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Address: Laxnes, Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik 270, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 566 6179

Laxnes Horse Farm is a family run business and the oldest tour operator in...

Laxnes Horse Farm is a family run business and the oldest tour operator in Iceland. Founded in 1968, the farm offers horseback riding tours all year round for travelers interested in the gentle Icelandic horse.

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Horseback Riding Day Tour at Laxnes Farm from Reykjavik

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Wonderful experience

Took our girls horseback ridding on the unique Icelandic horses and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A must if your kids (or you) like horse back riding and want to experience... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Los Angeles, California
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Did the horse riding as part of the Viking Horse riding and Blue Lagoon trip organised by Grey Line. It was the day after a very heavy snow fall so was glad the trip wasn't cancelled! The view was simply amazing. The owner and his family/staff were very nice and helped us chose our waterproof outfits and hats and then... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took our girls horseback ridding on the unique Icelandic horses and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A must if your kids (or you) like horse back riding and want to experience these wonderful local creatures. Book online for a cheaper price.

Thank GlobalTravel365
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My eight year old daughter and I are regular horse riders and could not wait to try the Icelandic horses especially the tolt. Our original session was cancelled because of a blizzard but rebooked for the afternoon which turned out to be beautiful. We had a lovely ride with lots of tolting. My daughter was little frustrated because her horse... More 

Thank Kopite2007
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My girlfriend wanted to see Icelandic horses while on vacation. This was the #1 recommended place to visit for horseback riding, so we booked our tour. They picked us up from our hotel in Reykjavik and it was a short 20min drive to the farm. The staff here was amazing! They were so nice and helpful and you can tell... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was so excited to ride the Icelandic horses, but was not prepared for how amazing the entire experience was. From being greeted by the dog, Sir Charles Winchester IV in the snow (he knows magic!), to each employee being so helpful, fun, full of stories and some of them downright hilarious. The horses were gentle, friendly, and easy to... More 

Thank Evilqn59
United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a beginner in riding the horse, there was no initial safety orientation rules done. You just jump and instructions were given how to hold the horse. At the beginning I already told the guide to watch me but because there were 25 of us and only 2 guides. Its impossible! At first, I felt good but after the break,... More 

Thank PinkyLace
Haukur T, Manager at Laxnes Horse Farm, responded to this review

Yep, that sure was bad luck. Honestly you were a part of a group of 15 with three guides, the young man helping you being my son. As this was my bi-monthly day off what I have to go on is the afterreport filed. You slid off on walking speed and the horse stopped, starting again when you kicked him... More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back after the most amazing experience riding horses through Icelandic Countryside. Went with my husband and 10 year old daughter. We are all inexperienced riders but thoroughly enjoyed it. Even our daughter's unscheduled dismount did not detract from the overall experience. Thank you especially to Eva who did an amazing job helping us all. Riding through 2 rivers was... More 

Thank Susan P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic ride with my two girls. Extremely obliging family run business, who were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Phoned the day before and they were able to accommodate us without hesitation (not even a deposit to pay up front). Turning up in 'civvies' we were delighted to find that everything was supplied: waterproofs, boots as well... More 

Thank dressedforsuccess
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I still can't get over how adorable the little guy looks at first, then you find out that for a rather small 'orse, it's got a lot of 'personality'. (Read: Won't do a damn thing you ask it to, does what it wants when you don't.) It's a great adventure learning how these amazingly strong horses handle a rider and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start by saying that my friend and I, both experienced riders who've ridden Icelandics before, loved this ride. We really did. The scenery was beautiful, the horses were awesome and the people were very kind, efficient and helpful. They kitted everyone out with waterproof clothing, hats and offered waterproof boots. I'd brought my own gear (brand new leather... More 

2 Thank Emma P

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