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The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour provided by Fosshestar

The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour

The Valley Ride Private HORSE RIDING Tour
5
Book in advance
from
RM 643.81
per adult (price varies by group size)
About
This is your private and personal tour. Your guide will pick you up in Isafjordur and take you to our stables in Engidalur. There you will be given the proper safety gear and instructions on how to ride the Icelandic horse in our indoor arena. When our guide feels you are ready it´s off to the beautiful Engidalur valley on horseback. Our guide has a camera on you during the whole ride so you can relive it again when you get home. Pictures, video footage and transportation are all included in the price.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
German, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17886P1
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Use of helmet
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
2–3 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Aðalstræti 5, Ísafjörður, Iceland
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund. Cancellations by us are because of high winds according to our standards. We do not cancel due to cold weather or rain unless we feel that it is not safe for our guests or our horses.
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Our guide speaks English, German and French
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Maximum weight 115 kg (250 pounds)
  • Guests must be able to mount their horse without assistance
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Use of helmet
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Aðalstræti 5, Ísafjörður, Iceland
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2–3 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund. Cancellations by us are because of high winds according to our standards. We do not cancel due to cold weather or rain unless we feel that it is not safe for our guests or our horses.
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Our guide speaks English, German and French
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Maximum weight 115 kg (250 pounds)
  • Guests must be able to mount their horse without assistance
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Aðalstræti 5
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Fosshestar
  • You'll return to the starting point
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stork90
Mount Juliet, TN1,010 contributions
Fantastic experience!
Jul 2021
I really wanted to experience the tolt, and had opportunities to ride all over Iceland during our month here. However, all the other operations I looked at appeared to be just trail rides, following other riders and horses in a line. I was definitely drawn to the idea of a private ride, and so chose Fosshestar.

I had a blast! Anna was my guide, and was so calm and confident in giving advice while I groomed, tackled and saddled my horse. I had ridden quite a bit as a young girl, but have never owned horses. Once she assessed my comfort level on a horse, we went as fast and as long as I wanted. I felt like a teen again, flying down the roads in the tolt or a gallop.

Afterwards we "cuddled" with the horses in the corral, before letting them out in the field. It is obvious that they are well cared for, and enjoy human interaction. I am so grateful to have had this fabulous experience!
Written 12 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for supporting us :)
Written 15 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yuliya S
7 contributions
Excellent way to explore this beautiful country
Jun 2021
Excellent way to explore this beautiful country! We took the tour with Fosshestar - 2 in our party had some riding experience, 1 had almost none at all, and the ride was very pleasant and tailored to our abilities. I'm sure it's suitable for novices as well as for experienced riders, though probably not together - better check in advance how to book for mixed groups. The landscape surrounding the farm is beautiful and the Icelandic horses are different from other breeds - smaller and with a slightly different gait. Altogether a very pleasant experience.
Written 17 June 2021
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IcelandMassi
Thank you for supporting us :)
Written 18 June 2021
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Pat R
3 contributions
Such fun!
Aug 2019
As experienced horse owners, we enjoyed being allowed to groom and tack the horses. Anna gave us plenty of opportunities to go fast if we wanted. We enjoyed riding in the valley with the sheep, other horses, and screaming ducks. If it is important for you to ride a horse that does the "tolt" be sure to request that ahead of time. Our guide was excellent. It was a bonus to get a go pro video afterwards which I was able to edit to a two minute highlight.
Written 6 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

snowyblue
6 contributions
a very special day out
Jul 2019
My husband and I visited Isafjordur recently on a cruise. We had booked the ride on the internet before. It turned out to be a wonderful experience that was probably the highlight of our visit to amazing Iceland. The horses seemed well cared for and calm, and we were each matched with just the right horse. It was obvious that our safety was Fosshestar's number one concern. We had a very personal tour ... for us near beginners this was a tranquil ride which was perfect. But experienced riders will also have a great time here. This was not a tour in a large group but a relaxing ride for just the two of us and our guide Anna who was a joy to be with and who inspired great confidence right from the beginning. A super extra touch was: a photo was taken of us riding, and we were sent a 45 minute GoPro film of the tour ..... great fun to look at it now. Would definitely recommend Fosshestar.
Written 6 August 2019
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amymartiner
Philadelphia, PA1 contribution
The best part of our trip!
Jun 2018 • Friends
We went to ride/tour (a group of 5 of us) and it was an AMAZING experience. The views were unbelievable. We felt like we were in a movie - but better. The horses were extremely well trained so the people in our group who didn't have much experience felt comfortable and it went very smoothly. We had all the gear we needed and after we got home - we discussed that this horse tour was for sure the highlight of the entire trip to Iceland.
Written 23 October 2018
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808nbish
Hilo, HI47 contributions
Excellent ride with Nathalie
We booked a last minute ride with Fosshestar in July 2017. My review must have disappeared because we had a great time! It ended up being just my husband and I on the tour and it was wonderful. There was a light misting rain which made it seem dream like. Our horses were lovely and our guide was very patient with my non-riding husband. We loved that it was a small stable and not some fancy tourist place. You are able to bring your horse into the practice barn, brush, saddle up and then practice a bit before hitting the trail. Nathalie made sure we were both comfortable in the saddle before going out. We enjoyed the leisurely pace but could have opted for more tolting if we wanted. We did tolt on the beach and even got to dodge a few territorial birds! lol We had a great time and enjoy watching the included video of our ride. It was one of the best experiences we had in our around the Iceland tour. I would highly recommend Fosshestar and hope to visit again soon.
Written 21 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

joisey-joe
nj350 contributions
Safety issues and lack of proper equipment
Aug 2018 • Couples
Four of us signed up to do a ride with this outfit - things started out well - they picked us up in town (we didn't have a car) and the introduction to the horses was very nice - the issues came when it was time to mount the horses - my wife had issues mounting the horse (when my grandson rides in the states the stable provides a wooden set of stairs) - there was no such item available here - so we were offered an upturned plastic bucket (needless to say - this did not turn out well -as the flimsy bucket gave way and my wife fell and hit her head) - so besides no equipment to help a shorter person or a child to mount, their solution was very unsafe indeed.

