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The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour provided by Fosshestar

The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour

Recommended by 99% of travellers
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Departure Point
Aðalstræti 5, Ísafjörður, Iceland
2–3 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers 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 cancelled 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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Pat R wrote a review Sep 2019
3 contributions
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 you to ride a horse that
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Date of experience: August 2019
snowyblue wrote a review Aug 2019
6 contributions8 helpful votes
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 calm, and we were each
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Date of experience: July 2019
amymartiner wrote a review Oct 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1 contribution
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 have much experience felt comfortable and it went
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Date of experience: June 2018
1 Helpful vote
808nbish wrote a review Oct 2018
Hilo, Hawaii46 contributions7 helpful votes
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 made it seem dream like. Our horses were lovely
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1 Helpful vote
joisey-joe wrote a review Aug 2018
nj350 contributions240 helpful votes
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 time to mount the horses - my wife had issues mounting the horse (when
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Date of experience: August 2018
1 Helpful vote
Response from IcelandMassi, Owner at The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour
Responded 25 Aug 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 third party and it is from them you should get a refund. I contacted the third party immediately upon receiving your request. Your wife fell wearing a helmet on soft sand from a height of 30 inches. She did not show any signs of injury. She did not need to sit down and she was up an about taking pictures of the other riders, so we were really surprised by your complaint. When she fell she remarked to our guide "I was afraid that would happen since I had a hip injury some years ago". We assume people are physically fit before signing up for our tours or are at least honest about their condition. We have had people before aged 65-70 and they have not had any problems mounting the horse with the equipment we have. We do not offer tours for children hence we do not have equipment to assist them on mounting a horse. Only half of the tour is actual riding on the trail. The other half is instruction indoors until our guide is satisfied that our guests are ready to go outside. Your wife received part of the tour so demanding full refund is not really fair. May Gods grace and good fortune be with you.
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About the operator

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By: Fosshestar
Fantastic experience - a must do in the Westfjords
We absolutely loved our ride, the guide was very knowledgeable, the horses great and the surroundings breathtaking.
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Great experience in nature
This was a great learning and enjoying experience for two people with no or little horse riding experience. All at
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Riding horses in Iceland
It was my first time riding a horse. Thanks to our guide it was a really pleasent experience, with no bad surprises
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Amazing experience
Had the best time with the tour and the place was amazing, even if we were all beginners we did a great journey all
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Lovely experience
Great tour in every aspect, fantastic scenery. Anna the guide is an absolute sweetheart and very professional 🙂
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Worth while if you're in isafjordur
If you're in the area of isafjordur and always wanted to do a horse riding trip I real Islandic horses this is the
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Georgianne G
Great, but limited
This was a good experience. I felt it was somewhat limited: a shortish ride and no demonstration of the capabilit
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Horseback Riding Isafjordur, Iceland
Wonderful way to see the countryside of Iceland. We crossed streams and paths with grazing sheep.My Pictures are be
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Beautiful horse ride with friendly guide!
My husband and I are not experienced with horseback riding, but our Fosshestar guide taught us what we needed to kn
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Great horse ride
We had a great horse ride with Anna. Horses were amazing and the trip so beautiful. Seeing the nature from a hors
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Amazing Experience
We had a great horse ride through Fosshestar. We appreciated that they showed us how to put on the harness and sadd
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Jeff G
Beautiful Iceland
Anna was our guide and created a great experience for our small group. We thoroughly enjoyed working with the maje
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Horse Riding on Iceland Horse
I took a ride of two and a half hour, guided by Anna and it was a great experience. I could ride the horse on tölt
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Icelandic Horses
We loved our experience here - catered to small groups, so we got to bond with our horse by brushing them and putti
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Wonderful Horsebackriding
Very small group, good introductrion, nice horses. We have not ridden before and we enjoy this riding very much. An
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Key Details
  • Fosshestar
  • Duration: 2–3 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German
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