 hour ride at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TtotheRtotheU
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Boone, North Carolina
via mobile
Brilliant 2 hour Horse Ride

Booked a 2 hour horse riding session into the foothills behind the farm and then roamed into valley... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ryan M
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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“hour ride” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Skalakot, Hvolsvollur 861, Iceland
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+354 487 8953
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in an AirBNB just down the street from this place. Booked a 1 hour ride at the last minute. It’s in a beautiful spot. The staff were warm and friendly. Relaxed ride down to nearby waterfalls and back. Was a perfect morning!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a 2 hour horse riding session into the foothills behind the farm and then roamed into valley the below crossing a river and visiting a waterfall, it was brilliant, sufficient time to enjoy some fresh air amongst stunning countryside and offered good value for...More

Thank Ryan M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It has been an experience ridding an Icelandic horse for the first time. The instructor, Ivar, was really nice and helpful, taking care of every small detail. It was a small group with experienced horses, so you feel save from the first moment. I would...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Not a single thing to say that wasn't excellent about the time we spent with the team at Skalakot. We planned on only visiting for a horse trek up the mountain to see the glacier, but remained quite a bit later, after realizing that there...More

1  Thank dorch242
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

I missed our booking- we got lost and were late- but the staff kindly let us come the next day instead. It was a highlight of our trip. We heard from the other couple in our group that the food at the lodge is first...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This was one of our favorite placed to stay on our trip. Not necessarily because it is an amazing hotel, it was a very nice hotel, more because of its location and overall vibe. Its basically a small farm with a hotel. The hotel has...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We are so glad to everyone at Skalakot who helped make the trip enjoyable for us even for my wife who was a little nervous. Very professional and friendly staff, it is very clear that they love what they do.

Thank Chris A
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We stayed at Skalakot Manor last week and we were very lucky to book the spacious and very comfortable Master suite on the third floor. The staff is very nice and we were greeted and immediately made to feel at home. The room was very...More

Thank Janetscharf
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

My husband and I signed up for the glacier tour and essentially ended up with a private ride with just us and a guide who took pictures of us at scenic points whenever we wanted. And honestly, every point was a scenic point. We ended...More

1  Thank JanZlovestraveling
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We were late...very late...we'd had a flat tire and then gotten lost. I don't ride, never had and I'm shall we say in my 60's, but I wanted to ride and Thor made it happen for us. He slipped in, was patient with me and...More

Thank ellynvb
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