We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Polar Hestar

#5 of 27 Outdoor Activities in Akureyri Features Animals
Grytubakki II, Akureyri 601, Iceland
+354 463 3179
Review Highlights
Highlight of Icelandic Trip!

A group of 4 of us booked to go for a 2 hour Icelandic horse trek, it was genuinely one of our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Troon, United Kingdom
fantastic horse experience

loved it, we went on two hour tour, we are not experienced riders--and got to Tolt, and briefly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vernon, Canada
Read all 138 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hour ride” (23 reviews)
“horse riding” (12 reviews)
Grytubakki II, Akureyri 601, Iceland
+354 463 3179
Write a Review
Reviews (138)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 108 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

A group of 4 of us booked to go for a 2 hour Icelandic horse trek, it was genuinely one of our favourite things we did on our 12 day Iceland trip. Our guide (I forgot her name!) was an Austrian who was working there...More

Thank lynnielou80
Reviewed 1 week ago

loved it, we went on two hour tour, we are not experienced riders--and got to Tolt, and briefly gallop on beautiful Icelandic horses through a preplanned route. the guides are very experienced and if you were an experienced rider I think you would need to...More

Thank familyofsix78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2 hour tour which was great for us beginners. Friendly and helpful staff, great horses and amazing scenery. Topped off with tea coffee and cake at the end :)

Thank Dutchmin13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rode for about 3 hours. We are not horse people. We enjoyed the ride. We had an excellent guide (a women, university student from Germany). The scenery is great. We rode in some light rain, but it didn't bother us. This farm is about...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the 2 hour tour. The setting of the farm is incredible: we rode in a small valley in the mountains and all of a sudden the views opened to the akureiry fiord. There was me and my partner and we were accompanied...More

Thank Abel R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were four adults who went to a couple of hours ride. The horses were super - if I could, I would gladly take mine with me back home. We were only six turist and two guides. A completely different experience than we later got...More

Thank Sunniva R
Reviewed 7 July 2017

My cousin and I booked a 2 hour riding tour a bit last minute after emailing back and forth with a staff member at Polar Hestar for a day. They were able to accommodate us with a ride the morning we were scheduled to leave...More

Thank kagriffin56
Reviewed 5 July 2017

My wife and I just decided to try this on a whim as we drove by on the Ring Road. Dropped in without a reservation. The young ladies in charge couldn't have been more accommodating. Offered one, two or three hour outings. We took the...More

Thank NameAlreadyTaken75
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic ride with these gorgeous horses. We took the 2 hour tour and rode through the beautiful farm property as well as up into the surrounding mountain area. We left feeling super relaxed and peaceful. The 2 hour ride was more than enough (we were...More

1  Thank Kate Y
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Much thanks to Anna for giving us a wonderful two hour two this morning. Quite a few tolts and a couple of gallops and she generously took pictures of us. The coffee and cake at the end was a lovely way to end our ride....More

Thank jtmh89
Nearby Restaurants
Kontorinn Restaurant
9 reviews
4.03 km away
10 reviews
9.06 km away
Verbudin 66 Hrisey
43 reviews
13.56 km away
Gisli, Eirikur, Helgi, kaffihus Bakkabraedra
224 reviews
19.74 km away
Nearby Attractions
Whale Watching Hauganes
288 reviews
9.00 km away
Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching
330 reviews
19.82 km away
24 reviews
9.06 km away
The House of Shark Jorundur
9 reviews
13.46 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
gail b
29 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from jtmh89 | Reviewed this property |
yes they do. they stay in schools and huts and so forth.
11 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from sarvanl | Reviewed this property |
They also are very quick to reply to emails as well. I think it was $40-$60 for both my mom and I to do a two hour ride. This also included coffee/tea/cookies afterward.