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Address: Saltvik, Husavik 641, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 847 9515

Saltvík offers riding experiences from short dayrides from the farm to...

Saltvík offers riding experiences from short dayrides from the farm to multy day highland tours in the wilderness of Iceland

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Beautiful Horses, Beautiful Scenery

This was one of our favorite Iceland experiences. The horses are beautiful. The ride was through amazing scenery, and our guide led us through a variety of gaits (including the... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This was one of our favorite Iceland experiences. The horses are beautiful. The ride was through amazing scenery, and our guide led us through a variety of gaits (including the canter and the famous Icelandic tölt). I don't know if that's standard, but our guide did ask the group if we wanted to try it before we did. :) Our... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

Being recommended by whale watching company in Husavik we decided to go horseback riding at Saltvik farm. Upon arrival we were meet by a young girl and walked to the stable. Plus me and my husband, four other people joined the ride and we all had little or no experience with horses. The 1,5 hours ride itself was fine and... More 

3 Thank traveleye2016
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a 2hr sea side ride from Saltvik. Initially wanted to book the lake Myvatn ride but was told the ride stop operating from 20 sep. So changed to the 2hr seaside ride. All in all our was a fun and enjoyable 2hrs ride. The weather and scenery was nice. The horses were nice and tame and we... More 

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Cupertino, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

owner Elsa was charming and place was spotless. beautiful view over the water and the fields of horses. just a few minutes from town and great restaurants

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I am not into riding but as our 15 year old was very keen, we did a beginners session at Saltvik. The horses are well kept and well behaved. Not sure what I expected but we basically walked very slowly in single file for about an hour and a half, with a guide at the front who pointed out only... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I went with my 5 year old daughter who had never ridden before, expecting that this would be a problem. I couldn't have been more wrong as we received the best service ever. The group was very small to begin with (5 people) but despite this my daughter and I got our own guide letting us take the ride in... More 

Thank SteenJ
Lauro de Freitas, BA
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We had a fabulous ride with Saltvik. The ride along the coast was super beautiful, the horses were very friendly and sturdy with a bit of spunk. The guides were very helpful, knowledgeable, and pleasant. Unfortunately, we had an unexpectedly large group. Many in the group insisted that they were experienced and ready to go quickly, though they weren't at... More 

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São Paulo
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166 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

The ride was good, by the shore and everything. But just a regular ride, nothing exceptional to me. One thing the girl who was guiding us forgot to tell(a blond girl) was what to do when the horse starts running. As I don't have much experience with it I didn't know exactly what to do, which made the ride pretty... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 June 2016

The setting in Husavik is extraordinarily wonderful for riding, along the coastline & through some pastures, near the lovely town of Husavik. Our Finnish guide, Erika, was wonderful - so pleasant, friendly, and tried to make sure all the riders (of varying riding experience) had a comfortable & enjoyable riding experience. She also gave some great info about the area... More 

Thank diemlenl
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149 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We booked a tour here after our whale watching tour in Husavik and couldn't have been more pleased with our two hour horse ride in late July. The sun came out for our ride and we really enjoyed the scenery through the fields and then down to the black sand beach. Both of our horses were excellent as we are... More 

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