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Polar Hestar

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Grytubakki II, Akureyri 601, Iceland
+354 463 3179
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Great experience

Myself and three friends wanted to experience riding an Icelandic horse while on our trip. We had a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kaitelyse
,
Vancouver, Canada
via mobile
Really nice overall experience

Very good. Nice people, nice horses, cats, dogs, bunnies. They ask everyone how experience they are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rweber21
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“hour ride” (24 reviews)
“cakes” (24 reviews)
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Grytubakki II, Akureyri 601, Iceland
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+354 463 3179
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"hour ride"
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"riding experience"
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"cakes"
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"horse riding"
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"icelandic horses"
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"experienced riders"
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"coffee and cake"
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"dream trip"
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"perfect ride"
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"delicious homemade"
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"beautiful horses"
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"hit the spot"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and three friends wanted to experience riding an Icelandic horse while on our trip. We had a great experience with Polar Hestar. Our guide was wonderful and accommodated our various riding abilities. I was able to experience the extra gaits of the Icelandic horse....More

1  Thank kaitelyse
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good. Nice people, nice horses, cats, dogs, bunnies. They ask everyone how experience they are and give you the perfect ride according to your abilities. Also they are willing to take pictures of you. The Coffee and cake at the end just hit the...More

1  Thank rweber21
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had actually reached out to several other horse tours in the area, but Polar Hestar was responsive and very understanding with scheduling. I wound up with a one-on-one riding session in the winter season for the same price you would pay for a group...More

1  Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The Polar Hestar riding centre is about 20 minutes from Akureyri up the coast at Grenivík. My daughter and I had an hour's ride on the wonderful Icelandic horses. These iconic horses, whose hardiness seems to encapsulate the country's resilience to its harsh environment, are...More

1  Thank Nigel R
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

My friend and I went for a 2hr ride in the surrounding countryside with views of the fjords and mountains. The horses were lovely and well behaved, my friend has less riding experience and still felt totally safe. Our guide was very sweet and took...More

1  Thank Kristin345
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

My friends and I did a two hour ride with Polar Hestar and we would definitely do it again! The guides were super friendly and let us borrow wet weather gear which we really appreciated! Although the weather wasn't great we still had a fantastic...More

1  Thank B17H
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I have wanted to ride Icelandic horses all my life, so this was a dream trip for me. Polar Hestar really did fulfill my dream and then some... I did their 8-day Northern Iceland Tour in August. It is quite a physical journey, so best...More

1  Thank XaineB
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Had a brilliant time riding an easy going horse with Anna, our guide. She took us through brilliant scenery, narrating stories about the area and answering patiently all the questions we had. When we arrived the horses were ready to go and we were promptly...More

1  Thank Guillaume C
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Riding with my 15 yo dauhter as a part of a group in the wilderness for one week. We had fifty Freerunning horses with us. The most amazing trip we have made this far. Places we saw were dreamlike. Food was excellent.You are treated as...More

1  Thank MRaemet
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

My family went on a 2hr ride with Katha and the horses of Polar Hestar while we were in north iceland. The price was a bargain compared to anything closer to reykejavik and the experience was perfect. My 7 yr old was nervous and the...More

2  Thank Gwyn M
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DesireeOhrbeck
3 November 2017|
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Response from alicewandjohng | Reviewed this property |
My nine year old came along who has only been on a horse a couple of times and he was fine. I don't know about your seven year old- I would think it would be fine but suggest contacting and checking as that way you'll know... More
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gail b
29 June 2017|
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Response from jtmh89 | Reviewed this property |
yes they do. they stay in schools and huts and so forth.
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