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Polar Hestar

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Address: Grytubakki II, Akureyri 601, Iceland
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+354 463 3179

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Experience of a life time!

Stefan's farm was breathtakingly beautiful, calm, majestic, stretching far and wide, with snow covered mountains and the fjord in the background. We've never ridden horses before... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stefan's farm was breathtakingly beautiful, calm, majestic, stretching far and wide, with snow covered mountains and the fjord in the background. We've never ridden horses before, but the Icelandic horses were lovely and very well mannered so it's easy to control. The ride was a blast. Nothing even compares to the feeling of galloping through an open field bathed in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Icelandic horses are wonderful. They're my favourite. Riding them in Iceland was the best! Our guide Julia was great. We walked, trotted, tølted and cantered in the lovely natural area around Polar Hestar. Recommended for any riding fanatics (not weighing more than 80kg).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there and was it famous. Really friendly girl and perfect horses. Nature around is absolutly great. I recomend it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This was by far one of our favourite experiences of Iceland. Juliane and Stefan were so lovely and made the entire morning so comfortable and relaxing. The horses were just gorgeous, so well behaved and good natured which put you at ease if you weren't an experienced rider. Stefan was hilarious and had us giggling the whole ride. The route... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I was just in Iceland a few weeks ago and decided to fit in one more horseback riding experience just 2 days before heading back home. My husband and I, and another couple were staying in Akureyri and it was a no brainer to book with Polar Hestar after seeing the great reviews online, and realizing how close we would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I've never ride on a horse and today I'm totally elated! Initially I thought it is difficult to control a horse and I would be got rid of by it and thrown on the ground easily! But today we have a great tour guide and she gave us clear easy instructions as to how to control them. Their Icelandic horse... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A friend took me on a first riding trip with Polar Hestar and yes, in the beginning I did have my doubts if I would "survive" the trip. Well, I did survive it - and even more: I had so much fun that I was desperate to even go on another trip just a couple days later! This was definitely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

On my trip tp iceland, all that i wanted to do was ride an icelandic horse. I went to the information center in Akureyri and i leared that there were 3 places nearby with tours from 1 hour all the way to 4 hours. Polar hestar had the most reasonable price per a person on the 2 hour tours (... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The whole journey is well-organized.The instructor let us try trot, tölt and gallop with comfortable intervals. We are properly challenged, but feel safe all the way. On the way, we also had a nice farmland view and met closely with cows and sheeps. After the 2-hour tour, we were invited to a cozy coffee break, with company of a super... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We took a 2 hour trail ride from 10-12 and in typical Icelandic fashion, it rained! Despite the rain, it was a beautiful ride. If you don't have your own rain gear, they have some you can borrow. The horses were so sweet and the guides were just as wonderful. It was a great authentic Iceland horse riding experience, with... More 

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