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Solhestar

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Address: Selfoss, Iceland
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One of my favorite experiences ever

I'm a horse person, so I may be a bit biased because i have always longed to ride a majestic Icelandic horse. I did a quick ride because my kids and husband didnt want to ride... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Indiana
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34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm a horse person, so I may be a bit biased because i have always longed to ride a majestic Icelandic horse. I did a quick ride because my kids and husband didnt want to ride. The guides werw great, horses were well-behaved and fun and scenery lovely. I would've enjoyed hearing more about the hisotry of the horses in... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a terrific experience with this company - Joy was very professional and went the extra mile even after the ride was over as she delivered some items I had left there. She was knowledgeable and experienced and very personable. The horses were well trained and even my beginner fiancé felt very safe and comfortable. We were able to... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this ride so much, the staff were very friendly, scenery was breathtaking and the horses were amazing - totally fallen in love!!

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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read some of the bad reviews and they're not wrong but they probably should've done a different ride. We did the 1 hour ride around the farm. It was bad weather but they provided all the gear, including 66 degree rain gear which was very comfortable and light weight. The guy that got us started was friendly and funny.... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Altough I signed up for a Sólhestar tour because if its Selfoss location, due to the fact that I read beforehand that tours with the stables close to Reykjavik mostly ride next to the motorway, and was taken to its Reykjavik stables the tour turned out to be amazing. The stable manager took us who had more experience on a... More 

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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We caught a rainy day which was absolutely no problem. We were warmly welcomed by our guide. Helmets, jackets, pants... everything was ready in different sizes. We were two beginners and enjoyed good advices by our guide who was very helpful at all times. Our tour was planned for 2h and we enjoyed every minute of it. The landscape was... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I rode an adorable Icelandic horse, with such a very lovely nature, called Nota. We went out on a just over 2 hours ride, with a very wonderful guide called Kim. All the horses were a lovely temperament. The lava paths were great to ride along and the scenery was stunning. It was a real wow experience which I would... More 

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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This company was very accommodating! My friend and I booked this tour 20 minutes before pickup and they had availability! We were picked up right at one and taken to see the horses. They gave us some better wind resistant gear and then helped us up on the horses. I had never been horseback riding before so I was scared.....very... More 

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Pikeville, Kentucky
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

As a person who loves to try new things, this has been a very pleasant experience. My horse's name is Plessi and she is the sweetest horse ever. She is beautiful, too. Very forgiving to a novice like me. Our guide is very helpful and patient, too. I just can't pronounce her name thus won't even pretend to spell it.... More 

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Michigan
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76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Trip Advisor doesn't list this company as an option in Reykjavik, but they do offer a horseback riding tour near the city as well as out in Selfoss. We found out about it from a hotel brochure. We chose the closer one, just because it didn't take as much time in the day as going all the way to Selfoss.... More 

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