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Polar Hestar

#4 of 27 Outdoor Activities in Akureyri Features Animals
Grytubakki II, Akureyri 601, Iceland
+354 463 3179
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A must !!!

I was just in Iceland a few weeks ago and decided to fit in one more horseback riding experience... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Megan M
Ottawa, Canada
Amazing horse riding experience!

I've never ride on a horse and today I'm totally elated! Initially I thought it is difficult to... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Hong Kong, China
via mobile
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Grytubakki II, Akureyri 601, Iceland
+354 463 3179
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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...More

2  Thank Megan M
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...More

3  Thank winielai
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...More

3  Thank Diane O
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...More

3  Thank Skyhawaii808
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...More

2  Thank Tian L
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...More

2  Thank Caitlin F
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a two hour morning ride across the meadows near the fjord with our trail leader Anna and her colleague Annika bringing up,the rear. What a lovely, laid back, friendly place to go for a ride on their well-mannered Icelandic horses. After the ride a...More

2  Thank pumpnspinmo
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Polar Hestar is a family run riding farm. There are a variety of trips, from six days to an hour. The Icelandic horses are calm, surefooted and friendly. I have been to Polar Hestar four times, and I hope to go back.

2  Thank Ridgewaypilgrim
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We had a wonderful 2 hour ride on their sure footed horses. The views were amazing but seeing them through the ears of our horses we were riding made it even better. We tolted and cantered quite a bit too - fun! On a note,...More

2  Thank 93witvl
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Thank you for incredible horse riding! It was really amazing trip. Surroundings were beautiful, horses were very clever and guide was helpful. All of this made this trip stunning.

1  Thank Tomasz B
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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.
11 May 2016|
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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.