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Polar Hestar

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Grytubakki II, Akureyri 601, Iceland
+354 463 3179
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Enjoyable ride, charming staff

My wife and I just decided to try this on a whim as we drove by on the Ring Road. Dropped in... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
NameAlreadyTaken75
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Southern California
Ride with a view!

Fantastic ride with these gorgeous horses. We took the 2 hour tour and rode through the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Kate Y
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“hour ride” (24 reviews)
“cakes” (24 reviews)
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Grytubakki II, Akureyri 601, Iceland
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+354 463 3179
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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

1  Thank NameAlreadyTaken75
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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

2  Thank Kate Y
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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

1  Thank jtmh89
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

The guide is lovely and the horses are all calm and charming. We had a really nice walk with beautiful sceneries at every turn. You even can help yourselves to hot beverages and snacks after you return. Just a heads up, this operator only accept...More

1  Thank Chek Chuin S
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We decided to go for a ride on the spur of the moment and so phoned at 1pm asking if we could ride at 3pm. Of course came the very accommodating response so we piled in the car And off we went. There were three...More

1  Thank alicewandjohng
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went on a two hour tour. On our tour it was only the two of us and the guide. So we had a calm tour. The guide were very professional, friendly and responsive. We rode through beautiful and quiet surroundings, with...More

1  Thank Andreas A
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved this- definitely one of our highlights in Iceland! Solveig, our guide, was really lovely. She made us feel very relaxed (especially considering we were beginners) and talked about the local area and horses. We rode mainly off road and the views were absolutely...More

2  Thank peggaz
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Horses and staff were wonderful! We were beginner riders and found that the one hour was great to see some of the surroundings but not end up with too sore legs

1  Thank jessiez38
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Wow how amazing! Deborah our guide was fantastic. After seeing our riding ability, she soon adjusted the 2hr ride to include river crossings, deep snow, up and down snowy mountains, lots and lots of cantering. Thank you so much!!!

1  Thank FamilyTravellers555
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Polar hestar was amazing. It was my 28th birthday and we sended mail to them in the las minute. They answered in a few minutes and said that we can come a few hours later. The ride was amazing, the landscaped also. All the eqipment...More

1  Thank Leehisabag
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DesireeOhrbeck
3 November 2017|
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Response from alicewandjohng | Reviewed this property |
My nine year old came along who has only been on a horse a couple of times and he was fine. I don't know about your seven year old- I would think it would be fine but suggest contacting and checking as that way you'll know... More
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gail b
29 June 2017|
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Response from jtmh89 | Reviewed this property |
yes they do. they stay in schools and huts and so forth.
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