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Islenski Hesturinn, The Icelandic Horse - Riding Tours

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Surtlugata 3 | Fjarborg, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 434 7979
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Absolute highlight of our whole vacation!

We were reluctant to book horseback riding in advance because the Icelandic weather is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Arlington, VA
Be prepared for 1 hour intro before the ride

😊The plus side: incredible landscape, beautiful horses, interesting background of surrounding... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jodie W
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The horse rental in Reykjavík, Iceland. Small family firm with personal service.
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Surtlugata 3 | Fjarborg, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 434 7979

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were reluctant to book horseback riding in advance because the Icelandic weather is unpredictable, and we really didn't want to ride in the cold rain, but we booked anyway. And we are so glad we did. We had very comfortable weather, a little cool...More

Thank X-NYr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

😊The plus side: incredible landscape, beautiful horses, interesting background of surrounding area geographically and historically. 😞And on the minus side: the intro was ridiculously long. 1 hour in door demonstration with beer keg and rocks before you actually get to see a horse. I was...More

1  Thank Jodie W
theicelandichorse, Owner at Islenski Hesturinn, The Icelandic Horse - Riding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are sad and sorry to read your review. As a start we have to inform that the introduction is NEVER 1 hour inside and it wasn’t on your tour either. State of mind and perception of time can of course be different from person...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fun-filled afternoon riding Icelandic horses through unique countryside with volcanic terrain. The guides were quite excellent, and the horses quite lively. You must do this!

Thank Carlton M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have to ride those Icelandic horses. Wonderful explanation of the 5 gait horse and how they exist in Iceland. Be sure to ask Salka to demonstrate the 5 gaits. She does a terrific show and tell. She also was a great guide and made sure...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time on the volcanoes tour... I am an experienced rider, both with Icelandic Horses and with other breeds and my husband is very novice. We both had a great time. They spend a great deal of time explaining history of horses...More

Thank divegirl26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've ridden throughout the US and Canada but this by far was the best. Begga, the owner and our guide, is a top-notch hostess and tour operator. She is exuberant, informative and her love for her horses shows in everything she does. Although her introduction...More

1  Thank Outbacklover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip. The staff here are clearly passionate about the horses they keep and are sure to inform you of their history, as well as how to safely ride the horses. They also teach you how to make...More

Thank V P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've gone on rides on isle of skye and in Wales. Have done real cattle drives in MT. Have horses at home. This was excellent. Info upfront on how IH are different. How to handle. Why things r as they r. Ride 2+ hrs -...More

Thank tapastraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful tour and Begga the owner is really funny. The tolt (Icelandic gate) is very comfortable. Highly recommend doing this

Thank Grace M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited The Icelandic Horse during our wedding and honeymoon in Iceland, and it was a great addition to our trip! We had already been in Iceland nearly 2 weeks by the time we visited, and spent a week in the remote South Shore, where...More

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Sohayb S
19 September 2017|
Response from Carlton M | Reviewed this property |
Best to go to their website and check the calendar. I would imagine it would be a wee chilly in December.
12 September 2017|
Response from Outbacklover | Reviewed this property |
The stable should be able to accommodate both your husband and daughter. There is an FAQ on their website which if I remember correctly allows riders up to 225 lbs. My husband is just under 200 and he rode just fine.