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The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour

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    What to Expect
    Beginners prepare for a very informative time since this tour is designed as a lesson also. The first half of the tour will be where you will learn all the basics of Icelandic horsemanship (inside our arena). Then we will head out for a wonderful Valley Ride. In the valley ride you will be introduced to the beauty of Engidalur. We will go at the pace you are comfortable with and take all precautions possible to make sure that you feel secure. The tour guide will have a Gopro camera mounted on his/her helmet so your tour will be documented for your pleasure.

    Advanced riders will get tips they need to enjoy the special traits and gaits of the Icelandic horse. We pick more advanced horses for more experienced riders and go at a faster pace. Since we go at a faster pace we will also cover more ground. The tour guide will have a gopro camera mounted on his/her helmet so your tour will be documented for your pleasure. Keep in mind that riders that have experience in a different breed than ours may still have things to learn about riding Icelandic horses. No two breeds are exactly the same and no two horses are exactly the same.

    Mixed groups if your group has both beginners and advanced riders you can still enjoy the experience together. The tour guide will of course stay with the beginners and give them all the help and support they need, but we let the advanced riders have more advanced horses and give them more freedom to leave the group. Advanced riders can ride at a faster pace in the opposite direction from where the beginner group is heading and return to the group.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tourist information center Isafjordur or
    Any hotel or guesthouse in Isafjordur proper
    Return Details
    Any location in Isafjordur proper
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Hotel pickup
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Use of helmet
    • Private tour
    • Round-trip private transfer
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Professional guide
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund. Cancellations by us are because of high winds according to our standards. We do not cancel due to cold weather or rain unless we feel that it is not safe for our guests or our horses.
    • Minimum age is 13 years
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • Our guide speaks English, German and French
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Maximum weight 115 kg (250 pounds)
    • Guests must be able to mount their horse without assistance
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 6 September 2019

    As experienced horse owners, we enjoyed being allowed to groom and tack the horses. Anna gave us plenty of opportunities to go fast if we wanted. We enjoyed riding in the valley with the sheep, other horses, and screaming ducks. If it is important for...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank patroddy2019
    Reviewed 6 August 2019

    My husband and I visited Isafjordur recently on a cruise. We had booked the ride on the internet before. It turned out to be a wonderful experience that was probably the highlight of our visit to amazing Iceland. The horses seemed well cared for and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank snowyblue
    Reviewed 23 October 2018

    We went to ride/tour (a group of 5 of us) and it was an AMAZING experience. The views were unbelievable. We felt like we were in a movie - but better. The horses were extremely well trained so the people in our group who didn't...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank amymartiner
    Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

    We booked a last minute ride with Fosshestar in July 2017. My review must have disappeared because we had a great time! It ended up being just my husband and I on the tour and it was wonderful. There was a light misting rain which...More

    Thank 808nbish
    Reviewed 24 August 2018

    Four of us signed up to do a ride with this outfit - things started out well - they picked us up in town (we didn't have a car) and the introduction to the horses was very nice - the issues came when it was...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank joisey-joe
    IcelandMassi, Owner at Fosshestar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

    Since this is the only time we have ever gotten a bad review I must reply. What you wrote is not the whole truth. We cannot refund you since we have not received ANY PAYMENT YET for the tour. You bought the tour through a...More

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    7 August 2018|
    Response from IcelandMassi | Property representative |
    Yes, I´m sorry. We close at the end of August.
    11 June 2018|
    Response from IcelandMassi | Property representative |
    No, I´m sorry. They are too young. We have a 13 year age limit. We have a weight limit of 115 kg
    Key Details
    • Fosshestar
    • Duration: 2h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, German
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