The rest of us rode while my wife nursed her head (doctor visit later confirmed various contusions) ....

Afterwards my wife attempted to get a refund - when you pay approximately $140 to ride a horse and you don't ride through no fault of your own (see lack of equipment issue above) i would think one would be entitled to a refund - yet the company has not responded to any of our emails (either in the negative or positive) - very un-icelandic

so this might be a good fit for you but beware if you are small or might have issues as i would say this is not the right outfit for you
Written 24 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Since this is the only time we have ever gotten a bad review I must reply. What you wrote is not the whole truth. We cannot refund you since we have not received ANY PAYMENT YET for the tour. You bought the tour through a third party and it is from them you should get a refund. I contacted the third party immediately upon receiving your request. Your wife fell wearing a helmet on soft sand from a height of 30 inches. She did not show any signs of injury. She did not need to sit down and she was up an about taking pictures of the other riders, so we were really surprised by your complaint. When she fell she remarked to our guide "I was afraid that would happen since I had a hip injury some years ago". We assume people are physically fit before signing up for our tours or are at least honest about their condition. We have had people before aged 65-70 and they have not had any problems mounting the horse with the equipment we have. We do not offer tours for children hence we do not have equipment to assist them on mounting a horse. Only half of the tour is actual riding on the trail. The other half is instruction indoors until our guide is satisfied that our guests are ready to go outside. Your wife received part of the tour so demanding full refund is not really fair. May Gods grace and good fortune be with you.
Written 25 August 2018
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Jack W. S
Willis, TX13 contributions
A must in Iceland
Aug 2018 • Couples
Who doesn't love horses? Then you have Icelandic horses!We had a fabulous time with gorgeous, friendly horses in addition to our lovely knowledgeable guide, Natalie. I love private tours and when you add horses to the mix you can't go wrong, at least not here.I can't say enough wonderful things about our experience here. Natalie made sure each of us were on the appropriate horse for our qualifications and I loved every minute of it!Don't pass on this adventure!
Written 20 August 2018
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caisteele
2 contributions
Excellent
Aug 2018 • Couples
A wonderful, small company who really cares about riders making a connection with the horses and learning about the riding style in Iceland. Beautiful outdoor ride through the countryside, over rivers, and around the area. Recommend for anyone.
Written 19 August 2018
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bluejay-bird879
1 contribution
Great tour!
Aug 2018 • Friends
My family and I visited and had a great tour in the area surrounding the horses stables. The weather cooperated, and our tour guide was super!Getting to interact with and ride the horses was a special treat, as well as getting to experience tölt on an icelandic horse- it was so lovely I think I will be forever spoiled for horseriding. Thank you Fossehestar!
Written 19 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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jennyhoyt12
jennyhoyt12
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Amazing!
This is a must! The instruction was super clear and helpful and the horses were very well trained. The scenery was
odet1998
odet1998
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Horse back riding
it was perfect! So beautiful and the horses were so cute. The only think that I didn’t like is that the guide was n
khainajr
khainajr
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Beautiful scenery, lovely ride, great experience.
We had a terrific experience! We got to prepare our horses and then have a mini tune up lesson (we both had some ri
Nancy M
Nancy M
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Fun morning riding
We had a great morning riding among the waterfalls and beautiful scenery. The tour includes grooming and saddling
W1940CImartin
W1940CImartin
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Great horse riding tour
We were in Iceland for vacation and the horse riding tour was an absolute highlight. The horses are very well cared
Carmen G
Carmen G
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Fantastic Icelandic horse ride, friendly handlers, majestic location
We took a horse tour for three out of Isfajordur in July 2021 and I am so glad we chose Fosshestar. We were picked
xxxzzz1
xxxzzz1
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Great horse trip
The tour with Fosshestar was just great. It is a nice little farm/stable and a truly private tour. The guide was ex
st_overhaus
st_overhaus
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Nice ride in beautiful environment
We had a great time with the horses. We got a detailled instruction- even in German, which was great for us - then
jso182
jso182
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Great, Relaxed Horse Tour with Fosshestar
Our guide was super and walked us through the basics of horse riding before heading for a relaxed tour in a beauti
carolinemc2021
carolinemc2021
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Amazing!!
This was exactly what I was looking for when I wanted to find a place to ride in Iceland. We got to brush and tack
KristinaNLVB
KristinaNLVB
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Fantastic experience - a must do in the Westfjords
We absolutely loved our ride, the guide was very knowledgeable, the horses great and the surroundings breathtaking.
Journey298835
Journey298835
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Great experience in nature
This was a great learning and enjoying experience for two people with no or little horse riding experience. All at
elisamotta-em
elisamotta-em
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Riding horses in Iceland
It was my first time riding a horse. Thanks to our guide it was a really pleasent experience, with no bad surprises
matteopaso97
matteopaso97
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Amazing experience
Had the best time with the tour and the place was amazing, even if we were all beginners we did a great journey all
Hmrthor
Hmrthor
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Lovely experience
Great tour in every aspect, fantastic scenery. Anna the guide is an absolute sweetheart and very professional 🙂
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